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A Modern View on Money: Exploring the Future Proof Money Content Pillar

In the ever-evolving world of wealth management, one thing remains constant: the central role of money. It’s the lifeblood of financial advisory services, the fuel that drives investment strategies, and the key to securing clients’ financial futures. Yet, in today’s complex financial landscape, managing money is no longer as straightforward as it once was. It has expanded far beyond the traditional realms of stocks and bonds, now encompassing a vast array of financial instruments, tax strategies, digital assets, and more.

In this blog series, we focus on each of the core principles that we believe are shaping the wealth management industry: money, technology, culture, impact, and networking. Today, we are featuring Future Proof sessions about “Money.”

Why Money Matters

For financial advisors, the importance of mastering money management cannot be overstated. It’s not just about delivering returns; it’s about being the trusted guide who helps clients navigate turbulent markets, make informed financial decisions, and ultimately achieve their investment goals. In today’s era, clients view money management as table stakes; they expect their advisors to be well-versed in the latest trends and equipped to handle a diverse array of financial instruments.

But what does “money” entail in the context of wealth management today? It’s not just about stocks and bonds; it’s about:

  • Alternative Investments: Exploring opportunities beyond traditional assets to diversify portfolios 
  • Digital Assets: Understanding the rise of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology
  • Tax Strategies: Employing tax-efficient strategies to optimize returns
  • Cash Management: Effectively managing cash and liquidity
  • Retirement Savings: Navigating the complex world of retirement planning

The Future of Money Management

At Future Proof, we’ve convened some of the brightest minds in finance to explore the future of money management. A few of these sessions include:

In “Baby Equity: Restoring Capitalism Through Inclusivity at Birth,” Josh Brown and Brad Gerstner sparked a vital conversation about introducing the public to financial markets at an early age. Their message transcends traditional advisory, underscoring the societal value of inclusivity in investment – a theme that reshapes our understanding of capitalism’s role in wealth management.

Powerhouse Perspectives: Morgan Housel connected the dots between investing and everyday decisions, emphasizing the universality of risk, greed, and fear in choice-making. His advice on making timely exits resonates deeply. Additionally, Morgan offered a tantalizing glimpse of his upcoming book, adding a valuable perspective to the literature on money management.

In “Bloomberg’s Masters in Business LIVE,” Barry Ritholtz engaged in a revealing conversation with Cliff Asness of AQR. Their dialogue unveiled the shift from risk management to alpha generation, redefining investment philosophies. Attendees gained insights into the expansive domains where quant strategies are applied, and the importance of tax-aware investing, a sleeping giant in the realm of money management.

In “Five Tech Predictions for 2024,” tech analyst Dan Ives delved into the tech landscape of 2024, spotlighting AI’s potential and investment strategies.

Bloomberg’s Odd Lots podcast went live on the Ocean Stage, featuring industry legend Bill Gross. This in-depth conversation with one of the finance industry’s most celebrated figures explored market trends and provided rich insights into the market’s future.

Emily Roland, Jeffrey Kleintop, and Jeremy Schwartz explored the present economic landscape in “Global Macro Predictions.” They shared investment opportunities for 2024, offering a glimpse into the global economy’s future.

The insights continued with and engaging and informative discussion with Jeffrey Gundlach of DoubleLine and CNBC’s Scott Wapner. Gundlach’s candid remarks and market perspectives gave attendees a deeper understanding of the financial landscape.

The overarching theme is clear: Money management is not just about numbers; it’s about shaping the future, fostering inclusivity, embracing technology, and understanding the global economic landscape. It’s about timely exits, market foresight, and a commitment to a brighter financial future for all.

We invite you to continue exploring these sessions and gaining a deeper understanding of the ever-evolving world of money management on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to stay connected to the latest insights and discussions that will shape the future of finance.

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