Exciting News! Investments & Wealth Institute Expands Its CIMA® Certification Reach!

Posted by Admin on Apr 11, 2023 3:31:13 PM

We are thrilled to share with you some exciting news! Investments and Wealth Institute is expanding the global footprint of the CIMA®  certification, now to include Africa! Read the press release here! Currently active in Australia and Canada, we are excited to be expanding the program to reach more professionals internationally.

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Topics: investments, financial advisors, CIMA, Canada, Australia, Africa

We asked ChatGPT: Which Retirement Certification is right for you? Here's the answer.

Posted by Admin on Apr 7, 2023 11:06:33 AM

We asked ChatGPT: Which Retirement Certification is right for you?Here's the answer.It is difficult to definitively say that one retirement certification is 'better' than the other. The two top designations are the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) and the Retirement Management Advisor (RMA®). In terms of the areas of Focus, Content, Requirements, and Credibility they each have their differences which may make one more suitable for a particular individual or situation.

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Topics: investments, wealth, retirement, retire, financial advisors, RMA

Washington Insights - SEC Examination Priorities for 2023, Plus a Look at Compliance Trends

Posted by Duane Thompson, AIFA®, President, Potomac Strategies, LLC on Mar 15, 2023 3:32:17 PM

SEC Sheds Share-Class Scrutiny, Shifts Focus to New and Pending Investment Adviser RulesOn February 7, 2023, the SEC’s Division of Examinations released its exam priorities for the year. Given the ever-growing number of priorities announced annually, this time the SEC has organized its top priorities into “Notable New and Significant Focus Areas” in addition to other areas of interest.

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Topics: investments, wealth, retirement, financial advisors

The Risks of Retirement

Posted by Robert J. Powell on Nov 5, 2021 1:21:05 PM

In retirement, there are at least nine risks that households will face.

Those include systematic risks: including political (public policy and inflation) and business (market, issuer, income) and unsystematic risks: including behavioral (spending) and chance (household shocks, heath care and longevity).

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Topics: economy, financialpodcast, retirement, retire, financial advisors

If the Service Is Free, Then You’re the Product

There’s no shortage of free information out there. It’s everywhere you turn these days—social platforms, data, products, education, news, content. The sources of such information compete for your clicks, and then it’s not about adding objective value anymore. It’s about telling a story—a narrative that inevitably favors the owners’ interests over the users. But as historian and political commentator Niall Ferguson ironically explained at Schwab’s 2018 IMPACT conference in Washington, DC: "The...

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Topics: Insider, financial advisors

Do not continue to let behavioral biases impact portfolio construction

Posted by Communications Staff on Jun 29, 2020 11:00:00 AM

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” Oscar Wilde

Don’t continue to let behavioral biases impact portfolio construction. By acknowledging that advisors are subject to many of the same behavioral biases as clients new report, Mitigating the Impact of Advisors’ Behavioral Biases, will show advisors how they can improve their portfolio construction and management processes.

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Topics: investments, wealth, retirement, retire, financial advisors

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