Investments Archives - Creative Edge

Why I Moved to Client One

Why I Moved to Client One and Why You Should Too For the past few decades, I’ve been working for privately owned broker dealers in the Kansas City area. What I loved best about the brokerage, was the family-feel. I wasn’t certain I could find another relationship-driven broker-dealer when the brokerage merged with a corporate-driven… Read More


What’s the New Status Quo for Investments?

ChangePath: Investment Platforms 101

The outsourced investment management approach began ever so slowly, but as the industry responded to the challenges and regulations of recent years, advisory firms embracing turnkey asset management platforms (TAMPs) has reached critical mass. How many are embracing TAMPs? Around $3 trillion is running on TAMPs, pushing out traditional in-house portfolio construction assets under management… Read More


The Rise of the 401(k)

March 1 2017

by Client One Securities

The financial services industry has seen dramatic and impactful change in the last couple of decades and that change has accelerated in the last few years. One of the most affected areas is the retirement planning universe. Traditional retirement savings plans—like pensions—have become almost entirely extinct and the 401(k) and similar alternatives have taken center… Read More


ChangePath Launches Corporate Registered Investment Advisor

Cory Lagerstrom, J.D., President and Principal of ChangePath

ChangePath announces the launch of its corporate Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and plans to help investment advisor representatives (IARs) prepare for approaching DOL deadlines. As speculation and questions continue to stir with the DOL’s fiduciary rule, ChangePath offers a leading investment platform to help advisors create statistically backed client recommendations. ChangePath’s technology platform quickly aligns… Read More


Minnesota Life Presents: Life Insurance as an Investment Tool

June 23 2016

by Creative Life Sales Team

Minnesota Life Presents: Life Insurance as an Investment Tool BGA and BGA Staff Webinar Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:00 PM CST Join TMA and Steve Sommer, Sales Manager, IDG of Minnesota Life for a presentation on “Life Insurance as an Investment Tool.”  Learn how you can use life insurance to help your clients fill their retirement income… Read More


ChangePath: Your Total Solution Has Arrived

If you’re a wealth management firm looking to integrate insurance within your practice, ChangePath is the solution you’ve been waiting for. As a turnkey asset management platform (TAMP), ChangePath provides a unified managed household approach that illustrates the overall impact of fixed indexed annuities (FIAs) into the Modern Portfolio Theory. Utilizing ChangePath will help grow… Read More


CreativeOne Offers First-To-Market Turnkey Asset Management Platform for Fixed Indexed Annuities to RIAs

ChangePath Next-Gen TAMP

CreativeOne is excited to announce it has partnered with ChangePath, a next-generation turnkey asset management platform (TAMP). This exclusive opportunity gives CreativeOne producers a competitive advantage because we’re the only agent development organization bringing this to the market. ChangePath’s groundbreaking technology brings together actuarial product development, insurance professionals, third-party asset managers, sub advisors and principal owners of large… Read More


Introducing Insurance into the Investment World

Here’s a tale of how two top Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) connected to integrate insured solutions. We’ll start with the conversation that triggered the series of events … CreativeOne invited an investment manager/firm principal ($1 billion+ AUM) and a career insurance producer to tell their story of how they tipped the principals’ decision to embrace… Read More


Now Is the New ‘Golden Age’ As We Advise Clients

One of my colleagues, Paul McGillivray, recently graced me with his paperback copy of The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryon’s paean to growing up in Des Moines, Iowa in the halcyon decade of the 50s and the tumultuous 60s. Growing up in the Des Moines area myself, born but 4 years… Read More


The truth about the fiscal cliff and our tax code

There is so much heat and so little light in the debate over how to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” I recently watched a Sunday morning news show in which the anchor played footage showing Speaker Boehner saying that tax rates should not be raised, and then watched her pose the non sequitur to her panelists,… Read More