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Five Most-Read Stories: LPL's IPO, VA Guide, Taxes on Wealthy

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These are AdvisorOne’s Top 5 Most Read Stories for the week of Nov. 13-19:

1) LPL Kicks Off Its IPO, in Much Anticipated Move

By Janet Levaux |

With LPL having gone public on Thursday, Nov. 18, the largest independent broker-dealer, and its leader, Mark Casady (on left), now faces market, industry and other expectations. The IPO was a success, however, with the stock price up 7% on the first day of trading.

2) VA Living Benefits Reviewed in New Guide

By Marlene Y. Satter |

Carina Diamond of SS&G Wealth Management, who spoke at the Retirement Income Symposium on Nov. 8, comments on a new report by Strategic Insight that compares the features and funds of variable annuity living benefits.

3) Five Crucial Tax Issues for Wealthy in Deficit Reduction Plan

By Kathleen McBride |

Here’s how the deficit reduction commission's plan for taxes would impact high-net-worth investors.

4) Evaluating Broker-Dealer Service

By Jonathan Henschen |

When selecting a broker-dealer, it is often tough for reps to gauge the true quality of that service, and what can influence that quality, or lack of it. Top recruiter Jonathan Henschen takes an upfront look at the back office.

5) Why Everyone Should Do a Roth Conversion

By Mark Cortazzo |

The MAGI limits surrounding Roth IRA conversions have been removed for 2010, and as a result, clients are interested in finding out if they can benefit from the changes. This article returns as one of the most widely read pieces on a full month after it was first posted.