No matter what type of indexes your clients are invested in, we all wish to see what the future could hold for our investments.

This where The Index Standard® provides actionable insights. 

Whether your clients are searching for the best performing indices, ETFs, or annuities, The Index Standard® provides unbiased perspective, objective comparisons, and informative guides that demystify complex index concepts.

This week, Laurence Black, the founder and index advisor at The Index Standard®, explains how decoding complex indexes can create necessary clarity for optimal returns on your client’s investments. Laurence also reveals different options you can consider with your clients to reach your personal investment goals.

Laurence discusses:

  • The future of asset allocation and the growing popularity of long and short index structures
  • The potential of a multipolar world and its impact on inflation
  • Forecasts based on the wisdom of the crowd
  • His two observations on the index products we see today
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

Laurence Black is the founder of The Index Standard® and an index advisor to Professor Robert J Shiller. Earlier in his career, Laurence instigated the Shiller Barclays Index family with Barclays and Professor Shiller. He has appeared in interviews with the Financial Times, Bloomberg and Structured Retail Products and is a frequent contributor on index thought leader pieces.

Prior to this, Laurence was a Managing Director at Barclays where he held the position of Global Head of QIS Origination & Development. He had responsibility for developing the QIS index range, for index partnerships and for working with clients to deliver multi asset solutions based on their needs. Laurence instigated and led Barclays’ index partnerships with Professor Shiller, Nouriel Roubini, Novus and GAM.