The Best Performing Mutual Funds in Each Category and How to Find Them

When putting together an investment portfolio, whether for yourself or on behalf of a client, finding “best of breed” mutual funds is a worthwhile and pivotal exercise. As the universe of mutual funds continues to expand, better performing funds with optimized strategies and lower fees are always emerging. So how can advisors and investors find … Continued

How Wholesalers Gain an Edge with YCharts SMA, Portfolio Data

YCharts provides access to key data for nearly 12,000+ Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs) and Models (UMAs) from dozens of asset managers that can be evaluated and compared with powerful research tools and customizable reports. Wholesalers can leverage YCharts to discuss SMAs and Models with their clients and prospects in the same ways the platform is … Continued

How to End The Year with More AUM and Less Distributions for Your Clients

At the end of every calendar year, many fund managers distribute capital gains to shareholders, delivering tax implications that are equally painful for advisors and their clients. As a wholesaler, you want to build long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with your advisor-partners. So how can wholesalers help limit distributions and their associated side effects?  With … Continued

Value vs Growth: Current Trends, Top Stocks & ETFs

The value versus growth stocks debate is never-ending. Value stocks mounted a comeback in early 2021 as the world “reopened” and interest rates were rising, but the sea change appears to have been short-lived. After just about 4 months of underperformance, growth stocks regained the lead.  Zooming out, from the COVID-induced market downturn through the … Continued

10 Best Performing Dividend ETFs and How to Find Them

Dividend exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are structured to invest in a basket of stocks with above-average dividend yields. Aside from company dividends, funds can also generate income for shareholders via bond yields or other distributions; however, with relatively lower yields coming from bonds and other fixed-income products, dividend stocks and ETFs have become even more attractive. … Continued

Today’s Wholesaler — An Asset, Guide & Consultant to Advisors

As the asset management industry continues to evolve, so do advisors’ expectations of the mutual fund wholesaler. With an emphasis on their fiduciary responsibilities to their client, financial advisors seek to provide the most value possible in a growing competitive landscape. While there are intricacies depending on your function as either a central office internal … Continued

How Wholesalers Can Increase AUM Before, During & After Advisor Meetings

The role of a wholesaler has evolved with advisors no longer expecting a round of golf and a steak dinner. Instead, they want data-driven consultants who will bring value to their clients. To set yourself apart from the competition, you need to build a relationship with your prospects by first demonstrating that you are up-to-date … Continued

Your Complete Guide to Sector Rotation

As the economy expands and contracts, so do the financial performances of companies across the 11 stock sectors. When the outlook is positive, economically sensitive companies perform better, prompting investors to buy their shares. If the outlook turns sour, investors may sell out of those companies and swap into ones that can better weather economic … Continued

3 Ways Distribution Teams Collaborate & Win Assets with YCharts

Distribution teams have known for a long time, and well before covid-19, that more facetime with advisor-clients is key to success. While wholesalers are used to clearing hurdles to earn that facetime, work-from-home and virtual meetings are new and formidable challenges in their way. As advisors become increasingly hard to reach, distribution teams must become … Continued

Free Download: Breaking Down ESG & SRI Funds

Are you hearing from clients about investment strategies like Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and Impact Investing? In our latest research report, we share valuable information and advanced insights about mutual funds and ETFs that employ ESG, SRI, and Impact strategies. Our findings help ensure that advisors, asset managers, and their … Continued