A quarterly magazine produced by Confero Fiduciary Partners
Latest Issue: #18 - Financial Wellness
An in-depth look into the retirement landscape
Our commentary on the most current topics
Moving on Up
The Federal Funds Rate moved up last Wednesday a quarter of a point. That’s good news for financial lenders; that’s bad news for some borrowers who have...
I'll Have What He's Having?
During President Trump’s first global tour a few weeks ago, the optics were generally positive for meetings with our partners in the Middle East, Saudi...
Another Scary Week for Retail
Our readers will know that our last monthly article was the first in a two part series about the challenges facing traditional retail. The first article...
Is It an Investment or a Bet?
You can bet on anything online or in gambling meccas like Macau or Las Vegas, from the winner in a sporting event to a real-life occurrence. For events...
Playing the Devil's Advocate
At Westminster Consulting, we’ve been strong advocates of the fiduciary standard – putting the best interest of our clients first – instead of the lower...
The Retail Fallout
We’ve been spending more time than usual focusing on the retail sector, both in previous blog posts (e.g. our Brick and Mortar story last November) and...
More Deadlines on the Fiduciary Rule
One key reason Republicans decided to tackle the politically contentious topic of healthcare through the repeal-and-replace of the Affordable Care Act...
Putting Away the Stopwatch
There is a really old cliché in movies where a timer is ticking down the seconds towards zero. Once the backwards ticking clock hits zero, some catastrophe...
Lost in the Shuffle
The media has a lot to cover. There are geopolitical tensions in North Korea, and election drama in France. The stock market rallies lead to all time...
You Can't Stop the Beat
In our February 2017 Blog post – Smoking out the fiduciary rule – we argued that, as consumers and institutions get used to higher standards, those rules...
A Tale of Two Indicators
Market watchers got two seemingly contradictory bits of information late last week. First, the unemployment rate hits 4.5% in March; that’s as good a...
Missing the Forest for the Trees
For market watchers and geopolitical commentators, the first quarter of 2017 offered a lot of interesting details, many focusing on our new President Donald...
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