After the Bull Run?

Research shows that two-thirds of institutional investors believe the bull market in stocks will reach its end this year. Further, they expect the next financial crisis to come in one to five years, according to a Natixis survey.

Trend-Following as Insurance?

The key is looking beyond broad category averages to focus on portfolio managers and the investment process

Alternative strategies earn their keep over six months of market extremes

The key is looking beyond broad category averages to focus on portfolio managers and the investment process

60/40, Landlines, and 8-Tracks

In our view, the 60/40 problem boils down to an underestimation of future risks for both bonds and stocks.

Why Investors Keep Coming Back to Hedge Funds

Institutional investors continue to view hedge funds as a source of alpha and diversification, according to a JPMorgan survey.

After Hedge Funds’ Mediocre Year, Investors Still Want More

Downturn fears are fueling interest, Preqin data show.

TV Ads in Financial Services: What Works, What Doesn’t

Finance marketing pros tell ThinkAdvisor what they think of recent ads from Wells Fargo, Schwab, Fisher and others.

CTAs: Superior Performance or Diversification Only?

Adding commodity trading advisers (CTAs) to a portfolio leads to improved risk-adjusted returns. In addition, CTAs perform well during negative market backdrops and thus serve as a tail risk hedge. CTAs do not provide superior risk-adjusted returns on a standalone basis, however.