Peter Essele, CFA, CAIA, CFP

Peter Essele, CFA®, CAIA, CFP®, is vice president, investment management and research, at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, the nation's largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. With the firm since October 2004, he oversees asset allocation, fund selection, and overall management of the firm's discretionary platform, Preferred Portfolio Services® (PPS) Select. Peter graduated from Union College, where he earned a BS in economics. In addition to holding FINRA Series 7, 24, 31, 53, and 66 securities registrations, Peter has the CAIA and CFP® designations and is a CFA® charterholder. He is also a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.

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Recent Posts

3 Rebalancing Strategies for Reducing Risk

Protecting Portfolios Against Rising Rates: A Holistic Approach

Human Capital in Portfolio Design: How to Help Young Investors

Socially Responsible Investing: Is It Just a Trend?

3 Rebalancing Strategies for Reducing Risk

Posted by Peter Essele, CFA, CAIA, CFP

November 20, 2019 at 1:30 PM

With the year-end planning season upon us—and with much discussion surrounding if and when a recession will hit—it may be an opportune time to discuss rebalancing strategies for reducing risk in your clients' portfolios. These options are designed to build robust portfolios for the long term, offering strategic and tactical approaches to investing that generate the most attractive returns for investors over time.

Here, we'll discuss three such strategies, including the types of market environments that may be suitable for each one. 

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Topics: Asset Management & Investing

Protecting Portfolios Against Rising Rates: A Holistic Approach

Posted by Peter Essele, CFA, CAIA, CFP

September 20, 2017 at 1:30 PM

With the Federal Reserve poised to raise interest rates for a third time later this year, you've likely spent a lot of time thinking about the best strategies for protecting portfolios against rising rates. 

But have you also spent time assessing interest rate risk? After all, not all bonds are created equal, and you must look beyond the sacred duration measure represented in Morningstar®.

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Topics: Risk Management

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

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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