Commonwealth Launches New Blog: The Independent Market Observer
Waltham, MA (July 16, 2012)—Commonwealth Financial Network® has launched The Independent Market Observer, a new client-facing blog edited by the firm’s chief investment officer, Brad McMillan. The blog is designed to educate both financial advisors and their investor communities on the current economic climate, as well as to generate lively discussion.
“Although I will bring in content from other members of the Commonwealth investment research team—we have a wealth of talent here, and I want to share that—this is my soapbox from which to highlight, on a regular basis, what I think is important in the economy and markets,” said Mr. McMillan.
The Independent Market Observer will provide unbiased, informed perspectives on market events and the economy as a whole. It will also serve as a forum for open dialogue on topics of greatest interest to financial advisors and their clients. Mr. McMillan will moderate the blog and regularly respond to questions and comments.
“On occasion, there may be mathematical or deeply analytical pieces, but the vast majority of content will be based on current economic and political events, publicly available information, and investment strategies that are used or looked at by our network of independent financial advisors and their clients,” said Mr. McMillan.
About Commonwealth Financial Network
Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, and a registered investment adviser, is the nation’s largest, privately held independent broker/dealer, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. J.D. Power and Associates ranks Commonwealth “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms” two times in a row.* The firm supports more than 1,400 independent registered representatives nationwide and makes available a comprehensive array of financial products and services. For more information, please visit www.commonwealth.com.
* Commonwealth Financial Network received the highest numerical score in the independent advisor segment in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010 and 2012 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studiessm. The 2012 study was based on nearly 2,800 total responses and measures overall financial advisor satisfaction among advisors registered with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investment firms. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of financial advisors surveyed between November 2011 and January 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.