Investment Advisor-July 2004

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  • Talk Therapy

    Staff Writer

    Building a high-net-worth clientele is often based on developing relationships that start as acquaintances, develop into friendships as trust is established, and finally become business...

  • FORMULAS FOR SUCCESS- Not Your Father's Bean Counters

    Mark Tibergien

    It's no secret among independent financial advisors that accounting firms--a traditional source of client referrals--have been steadily making inroads into the advice business themselves. The...

  • TOOLS OF THE TRADE- Rebalancing Act

    Staff Writer

    The issue of rebalancing clients' portfolios is faced by all investment advisors. Most of you would agree that rebalancing can have a tremendous impact on...

  • Power of Attorney

    Staff Writer

    Sometimes a glance in the rearview mirror can be invaluable --say, if you're being pursued by your evil nemesis in a high-speed car chase, or...

  • Checking in with... Jonathan Krasney

    Staff Writer

    Jonathan S. Krasney is ample proof that you don't have to be on Wall Street to be an avid watcher of Alan Greenspan's latest moves....

  • Mixed Feelings

    Staff Writer

    An FPA study finds advisors have embraced the Web, but still want real account integration A new Financial Planning Association survey suggests that advisors have overwhelmingly...

  • Longer Arms

    James J. Green

    How's the health of the independent trust company business? If our annual directory of those trust companies over the next five pages is any indication,...

  • Enough is Enough?

    Staff Writer

    For most people, $20 million is a lot of money--an amount to be dreamed of, a lottery jackpot and then some. Yet there are people...

  • Joe Votava

    Staff Writer

    Joe Votava Nixon Peabody, LLC P.O. Box 31051 Clinton Square Rochester, New York 14603-1051 jvotava@nixonpeabody.com www.nixonpeabody.com Law firm founded: Around 1870 Joined the firm: 1985 Advisory subsidiary founded: 2000 Number of planners/staff in advisory subsidiary:...

  • About the Manager

    Staff Writer

    John Buckingham describes the path he took to become the manager of the Al Frank Fund as starting with serendipity. A Minnesota native, Buckingham first...

  • Bargain Hunter

    Bob Keane

    John Buckingham didn't start out with the goal of becoming a money manager. He was just a college kid who took a part-time job with...

  • THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ADVICE- Women's Work

    Staff Writer

    Ever since greater numbers of women started moving into the workforce over the past few decades, some changes have been made to address their unique...

  • Custom Job

    Bob Keane

    When they first appeared, separate accounts were limited to institutions, endowments, foundations, and a handful of individual investors with multiple millions of dollars. For the...

  • Bird in Hand

    Melanie Waddell

    Regulators are cracking down on abusive sales tactics by broker/dealers selling annuities. But sales of variable annuities--and, particularly, immediate annuities--continue to grow at a healthy...

  • Columnists' doings

    Staff Writer

    In addition to writing their monthly columns, most of our columnists can often be found on the road. Olivia Mellan, for instance, recently spoke at...

  • THE GLUCK REPORT- Serve Yourself

    Staff Writer

    Priced under $500 and easy to use, the Mirra Personal Server is one of the most valuable new gadgets of the last few years for...

  • FROM TACTICAL TO PRACTICAL- Media Partner

    Staff Writer

    We live and practice in a world of look-alike competitors where consumers often can't tell one investment product, service, or advisor from another. They have...

  • Left Behind

    Staff Writer

    Does a person ever face more difficult decisions while less able to think clearly than when his or her spouse has just died? Surviving spouses face...

  • THE GLUCK REPORT- Optimizing Optimizers

    Staff Writer

    Independent advisors who think they are doing a good job for their clients ought to know about Mark Kritzman's rigorous approach to asset allocation. Kritzman's...

  • Harvesting Those Losses

    Staff Writer

    At the beginning of 2003, many observers argued that the vaunted tax efficiency of exchange traded funds was likely to be unimportant for the foreseeable...

  • What's in the File Box?

    Staff Writer

    Although it's not cost-effective, in that we don't bill survivors for it, in our practice we tell survivors not to bother reading every little bill...

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