Investment Advisor July 2007

Features

  • Therapeutic Finance

    A while ago, I took part in a committee retreat about teaching communication and counseling-related skills to financial planners. The discussion was sponsored by the...

  • Birth of a Profession

    The independent adviser profession--or "investment counseling," as it was originally called--owes its existence to a convergence of events and influences in the first quarter of...

  • A Long-Short Story

    Thinking about an absolute return strategy during a period where some major market indexes are at, or near, all-time highs may not sound intuitive, but...

  • Like Father, Like Daughter

    There are almost as many different types of financial planning firms as there are individual financial planners. There are firms consisting of multiple generations of...

Beginnings

Columns

  • High Performance Collaboration

    As we examined last month, private wealth specialists can help you with those special cases where you require more comprehensive analysis using a higher level...

  • People Who Need People

    At a time when advisory firms are experiencing unprecedented demand for professional advice, many do not have the physical capacity to capitalize on the opportunity....

  • A Fund of Your Own

    It's no secret that with overhead, compliance, and professional costs rising, advisory practice margins are being squeezed like never before. Neither is there any mystery...

  • Guiding New Grads

    Good news! Employers intend to hire 19.2% more new college graduates in 2007 than they did last year, according to a recent poll by the...

  • Gen Xers: The Optimal Client?

    The best new clients for advisors may be high-net-worth Gen Xers, but the trick will be luring these young millionaires away from the banks. That's...

  • Investing in Your Own Future

    Last month, I sat on a panel about attracting and retaining professional talent at the FPA Northern California Conference in San Francisco. As if often...

Conclusions

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