Inspired by a recent trip to Haiti, Susan Hoover considers the nation's troubled history as well as its recent travails, the value and efficacy of international aid, and how to optimize charitable giving, in the latest edition of Weekend Reads.
"There is no reason anyone should be poor;," Muhammad Yunus said. "We just need to fix the system so that all are truly reflected in our economy.”
The Carlyle Group's David M. Rubenstein discussed a broad range of topics at the 69th CFA Institute Annual Conference, from the mating habits of panda bears, to the historical importance of the Magna Carta, to Paul Volcker’s monetary policies in the early 1980s, to Japanese demographics, and beyond.
"With charitable giving," Eric Friedman, CFA, tells Sloane Ortel, "if you’re not focused on the evidence behind your approach and the potential outcomes, then you’re flying blind with respect to impact."
It is easy to be outraged at the alleged fraudulent activity of charities like the National Children’s Leukemia Foundation. However, the easiest way to improve charitable giving is for donors to do their research and target their donations to where they will do the most good.
Jim Coutré, a partner at the Philanthropic Initiative, a nonprofit consulting firm, explains why supporting clients in their philanthropy can be a triple win, benefiting the client, the financial adviser’s practice, and society.
Money and stress often go hand-in-hand, and advisers are often called upon to help couples and families navigate the thorny emotions surrounding personal finances and wealth transfer
Pop quiz: If your client wants to talk to you about effective giving strategies, are you equipped to handle the discussion?
If not, consider this: Wealthy clients are increasingly expecting their advisers to talk about philanthropy. According to the READ MORE ›
With interest rates at record lows, wealth managers who serve charitably minded clients in the United States may want to take a closer look at the merits of a charitable lead trust, a vehicle that is sometimes referred to… READ MORE ›
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