Investment Advisor January 2006

Features

  • Listen Up

    The research is in and it turns out that it pays to listen to your clients. The results of the 2005 Rydex Advisor Benchmarking Survey...

  • Producer Group

    In your search to find business approaches that can make your practice stand out, you may have found that real value is more elusive than...

  • The Growth Resolution

    This January space is a guest columnist's dream: It comes precisely at the moment when you've had time to make New Year's resolutions--both personal and...

  • Boxes Are Not Classes

    In the September 2005 Investment Advisor, we showed that investing constrained by characteristics (value-growth and market capitalization) costs investors almost 300 basis points per year...

  • Far From Fossilized

    The offices of Advisors Capital Management may be liberally sprinkled with dinosaur bones, shark's teeth, ammonites, orthoceras, and other specimens from Chuck Lieberman's collection of...

  • Many Happy Returns

    Heading into the next quarter-century of Investment Advisor, we wondered if there were any diversified equities funds that have been managed for 25 years or...

  • Balancing Act

    What a remarkable time these last few years have been for independent broker/dealers. The markets have recovered from a bubble, a crash, a grinding bear...

  • A Notch Higher

    For a few years now, consolidation and regulatory scrutiny have been the buzzwords in the clearing business, but executives at clearing firms say another trend...

Beginnings

  • Too Simple An Approach?

    I feel Ben Warwick's article "Build Your Own" (November 2005) oversimplified starting a mutual fund by utilizing service providers. Picking the right service provider for...

  • Trading by the Calendar

    The January Effect is the Elvis of the investment management world. Some think it's still alive (and working in a convenience store in Des Moines);...

  • Full Speed Ahead for Hedge Funds

    SEC regulation, demand for additional transparency, and tales of occasional fraud are but speed bumps on a trajectory that could see hedge fund assets quadruple...

  • Latin Funds Soar Northward

    Investing in Latin American stocks has been very lucrative the past few years. The continent offers immense commodities and natural resources, a cheap labor force,...

  • Off the Grid

    At the Wealth Advisor Summit, Craig Callahan, founder and president of Icon Advisers, Inc. in Greenwood Village, Colorado, made a compelling case for releasing portfolio...

  • Catching Up With . . . Don Quigley

    Don Quigley describes his Julius Baer Total Return Bond Fund (BJBGX) as a "core-plus" fund, with the core being its U.S. bonds, while the "plus"...

  • On Your Way Up . . .

    The wise folks who make a living by studying advisory firms and consulting to advisory firms, and figuring out what the most successful firms have...

Columns

Conclusions

Sidebar Stories

  • Youngest Baby Boomers Are Also More Sophisticated

    Here come the Barely Boomers. That's the sobriquet for the youngest batch of baby boomers in a new report from the Spectrem Group, which notes...

  • Behind the Numbers, with Gary Shilling

    he least optimistic of our panelists about the stock market and sees a possible bear market in the offing for this year. "My long-term favorite...

  • Technical Analysis

    Investments in technology to empower reps at their desks, or virtually anywhere, is a common theme that ties into all aspects of the independent broker/dealer...

  • Toughest Job: Getting Boomers to Defer Gratification

    Advisors have the toughest job in America, because they're not selling you; what they're trying to do is get you to defer your spending, and...

  • The Classic Model

    For B/Ds that own manufacturing and distribution, open architecture may be a key to their survival. "Reps don't want to be compelled, especially in this...

  • About The Manager

    Very few portfolio managers have run a mutual fund for as long as James Stratton. In 1972, he founded the Stratton Growth Fund and Stratton...

  • Charles Lieberman

    Chief Economist and Investment Strategist Advisors Capital Management L.L.C. West 115 Century Road Paramus, New Jersey 07652 201-986-1900 www.advisorscenter.com Year current firm began: 2004 Number of principals: 4 Number of clients: 100 individuals plus...

  • Nine Steps to a Compliant Article

    Here are some pointers on how to write articles using your compliance department as your partner, not your adversary. Identify the common problem you...