ORLANDO, Fla., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven B. Weinstein, President & Chief Investment Officer of Altair Advisers in Chicago, attended the annual Barron's Winner's Circle Top Independent Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron's magazine on March 23-25 in Orlando, FL, to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.
Altair Advisers was named one of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the U.S., as ranked and published in Barron's August 30, 2010 issue – the fourth consecutive year it has received this honor. This annual ranking is the basis for the Top Independent Advisor's Summit and the advisors are chosen based on the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams and the quality of the advisors' practices. The Top 100 Independent Advisors are comprised of Registered Investment Advisers and advisors from Independent Broker Dealers.
Workshops exploring current issues from business development ideas, managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning were led by the Top 100. Mr. Weinstein led a session on current investment themes which focused on Altair's proprietary risk allocation methodology, as well as investor concerns about inflation, the planned withdrawal of quantitative easing by the Fed and the risks in the municipal bond market. "There is no question that clients are slowly recovering their tolerance for risk, but also they are still expressing widespread concern about their ability to maintain an inflation-adjusted lifestyle in the event of another economic downturn," noted Weinstein.
"The importance of the work these independent advisors do and their influence will only increase as the nation's Baby Boomers plan for retirement and all Americans struggle to protect and grow their portfolios and their businesses through difficult economic times," said Ed Finn, Editor and President of Barron's.
For more information about Barron's Winner's Circle conferences, please go to www.barrons.com/conferences.
About Altair Advisers
Altair Advisers (www.altairadvisers.com) provides the highest level of Independent Investment Counsel for wealthy individuals, families and foundations. Altair currently serves 216 clients who have entrusted the firm with $2.7 billion. Altair and its principals are consistently recognized as Top Independent Wealth Managers by Barron's, Worth, Financial Advisor, Wealth Manager and Chicago magazines.
Barron's (www.barrons.com) is America's premier financial magazine, renowned for its market-moving stories. Published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921, it reaches an influential audience of senior corporate decision makers, institutional investors, individual investors and financial professionals. With new content available every week in print and every business day online, Barron's provides readers with a comprehensive review of the market's recent activity, coupled with in-depth, sophisticated reports on what's likely to happen in the market in the days and weeks to come. As a result, Barron's is the financial information source these powerful people rely on for market information, ideas and insights they can use to increase their professional success and enhance their personal, financial well-being.
SOURCE Altair Advisers