Investment Advisor July 2008

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Features

  • Be Positive

    Conventional wisdom says that in order to practice socially responsible investing one must be willing to accept subpar investment returns, as if doing the right...

  • Minority Report

    Our nation is often described as a melting pot, but I think it's also somewhat like a popcorn popper. People from different cultural backgrounds are...

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Sidebar Stories

  • The Value of Community Outreach

    There seems to be a great deal of potential to train more Hispanic, African-American, and other financial advisors who are attuned to the culture of...

  • With a little help from my friends...

    The advisors quoted in this two-part article were all very generous in providing insights to help others reach clients from minority backgrounds. I also owe...

  • FPA Spotlight

    At its annual conference in Boston this October, the Financial Planning Association will assemble a stellar panel to discuss "Cross-Cultural Financial Planning: Making a Business...

  • Assimilation Nation

    Proponents of cultural diversity may be unhappy to learn that many of the nearly 40 million U.S. immigrants are already on the road to assimilation....

  • Follow the Money

    If you need further convincing that advisors are increasingly allocating their clients' assets to overseas markets, just look at recent data from Advisor Perspectives. Using...

  • Going Global as a Competitive Advantage

    So is globalization coming to your corner of the world? Rich Brueckner, the chairman and CEO of Pershing LLC, notes that investors "want to take...

  • Avoid These 15 Tax Traps!

    Multiple tax and estate planning pitfalls can arise when dealing with international clients, defined as non-U.S. citizens who are either resident aliens or nonresident aliens,...

  • What's New With 12b-1s

    Andrew "Buddy" Donohue, director of the SEC Office of Investment Management, revealed some more details about how 12b-1 fees would likely be treated under a...

  • Not the Right Fit?

    Career support and resources look different depending on the size and culture of the organization. Take a Fortune 500 company. Such a company is likely...

  • Don't Stop Spending

    The credit crunch of 2007 has led to a decline in value of structured products like credit derivatives. "These products had been highly leveraged by...

  • Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks

    Achieving the wisdom that allows an advisor to see that a well-managed firm is as good for his clients as it is for himself usually...

  • The Return of $20 Oil?

    On the same day in June that oil reached a new high of $139 a barrel, I had a conversation with Ben Warwick, CIO of...

  • Eliminate Junk Mail; Save Some Trees

    One of the easiest ways to make your life, and the lives of your clients, more green is to reconsider your use of paper. In...

  • Get Over It

    Performing a gap analysis on your own practice--discerning the difference between your ideal vision of the practice and its current reality--requires objectivity on your part....

  • Behind the Numbers, with Lincoln Anderson

    LPL Financial's chief economist is over-allocated to stocks "because we're at the end of a 25-year rally in bonds, and yields have come down to...

  • Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management, LLC

    4 Liberty Square Boston, Massachusetts 02109 Phone: 617-226-9999 Web site: www.reyndersmcveigh.com Year firm founded: 2005 Assets under management: $260 million Number of clients: 120 relationships Compensation: Fee-based (1% of the first $3...

  • Invest in Others

    LPL Financial created the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation in 2006 to recognize its advisors and their impact on their communities, and to further encourage...

  • Dutch Life Planning

    When Paul Versteeg became CEO of Allianz's Dutch insurance operations in 2004, he realized he had a problem. Having spent most of his career in...

  • If It Ain't Broke...

    Sandy Praeger, president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and Kansas insurance commissioner, is critical of Treasury's plans for overhaul of the insurance...