Research Magazine September 2006

Features

  • Heroism and Resilience

    In the aftermath of the terrorist atrocities of September 11, 2001, many children drew pictures related to the day's terrible events. One such drawing shows...

  • Innovations in Clearing

    Many reps well-seasoned in the business and moving full steam ahead into their high-net-worth practices focused on retiring boomers, will well remember the days when...

News

  • ETFs Coming to a 401(k) Plan Near You

    Will ETFs challenge mutual funds inside your client's 401(k) retirement plan? One place to look for answers will be Invest N Retire's second annual ETF...

  • Watching the S and P Striptease

    As one of the most closely watched stock market benchmarks in the world, the S&P 500 is a lot more complicated under the surface than...

  • Profits and Patriotism

    Five years after terrorists took out the World Trade Center and ignited the Pentagon, the specter of terrorism remains a threat to the peace of the world.

  • Net Assets Grow in Q1, Q2 of 2006

    The fund industry has attracted nearly $150 billion in net new assets during the first six months of 2006, according to Financial Research Corporation's latest...

  • Fund Updates

    The fund industry has attracted nearly $150 billion in net new assets during the first six months of 2006, according to Financial Research Corporation's latest...

  • A.G.Edwards Furthers Asset-Allocation Push

    Hoping to continue recent strong growth in its asset-management and service-fee revenues, A. G. Edwards is rolling out seven new portfolios that mix mutual funds...

  • LPL to Boost Payouts, Open Center in Southeast

    Advisors attending LPL's recent annual conference in San Diego heard more than personal insights from speakers Bill Bradley and Tom Brokaw. They also received news...

  • Pension Act Passes

    Members of the securities industry are generally pleased with the Pension Protection Act of 2006 passed by Congress. "I applaud Senate leaders for making this bill's...

  • RJA Tackles the Growth Challenge

    (Orlando, Fla.) Raymond James & Associates President Dennis Zank doesn't mince words when it comes to how the traditional brokerage's recruiting and growth efforts are...

  • A Time of Innovation

    New products and other factors drive growth in health care/biotech, despite a cautious regulatory environment, analysts say. ----- Jason Kantor RBC Capital Markets 415-633-8565 Jason.kantor@rbccm.com Outlook: Fundamentally, I don't think the...

  • Managing Risk

    Research: What do affluent investors most need to understand about risk? Sonnenfeldt: Very often, a security's volatility is the proxy used for risk, but in a...

  • 'Portfolio' Manager

    Kent Christian wasn't looking to change jobs but when an executive search firm queried him late last year about considering a senior role at Wachovia...

  • Turning Point

    Hollywood scribes call them "plot points" -- pivotal events that change the course of the main character's life and, hence, drive the movie's story. A stroke...

Voices/Columnists

  • When the Party's Over

    Over the first two installments in this series, we've looked at three of the five factors that determine whether a seminar marketing effort will be...

  • Man Versus Machine

    Technology is our friend, right? That's what I've always heard anyway. Given a recent experience, I may reserve judgment for a while. Like many of you,...

  • Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask

    We all know it: Modern day financial advising isn't about transactions, sales pitches and reeling in clients. Rather, it's about understanding clients' financial needs, and...

  • Get Moving on New Tax Act

    There is nothing like a new tax bill to give you something to talk about with your clients. The Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act...

  • The Six Cs of Client Loyalty

    Do you want a more profitable business -- not just a "practice," but the advisory business that you've always wanted? Most advisors are too busy...

  • How to Succeed, over Salad

    High-level business executives like James R. Cannon tend to shun hyper-caloric business lunches. Besides, coming from Phoenix, where AIG Financial Advisors is headquartered, you no...

  • While We Were Fighting

    Global financial markets and the world economy approach the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks against the U.S. in a healthy state.