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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

Since its start in 1978, Research magazine has supported the interests of financial advisors nationwide. The publication’s practical columns and features are designed to help advisors boost their client-centric business. The magazine highlights the latest information on financial tools, like ETFs, and important trends that affect today’s advisors and clients, such as compensation and regulation. The publication is full of advice on how advisors can improve their practice, and readers work for both full-service national securities firms and regional and independent firms.

  • James J. Green

    James J. Green

    Editorial Director, Investment Advisor Group
    Editor-in-Chief, Investment Advisor magazine

    James J. Green is the Editorial Director, Investment Advisor Group and Editor-in-Chief of Investment Advisor at Summit Professional Networks, with an overall editorial responsibility for ThinkAdvisor.com, as well as Investment Advisor and Research magazines. He has nearly 30 years of experience in print and electronic journalism, with more than a dozen years covering the investment advisory industry. For nine years he worked at The New York Times, where he was editor of TimesFax, an electronic version of the newspaper of record now known as Times Digest. He joined what was then Dow Jones Investment Advisor in 1999 as managing editor, was appointed Executive Editor of Investment Advisor magazine in 2000, Editor in 2002, Editor-in-Chief in 2005, and Editorial Director of Investment Advisor and Wealth Manager in 2008 before assuming his current position in 2009. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from St. Hyacinth College in Granby, Massachusetts, and studied theology on the graduate level at St. Anthony-on-the-Hudson, Rensselaer, New York.

  • 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.

  • Gil Weinreich

    Gil Weinreich

    Editor-in-Chief, Research magazine

    Gil Weinreich is the Editor-in-Chief of Research magazine. Prior to working in the financial services industry, he was an international news reporter for Voices of America (VOA) and also worked at U.S. News & World Report, producing the weekly letters page. Gil has been at Research since 1997 and has been recognized with awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism in 2003 and 2004 for his column, "The Ethical Advisor." He has also been a speaker, panelist, and moderator at financial industry conferences and in 2010 published his first book, Who Really Wrote the Bible? He received his Bachelor's degree from U.C. Berkeley in political science and studied international relations at the graduate level at American University in Washington, D.C.

  • Janet Levaux

    Janet Levaux

    Executive Managing Editor, Research magazine

    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.

  • Danielle Andrus

    Danielle Andrus

    Executive Managing Editor, Investment Advisor magazine

    Danielle Andrus is the Executive Managing Editor of Investment Advisor magazine. She has been a part of the publishing industry for five years, covering the advisory industry for the last three years. 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.

  • Melanie Waddell

    Melanie Waddell

    Washington Bureau Chief

    Melanie Waddell is the Washington Bureau Chief and Editor of the Practice Channel on ThinkAdvisor.com. She has been a financial reporter for nearly 20 years. Early in her career, Melanie covered financial issues at American Banker in Washington. For the past 15 years, Melanie 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 has been a columnist for Investment Advisor for nine years, and holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Towson University.

  • Kenneth Silber

    Ken Silber

    Senior Editor, Research magazine

    Kenneth Silber is a senior editor at Research magazine. His work on science, economics and history has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post. He has appeared frequently on the Gabe Wisdom Show on the Business Talk Radio Network.

  • 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 the last three years. She graduated cum laude with a BA in journalism from Eastern Illinois University.