Investment Advisor April 2009

Features

  • The Long View

    Debra Brede is working longer hours these days and devoting more of those hours to face time with clients than during any period in her...

  • Values Advisor

    I am now in my 24th month of independence. As you read my account of this journey, I recognize that some of you are already...

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Sidebar Stories

  • The Wisdom of Experience

    Early on in a discussion with William Priebe, the chairman and founder of Geneva Capital Management, you know you'll hear not only straight talk that...

  • Five Ways Clients Can Reduce Money Anxiety

    Feelings of powerlessness contribute strongly to money anxiety, forcing many people into what I refer to as their primitive survival mode. Consider suggesting these tools...

  • Leadership Course

    Chances are good that this Credit Crisis '08 will be one of those watershed events in the history of financial services and independent advice. It's...

  • How We Chose the Winners

    This is the fifth year that Investment Advisor and Prima Capital have selected the best separate accounts. Nathan Behan, Prima Capital's director of research, and...

  • Dealing With the Downturn: In Her Own Words

    Debra Brede does all the investment selection for her clients' portfolios. Here's how she describes the adjustments she's made over the last few months: "I've seen...

  • Her Road to Independence

    Debra Brede didn't set out to be an investment manager. She was going to be a doctor and took a job in the financial services...

  • About the Planner: Debra K. Brede

    Debra K. Brede President D.K. Brede Investment Management Company 1253 Highland Avenue Needham, Massachusetts 02492 Phone: 781-444-9367 E-mail: dkb@bredeinvestment.com Web site: www.bredeinvestment.com Year firm founded: 1989 Assets under management: $434 million Number of clients: 600 Compensation:...

  • Dealing with the Downturn

    "Business as usual" is not in my vocabulary during these extraordinary times. Maintaining client contact is more important than it has ever been. In addition...

  • Mike's Tips for Independent Success

    While every advisor will have his own preferences for how he operates, and his own definition of success, here are some suggestions for how to...

  • Taking Notes Along the Way

    This issue contains the sixth in a series of first-person articles in which advisor Mike Patton is chronicling his own Road to Independence from employee...

  • All About Enforcement

    It's seems a daily occurrence now that the Securities and Exchange Commission levies an enforcement action against a financial services firm--a tell-tale sign that SEC...

Web Extras

  • Near the Top

    In addition to the seven winners in six categories deemed worthy of being 2009 Separately Managed Accounts Awards winners, the Investment Advisor/Prima Capital awards committee...

  • New DOL Regs

    Department of Labor (Employee Benefits Security Administration, 29 CFR Part 2550, Investment Advice--Participants and Beneficiaries; Final Rule) regulations proposed in the Federal Register on January...