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Top Podcasts for Financial Advisors

Top Podcasts for Financial Advisors We've compiled a list of  the best podcasts for financial advisors currently available. We took into consideration duration, frequency of episodes, entertainment value, and of course, the quality of the content itself. Below you'll find our top recommendations, which includes a little something for everyone! Some podcasts cover market commentary, [...]

By |2019-05-02T13:57:34-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Windham Insights Series|

Book Review – Rational Investing: The Subtleties of Asset Management

In this quarter's edition of the Journal of Investment Management, Windham associate Savannah Smith provided a book review of "Rational Investing: The Subtleties of Asset Management" by Hugues Langlois and Jacques Lussier. It may sound odd, but the word that comes to mind when describing this book is humble. Langlois and Lussier are humble [...]

By |2019-04-22T13:47:51-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Windham Insights Series|

Risk in the Real World

Risk in the Real World The Challenge G.H. Hardy, the legendary mathematician, once claimed that his greatest disappointment in life was learning that someone had discovered an application for one of his theorems.  Although Hardy’s disinterest in practical matters was a bit extreme, it sometimes seems that scholars view the real world as an [...]

By |2019-05-06T12:34:45-04:00April 15th, 2019|Kritzman's Corner|

How to Leverage Scenario Analysis in Client Meetings

In our new web-based platform, Portfolio Lab, we introduced our new Scenario Analysis feature. Scenario Analysis allows users to run simulations of proposed portfolios against a client’s current portfolio and see how the proposed position would have held up during historic market events. In this article, we will discuss a few ways that advisors [...]

By |2019-04-03T16:37:22-04:00April 1st, 2019|Windham Insights Series|

Windham Labs featured on WealthTech Club

Earlier this year, we met with Vasyl Soloshchuk of WealthTech Club for a series of conversations about what we do here at Windham Labs. We discussed the baseline from which we conduct our research and build our products, the direction of fintech, and some of the innovations behind our platform. WealthTech Insights #54: Big [...]

By |2019-04-03T16:38:40-04:00March 18th, 2019|Windham Insights Series|

The 2019 Guide to Asset Allocation

In the 65 years since Harry Markowitz formalized the theory of asset allocation, academics and practicing investment professionals have sought to master the process, to solve the puzzle that is investment risk, and to find a “fool-proof” way to protect themselves from loss. As one of the most important challenges [...]

By |2019-04-02T10:28:19-04:00February 13th, 2019|Windham Insights Series|

Future Value

Suppose we want to estimate the future value of an investment based on its return history. This problem, at first glance, might seem pedestrian. Yet it involves subtleties that confound many financial analysts. Some analysts argue that the best guide for estimating future value is the arithmetic average of past returns. Others claim that [...]

By |2019-02-11T13:25:56-04:00February 11th, 2019|Windham Insights Series|

Optimal Rebalancing: New Approaches, New Applications

OPTIMAL REBALANCING WITH THE MARKOWITZ VAN DIJK HEURISTIC Institutional investors usually employ mean–variance analysis to determine optimal portfolio weights. Almost immediately upon implementation, however, the portfolio’s weights become sub-optimal as changes in asset prices cause the portfolio to drift away from the optimal targets. In an idealized world (without transaction costs) investors would rebalance continually [...]

By |2019-01-30T16:15:54-04:00January 30th, 2019|Kritzman's Corner|

The Pros and Cons of Outsourced CIOs

In the years following the global financial crisis, investment managers of all kinds have been under increased scrutiny when it comes to accountability, reliability, and trust. The need for more sophisticated investment strategies consequently requires more sophisticated investors, and many firms now face a difficult question: Is our in-house investment [...]

By |2018-11-19T16:45:05-04:00November 19th, 2018|Windham Insights Series|