UBS Wealth Management: Anxiety abounds among baby boomers approaching retirement

UBS's Paula Polito said that baby boomers, instead of 'living to work,' need to start 'working on living,' i.e. figuring out how they will fill their time and find their purpose once they leave the workforce."

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BlackRock: Americans sitting less on cash in order to fund retirement

“Americans are showing an increased willingness to invest and save for the future,” said BlackRock president Rob Kapito, commenting on a study showing that cash now totals 58% of Americans’ assets, down from 67% in late 2016.

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Natixis: Institutional investors embrace risk in pursuit of better returns and yield

Natixis's David Giunta notes that institutional investors are "balancing risks and embracing alternatives to traditional 60/40 portfolio construction, but always with an eye on their long-term objectives.”

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UBS report reveals soaring investor optimism overall in early 2017

"Investors are more willing to move cash off the sidelines and increase investments, while business owners are set to increase capital spending and hiring," said Paula Polito, client strategy officer of UBS Wealth Management Americas.

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BlackRock Study: Institutional investors to put cash to work in 2017

"Reflation is set to take root this year and could well be the final prompt that institutions have needed to rethink their cash allocations and views on risk," said Edwin Conway, global head of the institutional client business at BlackRock.

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Natixis survey: Volatile market environment prompting more active investing

“Unprecedented economic and political forces around the world are the top concern for institutions in 2017,” said John Hailer, CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management for the Americas and Asia and head of global distribution.

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SSGA: Current environment favors sectors over style for investment advisors

“The 'lower for longer' return environment has many investment professionals taking a more precise approach to asset allocation, which favors sectors and industries over style-based investing,” said Nick Good, co-head of the Global SPDR business at State Street Global Advisors

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Natixis survey: A quarter of US advisors plan on selling their books, merging with a larger firm or leaving the industry

“The challenges facing financial advisors are tougher than ever, as they are asked to do more with less in an environment that seems to put low fees ahead of all other considerations,” said John Hailer of Natixis Global.

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Wells Fargo/Gallup Survey: Investors cheer low rates at their own peril

While clients love the benefits of low interest rates when it comes to mortgages and loans, too many fail to grasp the impact of low yields on retirement savings, said George Rusnak, co-head of global fixed-income strategy for Wells Fargo Investment Institute.

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Fidelity: Investors bailing out of choppy markets may miss out on opportunities

“There is no question that the market had a volatile start to 2016, so it’s no surprise that volatility was a top concern for advisors in the first quarter,” said Scott E. Couto, president, Fidelity Institutional Asset Management.

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