Welcome to the MAC
Despite the prevalence of third-party model portfolios, only a small number of financial advisors have adopted model portfolios in their practice.
To find out why, WisdomTree conducted the industry’s most comprehensive study on the adoption and perception of third-party model portfolios; interviewing financial advisors, and—most importantly—investors.
The study revealed that third-party model portfolios have helped drive financial advisor growth, gaining 20 percent more clients and improving client retention by 33 percent.
But it’s easier said than done.
We uncovered more than 40 unique hurdles that stand in the way of successful model portfolio adoption into an advisor’s practice. So, what makes the journey worth it? Investor preference.
We found that 86 percent of the investors we spoke to, are not only open to their advisor using model portfolios, but actually welcome model portfolio usage.
WisdomTree set out on a quest to address the numerous hurdles by offering a comprehensive destination: the Model Adoption Center or MAC; providing advisors with a guided journey covering research, communication and analytical tools, and model portfolio offerings needed to become a truly Modern Advisor.
Our industry-leading research conducted with hundreds of advisors and nearly 2,000 investors highlights the positive perception of using third-party model portfolios in practice.
Discover the key research highlights and evolution of model portfolios, read the in-depth white paper, and learn about advisor best practices.
Our research showed that while investors are receptive to third-party model portfolios, financial advisors struggle with conveying their professional value when using them. This module solves for that by providing the necessary tools such as customizable content on model portfolios, investment strategy updates and outlooks.
Here, advisors get direct and unparalleled access to our Asset Allocation team, to look under the hood of our model portfolio strategies and methodology. A live chat feature provides instant answers to advisor questions from one of our model portfolio subject matter experts.
Investment decisions are often based on an individual's unique set of emotions and biases. That's why we created a first of its kind Behavioral Finance Tool that lets advisors personalize their client's portfolio based on their individual tendencies.
The tool combines behavioral preferences, financial goals, and current portfolio holdings to offer tailored model portfolio suggestions; with the ability to keep a portion intact and assess the impact of blending in model offerings.
WisdomTree Modern Alpha® ETF Model Portfolios combine the performance potential of active approaches with the discipline of passive investments to help investors pursue their objectives for growth, income or wealth preservation using an open architecture approach.
Plus, our collaboration with Professor Jeremy Siegel is the first of its kind, bringing a unique model portfolio solution for those seeking to balance investors’ current income needs with longevity risk.
Dig deep into the model portfolio investment objectives, performance data, exposures and other key metrics in this module.
Ready to start transitioning? We will guide you.
Many advisors who participated in our study voiced confusion on how to navigate the intricate landscape of model portfolio platforms and options available. This module makes it easier for advisors to add WisdomTree models to their client’s portfolios.
To get started, select a custodian or integrated technology platform and follow the navigation provided.
The financial advisory industry is changing rapidly along with client needs and preferences. The WisdomTree research confirmed that investors are looking for a modern approach from their advisors and for majority of them, that means leveraging model portfolios.
A modern advisor needs to provide:
- A customized approach to help satisfy client needs.
- Personalized service for each client while displaying confidence and leveraging expertise.
- Low cost, tax-efficient investment options that don’t sacrifice performance.
- And control over how model portfolios are applied to client portfolios.
Start your journey to becoming a modern advisor today at WisdomTree.com/mac.
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