Investment Advisor February 2009

Features

  • Restoration

    With most of the "Seven Deadly Sins" committed during the Market Cataclysm of 2008, all that is left for the rest of us is Anger! The...

Beginnings

  • Asset Allocation

    Behind the Numbers, with Gary Shilling Shilling is still as concerned about excess housing inventories as he was in January when we talked to him about...

  • HedgeWorld: A Flawed Model or Modeler?

    There has been much self-satisfied tut-tutting lately by many in the investment management and advisory business over what they perceive as the wholly justified fall...

  • The Long and the Short of It

    As 2008 played out, filled with bad news from the hedge fund industry, the practice of shorting stocks--a popular hedge fund strategy--got dragged through the...

  • Teaming Up for Change

    The three financial planning organizations--the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards...

  • State Sues Reserve Funds for Fraud

    The Massachusetts Securities Division on January 13 charged Reserve Management Company with making numerous false and misleading statements to investors in attempts to dissuade them...

  • Catching Up With...

    In these troubled times, independent broker/dealers have a unique set of issues. With margins thin to begin with and their reps hurting from the market's...

  • Group Think

    ? The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards released January 2 proposed revisions to its Disciplinary Rules and Procedures that it says outline the duties...

  • Changes

    ? Security Global Investors, the asset management arm of Security Benefit Corp. of Topeka, Kansas, announced its integration with Rydex Investments, under which Security Global's...

  • Upgrades

    Putnam Investments launched a family of four absolute return mutual funds designed to provide returns of 1%, 3%, 5%, or 7% above those of Treasury...

  • Stressed Out?

    It's no news that advisors are overwhelmed, considering the behavior of the markets and the state of the economy. However, the recent spike in advisors...

  • Growth, and Advocacy

    Taking a fiduciary approach and putting the client first aren't marketing strategies adopted by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors in the wake of...

  • Future Shock, Under Control

    "When this is over, you'll still be running your firm, facing these same challenges." The speaker was Mark Tibergien; the occasion was the December Investment...

Columns

Conclusions

Sidebar Stories

  • How They're Coping

    Constant Communication "Communicate, communicate, communicate," is the main advice to advisors that Aspiriant CEO Tim Kochis suggests to help advisors through the ups and downs of...

  • "Turn left!"--"No, right!"

    At a time when the wisest action isn't clear, what do you do when a husband and wife are both sure they know what to...

  • Mary Schapiro's Priorities

    Here are the top three priorities that, on January 15, Mary Schapiro told the Senate Banking Committee she would focus on if confirmed as the...

  • The Social Side of SRI

    Adam Strauss, manager of the Appleseed Fund, says that sometimes an investment is driven by the social benefits, although it still has to make sense...