Direct Indexing and the Shift to Personalized Portfolios

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

2:00 PM EDT | 11:00 AM PDT

60 minutes

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80% of consumers are more likely to buy from a company that provides a tailored experience.* Personalized products, services and experiences are now the expectation, and this is no different when it comes to client portfolios and investments.

Join us as we share everything you need to know about the advisor’s answer to this: direct indexing. We’ll dive deep into why we believe this investment strategy is a trend that is here to stay and why it matters for advisors and all of their clients, not just high net worth.

*The power of me: The impact of personalization on marketing performance

This presentation will help you:

  • Better understand the investment strategy of direct indexing

  • Explain the differences of direct indexing in comparison to other strategies like mutual funds or ETFs

  • Explain the concept of a laddered bond strategy and what type of client use cases would be appropriate for this type of fixed income strategy

  • Explain how the incorporation of factors into portfolio construction can potentially improve both absolute and risk-adjusted portfolio returns

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Accepted for 1 hour CE: CFP®, CFA®, CPWA®, CIMA®, CIMC®, RMA®, WMCP®, RICP®, CHFC®, FSCP®, CLU®, CHSNC®, CAP®. The CFP Board® accepts the LIVE program for one hour of CE credit towards the CFP® certification. If you provide the required information during the webinar registration process and stay for the entire session we will report your attendance to these organizations. Investments & Wealth Institute® accepts this webinar for 1 hour of CE credit towards the CIMA®, CPWA®, CIMC®, and RMA® certifications. If you provide the required information during the webinar registration process and stay for the entire LIVE event we will report your attendance to IWI. If you watch the ON-DEMAND event please email us at [email protected] for the IWI® webinar ID to self-report your attendance.

Third party information, analysis, and opinions are for informational purposes only and represent the views of the speakers, not necessarily the views of Envestnet.  Nothing contained herein is intended to constitute legal, tax, securities, or investment advice, nor an opinion regarding the appropriateness of any investment, nor a solicitation of any type. Investing carries certain risks and there is no assurance that investing in accordance with the portfolios or strategies mentioned will provide positive performance over any period of time. Investors could lose money if they invest in accordance with the portfolios and strategies discussed herein. This is not a sales solicitation, but rather a research profile on a specific investment option. Past performance is not indicative of future results.


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Brandon Thomas
Co-Founder and Co-CIO
Envestnet, Head of QRG

As QRG’s Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer, Mr. Thomas is responsible for the firm’s strategy and oversees portfolio management capabilities. Mr. Thomas is also a co-founder of Envestnet and the Chief Investment Officer of Envestnet | PMC.

Mr. Thomas received an AB in Economics from Brown University, an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago, and a JD from DePaul University.

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Michael Featherman, CFA
Head of Investment Consulting
Envestnet | PMC

Mr. Featherman serves as the Head of PMC’s advisor-facing consultants on both the Investment Specialist team as well as the Investment Product Consultant team. Mr. Featherman is also responsible for overseeing Envestnet’s High Net Worth investment offerings at both the enterprise and advisor level.

Prior to joining Envestnet | PMC in 2007, Mr. Featherman worked at Haverford Financial Services beginning in 2002, where his responsibilities included portfolio management, client relationship management, wholesaling to financial intermediaries, and equity and fixed income trading. He began his career in the financial services industry as a financial advisor for UBS Financial Services.

Mr. Featherman holds a BS degree in Biology with a minor in Economics from Bowdoin College. He holds the Series 7 securities registration and 65 advisor registration and is a CFA charterholder.

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Robert Huebscher
CEO and Founder
Advisor Perspectives

Robert Huebscher is the founder and CEO of Advisor Perspectives and serves as its editor-in-chief. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written extensively on topics including investment management, portfolio construction, financial planning and global economics.