Covisum President Joe Elsasser, CFP® recently contributed an article to WealthManagement.com, "Explain Risk To Clients Now," discussing how clients often have unrealistic downside expectations and some of the possible investment mistakes that can be made without properly analyzing their portfolio. He answers questions about effectively estimating a client's risk, what clients need to know about risk, how much a portfolio could lose in a particular period, diversification, and historical
In an ongoing series exclusive to ThinkAdvisor, Joe Elsasser, CFP® and Ron Piccinini, PhD provide readers with two distinct perspectives on the same topic – one from an academic, the other from a practicing financial advisor. The most recent installment was published today, "The Advisor and the Quant: Using a Market Correction to Build Client Trust." In this edition, we asked both Joe and Ron to discuss how to help clients deal with market volatility.
Joe Elsasser, CFP® and Ron Piccinini, PhD were recently featured in a ThinkAdvisor article, "The Advisor and the Quant: What are 'fat tails' and why do they matter?"
We asked both Joe and Ron to answer this question: What are 'fat tails' and why do they matter?
In an ongoing series exclusive to ThinkAdvisor, Joe and Ron will continue to provide readers with two distinct perspectives on the same topic – one from an academic, the other from a practicing financial advisor.
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The Dow finished the day down by 1,032.95 points, or 4.15% at 23,849.23 — down 2,767 points, or 10.4%. A drop of 10% from its high of 26,616 on Jan. 26 is considered a correction. The S&P 500 tumbled 2.96%, erasing its gains for the year. Ten-year Treasury yields flirted with four-year highs.
How should advisors prep for a crash?
Joe Elsasser, CFP® and Ron Piccinini, PhD were recently featured in a ThinkAdvisor article, "The Advisor and the Quant: How Should Advisors Prep for a Crash?"
The New Year traditionally brings resolutions, some of which actually will be kept. Financial advisors should go beyond promising to lose weight and work out more to think about ways to build their business. Here are some suggestions:
By, Ron Piccinini, PhD, Director of Product Development
From a risk manager’s perspective, a bank is a derivative on interest rates. Similarly, RIA practices can be viewed as a derivative on stock and bond markets. Here’s a quick way to estimate the sensitivity of your practice to markets.
SmartRisk was created for one overarching reason: risk software on the market is based on outdated math, and that math dramatically underestimates risk. Advisors should care about explaining risk to clients because helping them avoid the classic pitfalls that can destroy retirements builds a stronger, more trusting relationship. SmartRisk's massive computing power and sophisticated models properly measure portfolio risk. Join Joe Elsasser, CFP®, President of Covisum and see how SmartRisk can
By Ron Piccinini, PhDDirector of Product Development
How can you tell if someone went to Harvard? They will tell you within five minutes of meeting them, as the popular joke goes. Similarly, ask any freshly-minted finance MBA or CFA candidate about portfolio construction, and chances are high that you will hear about ‘beta’ in pretty short order. As most advisors know, beta is the key statistic in Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT), and has something to do with the volatility of a stock or asset