Five Years of Excellence
The IA 25 marks its fifth anniversary in 2007, and each year it gets harder to limit the number of influential people to just 25....
What's in Your Basket?
Nobody feels ambivalent when it comes to the advisor's role in picking stocks. But what exactly are we talking about? Students of Benjamin Graham--who counts...
Many advisory firms split responsibilities among the principals of the firm, and many aim to provide clients with market-beating returns. Ben Warwick's firm does the...
Profiting by Behavior
Competition for affluent clients is fiercer than ever. To attract their attention, you need to stand out from the crowd. You must have better insights...
Fund in Focus: Fairholme Fund
S&P Rank: 5 Stars Larry Pitkowsky, co-manager since December 1999 Dining at Buffett's Table
Outside the Box
Equity managers are commonly hired to represent a particular "style" box that limits them to picking stocks with certain characteristics, like small-cap value or large-cap...
Energy by the Numbers
When it comes to building a portfolio, some mutual fund managers want to see as much independent research as they can. They want to talk...
Aggressive investors need not apply," might read a sign hanging over Charlie Dreifus's office door. Don't get the wrong idea. Making money is very important...
Dreifus's Three Pillars
How has Charles Dreifus reacted to the accounting scandals that included the problems at Enron and Global Crossing? A sample of his thoughts: Our analysis has...
Straight Talk From Ken Fisher
Insightful and blunt, Ken Fisher is an enigma. He shuns conferences for independent advisors and industry associations. Yet he is arguably the best known independent...