News, Information and analysis

In the financial world, there’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s a curated stream of financial intelligence and practical updates, prepared by us specially for Heritage clients.

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Heritage Financial named to FA Magazine’s Top Advisor List for 2019

For the twelfth year in a row Heritage Financial Services has been named to FA Magazine’s Top RIA Ranking. This is an annual ranking that uses advisor assets under management (AUM), percentage growth in AUM, average assets per client, percentage growth in assets per client, and percentage change in the number of clients as the… More >

Heritage Investment Review, Second Quarter 2019

Introduction Global stocks and bonds compensated investors quite well over the first half of 2019.  The 12.17%1 global stock market rebound in the first quarter after the late 2018 rout accounted for the majority of the year-to-date return. However, the second quarter saw healthy, normal levels of returns accruing 2.85%1 for a first half-year total… More >

Heritage Financial Services, LLC Named to 2019 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers

Heritage Financial Services, LLC  is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2019 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. This is the sixth annual FT 300 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research,… More >

Heritage’s Chuck Bean ranked 2nd in Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors List

Recognition continues to follow the success of Heritage Financial’s Chuck Bean.  The most recent tribute comes from Forbes Magazine, who ranked Chuck 2nd  in the “excluding Boston” category on their recent Best-in-State Wealth Advisors List. “We’ve been working hard to improve the client experience for our growing clientele, and this recognition is a welcome acknowledgement… More >

Heritage Financial Announces Chuck Bean in included on sixth consecutive Barron’s Top Financial Advisors list

Heritage Financial Services  is pleased to announce that our CEO, Chuck bean has been named to Barron’s  2019 Top Financial Advisors list.for the sixth consecutive year.   This prestigious award includes many factors for consideration, including multiple facets of assets under management, revenue and quality of practice. “We continue to be honored by the recognition of… More >

Heritage Investment Review, First Quarter 2019

Introduction During the first quarter of 2019 stock markets around the world rebounded swiftly from their December 2018 lows. The United States’ stock market produced a total return of 14.04%; developed international stock markets 9.98%; and emerging markets’ stocks 9.91%. The high yield bond market in the United States returned 6.89%. Commodities returned 6.32%. Even… More >

Heritage Investment Review, Calendar Year 2018

  Introduction On the whole, investors found 2018 a challenging year. Asset classes aligned with negative returns, both in the United States and internationally. This alignment made multi-asset class, diversified portfolios less effective at limiting losses. We still believe a widely diversified asset allocation benefits investors and smooths the path of returns—improving financial decision-making and… More >

Jeffrey Kleintop, SVP, Charles Schwab & Co. presents “Global Market Outlook” to Heritage Clients

Heritage Financial recently hosted a client event headlined “Global Market Outlook” presented by Jeffrey Kleintop, Senior Vice President at Charles Schwab & Co. and its Chief Global Investment Strategist. Kleintop is responsible for analyzing and discussing international markets, trends and events to help U.S. investors understand their significance and financial implications. He is frequently cited… More >

Heritage Investment Review Three Quarters, 2018

Why Isn’t My Portfolio Keeping Up This Year? Long-Term Diversification & Asset Allocation The S&P 500, the most widely followed stock index, is up 10.56% through the end of the third quarter of 2018. This is a good return for stocks, especially over nine months. It’s natural to conclude: the stock market is having a… More >

Heritage’s Chuck Bean is again named to Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors

For the eighth consecutive year Heritage’s Chuck Bean has been named to Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors list.  This recognition reflects Heritage’s steady growth, with the 2018 edition moving Heritage up five spots in the  ranking. “This growth has been the direct result of serving our clients’ needs effectively and demonstrating our ability to deliver… More >