Investment Advisor February 2005

Features

  • The New Faces of Planning

    Owen Malcolm remembers when he was first introduced to financial planning. He was sitting in the corner of an office quietly waiting for his parents...

  • The Next Stage for Life Planning

    It's December and there's snow on the ground outside George Kinder's office, a couple of blocks from Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. So you can't...

  • Energy by the Numbers

    When it comes to building a portfolio, some mutual fund managers want to see as much independent research as they can. They want to talk...

  • A Value(s)-Driven Year

    If a single word can be used to sum up the year 2004 it has to be value. We were told throughout the months of...

  • On the Rise

    When gauging how sales of variable universal life (VUL) insurance policies are faring, one need only look at equity market performance. As the equity market...

  • When Settling Is Good

    Good advisors strive to provide value to their clients in many ways. One often-overlooked way involves what may be one of the larger assets an...

Beginnings

  • Praise for "The Puzzler"

    Good article on "Do VAs Ever Make Sense?" (The Puzzler, January 2005) I wish you would look into some popular riders that I find very, very...

  • Why the Underperformance?

    Slumping returns, allegedly due to burgeoning capital flows chasing scarce market opportunities, were a prominent theme in the press coverage of hedge funds during 2004,...

  • Gold Dominates Materials Funds

    While managers of materials funds may invest in a variety of industries, including steel, glass, paper, and forest products, the volatile gold and metal mining...

  • Mind the Gap

    Around the family dinner table the other night, we were discussing the merits of the United States Constitution (don't you have those conversations nightly over...

Columns

Conclusions

  • Ire Toward The IRS

    The 403(b) industry is up in arms over proposed regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service that would essentially strip 403(b)s of their unique status...

  • Divorce and Taxes: Alimony & Pensions

    The courts and the IRS have been very active recently in the divorce arena. Developments in nonalimony designations, dependency waivers, interest, retirement plans, IRAs, stock...

Sidebar Stories

  • Is the FPA Irrelevant?

    Both experienced and new planners express frustration on figuring out how to hire and manage a talented employee, or how to be good employees. Industry...

  • Jamie Oder

    Saunders & Associates Financial Management 3204 Long Prairie Road, Suite D Flower Mound, Texas 75022-2718 972-724-9644 jamie.oder@lpl.com www.lpl.com/sa Age: 22 Title: manager, registered advisory representative Education: BA in financial planning, Kansas State University, 2004 Joined...

  • Owen H. Malcolm

    Sanders Financial Management, Inc. 4725 Peachtree Corners Circle Norcross, Georgia 30092 800-393-6443 omalcolm@sandersfmi.com www.sandersfmi.com Age: 29 Title: VP and COO Education: BS in finance, Berry College, 1997; MBA in entrepreneurship, Kennesaw State University,...

  • Tony Stureman

    Krouse Kern Wealth Management, Inc. 6509 Mutual Drive Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825 260-496-8297, ext 342 tstureman@krousekern.com www.kkwealth.com Age: 35 Title: Manager, registered advisory representative Education: AS in electronics engineering technology, ITT Technical Institute,...

  • About The Manager

    The path that J.C. Waller III took to his present position with Icon Advisers is not the typical one. He didn't come to Icon straight...

  • Looking back

    As part of Investment Advisor's 25th anniversary, we will be sharing some of that history with you from time to time. In an article written...

  • Behind the Numbers, with Liz Ann Sonders

    Charles Schwab & Co.'s Chief investment strategist, who debuts on our asset allocation panel this month, explains that her suggested allocation is designed for a...

  • More Opportunities for Roth Conversions

    The Internal Revenue Service has opened the door for older, wealthier individuals to convert their traditional IRAs into Roth IRAs. Previously, individuals earning more than $100,000...

  • Brand Yourself

    A handful of advisors take their personal likes and dislikes and incorporate them into their marketing. If you like babies, therefore, you would feature pictures...

  • The Dollar Cost of Compliance

    Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, along with legislation like Sarbanes-Oxley, the USA Patriot Act, and anti-money laundering rules, are putting a significant strain on asset...