Investment Advisor October 2007

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Features

  • Behind the Numbers

    Next time you're thinking about investing in a hedge fund or managed futures account, you may want to check with your grandmother. Explain what you're...

  • Tech Tools

    Creating a solid, goals-based investment strategy for your clients, one that is subject to continuous improvement, should ideally be your top objective. However, if you...

  • Love Those Taxes!

    Just a year ago in an Investment Advisor cover story and follow-up (October 2006, "Eureka," and November 2006 Wealth Advisor column, "Digging Deeper"), we described...

  • Brother and Sister, Where Art Thou?

    To judge by the Genesis story of Cain and Abel, sibling rivalry has been going on as long as there have been siblings. Although this...

  • The Longevity Race

    Perfectionists, but in a good way, is how Paul Lofties might describe the advisors he manages at Securities America. After installing the retirement distribution tool,...

  • The Kids Stay in the Picture

    As increasing number of planners adopt a holistic approach to their clients' money matters, many are taking a closer look at the relationship they have...

  • Transparency and Respect

    There's been much debate recently among regulators, industry associations, and advisors themselves about fiduciary responsibility. Jim Dew, principal and sole practitioner of Dew Wealth Management...

  • Simulation Wizardry

    Financial planners have long searched for a tool that provides flexibility in modeling the specific nuances of various clients' situations. Finding that all-inclusive program has...

  • Bottleneck

    "A bank may be said to be solvent when its assets are so constituted that a liquidation would necessarily result at least in complete satisfaction...

Beginnings

Columns

  • The Assets Clients Hide

    Advanced planning for affluent clients is often like solving a puzzle. The puzzle pieces include your clients' attitudes, goals, and assets as well as extensive...

  • Exit, Stage Left

    There comes that awful realization in every advisor's life when he finds himself in the netherworld between wisdom and obsolescence. It's that moment when the...

  • Difference of Opinion

    Knut Rostad is the compliance officer for Rembert Pendleton Jackson, an independent advisory firm in Falls Church, Virginia, with $700 million in AUM. Over the...

  • Making Compliance Headway

    Four years since the passage of the SEC's "compliance program rule"--requiring registered investment advisors to adopt and implement compliance policies and procedures, appoint a chief...

  • Beyond E-Myth

    Virtually every one of my consulting engagements begins with the advisor/client asking if I've read The E-Myth. Then as I work with them, my clients...

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