Investment Advisor June 2008

Features

  • Independents' Optimism

    Since the leaders of the Investment Advisor Broker/Dealers of the Year last met with the IA editorial team for an intense roundtable, in August 2007,...

  • The Power of Two

    If the future of the advisory business--and the future of the independent broker/dealer industry--is all tied up with efficiently providing customized wealth management services through...

  • Transfer Time

    For advisors pondering a move from a wirehouse to an independent broker/dealer with visions of large, forgivable transition loans dancing in their heads, it's time...

  • The Presidents Speak

    In each of the past 15 years, Investment Advisor has asked independent broker/dealers to provide information for the IA Broker/Dealer Directory, and last year started...

  • (Re)Opened for Business

    In last year's annual letter to their shareholders, the managers of Dodge & Cox Stock's $54.6 billion stock fund wrote that outperforming the S&P 500...

  • Pants on Fire

    The news is full of senior government officials involved in sex scandals, highly paid CEOs charged with options backdating, reputable writers and journalists caught in...

  • Lessons Learned

    Much of my first nine months on the Road to Independence was spent creating infrastructure, determining marketing strategy, making adjustments, and adapting to a new...

  • Just Ask Them

    Advisors around the country complain about prospecting. There are no two ways about it, it can leave you feeling helpless, broke, and depressed, but there...

Beginnings

Columns

  • After-Death Experiences

    While the death of the person to whom you've been married is enough of an emotional challenge in itself, many wealthy widows in particular discover...

  • A Perfect Combination

    The first Earth Day in 1970 made a deep and lasting impression on me, as I'm sure it did on the other 20 million Americans...

  • Truth and Consequence

    Amid the hubbub over the potential for more regulation of the financial services industry arises an important question: whose interests are being served? The libertarian...

  • Turning the Tables

    I've always had a nerdy fascination with financial products: what they're "made" of, how they're structured, and (my favorite) where the various fees and expenses...

  • A Long, Hot Regulatory Summer

    Get ready for a number of regulatory changes to hit home this summer. The SEC is set to release proposed rules soon regarding credit ratings...

  • Blue Chips

    In my last two columns, I wrote about how bear stock markets ironically provide the highest growth rates for many advisory practices, and I suggested...

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