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Navigating Value in Dynamic Markets With Robert Shiller, Jeremy Siegel, and Tom Haines (Ep. 63)

Navigating Value in Dynamic Markets With Robert Shiller, Jeremy Siegel, and Tom Haines (Ep. 63)

Ready to navigate value with the experts?

Strap in for a knowledge-packed episode where academic insights meet real-world financial strategies!

This week, host Jeremy Houser is joined by a dynamic team of academics, consisting of Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Robert Shiller, acclaimed author and economist Professor Jeremy Siegel, and Executive Vice President of Annexus Group, Tom Haines. Together they share unparalleled insights into the economic forecasts, the power of narratives in financial markets, and the crucial role of technology and differentiation for advisors in today’s competitive landscape.

Robert, Jeremy, and Tom discuss: 

  • Navigating Economic Predictions: Exploring insights from 2020 predictions about inflation and international equities
  • The Role of Narratives in Shaping Financial Markets: How they influence investor behavior and economic outcomes
  • Embracing Technology: Incorporating innovative solutions to enhance client engagement and operational efficiency
  • Real Estate Market: Deep dive into the Case Shiller Index and the current housing market
  • Retirement Planning: Longevity risk and how annuities can play a factor
  • And so much more!



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About Robert Shiller:

Robert J. Shiller is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1967 and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, and statistical methods, and on public attitudes, opinions, and moral judgments regarding markets. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen in 2013.


About Jeremy Siegel:

Jeremy Siegel is a world-renowned expert on the economy and financial markets. The author of the award-winning investment classic Stocks for the Long Run, now in its third edition, he recently expanded that book’s ideas in The Future for Investors: Why the Tried and the True Triumph Over the Bold and the New. A frequent guest on CNN, CNBC, NPR, and other networks, he is a regular columnist for Kiplinger’s and Yahoo! Finance and the winner of dozens of awards for his research, writing, and teaching. Professor Siegel served for 15 years as head of economics training at JP Morgan and is currently the academic director of the U.S. Securities Industry Institute.


About Tom Haines:

Tom Haines is the Chief Investment Officer at ARS as well as Executive Vice President at Annexus Group. He began his career in the index and statistical arbitrage trading within BNP Paribas’ Cooper Neff Division (Paris office) before serving as vice president in the exchange-traded products (ETPs) group at NYSE Group and head of ETPs and derivative product solutions at RBS. Tom’s research on index products has been published in top financial journals. He formerly served as a member of FINRA’s Investment Management Committee. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in quantitative finance from James Madison University in Virginia.

Innovative Growth Opportunities For Advisors Right Now (Ep. 62)

Innovative Growth Opportunities For Advisors Right Now (Ep. 62)

In an era where technology is dominating new markets every day, one might think that Financial Advisors are next on the chopping block.

However, Jeremy Houser’s experience tells a different story. 

Jump into new growth areas for the financial advising community amidst current economic uncertainties. Explore how inflation, the Federal Reserve’s moves, and economic growth concerns influence investors and advisors. Jeremy shares insights on sticking to proven plans and processes for 2024 while offering advice on how to reach younger generations that will be accumulating a great deal of wealth over the next 20 years. Walk away with actionable advice on thriving in today’s economic environment, the groundbreaking impact of the Advisor Mentorship Program, and innovative approaches to client attraction and retention.

Jeremy discusses: 

  • The performance of the Advisor Mentorship Program in the first quarter of 2024 compared to first quarter of 2023
  • The systems, processes and tools that have helped these advisors see hockey stick growth 
  • Utilizing technology and social media marketing to attract younger generations and grow your advisory business 
  • The current state of the housing market
  • Implementing data-driven strategies for crafting effective marketing strategies
  • And more


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Athene’s Strategy for Innovation and Customer Satisfaction with Mitch Anderson, CLU®, RICP®, CSSCS® (Ep. 40)

Athene’s Strategy for Innovation and Customer Satisfaction with Mitch Anderson, CLU®, RICP®, CSSCS® (Ep. 40)

We all know that the insurance industry is facing challenges in the current market environment, but what are the solutions, and what does the future look like?

In this episode, Jeremy Houser speaks with Mitch Anderson, the VP/ Senior Relationship Manager at Athene USA. Mitch talks about Athene’s growth within the annuities space and their portfolio of volatility-controlled indexes. Additionally, Mitch shares the firm’s mission to continue providing innovative product solutions to their clients.

Mitch discusses: 

  • What you should know about Athene’s partnership with InsurMark
  • The awards that Athene won in 2022
  • The importance of volatility control indices and ways the firm selects their index partners
  • Some of the challenges Athene faced in scaling up their business and how they overcame them
  • Athene’s Roth conversion program
  • The value of educating clients on the differences between banks and insurance companies
  • What the future holds for the company
  • The importance of fixed index annuities in volatile markets and the benefits they offer for clients in drawdown situations
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

Mitch Anderson is a VP/Senior Relationship Manager for Athene USA and works with a number of our Key Distribution Partners.  Besides managing NMO relationships, Mitch frequently speaks at training events and helps educate advisors on the benefits of Fixed Indexed Annuities.  

For over 30 years, Mitch has worked in the insurance and financial services industry in a number of different roles, from wholesaling to sales management.