Investment Advisor-December 2006

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  • The Other Side of Referrals

    Staff Writer

    Richard Manchester admits to being pretty picky when it comes to adding clients. When he does find a prospect that he thinks would be a...

  • A Good Foundation

    Bob Keane

    Although the good works done by foundations are usually in the grant-making area, lately an SRI mindset is also occurring on the investment side, says...

  • The Retirement Education Revolution

    Staff Writer

    As the largest generation in U.S. history, baby boomers have always defined the times. As children in the 1950s, it was the age of innocence,...

  • Behind the Numbers, with Mark Keller

    Kara P. Stapleton

    "We think the data show that stocks' long-term performance is superior to that of the other asset classes, hence, we tend to weigh stocks more...

  • Young Spendthrifts

    Kara P. Stapleton

    Young people are not saving for their future. Drs. Christopher Thornberg and Jon Haveman of Beacon Economics, based in Los Angeles, released a study in...

  • Morgan Stanley's Appetite for Hedge Funds

    Melanie Waddell

    In early November, Morgan Stanley announced its third investment in, or acquisition of, a major hedge fund in a matter of three days. On October...

  • Private, but Reasonable

    Staff Writer

    Of the many charitable avenues an advisor could steer a client down, private foundations might be more reasonable than you think. The New York-based Foundation...

  • Canadian Cold Front Hits Unit Trusts

    Staff Writer

    The surprise proclamation by the Canadian government that the income trust sector will lose its preferential tax status by 2011 sent shockwaves through the country's...

  • NEWS & PRODUCTS

    Staff Writer

    Morningstar has introduced Morningstar Retirement Income Strategist, a Web-based financial planning tool designed to help advisors create comprehensive analyses for clients who are nearing or...

  • The Fed's Role in Community Development

    Melanie Waddell

    The Federal Reserve Board and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) have a shared goal: to increase economic opportunity for low-income individuals. That was the message...

  • About the managers

    Kate McBride

    Jackson Robinson, President and CIO of Winslow Management Company, founded the firm in 1983 after posts at Prudential Securities in trading, sales, and research, and...

  • The Conference Season

    James J. Green

    The fall is conference season for investment advisors and financial planners, marked this year by two of the biggest annual gatherings held just weeks apart--The...

  • Asset Allocation, December 2006

    Staff Writer

    To learn this month's recommended asset allocations of Investment Advisor's panel of distinguished economists and money managers, click here

  • Where to Begin?

    Staff Writer

    How do you start an ethical will? There are no rules for the content, format, size, or shape of an ethical will--it can be whatever...

  • Pension Act Reforms for DB and Hybrid DC Plans

    Elizabeth D. Festa

    For those trying to devise defined benefit (DB) and hybrid defined benefit/defined contribution (DC) plans that fall under the employer deduction rules of the Pension...

  • News

    Kara P. Stapleton

    The Financial Planning Association endorsed a proposed rule by the Massachusetts Securities Division that would prohibit financial services professionals from using misleading professional designations. Massachusetts...

  • SRI Information Resources

    Staff Writer

    SSRN-CorpPhilanthropy.pdfUse the links below for more detailed information on socially responsible investing and other topics mentioned in this month's cover story. The U.N. Principles for...

  • NEWS & PRODUCTS

    Staff Writer

    Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers won Diversity Leadership Awards from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Goldman Sachs received the Sustained Leadership Award...

  • Retirement Planning for Fidelity Retail Customers

    Melanie Waddell

    In late October, Fidelity Investments unveiled a retirement guidance tool for retail investors called myPlan designed to help investors start saving for retirement, and those...

  • Physician, Insure Thyself

    Marlene Y. Satter

    Disability insurance is undergoing some interesting changes. According to John Ryan of Ryan Insurance Strategy Consultants in Greenwood Village, Colorado, one of those changes is...

  • A Universal Concern

    Melanie Waddell

    When it comes to worrying about retirement, pre-retirees and retirees around the world are in sync, though some, like the Japanese, are more anxious than...

  • The Top Ten

    Staff Writer

    At the end of the year we often look back and assess how we did--our accomplishments and even our failures. A more helpful approach both...

  • Zero Sum Game

    Staff Writer

    In October, Bank of America and Zecco.com each announced plans to offer clients zero commissions on stock trades. Zecco.com announced that for a minimum deposit...

