Investment Advisor May 2008

Features

  • Seismic Shift

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's Blueprint for a massive overhaul of the financial services regulatory structure, which he unveiled March 31, is already sparking much debate...

  • Tangible Diversification

    For an active investor, the turmoil on the world's stock exchanges that we've seen in recent months can produce a kind of virtual motion sickness....

  • No Mimicry Here

    It's times like these when clients may ask advisors all kinds of questions; they may ask what kinds of investments have the potential to do...

  • Retirement Risk Redefined

    In a story as poignant as it is telling, an Illinois wealth manager related that he and his two sisters must now provide for their...

  • Recovery Room

    This is a story about a threat to your clients of which you may not be aware, but that you can do something about. It...

Beginnings

Columns

  • Death and Taxes Respect No Borders

    The long-time clients--a Boston-area couple in their early sixties--plan to retire soon from their respective Fortune 100 executive positions and spend most of their time...

  • Time of Reckoning

    By definition, "rules of thumb" presume that nothing will change. Real estate values will always go up. Auction rate debt will always be liquid. Advisory...

  • Building Healthy Online Relationships

    Many years ago, Worth magazine sent me to the Professional Publishing course at Stanford University. It offered seminars by many leading luminaries in the magazine...

  • Changes in Charitable Compliance

    Warning! Warning! Do not drive or operate any machinery or heavy equipment while reading this article. The reading of this article may cause sudden dizziness...

  • Donohue on the Rand Report & Paulson

    The SEC has a number of initiatives on its plate this year that could make advisors' lives easier, or not. For instance, advisor regulation will...

  • Quittin' Time?

    It's official: the first baby boomer, Kathleen Casey-Kirschling, is on Social Security. There's going to be a long line behind her--USA Today reports that an...

  • Stepping Up

    A young financial planner at one of my client firms sent an e-mail to his employer, saying that he was concerned about the growing volume...

Conclusions

Sidebar Stories

  • Working and Retirement

    His passions for advising his aging clients drew Kirk Greene of Greene Wealth Management in Seattle to psychologist and gerontologist Dr. Ken Dychtwald, author of...

  • Carbon Commerce

    Carbon emissions trading, whereby companies and individuals can buy and sell carbon credits with broker/dealers facilitating the transaction, is growing, according to a recent TowerGroup...

  • Insurable Interest

    One of the issues surrounding stranger-oriented life insurance, is that investors providing life settlements in exchange for being named beneficiaries have no insurable interest in...

  • Larry Nakamura

    President Torrey Capital, Inc. 5752 Oberlin Drive, Suite 106 San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: 858-952-5721 E-mail: ln@torreycapital.com Web site: www.torreycapital.com Year firm founded: 2004 Number of clients: 45 families Assets under management: $25 million Client...

  • Behind the Numbers, Gail Dudack

    "It has been my assumption that whether or not we technically avoid a recession, we are in something that feels enough like a recession," explains...

  • How It Will Affect You

    Following are the Treasury Department's intermediate and long-term regulatory restructuring goals that would directly affect investment advisors and broker/dealers. INTERMEDIATE Insurance Establish a federal insurance regulatory structure...

  • Risk Is Remote When Managed Properly

    Another way that Larry Nakamura and his clients benefit from the real estate market is through a second company, Torrey Capital Mortgage Fund, essentially a...