Theodore Roosevelt once said “Nobody cares about how much you know until they know how much you care.” That old adage has become almost a customer service cliché but nowhere does our 26th president’s advice ring more true than in the financial planning profession.
Think back to America History class. Do you remember learning about the Glass-Steagall Act? The law dates back to the Great Depression and enforced a strict separation between banks that take deposits and those that invest in capital markets – that is until it was repealed in 1999.
With all the talk of higher taxes when the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of the year it’s important not to become so focused on future tax policy that we overlook some short-lived opportunities.
We always talk about the harm short-term thinking can inflict on your investment portfolio. Now a new study from Professors Francois Brochet Maria Loumioti and George Serafeim at Harvard Business School further explores the risks for companies and investors who are attracted to short-term results.
On August 24 2012 I was interviewed via Skype by John Bowen the CEO of CEG Worldwide.