Investment Advisor August 2005

Features

  • Train the Young, Build an Industry

    Recently I've been reading and hearing a lot about career paths and career development for the financial planning profession. Financial planning has now reached adolescence...

  • Come Right In

    With the advent of SEC rule 206(4)-7 requiring SEC registered investment advisors to implement and maintain policies and procedures appropriate for their investment advisory business,...

  • Discovering Emerging Yield

    When you think of emerging markets, a conservative approach may sound like a paradox, but it's one way to describe the $347 million T. Rowe...

  • Plan of the Century

    For Ricky Grunden, the essence of being a financial advisor is not investment strategy and wealth accumulation, although those are important. He sees his role...

  • Fill 'er Up

    The 529 college savings plan market is booming--particularly among plans sold through advisors. At the end of 2004, 82% of 529 sales came from advisor-sold...

Beginnings

  • Who're You Calling Radical?

    Bob Clark seems to be about 10 to 15 years behind the times when it comes to understanding NAPFA, the nation's leading association of Fee-Only...

  • Institutions Are Still Committed

    Two recent surveys provide insights into the current state of hedge funds and their longer-term performance. In the first, an annual investor survey by Deutsche Bank's...

  • Small-Cap Growth Still Packing a Punch

    Lately it seems that investors are anxiously awaiting a shift from small-cap stocks to the larger caps, and from value stocks to growth. Growth investing,...

  • Just Do It

    Remember the predictions about how the growing use of computers and machine-readable text would reduce the amount of paper we would use in business and...

Columns

Conclusions

Sidebar Stories

  • How Not to Work With the Media

    Financial advisors are often their own worst enemies when it comes to fostering long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with the media. Here are their biggest mistakes: 1....

  • When Examination Day Arrives . . .

    When going through a regulatory examination, RIAs should be prepared to take these steps before, during, and after the process: Conduct an entrance interview...

  • About The Manager

    Michael Conelius manages about $650 million in emerging markets debt, including $347 million as portfolio manager for the T. Rowe Price Emerging Markets Bond Fund,...

  • Ricky Grunden

    President and CEO Grunden Financial Advisory 2516 Lillian Miller Parkway Suite 110 Denton, Texas 76210 940-591-9007 www.grunden.com rgrunden@grunden.com Year practice began: 2001 Number of advisors in firm: 2 Number of clients: 90 Compensation method: Fee-only Fee for...

  • Behind the Numbers, with Gail Dudack

    In a written report issued in mid-july, SunGard's chief investment strategist noted that the signs have been pointing to a bullish trend for months. "But...

  • The Benefits of Auto Enrollment

    As members of Congress introduce legislation supporting the adoption of automatic enrollment among companies' 401(k) plans, a new study by the Investment Company Institute (ICI)...

  • Looking back

    Some things never change, and for advisors one of them is that referrals are among the best ways to draw new clients. In the July...

  • FLP Guidelines

    Document a legitimate business and non-tax purpose for creating the partnership. Reducing estate taxes and facilitating gift giving should be ancillary to the partnership's primary...