Investment Advisor July 2010

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  • The Canadian Connection

    "When you hear RBC, you don't think Wall Street, so from a perception standpoint, being Canadian helps," says Mike Kavanagh, chief administrative officer and head,...

  • John Rogers on the Advisor Diversity Challenge

    One of the general sessions of NAPFA's annual conference was a session with John W. Rogers, Jr., chairman and founder of Ariel Investments. He was...

  • Different This Time

    One of the clear signs that the fiduciary standard has taken center stage among the public is the coverage the issue has received in the...

  • A View Across the Table From BP

    Bennett Freeman has a history of working on issues with BP that stretches back more than a dozen years and includes his work as senior...

  • A True Backup Test

    To conduct a legitimate test of your backup system, simply viewing the backed up files on a removable hard drive is not enough. A good...

  • Buddy Up for Safety

    What does your firm do if you must evacuate your office for a couple of days or even weeks? One of the best ways to...

  • Snap Quiz on Disaster Recovery

    Your business resumption plan is only good if it works, and if all your staff--even the recently added ones--are trained on what to do in...

  • Case Study: Vernon Cale and His Network

    "You gotta work with Vernon!" Recently, Vernon Cale began a new million-dollar relationship with a client who was introduced to him by a home remodeler...

  • What's an Advocate?

    At ClientWise, our research shows us that advisors gain leverage by using professional advocates to get client introductions. But what is a "professional advocate?" We...

  • Ask These Questions

    To help its coaching clients build a "professional advocate" network, ClientWise has formulated questions to ask prospective members of your network. Here's a sampling: o How...

  • RBC Is Not Pershing

    If truth be told, when Michael Kavanagh of RBC Advisor Services talks about "RBC's commitment to helping third party RIAs deliver the sophisticated solutions that...

  • Cultured in More Ways Than One

    In discussing its Advisor Services custody initiative, management at RBC likes to focus on the Canada-upper Midwest corporate cultural fit that eased the acquisition by...

  • Tailor-Made Successor

    While it may not always be easy to find an external successor, it can be done. That was the experience of Kevin Hoyle and Joe...

  • Options, Options, Options

    Big banks used to be the main acquirers of advisory firms, but in the past few years, the consolidators (such as Focus Financial Partners and...

  • Olivia's Advice on Succession Planning

    Many financial advisors resist developing a succession plan because of our individual (and societal) reluctance to deal with death and disability. It's easier to say...

  • Arriving With an Exit Strategy

    Cathy Pareto, who operates a solo practice in Coral Gables, Florida with the help of one assistant, says that during the 10 years she worked...

  • Pershing Political Insights

    Speaking at the Pershing Insite conference in south Florida on June 9, journalist and television commentator David Gergen predicted that the Republican party would fail...

  • Pershing's Mobile Apps

    When cio suresh Kumar talks about Pershing LLC's NetX360 platform that just celebrated its one-year anniversary, he's understandably excited about the 70% adoption rate among...