Investment Advisor-January 2005

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  • Buying's Not for Everyone

    Staff Writer

    As creator of the on- line buy/sell concept and founder and past CEO of FPtransitions, I feel compelled to chime in on Mark Tibergien's October...

  • Acquisitive Fidelity

    Staff Writer

    Consolidation in the clearing business continues apace. As Investment Advisor went to press, National Financial, Fidelity Investments' clearing arm, announced on Dec. 16 that it...

  • Less Is More

    Staff Writer

    Imagine running a practice with no formal marketing strategy or public relations effort. You haven't formulated a plan to increase revenues or profits or assets...

  • South American Funds Turn North

    Staff Writer

    Latin American stocks and mutual funds focused on that region have had a resurgence over the last two years. That's largely because of China's strong...

  • Fair Weather Ahead

    Bob Keane

    It's not likely that any of them will start belting out choruses of "Happy Days Are Here Again," but if the members of Investment Advisor's...

  • The Pension Congress?

    Staff Writer

    We've all heard of a defined benefit plan and defined contribution plans like the 401(k). But what's a DB(k)? Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) introduced his...

  • Mary Mettler

    Staff Writer

    Mary A. Mettler, CFP 4462 24th Street San Francisco, California 94114 Phone: 415-826-0357 Fax: 415-826-4362 E-mail: mettlersf@aol.com Year Practice Began: 1992 Number of Advisors in office: 1 Number of clients: 7 Compensation method: Fee-Only Fee...

  • About The Manager

    Staff Writer

    Robert L. Lee, CFA, is senior VP of Sentinel Advisors Company in Montpelier, Vermont, as well as being Mid Cap Growth Team Lead Portfolio Manager. In...

  • An Online Tool to Manage DB Plans

    Melanie Waddell

    Have you contemplated managing defined benefit plans but recoil at the thought of working with pension attorneys and actuaries? Well, CCA Small Business Group in...

  • Behind the Numbers, with Lincoln Anderson

    Staff Writer

    "I'm staying with it," says lpl financial's chief investment officer of his 2005 allocation strategy, which is the same one that he used to usher...

  • Do VAs Ever Make Sense?

    Ben Warwick

    As this new quarterly column makes clear, the answer is both yes and no. You'll have to do the math to find the right solution...

  • Worthwhile Opinions

    James J. Green

    Whenever there is talk of war and peace in Washington, I pay attention to the opinions of the leaders there who actually have faced combat....

  • Exchange Opportunities

    Staff Writer

    Advisors looking for tax-deferral opportunities for clients might want to consider 1031 exchanges. A 1031 like-kind exchange occurs when a taxpayer sells business property and...

  • Taking a High-Tech Tack

    Bob Keane

    Bob Lee's goal for the Sentinel Mid Cap Growth Fund (SNTNX) has been to achieve above-average performance, whether conditions indicate the overall market should be...

  • Getting the Vitals

    Staff Writer

    Many financial advisors are drawn to the profession by a sincere desire to help clients. They dedicate themselves to learning about investment products, financial markets,...

  • No Respect

    Mark Tibergien

    The implication is that fee-only advisors are so consumed with the "touchy-feely" aspects of working with clients that they forget about selling. That is part...

  • Suggestions for Bush, and the SEC

    Melanie Waddell

    Let's take a look at what some scholars are saying about President Bush's financial services agenda for his second term. Then let's move on to...

  • A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall...

    Bob Clark, Bob Clark

    Don't get me wrong: I'm happy to be back at Investment Advisor. In fact, I've always considered the IA folks to be the good guys...

  • Retiring Personalities

    Staff Writer

    Retirement used to be viewed as a sort of honorable discharge from the workforce. On the long-awaited day, the boss would extend thanks from a...

  • Are Hedge Funds Going "Retail"?

    Staff Writer

    As hedge funds have been anointed as "hot" by virtually every financial commentator, and as coverage of them has spread from the financial media to...

  • Happy Anniversary to Us!

    Staff Writer

    We often use this space to relate the accomplishments of the extended IA family. This month, we'll pat ourselves on the back. 2005 marks the...

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