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Think Advisor

ThinkAdvisor Network

The ThinkAdvisor network provides the most comprehensive and accessible resources and knowledge for the Investment Advisory community, available on all the relevant platforms advisors use. The network is comprised of ThinkAdvisor.com, as well as Investment Advisor and Research magazines, and also includes live events, virtual tradeshows and webcasts.

Think Advisor


ThinkAdvisor.com supports the professional growth and vitality of the Investment Advisory community, from RIAs and wealth managers of all kinds, to independent broker-dealer and wirehouse representatives. We provide unparalleled access to the knowledge, information and critical resources they need to succeed at every stage in their career, including professional development, education and certification, industry news and analysis, reference tools and services, and community networking opportunities.

Investment Advisor Magazine

Since 1980, independent and independent-minded advisors have turned to Investment Advisor for the unbiased news, information, and analysis that they need to grow and run their practices and to provide the best investment advisory and financial planning choices for their clients. Whether it's wealth management, alternative investments, retirement planning, technology, or practice management, and whether the advisor is a broker/dealer rep or an independent RIA, Investment Advisor remains the leading media valued partner in helping that advisor become and remain successful.

Research Magazine

To stay ahead of the pack, elite advisors know that staying informed is critical to success, and the resources you use to get the latest news and analysis must evolve to meet your needs. This is why beginning in August 2016, Research became Research on Wealth, a quarterly print and digital issue that focuses on the most critical issues faced by employee advisors at wirehouses and regional firms: Investment Products, Technology, Retirement, and Practice Management.

Each issue includes can't-miss content guided by Editor-in-Chief Janet Levaux and from top industry experts and contributors like Michael Finke.

  • Janet Levaux

    Janet Levaux

    Editor-in-Chief, Investment Advisory Group

    Janet Levaux, MBA/MA, is the Executive Managing Editor of Research magazine. She has worked as a features editor and writer for Investor's Business Daily and a community news editor and columnist for The Contra Costa Times.

  • Ron Pechtimaldjian

    Ron Pechtimaldjian

    Executive Editor, ThinkAdvisor.com

    Ron Pechtimaldjian is Executive Editor of ThinkAdvisor. Previously, he was an editor at The New York Times News Service for 18 years, editing TimesDigest, a daily digest of the paper distributed worldwide, and International Weeklies, a distilled broadsheet version of The Times included in foreign- and English-language papers across the globe. Prior to working at The Times, he owned and operated Multi Vision Productions, a video production company in Washington, D.C. , where he directed and edited a cable TV news magazine show called "Focal Point." Ron received a B.S. in Communications from University of Texas at Austin. He also attended University of London, studying Art, Architecture and Theater.

  • Melanie Waddell

    Melanie Waddell

    Washington Bureau Chief

    Melanie Waddell is the Washington Bureau Chief for Investment Advisor magazine and ThinkAdvisor.com. She has been a columnist for Investment Advisor since 2002 and a financial journalist/editor since 1994. Early in her career, Melanie covered financial issues at American Banker in Washington. Since 1997, she has been covering investment-related issues, entering the advisor universe in a senior level editorial position at American Banker/Thomson Media in both Washington and New York. After seven years at Thomson, now Reuters, Melanie joined the Investment Advisor team. Melanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Towson University.

  • Danielle Andrus

    Danielle Andrus

    Executive Managing Editor, Investment Advisor magazine

    Danielle Andrus is the Executive Managing Editor of Investment Advisor magazine. She has been in the publishing industry since 2006, covering the advisory industry since 2007. Danielle has a BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

  • Katie Rass

    Katie Rass

    Managing Editor, ThinkAdvisor.com

    Katie Rass is the managing editor of ThinkAdvisor. Previously, she edited breaking financial news at Dow Jones Newswires. She has also worked as an editor at The New York Times News Service and on the financial desk of the International Herald Tribune in Paris. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

  • Bernice Napach

    Bernice Napach

    Senior Writer, ThinkAdvisor.com

    Bernice Napach is a senior writer at ThinkAdvisor and has covered personal finance and the stock, bond, commodities and foreign-exchange markets in print, online and TV.

    Bernice was recently a Writer/Producer for Yahoo Finance producing video segments, and writing news blogs to accompany interviews of thought leaders like economist Thomas Piketty, former Vice President Al Gore, LinkedIn Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman and Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. Before Yahoo she was a segment producer for Bloomberg TV and CNBC and also worked at CNNfn. She has deep writing and editing experience with top-flight news outlets like Investor’s Business Daily, Reuters, Medical Economics magazine and The New York Times.

    Bernice has a Bachelor of Science in Social Welfare from SUNY at Stony Brook.

  • Liana Roberts

    Liana Roberts

    Research Editor, Investment Advisor magazine

    Liana Roberts is the Research Editor of Investment Advisor magazine.

  • Emily Zulz

    Emily Zulz

    Staff Reporter, ThinkAdvisor.com

    Emily Zulz is Staff Reporter of ThinkAdvisor. She previously worked as a reporter for the The Daily Journal in Kankanee, Ill., for a year and a half. She then joined Groupon’s editorial team in Chicago as a fact checker, where she spent three years. She graduated cum laude with a BA in journalism from Eastern Illinois University in 2009.