Research Magazine April 2008

Features

  • More than Just Clearing

    Financial advisors are quick to call theirs a people-to-people business; and since they're out on the front lines, that's completely correct. But now some traditionally backstage...

  • The Go-Go Sixties

    For a decade that would be remembered as Wall Street's "go-go years," the 1960s began in an unpromising way. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which...

News

Voices/Columnists

  • Excellent Presentation

    I have known many outstanding investors who have not survived as financial advisors. Perhaps in a subsequent business life, they will be reincarnated as quants...

  • Swami Marketing

    Just the other day, I visited a friend of mine at his office. While I was waiting in the lobby, I happened to pick up...

  • Seeking Simplicity

    Do you remember when Microsoft first introduced PowerPoint in the early 1990s? We all thought it was so great. Now our presentations could easily include...

  • Talking Turbulence

    What did you do to communicate with your clients during the market downturn earlier this year? If you answered "nothing," or had to stop and...

  • Finding (and Keeping) Wealthier Clients

    Financial advisors understand that with increasing competition, downward pressure on fees and commissions, and rising expenses and compliance costs, finding and satisfying wealthy clients has...

  • Going the Extra Mile

    I catch up with Joe Calloway in the hotel lobby during OneVoice, the 2008 Broker-Dealer Conference organized by the Financial Services Institute. A busy man...

  • Stagflation Nation

    About a year ago, I was interviewing the head of a New York City-based broker-dealer for my Research column. The conversation turned to inflation --...