Investment Advisor-August 2012

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  • Unleash the Hounds

    John Sullivan

    By hounds, we mean lawyers; not that were necessarily comparing lawyers to dogs, but the former do have something of a Pavlovian response to new regulation and the potential opportunity it affords well leave it at that.

  • The Hidden Tax Burden of MLP ETFs

    Ryan Issakainen

    In an environment of persistently low interest rates, investors have increasingly looked beyond traditional fixed income investments toward other income-producing alternatives.

  • The Benefit of Transferring Wealth by Year-End

    Daniel Eagan, Andrew Auchincloss

    The real value of making a large gift nowwith gift- and estate-tax rates slated to rise on Jan. 1is not simply getting millions out of a client's estate; it comes from getting the future growth of the wealth out of that estate.

  • Europe: What Now?

    Virginie Maisonneuve

    Europe has avoidedfor nowthe drama of a Greek exit from the euro thanks to Greece electing a party that broadly backs its bailout terms.

  • X + Y = Greater Value

    Mark Tibergien

    If I were buying a financial advisory firm, I would discount the firms value based on the number of clients and staff over the age of 55.

  • Protecting the Family Jewels

    Marlene Y. Satter

    Whether your clients are decked-out glitterati or simply treasure Great-Grandmas pearls, heres what you should know.

  • Challenges and Opportunities in the JOBS Act

    Jeff Joseph

    Provisions within the JOBS Act present advisors with a number of new challenges and opportunities for high-net-worth clients, as the legislation increases access to several alternative private investment structures.

  • Tech Questions for Summertime

    Dan Skiles

    August is my favorite time of year for new projects. More specifically, its a good time to ask, What technology areas require more research before we pull the trigger? To get started with this exercise, allow me to recommend some ideas.

  • Borzi on the Hot Seat, Again

    Melanie Waddell

    Phyllis Borzi is once again feeling heatthis time from House Democratsover her insistence on including individual retirement accounts (IRAs) in the Department of Labors reproposed fiduciary rule.

  • Beyond the Buzzwords

    John Sullivan

    You are here today as part of a culmination of a nearly year-long effort and partnership between Investment Advisor and ActiFi, said Investment Advisor Group Editorial Director Jamie Green.

  • Broker Suitability Rule Takes Effect

    Marlene Y. Satter

    A new FINRA rule on suitability of recommendations by brokerages and brokers to customersand to prospective customerstook effect on July 9, and with it come a number of issues of which firms and advisors alike need to be aware.

  • Northern Trust Swoops Into ETFs

    John Sullivan

    When you think of Northern Trust, you probably dont think of ETFs, but thats about to change. ETF group head Shundrawn Thomas talked to AdvisorOne about how taking on the big guys isn't as hard as one might think.

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