Investment Advisor-February 2014

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  • Insurance for the Field of Dreams

    Marlene Y. Satter

    Say you have a client (or yourself, perhaps) whos so heavily into fantasy sports, hes one of the 25 million-plus players who fork over more than $1 billion annually to put together a team.

  • Harold and His Writings

    James J. Green

    In addition to serving as a source for hundreds of articles, Harold Evensky has written many articles on topics like the changing equity risk premium and the bucket approach to retirement income planning.

  • Too Many Choices = No Decisions

    Olivia Mellan

    Studies have shown that offering people too many choices may cause them to stick with the status quoa tactic that can be useful if clients want to change from an agreed-on plan to something that isnt in their best interest.

  • Harold and the Media

    James J. Green

    Several years ago, an advisor friend pulled me aside at a conference. This Harold Evensky guy; I dont get it, he said.

  • In Surprise, Helck to Retire From Raymond James

    Janet Levaux

    Chet Helck, CEO of Raymond James Global Private Client Group and a company board member, said on Jan. 9 that he will retire in February. He has been with the firm for 25 years and will stay on as a special advisor through year-end as needed.

  • Harold and Fiduciary

    Knut A. Rostad

    We knew Harold Evensky has been a proponent of the fiduciary standard for advice givers for some time and that he was a leading light of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard. So we asked the Institutes co-founder, Knut Rostad, to comment on Evenskys contributions.Ed.

  • SEC Takes Aim at Rollovers, Never-Before Examined IAs


    The Securities and Exchange Commission announced its examination priorities for 2014 in mid-January, and like FINRA, the SEC will also focus on advisor and broker-dealer IRA rollover activity this year.

  • How to Get Clients to Follow Your Advice

    Olivia Mellan

    Its one thing to give good advice another to get clients to follow it. Behavioral finance experts Olivia Mellan and Kol Burke offer techniques.

  • Other Items on Your Security Checklist


    Protecting your computer is an all-hands-on-deck endeavor, as I was clearly reminded. Another area that you should review is to make sure that your computer is regularly installing Windows updates, which is generally accomplished when you shut down your machine. Also, make sure that the Windows firewall is turned on....

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