Trends

The Rise of Alternative Assets

Alternative investments (“AI”) can provide private investors a way to participate in investment vehicles and with management teams they otherwise would not have access to. They diversify portfolios in ways that often have a lower correlation to stock markets and can offer higher returns than a straight stock and bond portfolio.  AI investments include private …

The Rise of Alternative Assets

Helping RIAs Reach Elite Status

A recent Elite RIA Study indicated several common characteristics. Elite RIAs are more likely to use specialists in virtually every area except technology. This allows for a team-based approach that helps land bigger clients and allows professionals to focus on what they do best. Using Investment Specialists allows multiple advisors to work on client needs, …

Helping RIAs Reach Elite Status

CUSIP Volume Surges in September Led by Higher Corporate and Municipal Totals

 S&P Global* reports that CUSIP* request volume surged significantly across corporate and municipal issuers, reversing a trend of flat to declining volumes of the prior two months.  The September volumes were driven by an almost 85% monthly increase in requests for corporate debt identifiers and an 18% request for corporate equity identifiers.  North American corporate …

CUSIP Volume Surges in September Led by Higher Corporate and Municipal Totals