Investment Advisor November 2005

Features

  • Gender Gains

    There is no question that women are working everywhere in the investment business, as advisors, planners, traders, analysts, economists, investment strategists, portfolio managers, company presidents,...

  • Back to Square One

    More and more planners, according to the latest surveys, want to be wealth managers, the type of advisor who helps high-net-worth individuals preserve their wealth...

  • Seven Deadly Sins

    Many investors know what they should be doing, like saving for retirement and their children's education, diversifying and rebalancing their portfolios, and building a retirement...

  • Good to Give

    To practice charity has been considered virtuous and admirable in virtually every culture and religion since the dawn of civilization. Everyone knows, too, that it's...

  • Posing the Proper PMS Questions

    As an investment advisor, there are three pillars that support your practice: portfolio management, distribution, and operations. One support--operations--is uniquely tied to client service. Since...

  • Bright Idea

    Once upon a time, utility companies were the go-to investments among advisors who wanted something "safe and reliable" for widows and orphans. Utilities were regulated...

  • Raising the Bar

    It is a challenge for a firm to grow, hire new employees, and assume greater responsibilities while offering a wider range of client services. We...

  • Take Your Pick

    As investment advisors increasingly play a larger role in the distribution of retirement plans, retirement plan providers and the companies that partner with advisors to...

  • Guiding Light

    According to various studies, at least half of all defined contribution plan participants are uninterested in or unwilling to take part in the financial planning...

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  • Funds of ETFs

    Most advisors who have created their own mutual funds use an asset allocation approach, moving monies among different markets in order to enhance return and...

  • At the Podium, Not on a Pedestal

    While women may be having a hard time gaining traction within the wirehouses, in the independent advisor world they already play prominent roles in firms,...

  • Joseph A. DiGangi, Jr.

    Everest Financial & Settlement Consulting, LLC 1716 Cherry Avenue, Suite 100 o Easton, Pennsylvania 18040-2154 610-559-7696 Joseph_DiGangi@hotmail.com Year Practice Began: 2002 Years of financial planning experience: 22 Years of settlement consulting...

  • About The Manager

    In addition to managing the $900 million portfolio of the Eaton Vance Utilities Fund, Judith Saryan is vice president at Eaton Vance Management, in Boston,...

  • It's All About Layers

    Registered investment advisors are subject to regulation and oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and are subject to the provisions of the Investment...

  • Pension Reform Still Alive on the Hill

    While members of Congress concede that overhauling Social Security is off the table this year, industry officials are optimistic that Congress will finish this year...

  • Behind the Numbers, with Liz Ann Sonders

    At Schwab's Impact conference in september, the company's chief investment strategist was rather upbeat on equities, noting that "It's a good sign that people are...

  • Preparing For Disaster; Offering Help To Those In Need

    The devastation resulting from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita has prompted many advisors to revisit their disaster preparedness plans, but even those with good plans in...

  • Looking Back

    Agood idea eight years ago is pro- bably still a good idea today. That's certainly the case with the Roth IRA which was covered in...

  • Coaching Credentials

    Here are the three designations awarded by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and each designation's requirements: Associate Certified Coach (ACC) 60 hours of coach-specific training 250 hours of...

  • You Get What You Pay For

    According to the ICF, the average cost of a coach in the U.S. is about $150 an hour, although some don't charge by the hour...

  • GAO Questions SEC's Oversight of Mutual Funds

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently performed a study of the Securities and Exchange Commission's new risk-based examination of mutual funds, and found that the...