  • Richard Manchester

    Staff Writer

    Wave Wealth Management 479 Ocean Avenue, Suite D Laguna Beach, California 92651 Phone: 949-497-9100 Richard@wavewealth.com Year practice began: 2006 Number of advisor in firm: 1, plus three-person support staff Number of clients:...

  • Catching up with... Liz Ann Sonders

    Kate McBride

    After the mid-term elections in which the balance of power in both the House of Representatives and the Senate shifted to Democrats, IA had to...

  • Democrats and Hedge Funds

    Melanie Waddell

    Now that the Democrats have seized both houses of Congress, some hedge fund officials are anticipating tighter controls on the industry. Granted, Republicans, too, heightened...

  • Renaissance Man

    James J. Green

    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...

  • Hope It Wasn't Something I Said

    Bob Clark, Bob Clark

    Columnists work in a rather bizarre environment. We periodically cast out our thoughts onto pages and the Internet and the airwaves in the hope that...

  • Reality Check

    Staff Writer

    Does your firm's structure tend to isolate skilled, entrepreneurial talent near the top, so that only a few key individuals are capable of managing the...

  • Trading Places

    Mark Tibergien

    Succession planning specialists say that only about one out of three family businesses successfully transfer from the first generation to the second. Although family business...

  • Gifts That Keep Giving

    Susan L. Hirshman

    It's that time of year again. Not only is Santa Claus coming to town, but the kids and grandchildren as well. In the spirit of...

  • Gone, but Not Forgotten

    Olivia Mellan

    In eras past, the rebirth of the new year started in springtime. For reasons that can only be guessed at today, we begin ours during...

  • Sowing Good Works

    James J. Green

    Philanthropy is very trendy right now. Think of Warren Buffett's decision to give away around $37 billion worth of his hard-earned Berkshire Hathaway stock to...

  • Three-Part Harmony

    Kate McBride

    Get out your pitch pipe, and sing along as the SEC begins in the first quarter of 2007 to look at proposals for regulatory rules...

  • Surf's Up

    Bob Keane

    If Richard Manchester had his druthers he'd probably never leave the comfortable confines of Laguna Beach, California. It's where he's had his home for most...

  • Accentuate the Positive

    Staff Writer

    While I am a patriotic American, I'm quite glad that Election Day is over. All those nasty TV commercials running up to the election are...

  • More Than Just Account Aggregation

    Staff Writer

    Any advisor who's worth his salt knows that to adequately assess whether a client is on target to retire comfortably, he must have a handle...

  • Upgrades

    Staff Writer

    Vanguard reopened the Strategic Equity Fund and increased its minimum initial investment to $10,000. The firm also lifted the $25,000 annual investment limits on Vanguard...

  • Convert Arb Makes a Comeback

    Staff Writer

    A survey of 15 organizations with around $117 billion of assets invested in hedge funds revealed a huge decline in the popularity of global macro...

  • Less is More

    Staff Writer

    One change now surfacing within the disability market, according to John Ryan, a Greenwood, Colorado insurance consultant to financial advisors, is John Hancock's approach to...

  • Filing a Gift Tax Return

    Staff Writer

    Generally, a gift tax return must be filed on Form 709 if any of the following apply to your clients. They: - Gave gifts to at...

  • Rogaine for Estates: Avoid Heir Loss

    Staff Writer

    Considering that the results of the recent elections have thrown the repeal of the estate tax into even further jeopardy, the need for proper estate...

  • Sweet, Not Sour, Returns For Investors

    Staff Writer

    Chinese stocks are red-hot--the MSCI China Index has soared 40.3% year-to-date through October. By comparison, the MSCI Euro Index is up a pedestrian 22.7%, while...

  • Giving Back, Smartly

    James J. Green

    The advisor's frustration was palpable. We had begun the conversation during lunch at the annual Financial Planning Association conference with a simple question about his...

  • Growing Green

    Kate McBride

    Whether as a conscious effort to "do good" or part of year-end tax planning, investors think more about charitable causes and social responsibility during the...

  • Hearts & Minds

    Bob Keane

    Regardless of how or where they were raised, most people seem to have an innate desire to do something for the common good, at least...

  • Do It Now; Do It Right

    Staff Writer

    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...

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