Bill Wendling, CFA
Sr. Portfolio Manager and
Chief Investment Officer
As a portfolio manager, I partner with clients in helping to ensure their portfolio is invested in the best way to meet their long-term goals. Since every client has different goals, every client's portfolio is uniquely invested. Too frequently, people overcomplicate problems, when simplifying them would be helpful. I like Occam's razor which suggests that oftentimes the simplest solution is the best solution.
Investment Management and Financial Planning Experience
- Over 25 years of experience in fee-only financial planning and investment management.
- Experience includes developing and implementing investment strategies in coordination with financial goals.
- Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., Sr. Portfolio Manager, Chief Investment Officer
Education and Professional Designations
- Awarded Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
- Bachelor of Science, Economics/Finance and Mathematics Double Major, University of Indianapolis, Magna cum laude.
- Presidential Scholar, University of Indianapolis.
- Past President and Past Board Member, CFA Society of Indianapolis.
- Member, CFA Institute.
- Treasurer, Hamilton County Leadership Academy, Graduate of 2012 Class
- Finance Committee, Zionsville United Methodist Church (ZUMC)
- Frequent mission trips to Guatemala
- Sunday School Teacher, K-6th, ZUMC
- Recognized in the "Who's Who Behind the Scenes In Banking & Financial Services" by Indianapolis Business Journal, October 2003.
- Recipient of Five Star Wealth Manager Award, Indianapolis Monthly - 8 Year Winner.
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High yield, investment grade, long-term, and intermediate bonds have taken large hits. Only short-term and adjustable-rate bonds have largely escaped the carnage. So what is happening to the bond market, and what should you do?
Your investment strategy should consider the likelihood of experiencing the occasional recession. If it does, you have already factored slowdowns into your long-term plans.
Owning bonds today is still relevant because they provide steady income and protect portfolios when risky assets fall. If you rely on your portfolio for spending, the bond portion should protect your spending level.
The 7% yield is very attractive. It will probably change in May, but even then, the new yield will still likely be well above any other yields that you can get on cash alternatives.
Following these four steps will take some time, but probably not as much time as you think. And, when you follow these steps, the likelihood of qualifying for financial aid increases incalculably.
Having conversations and making money decisions can be tough when it involves loved ones. Being proactive can save both your money and relationships.
The positive impact from the previous stimulus has encouraged another package. For individuals that qualify for a stimulus check, the money should arrive shortly.
Spend some time now getting your 2020 tax picture in order. In just a few months, 2021 will arrive. Here are several things to consider before the calendar turns over.
There is no way to sugarcoat the numbers. The severity of the hit to our economy is unprecedented. Today's headlines may grab your attention, but what does this all mean about our future?
Have you heard the expression about the canary in the coal mine? Canary birds were the first to react to unhealthy conditions in coal mines and served as a warning to the miners. Bonds can also be like those canaries, warning investors of a coming recession.
The stock market has experienced dramatic daily and weekly swings, both positive and negative. While traditional economic data will likely continue to be negative for some time, it is helpful to pay attention to developments in other areas that also provide signals of the health of the economy.
When it comes to your investment portfolio, taking risk shouldn’t be a foreign concept. But many don’t necessarily think of risk when investing in bonds. We discuss the types of risk you would commonly find in the world of bonds and highlight what those risks could mean for your portfolio.