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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ALM Media, with overall editorial responsibility for ThinkAdvisor.com, as well as Investment Advisor and Research magazines.
He has more than 30 years of experience in print and electronic journalism and has covered the investment advisory industry since 1999. 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 in 2000, 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.
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.
Editor-in-Chief, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Executive 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 is a two-time winner of the Excellence in Financial Journalism award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).
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.