Friday, August 23, 2013

Suitability from a Retiree Perspective

The suitability of an investment for someone in their thirties is unlikely to be the same as a person that is retired.Retirees have different objectives , reduced loss capacity and are subject to several constraints. Advisers, compliance officers and complaint investigators do not seem to account for the unique characteristics of retirees in assessing suitablity . Read the full article    

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sample Investment Policy Statement (IPS)

An investment policy statement (IPS) is a document drafted between a Dealing Representative and a client that documents an investment plan with a client consistent with KYC This statement provides the general investment goals and objectives of a client and describes the strategies that the manager should employ to meet these objectives consistent with KYC. Specific information on matters such as asset allocation, risk profile and liquidity requirements are included in an investment policy statement. It provides guidance for informed decision-making and serves as both a roadmap to successful investing and a bulwark against potential mistakes or misdeeds. A well-devised IPS that contains only actionable provisions that are intended to be followed can help advisors "talk down" clients who want to drastically (and potentially harmfully) change direction with their portfolio when markets start to falter. An IPS also makes compliance reviews and complaint investigations much easier. See a simple IPS at 
Kenmar believe an IPS will help solve many of the problems we see in the advice industry today by improving Rep-client communications. An IPS can be scaled to the needs of the Investor.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

White Paper : A Case for Index Fund Portfolios

White Paper : A Case for Index Fund Portfolios . This paper makes a poweful case for using index funds. It contains some other surprising results, none of which are good news for actively-managed funds. Read the full Research paper