Investment Advisor-June 2003

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  • A Big Name Cools on Schwab

    Staff Writer

    Editor's Note: This is a corrected version of part I of the Gluck Report for June 2003. It replaces a version that was earlier posted...

  • Survivorship Life For the Squeamish

    Staff Writer

    Life insurance distributors increasingly are taking a closer look at the survivorship stand-by trust (SST) as a flexible alternative to standard estate planning techniques in...

  • Adrift

    Melanie Waddell

    John T. Tapsak is at wits' end. Since Charles Schwab informed him that it plans to double the fees paid by advisors who custody less...

  • What You Need to Know About Your E-mail

    Staff Writer

    If securities regulators were to start enforcing e-mail retention rules today, independent advisors would in be big trouble. Based on my recent conversations with advisors...

  • Small Is Beautiful

    Staff Writer

    For many of us, "bigger is better" isn't just a saying. It's a creed we wholeheartedly endorse. In a land of super-size fries, jumbo mortgages,...

  • A Roll of the Dice

    Staff Writer

    If the economy does not get a jumpstart from front-loaded cuts in the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 and make the...

  • A 12-Step Program For Advisors

    Staff Writer

    Ibelieve that the key to success and happiness lies in your ability to align and integrate different aspects of your life so that they work...

  • Tapping Into Middle America

    Melanie Waddell

    After seven years of watching clients approaching retirement waltz into his office with no previous history of working with an advisor, Frank L. Netti, a...

  • Finding the Right Strategy for Success

    Mark Tibergien

    Financial advisors preach diversification as the key to managing risk while building value in portfolios. Diversification in a small business like your practice is not...

  • Step by Step

    Staff Writer

    If you're wondering how to attract and hire young graduates of a university's financial planning program, Don Schreiber offers the following tips: o Know what you...

  • Separate Accounts for $25,000!

    James J. Green

    The headline is intriguing, if a bit misleading, and the folks at Curian Capital LLC who make the claim are quick to point out that...

  • About the Managers

    Staff Writer

    Charles de Vaulx is senior VP of Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, Inc., and co-portfolio manager of the First Eagle family of funds. A native of...

  • The Tech Tamer

    James J. Green

    Brian J. Nichelson runs a consulting firm out of Houston called TechMatters Institute, which helps companies deal with introducing new technologies into their operations. He...

  • Swimming Upstream

    James J. Green

    Now that we're in the fourth year of a bear market, it's getting more and more difficult for broker/dealers to make a buck. Data culled...

  • Cashing In

    Staff Writer

    With the economy continuing to struggle, and with inflation low--maybe too low--the Federal Reserve will likely keep short rates low for an extended period, perhaps...

  • Still Glittering

    Staff Writer

    First Eagle's funds, run by Jean-Marie Eveillard, 62, who is set to retire in 2005, and Charles de Vaulx, 41, who will take sole management...

  • Youthful Discretion

    Staff Writer

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, chances are you've heard some industry pundit espousing the idea that you should...

  • Borrow and Invest the Difference

    Staff Writer

    As financial planners know, an important part of any high-net-worth client's financial picture is the effective use of life insurance. And while these affluent clients...

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