Toronto-based ReSolve Asset Management is building on its reputation as a financial educator to launch more webinars this year.
ReSolve announced in a press release two webinar courses launching in June, with several more planned for later this year.
One of these educational offerings will focus on risk parity, helping financial advisers see the big picture in the long-term.
“Those people who watch the webinars will get continuing education credits,” Ani Yildirim ReSolve's director of marketing and communications told Toronto Business Daily. “We partner with industry thought leaders to provide the free webinars.”
In a press statement, ReSolve President Mike Philbrick described the environment that company wants to help individual financial advisers navigate.
"This market has advisers confounded," Philbrick said in the statement. "It's eerily calm, despite policy uncertainty, high valuations and the potential for rate hikes later this year."
Philbrick told Toronto Business Daily that the world will be watching for interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, which will have a ripple effect around the world.
“We have some projections about interest rates that are priced into the market,” Philbrick said.
Other unexpected changes, he said, will cause “policy shocks.”
In fiscal policy, Philbrick pointed to tax reform and the repatriation of cash to the U.S.
“There's a lot going on,” Philbrick said.
One key principle for advisers, he said, is diversification.
“It's often talked about but seldom delivered,” Philbrick said, noting that “asset classes can act in unexpected ways” and that true diversification should help investors to weather big changes much more easily.
On June 8, the company will launch "Risk Parity: A Long-Term Perspective," which will examine 90 years of market history to analyze practical aspects of risk parity in use. A session titled "What are Global Stock Market Valuations Saying?" will follow on June 20. The second webinar will look at whether valuations are still useful for investors.