Investment Advisor-December 2011

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  • Owner’s Guilt: Manage It, Before It Manages You

    Angie Herbers

    My October column, Stumbling on Happiness, generated a lot of chatter on Twitter and in emails, leading me to believe that the problem of owners guilt is a lot more prevalent than I thought.

  • Alternatives and Advisors

    James J. Green

    RIAs perform the most sophisticated due diligence, Marc Zeitoun of Guggenheim flatly stated in a conversation during the Schwab Impact conference in San Francisco.

  • A Better Day

    Steve Weydert, CFP, MS

    Imagine youre given the choice of two different times to be a stock market investor.

  • Grow Your Business With Social Media

    Eric Clarke

    In my years of experience working with investment advisors, the No. 1 way new clients are acquired has consistently been through referrals.

  • Kahneman’s Close-Up

    John Sullivan

    Reading the December issue of Vanity Fair, I came across a curious find.

  • Schwab's Deep Impact

    Janet Levaux, James J. Green

    If you want sound bites, Schwab Impact 2011 in San Francisco had them.

  • Hiding in Plain Sight

    George Fraise, Robert Rohn, Gordon Marchand

    The past decade has not been kind to most equity investors and their advisors.

  • 10 Steps to Bulletproof Your Practice

    Jonathan Henschen

    As a recruiting firm, we deal with compliance issues so frequently that, put in college terms, I majored in recruiting and minored in compliance.

  • Retirement Reset

    John Sullivan

    If youve been an advisor for any length of time, youve heard Ken Dychtwald speak.

  • Reality Check

    Bob Clark

    I was recently accused by one of my friends of being a numbers guy, which, as a former philosophy major and professional journalist, I found quite amusing.

  • The Long and Short of Long-Short Funds

    John Sullivan

    At the Morningstar Investor Conference in 2006, one breakout session panelist noted the 40 long-short funds in existence, predicting the number would increase tenfold in the next two years.

  • Precious Metal

    Savita Iyer-Ahrestani

    Melissa Sayer, a resident of Westfield, N.J., was dying to get an iPad.

  • Internal Changes at SEC’s Exam Division

    Melanie Waddell

    As uncertainty remains in the debate over whether an SRO should oversee advisorsand a new option of using outside auditors for advisor exams in lieu of an SRO was recently thrown into the mixchanges are afoot within the SECs exam division.

  • Buyer’s Remorse

    Mark Tibergien

    Much has been written about sellers seeking liquidity or succession solutions, but the real story of the day is the amount of money chasing after a small pool of advisory firms and broker-dealers.

  • Is Another 2008 Imminent for Global Equities?

    Jim Nelson

    Given the dramatic market volatility we have seen over the past few months, we thought it wise to provide our take on what is driving the turbulence, especially in light of the short-term surge in the U.S. dollar and the declines in commodity-related investments.

  • The Pursuit of Happiness

    Olivia Mellan

    During nearly 40 years as a psychotherapist, Ive tried to help people learn to love themselves and treat themselves well in the deepest sense.

  • Class Dismissed

    Marlene Y. Satter

    The Community Living Assistance Services and Support program, also known as the CLASS Act, was part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Obamas effort at health care reform.

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