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

  • CFP's DEC Stepping Down

    At its January 17-18, 2008 meeting, the Directors of the CFP Board of Standards unanimously decided to delegate to the CEO the authority to "appoint...

  • Asset Allocation, May 2008

    To learn this month's recommended asset allocations of Investment Advisor's panel of distinguished economists and money managers, click here.

  • IPO Alternatives: Reverse Mergers

    The challenging initial public offering market has given rise to a new trend among small private companies. Businesses that have been experiencing difficulty in going...

  • A Healthy Portfolio?

    Healthcare has traditionally been thought of as a defensive sector, since even when economic conditions get bad, people will still take care of their health. However,...

  • How's It Playing in Peoria?

    The volatility that has plagued the markets and the economy sparked by the suprime mess has played havoc with the psyche of both advisors and...

  • Whither Client Loyalty?

    Are you certain that your clients will follow you where'er you roam? According to new research by Spectrem Group, clients may not be as steadfast...

  • What Lurks Beneath

    When two of Bear Stearns's highly leveraged hedge funds that reportedly had invested in subprime loans imploded last summer, the firm stepped in with $1.6...

  • Group Think

    The University of Kansas School of Business awarded 1st Global's Tony Batman with its Distinguished Alumni Award on April 10. Batman received his Bachelor of...

  • Changes

    New York Life Insurance Company announced that John Kim has been named president and CEO of its investment management arm, New York Life Investment Management...

  • Upgrades

    Fidelity Investments launched the Fidelity 130/30 Large Cap Fund, which will be managed by Keith Quinton, using a combination of Fidelity's research and fundamental quantitative...

  • It's All Personal

    What sets independent advisors apart is the personal advice you give to clients. Your technology tools may be great, your investment strategy may be a...

Columns

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...