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June 3rd, 2019 by Chris Shuba
It is a cliche to say that financial services are evolving. However, one cliche has been around for some time is still with us. Commoditization is a serious threat because clients increasing have difficulty telling the difference between advisors. Fee compression, technology, and identical service offerings contribute to clients putting all advisors in one category - which leads to commoditization.
Helios Quantitative Research Launched Online Product to Bridge Estate Planning Gap for Financial Advisors
May 21st, 2019 by Nyle Bayer
GRANITE BAY, Calif. (May 20, 2019) — Helios Quantitative Research (“HQR”), a firm focused on delivering advanced solutions for financial advisors, has launched its newest product — Helios Integrated Planning (HIP). The new online software system enables financial advisors to offer estate planning as part of a comprehensive financial planning process. It also gives advisors additional opportunities to build generational relationships with their clients and their clients’ children, while driving stronger planning revenue.
May 18th, 2019 by Joe Mallen
On this episode of Math Men on the Markets, Joe Mallen, CIO, and Nyle Bayer, CMO, discuss Joe’s Helios Wins Above Replacement (HWAR) whitepaper and its potential impact on advisors. In particular, Joe and Nyle explore the roles of advisors and how advisors can better create portfolios and add value for clients. They also address problems in the investment industry, including the tendency of advisors to actively manage funds.
May 9th, 2019 by Nyle Bayer
Nyle Bayer provides a brief framework of several mental models in which to create expectations for future returns. Here, Nyle touches on calculations used by the late Jack Bogle as well as HQRs strategy for dealing with an unknown future.
May 3rd, 2019 by Joe Mallen
Math Men on the Markets: On this episode of Math Men on the Markets, Joe Mallen, CIO, and Nyle Bayer, CMO, discuss various investment selection processes for creating portfolios and how investors can think from a general manager’s perspective. Spring ushers in America’s favorite pastime with the start of baseball season, and the strategy behind the game has some surprising parallels to investing strategies. Baseball has evolved into an economic science, and selecting what players best fill various positions in the modern era is strikingly similar to the approach many use towards investing.
May 1st, 2019 by Joe Mallen
Our CIO, Joe Mallen, shared his thoughts with Financial Advisor Magazine about leveraged ETFs vs. options trading. Leveraged ETFs tend to get a bad wrap because most investors use them incorrectly. Joe wanted to break some of those common misconceptions...
March 15th, 2019 by Chris Shuba
Chris Shuba, CEO Helios Quantitative Research, discusses the effect of Interest rates on a bullish market. Bonds not compelling enough to pull investors out of the stock market. Both are part of long-term growth.
February 22nd, 2019
Math Men on the Markets: The trade war between the U.S. and China has continued to grab headlines. Chris and Joe discuss what this means for the markets and your clients, as well as whether it's significant if the U.S. maintains a trade deficit with other countries.
February 7th, 2019 by Joe Mallen
The fourth quarter was brutal for the markets, and while you may want to put those challenges in the rear-view mirror, the primary drivers that caused the drastic market fall at the end of last year are still incredibly relevant right now:
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