Merrill Reinvents Training; Clearing Firms Get Social: April Research—Slideshow
The cover story of the April issue of Research takes an in-depth look at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management's revamped training program. A feature article examines the clearing industry's efforts to move beyond its traditional transaction focus.
Rekindling Equity Enthusiasm; Optimizing Annuity Options: March Research—Slideshow
"Stocks: A Hard Sell," the cover story by Ellen Uzelac, details how client enthusiasm for equities has taken a hit in recent years. The Annuity Analytics column, by Prof. Moshe Milevsky, offers advice on how to make the most of guaranteed living benefits in annuity contracts.
Seeking Advisors’ Real Value; Generating High-Tech Leads: February Research—Slideshow
The February issue of Research magazine takes an in-depth look at what value financial advisors actually provide to their clients. Ellen Uzelac's feature article "Here's Your Lead Generation Machine" probes how technology is providing new ways to find and engage prospective clients. "A Broker Who Broke Bad" offers the story,...
A Broker Who Broke Bad
Serving nearly 400 days in federal prison wasn’t what Justin M. Paperny had in mind when he became a stockbroker fresh out of the University of Southern California, psychology degree in hand.
Ranking 401(k) Transparency; Avoiding Liquidity Temptations: January Research—Slideshow
Research magazine teams up with consulting firm Dalbar to present retirement plan transparency rankings. New regulations mandate that 401(k) plan service providers convey detailed disclosures, especially about fees.
Making It to Hall of Fame; Assessing Year Ahead; Following the Dumb Money: December Research—Slideshow
The December issue of Research features the magazine's 22nd annual Advisor Hall of Fame, a benchmark of industry excellence. The annual Research Roundtable also appears in the December issue, as our expert panel looks ahead to the financial and economic outlook for 2013.
New Retirement Pros; Clients’ Brains; Bill Good’s Cold Call Rewrite: November Research—Slideshow
The November cover story of Research magazine, "The New Retirement Pro," focuses on how to thrive in the growing and highly competitive field of retirement income advice. And Bill Good’s column called "Cold Call Rewrite," he recasts cold call scripts advisors have used.
What Bogle Thinks of ETFs; Gross vs. ‘Cult’; Paycheck Stress: October Research—Slideshow
The October issue of Research deals with formidable personalities and controversial issues. Cover story "How John Bogle Really Sees ETFs" covers the Vanguard founder's view of the exchange-traded fund field and its evolution. Feature article "Bill Gross vs. the Equity Cult" analyzes the bond maven's pessimism about equity returns.
The Long View
John Bogle was long a prophet without honor in the financial services industry.
Advice for the Next President; High Returns With Low Risk: September Research—Slideshow
The September issue of Research puts a prime focus on the upcoming election. In "Where Will They Steer Us?" Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute looks at Wall Street reform. In "A Bold New Direction," Senior Editor Kenneth Silber sketches out a radical tax overhaul. Other highlights of the issue...