Sean Brown is the CEO of YCharts, one of the hottest investment research platforms on the web. Michael Batnick and Ben Carlson use YCharts for research projects all the time, whether they’re answering a client question, creating a blog post or seeking to prove or disprove an idea about markets, the economy, investing or portfolio construction.
Sean came by to discuss the various ways investors and financial advisors use YCharts for their daily work and research. Sean is surprised by how little time financial advisors seem to spend on their investment management-related efforts relative to things like prospecting, relationship building, etc. According to this survey of investors posted by Michael Kitces, advisors are spending an average of 10% of their time on investment management, which Sean believes is a big disconnect considering how important results are to the end client.
You can see this survey here on Michael Kitces’s site
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