Peter Essele, CFA, CAIA, CFP

Peter Essele, CFA®, CAIA, CFP®, is a portfolio manager in the Investment Management group at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, an independent broker/dealer–RIA. He joined the firm in October 2004 and is responsible for asset allocation, fund selection, and management of the firm's fee-based Preferred Portfolio Services® (PPS) Select program. Peter also supports the Research team in responding to inquiries from affiliated advisors on various investment topics, including asset allocation, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and separate account managers. He graduated from Union College, where he earned a BS in industrial economics. In addition to holding FINRA Series 7, 24, 31, 53, and 66 securities registrations, Peter has the CAIA designation and is a CFA® charterholder. He also holds the CFP® certification and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.

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Recent Posts

3 Rebalancing Strategies for Reducing Risk

Human Capital in Portfolio Design: How to Help Young Investors

Protecting Portfolios Against Rising Rates: A Holistic Approach

Socially Responsible Investing: Is It Just a Trend?

3 Rebalancing Strategies for Reducing Risk

Posted by Peter Essele, CFA, CAIA, CFP

July 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM

During times of uncertainty, many of you likely face a barrage of e-mails and phone calls from concerned clients demanding action. Answering their questions is no easy task, and your natural reaction might be to readjust portfolio allocations in periods of turmoil. Indeed, many investors do make knee-jerk reactions to bad news—although evidence suggests that a long-term, strategic approach to investing generates the most attractive returns for investors over time.

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Topics: Asset Management & Investing

Human Capital in Portfolio Design: How to Help Young Investors

Posted by Peter Essele, CFA, CAIA, CFP

July 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Young investors are often undereducated when it comes to investing and accumulating sufficient assets for retirement. As industries move from defined-benefit structures to defined-contribution frameworks, this problem is only intensifying. Now, more than ever, young investors hold the keys to their own financial futures—and it’s your job to help your millennial clients meet their financial goals.

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Topics: Asset Management & Investing

Protecting Portfolios Against Rising Rates: A Holistic Approach

Posted by Peter Essele, CFA, CAIA, CFP

September 2, 2015 at 1:30 PM

With the Federal Reserve expected to start raising rates as early as next month, one question has been top of mind for many advisors: "What's the best method of protecting portfolios against rising rates?"

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Topics: Risk Management

Socially Responsible Investing: Is It Just a Trend?

Posted by Peter Essele, CFA, CAIA, CFP

April 8, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Many advisors, clients (especially those in younger generations), and asset managers have turned their attention to socially responsible investing (SRI). It's commonly known in the investing community as ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing, and maybe you've noticed some increased interest among your clients. But can it really be a worthwhile style for investors, or is it just one of those trends in investing that will pass us by?

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Topics: Asset Management & Investing

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