Exchange Traded Fund

Should You be Less Concerned about Liquidity?

Liquidity or lack thereof tends to be a major concern when it comes to annuities.

Many financial advisors and consumers are reluctant to use annuities because money allocated to...

New Portfolio Management Technologies Could Further Commoditize Investment Advisory Services

Simple, web-based portfolio management tools have been proliferating over the past couple of years.

As reported recently by Bloomberg, companies such as Folio Investing, MarketRiders and Flat Fee Portfolios are providing subscription-based...

Hedge Funds for the Masses

Hedge funds are no longer the exclusive domain of professional and high net worth investors. A recent Business Week article discusses the emergence of exchange traded funds (ETFs) that are designed to track alternative investment indices. A start-up investment management company called IndexIQ has launched five of these types of funds over the past eighteen months.

Achaean Financial is Proving Innovation is Alive and Well in the Annuity Business

Lorry Stensrud, a seasoned executive turned entrepreneur, is on the leading-edge of retirement income product development with his new Venture Achaean Financial.

Achaean’s Income Plus+ product provides a relatively high level of guaranteed starting income while maintaining both...

Lower Volatility May be Short-Lived