Investment Advisor-February 2005

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  • Tony Stureman

    Staff Writer

    Krouse Kern Wealth Management, Inc. 6509 Mutual Drive Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825 260-496-8297, ext 342 tstureman@krousekern.com www.kkwealth.com Age: 35 Title: Manager, registered advisory representative Education: AS in electronics engineering technology, ITT Technical Institute,...

  • What's Next in the Capital

    Melanie Waddell

    Expect debate on Social Security, the tax code, and pensions, and that's just for a start in year one of Bush Two Redux Reforming Social Security...

  • The Dollar Cost of Compliance

    Staff Writer

    Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, along with legislation like Sarbanes-Oxley, the USA Patriot Act, and anti-money laundering rules, are putting a significant strain on asset...

  • When Settling Is Good

    James J. Green

    Good advisors strive to provide value to their clients in many ways. One often-overlooked way involves what may be one of the larger assets an...

  • About The Manager

    Staff Writer

    The path that J.C. Waller III took to his present position with Icon Advisers is not the typical one. He didn't come to Icon straight...

  • On the Rise

    Melanie Waddell

    When gauging how sales of variable universal life (VUL) insurance policies are faring, one need only look at equity market performance. As the equity market...

  • After Lanigan, Fidelity's Chances

    Bob Clark, Bob Clark

    If you're an advisor with Fidelity Registered Investment Advisor Group (FRIAG), you already know the news. If you're not, you may or may not have...

  • Behind the Numbers, with Liz Ann Sonders

    Staff Writer

    Charles Schwab & Co.'s Chief investment strategist, who debuts on our asset allocation panel this month, explains that her suggested allocation is designed for a...

  • A Value(s)-Driven Year

    Bob Keane

    If a single word can be used to sum up the year 2004 it has to be value. We were told throughout the months of...

  • Praise for "The Puzzler"

    Staff Writer

    Good article on "Do VAs Ever Make Sense?" (The Puzzler, January 2005) I wish you would look into some popular riders that I find very, very...

  • More Opportunities for Roth Conversions

    Staff Writer

    The Internal Revenue Service has opened the door for older, wealthier individuals to convert their traditional IRAs into Roth IRAs. Previously, individuals earning more than $100,000...

  • Ire Toward The IRS

    Melanie Waddell

    The 403(b) industry is up in arms over proposed regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service that would essentially strip 403(b)s of their unique status...

  • Owen H. Malcolm

    Staff Writer

    Sanders Financial Management, Inc. 4725 Peachtree Corners Circle Norcross, Georgia 30092 800-393-6443 omalcolm@sandersfmi.com www.sandersfmi.com Age: 29 Title: VP and COO Education: BS in finance, Berry College, 1997; MBA in entrepreneurship, Kennesaw State University,...

  • The New Faces of Planning

    Staff Writer

    Owen Malcolm remembers when he was first introduced to financial planning. He was sitting in the corner of an office quietly waiting for his parents...

  • THE GLUCK REPORT, Part I: Marketing Wisdom

    Staff Writer

    Helping advisors market their firms over the last eight years, I've seen some bizarre stuff. There was one advisor who wanted his Web site navigation...

  • Energy by the Numbers

    Bob Keane

    When it comes to building a portfolio, some mutual fund managers want to see as much independent research as they can. They want to talk...

  • Fear of Flying

    Staff Writer

    One of the most frustrating situations you can encounter is to see clients acknowledge the need to embark on a positive course of action, and...

  • The Next Stage for Life Planning

    Staff Writer

    It's December and there's snow on the ground outside George Kinder's office, a couple of blocks from Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. So you can't...

  • Divorce and Taxes: Alimony & Pensions

    Staff Writer

    The courts and the IRS have been very active recently in the divorce arena. Developments in nonalimony designations, dependency waivers, interest, retirement plans, IRAs, stock...

  • How to Break Up

    Mark Tibergien

    Experience teaches us many lessons. Sometimes they're lessons we wish we never learned. Years ago, before we merged our firm into Moss Adams, I had...

  • Brand Yourself

    Staff Writer

    A handful of advisors take their personal likes and dislikes and incorporate them into their marketing. If you like babies, therefore, you would feature pictures...

  • Is the FPA Irrelevant?

    Staff Writer

    Both experienced and new planners express frustration on figuring out how to hire and manage a talented employee, or how to be good employees. Industry...

  • Gold Dominates Materials Funds

    Staff Writer

    While managers of materials funds may invest in a variety of industries, including steel, glass, paper, and forest products, the volatile gold and metal mining...

  • Mind the Gap

    James J. Green

    Around the family dinner table the other night, we were discussing the merits of the United States Constitution (don't you have those conversations nightly over...

  • Why the Underperformance?

    Staff Writer

    Slumping returns, allegedly due to burgeoning capital flows chasing scarce market opportunities, were a prominent theme in the press coverage of hedge funds during 2004,...

  • Jamie Oder

    Staff Writer

    Saunders & Associates Financial Management 3204 Long Prairie Road, Suite D Flower Mound, Texas 75022-2718 972-724-9644 jamie.oder@lpl.com www.lpl.com/sa Age: 22 Title: manager, registered advisory representative Education: BA in financial planning, Kansas State University, 2004 Joined...

  • Looking back

    Staff Writer

    As part of Investment Advisor's 25th anniversary, we will be sharing some of that history with you from time to time. In an article written...

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