Investment Advisor September 2009

Features

  • Win-Win

    The natural state of a true investment advisory firm is a privately owned partnership that is fully controlled by the professionals who are actively involved...

  • Media Star

    When watching the business news channels on cable television many advisors seeing an "expert" pontificating about the latest financial crisis are likely to think, "I...

  • Way Up

    There are many different approaches advisors utilize when managing money for clients. Some adopt a passive strategy buying only the indexes while others pursue alpha...

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  • Broker/Dealer of the Year, Division I

    Prospera Financial Services President: David Stringer Candid quote from a Prospera rep: I've been solicited by various B/Ds at least once a year since joining Prospera. None of...

  • Tortoise or Hare

    When it comes to which business model--a corporate owned advisory firm or a partnership--is most appealing to investors and which to advisors, it's clear that...

  • Share and Share Alike

    With 35 years experience in the business, Dan Deighan can rightly claim to be one of the independent advisory profession's pioneers. Although ownership of the...

  • About The Planner

    Dan Deighan CEO, Deighan Financial Advisors 47 West New Haven Avenue, Suite 101 Melbourne, Florida 32901 Phone: 321-728-3888 E-mail: info@deighanfa.com Web site: www.deighanfa.com Year firm founded: 1974 Number of people in firm: 14 Number...

  • Value Versus Growth

    Over time, value stocks have outperformed growth stocks and have done so with a lower standard deviation (see first table below). The coefficient of variation...

  • Tactical Versus Strategic

    In strategic asset allocation, long-term capital expectations are integrated with a client's goals and a target allocation is established. With tactical asset allocation, adjustments are...

  • The Three Questions

    The signature exercise that Kinder's Institute of Life Planning conducts at its workshops to help an individual discover what's most important to them is to...

  • Regaining Trust

    Drawing on 30 years of research and experience, Drs. Dennis and Michelle Reina of the Trust Building Institute in Stowe, Vermont, have developed an approach...

  • Easier Said Than Done

    It's not hard to think up how a firm, any firm, could be better organized. The trick--and it's a big one--is to actually make the...

  • Who Representatives Voted For

    Here are the first, second, and third place winners in this year's balloting as picked by the 3,577 validated voters in our 19th annual readers'...

  • What Representatives Wish For

    On the ballot each year, the Investment Advisor editors ask voting representatives to tell us what products or services they wish their current broker/dealers offered,...

  • Broker/Dealer of the Year, Division II

    The Investment Center President and CEO Ralph DeVito Candid quote from an Investment Center rep: I have never had any problems with The Investment Center, and would not...

  • Where Representatives Would Go

    This year, more than many others, many representatives of broker/dealers are reassessing their options when it comes to with whom, and how, they will affiliate....

  • Broker/Dealer of the Year, Division III

    Sigma Financial Corp. President and CEO Jerome Rydell Candid quote from a Sigma rep: There are no unsurmountable obstacles at Sigma, just minor speed bumps. Founded: 1983 Producing Reps: 599 2008...

  • How the Representatives Voted

    The year 2009 marked the 19th time that Investment Advisor asked its readers who are representatives of independent broker/dealers to rank their own B/Ds on...

  • Broker/Dealer of the Year, Division IV

    Woodbury Financial Services Chairman and CEO Brian Murphy Candid quote from a Woodbury rep: This is my fourth B/D, and the first I've been with that had all...

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