Tax questions for selling concentrated stock
Clients with a deep aversion to tax liability may prefer the risk of owning large amounts of one stock, but selling is often the easiest...
Globalization. We hear the term over and over nowadays yet it's often hard to define succinctly because it encompasses myriad issues. At its core, globalization...
At its annual conference in Boston this October, the Financial Planning Association will assemble a stellar panel to discuss "Cross-Cultural Financial Planning: Making a Business...
The announcement last November that two of the largest independent wealth managers have joined forces may look like a modest deal from the vantage of...
The Safe Harbor Choice
Insider trading has a new poster boy--former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio, who was sentenced to six years in prison on July 27. He remains free...
You Are Like Your Clients
I asked Tim Kochis the question I pose at the end of nearly all my interviews these days. "What," I said, after we had discussed...
A Force in the West, With Aspirations
Typifying a growing trend in the independent advisory industry, two big California wealth management firms--Kochis Fitz of San Francisco and Quintile Wealth Management of Los...
The Fifth Annual IA 25: 2007
When Mary Schapiro took the helm as CEO and chairman of the NASD last September, it was a moment of relative calm before the storm.
Do It Now; Do It Right
As 2006 comes to a close and you reflect on the year's successes, it's important to look ahead by asking yourself a question that too...
After years of mutual distrust, planners and trust