Investment Advisor-July 2011

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  • The Road to Happiness

    Angie Herbers

    In May, I returned from FPA Retreat where I was asked to give two speeches.

  • Paralysis Analysis

    Olivia Mellan

    After the past few years of financial turmoil, shattered confidence and anxiety about the future, many investors are understandably in shock. Advisors…

  • Catching up with… Bob Reynolds

    John Sullivan

    In June 2008, Bob Reynolds, the former Fidelity Investments vice chairman and COO, joined Putnam Investments. His impact was nearly immediate, and the…

  • Complying With Uncertainty

    James J. Green

    Was Jamie Dimon right when he challenged Ben Bernanke during a Q&A on June 6 following the Fed chairman’s speech in Atlanta that too much regulation…

  • Inflation’s Economic Impact

    Jim McAllister

    As developed markets continue to use monetary and fiscal policies to re-flate stagnant economies, many economists currently believe that these economies…

  • Are You Prepared for a Regulatory Exam?

    Thomas D. Giachetti

    Is your firm adequately prepared for a regulatory exam? The scope of the regulatory examination process continues to become increasingly complex. However,…

  • ETFs At Last: The Future of 401(k)s

    Tom Lydon

    Investments in traditional 401(k) plans have been limited to mutual funds representing a variety of asset classes. However, exchange-traded funds (ETFs)…

  • Not There Yet

    Steve Weydert, CFP, MS

    In the April issue of Investment Advisor, we featured an article asking, “Does the Federal Government Have a Future in Annuities?” The article…

  • Could a Mac Be in Your Firm’s Future?

    Dan Skiles

    For a majority of advisors, personal computers and a Microsoft Windows-based environment is the technology backbone for their office. In fact, just several…

  • Raising the Bar

    John Sullivan

    For John Brackett, business isn’t all that bad.

  • What Really Moves Markets?

    Mike Patton

    How the U.S. markets reacted after September 11 and after other unexpected days of infamy and destruction.

  • If You Want Something Done Right

    Bob Clark

    It’s beginning to look like the only way Dodd-Frank reregulation is going to turn out well is if RIAs form their own SRO, such as Mercer Bullard's SROIIA.

  • Fiduciary D-Day Arrives

    Melanie Waddell

    D-day has arrived: Later this month the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will turn its attention to the daunting task of not only crafting a fiduciary…

  • Retirement Plans’ Perilous Future

    Melanie Waddell

    Retirement planning officials are worried that Congress, in its efforts to reduce the federal deficit, will look to pilfer the tax expenditures for employer-provided…

  • The Relationship Manager

    Spenser Segal

    When you think of growing your financial advisory business, there is what can seem to be an unending array of strategies and tactics.

  • Wasted Energy

    Mark Tibergien

    Every manager dreads the employee who wallows in his own despair.

  • A Flight to Quality

    Savita Iyer-Ahrestani

    A number of investors believe that the best way to capture the continued upside of the emerging markets growth story is to look entirely in the opposite direction and invest in the developed markets.

  • Rx for Disability

    Marlene Y. Satter

    Doctors and dentists had a tough time of it for a while when looking for disability insurance. The advent of managed care was followed by a groundswell…

  • Building Your Personal Brochure

    Peter Montoya

    In working with thousands of financial advisors—and designing thousands of brochures—we’ve learned what makes a great brochure. The…

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