Investment Advisor November 2009

Features

  • People & Pay

    Investment Advisor readers can purchase a specially priced copy of the complete FA Insight Study by visiting www.fainsight.com. Click on "Order" and enter the discount...

  • Tried and True

    For someone trying to understand the business of providing investment advice to individuals, data that paints a broad, accurate picture of the overall business is...

  • Small World

    Over the last several years, the world's capital markets have undergone tremendous expansion, diversification, and integration. Accompanying these changes has been a movement away from...

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Sidebar Stories

  • A Short History of Gold

    Since the dawn of civilization, gold, silver, and other precious metals have been regarded by investors worldwide as a unique store of value. Gold coins...

  • Lessons From an Experienced Advisor

    Dick Vodra, a wealth manager with Spire Investment Partners in McLean, Virginia, doesn't use a questionnaire to develop a risk profile for clients. Instead, he...

  • One B/D's Take on Assessing Risk

    Kol Birke, a financial behavior specialist with the independent broker/dealer Commonwealth Financial Network, suggests that advisors develop a risk score for clients after discussing four...

  • What the Future Will Bring

    What worries these advisors? What gives them cause for hope? Bob Len is troubled by some regulations, particularly those that stand in the way of globalization,...

  • Why Adopt Global Standards, Anyway?

    Over the last decade, the world's accounting standard-setters have been working on "converging" local and global accounting standards. Central to these efforts has been the...

  • An Emotional Competence Inventory

    Emotional Intelligence rests on an individual's ability to employ their emotional competencies that fall into four clusters: Self-Awareness o Emotional Awareness: Recognizing one's emotions and their effects o...

  • SEC Sets Out Strategic Plan

    The Securities and Exchange Commission published for public comment in October its Draft Strategic Plan outlining the Commission's strategic goals for fiscal years 2010 through...

  • Marketing Is Everyone's Job

    To harness young advisors' energy and motivation to help with marketing, and maximize their contributions to their firms, firm owners who employ NexGen advisors should...

  • Still Time

    In delivering a short history of the SRI movement, Steve Schueth, president of First Affirmative Financial Network in Colorado Springs, Colorado, explains that SRI originally...