Investment Advisor April 2007

Features

  • Behind the Curtain

    RIAs and their high-net-worth clients have dramatically increased the use of alternative investments in their portfolios in recent years, and are on track to continue...

  • Par Excellence

    While there are some 5,000 separately managed account products in the market, not all are "considered legitimate SMA management firms for managing an advisor's client...

  • Plotting Your Course

    As I write these words, I'm filled with excitement. Excitement about the new journey I am taking--one that many of you have already traveled and...

  • Child Is Father to the Man

    Im gonna be like you, dad. You know I'm gonna be like you." I doubt if there are many parents who can listen to Harry Chapin...

Beginnings

  • Wealth Is The Name of the Game

    I always enjoy Bob Clark's articles and found "The Name Game" (Clark at Large, November 2006) interesting. I do have another take on the matter,...

  • Asset Allocation, April 2007

    To learn this month's recommended asset allocations of Investment Advisor's panel of distinguished economists and money managers, click here.

  • High-End Investors Don't Fear Hedge Fund Blow-ups

    The large losses of the Amaranth Advisors hedge fund last September and other similar highly-publicized failures are unlikely to deter hedge fund investing by those...

  • Like Money In The Bank

    The financial services industry has recently come under some harsh and unwelcome glare in light of the ongoing collapse of the subprime mortgage lending sector....

  • A President For Schwab

    Charles Schwab Corp. annou-nced Feb. 21 that Walt Bettinger, a longtime Schwab executive, has been named president and COO of the company, effective immediately, raising...

  • Morningstar--S&P Deal

    Morningstar, Inc. and Standard and Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, announced March 16 the completion of a deal for Morningstar to acquire Standard...

  • Catching up with... Jeffrey Mortimer

    How can advisors justify why it makes sense--and cents--for investors to work with them? One concrete way to show clients how you add value can...

  • CFP Standards Revision

    It's amazing what a few months of calm and careful deliberation and a willingness to listen to the opinions of others can accomplish. After unleashing...

  • Watch LPL Grow

    LPL Financial, the big independent broker/dealer, stamped its seal even more emphatically on the independent B/D universe, and ended speculation over the future of Pacific...

  • Group Think-April 2007

    Christopher Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission announced in mid-February that the agency would sharply cut the fees charged to public companies and...

  • Changes-April 2007

    New York Life Insurance Company announced that Christopher Blunt was appointed senior VP and COO for its Life and Annuity Operations, the company's largest revenue...

  • Upgrades-April 2007

    ...First introduced in January, Fidelity Investments' new referral service, Wealth Advisor Solutions, will match high-net-worth investors with select RIAs who are Fidelity custody clients. Matches...

  • Fortunate Son

    When a fellow escapes New Jersey to spend February in the sunny Arizona desert just as the Northeast gets hit with not one but several...

  • Perqs Lead to Penalties

    About 600 charities and foundations have had to file amended tax forms due to an IRS study that found flaws in the way the organizations...

  • Commonalities

    I've just finished a task that lasted 12 months, required minimum hour-long discussions with a dozen sources, and entailed transcriptions that took me more than...

Columns

  • Ready, Fire, Aim

    With the dramatic growth of the average financial advisory business over the past five years, practitioners are being forced to develop a new skill in...

  • Walkin' the Walk

    You gotta respect a man who puts his money where is mouth is. Mark Hurley has received considerable publicity over the past ten years for...

  • Review Your Review

    By now, you probably have received the performance numbers for the first quarter and are in the midst of setting up your appointments for your...

Conclusions

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