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Bill McManus

Vice President and Managing Director
Applied Insights

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With nearly 20 years of experience in financial services, Bill has worked with countless financial professionals and their clients. He’s got a knack for simplifying complex financial planning and investing strategies to engage and educate clients and prospects. He’s also passionate about helping them look toward the future to anticipate and prepare for lifestyle changes that lay ahead.

Among other practice-management strategies, Bill shows financial professionals how they can optimize their prospecting strategies in a tech-driven world.


Current Topics

No longer that short period between the end of work and the end of life, modern retirements can last up to 20 years, or 8,000 days. Help clients plan for this new, complex chapter.
Seemingly unprecedented events and an uncertain future can put many investors on edge. A historical perspective on past crises can help investors persevere when their confidence is tested.
The most important principles of investing are almost all counterintuitive. Help clients avoid well-intended decisions that can be detrimental to their portfolio.
Get referrals without the awkwardness of asking for them
For more than a decade, we’ve partnered with the MIT AgeLab to uncover what investors are thinking about lifestyle trends, who they trust, and the future of retirement—all of which influence their decision-making process. Our advisor consultants can provide coaching to help you deepen relationships with clients by applying AgeLab research and tools to your practice.


5 Things About Bill


Bill loves to travel. He’s visited 25 countries and counting. His favorite destination so far: Vietnam.


During his time as a child actor, he was featured in 12 commercials and one movie.


A former member of the U.S. National Rowing Team, Bill has two bronze medals from world championships in Lucerne, Switzerland and Seville, Spain.


He’s been named the “Best Uncle in the World”—with several signed certificates signed and notarized in crayon to prove it.


Bill is in the beginning stages of learning to play the piano.

Bill in the Media

Embrace Change to Grow - Barron's.com
The Wall Street Journal, July 2020

How Financial Advisors Can Build Their Client Base and Keep Them Engaged
U.S. News, July 2022

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