Investment Advisor-March 2004

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  • Once Burned, Twice Shy

    Staff Writer

    Will the economy keep getting stronger, or are we in for a double-dip recession as in 1981-82? Will the market keep moving up, or will...

  • Struggle for Survivorship

    Staff Writer

    Lately, trying to sell survivorship life insurance has been like trying to sell a rain poncho on a cloudless day--sure, people may need it someday,...

  • Royce Special Equity Fund

    Staff Writer

    800-348-1414 www.roycefunds.com Ticker: RYSEX Managers: Charles Dreifus Manager's tenure: 5 yrs. 9 mos. Fund started: May 1, 1998 Min. initial investment: $2,000 Load (front-end): 0.00% 12(b)-1 fee: 0.00% Net assets: $788.29 million P/E ratio: 14.74 P/B...

  • About the Manager

    Staff Writer

    Charles R. Dreifus, CFA, is a principal and senior portfolio manager of Royce & Associates, LLC in New York. Dreifus manages the Royce Special Equity...

  • Kurt Schindler

    Staff Writer

    Kurt Schindler Financial Planning Group 33 Calle Bolivia, Suite 302 Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00917 Phone: 787-754-1116 Fax: 787-754-7842 kassr@earthlink.net www.fpg-pr.com/english Year practice began: 1990 Number of advisors in office: 2 advisors, 2 support...

  • Dreifus's Three Pillars

    Staff Writer

    How has Charles Dreifus reacted to the accounting scandals that included the problems at Enron and Global Crossing? A sample of his thoughts: Our analysis has...

  • About Puerto Rico

    Staff Writer

    Government: Self-governing commonwealth under the U.S. Constitution Geographical area: 9,100 sq. km, or about three times the size of Rhode Island Population: 3.9 million Rights & citizenship:...

  • Why Integrity Matters

    Marlene Y. Satter

    Randy Cooper of Life Transition Planning in Tampa, Florida, says errors and omissions insurance is no substitute for a clear set of values. In a...

  • Public Speaking Tips

    Staff Writer

    Here are some additional tips for giving a great presentation. DOs o Arrive at least 45 minutes early. o Start and end on time. o Speak before food is...

  • How to Get It Right

    Staff Writer

    Probably the most common mistake advisors make when marketing their services is to think that telling prospective clients about their technical skills will convince those...

  • Heaven or Hell

    Mark Tibergien

    Financial advisors love joint ventures. They are perceived as a low-cost, low-risk way to expand an advisory business, and some firms have "proved" this theory...

  • Take a Stand

    Staff Writer

    Watching the Iraq air war cov-erage on CNN, viewers may have gotten the impression that our military has pilots who merely select a target, point,...

  • So, Do You Want To Be Great?

    Staff Writer

    Jim Collins has great ideas about how you build a great business. Collins is not interested in telling you how to build a good company....

  • The E&O Crisis

    Marlene Y. Satter

    The market may be up, but there are challenges aplenty facing advisors in the current regulatory climate. The Securities & Exchange Commission, National Association of...

  • Speak Up!

    Staff Writer

    Some people fear public speaking more than death, but with the right preparation, most people can give a compelling presentation. I've been doing public speaking...

  • Finding the HNW

    Staff Writer

    Building a practice full of high-net-worth clients involves developing relationships with wealthy people. But recent "Do Not Call" legislation has left many advisors looking for...

  • Disaster Preparedness

    Staff Writer

    On September 22, 2003, I left my office for the day, with a full schedule charted out for the next few weeks, including client meetings...

  • Efficiency Experts

    Staff Writer

    As clients begin preparing their tax returns, their focus should be not only on 2003, but also on managing their tax liabilities for 2004 and...

  • At Home, Abroad

    Staff Writer

    Red hair and freckles will make you stand out in any crowd, but on the palm-treed, cobblestoned streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, you might...

  • No Compromises

    Staff Writer

    Aggressive investors need not apply," might read a sign hanging over Charlie Dreifus's office door. Don't get the wrong idea. Making money is very important...

  • Mortgage Mess

    Melanie Waddell

    Over the past few years, numerous advisors, independent broker/dealers, and brokers have formed relationships with mortgage lenders to help serve their clients better and pull...

  • A Safer Ride?

    Staff Writer

    Providing consistent returns on client portfolios has been a challenge for investment advisors over the past few years. While consistent, risk-averse performance is available, few...

  • 10 Years of Hedge Fund Returns

    Staff Writer

    Strategy Best Month Worst Month Annual Return Std. Dev. Long/Short +13.01%-11.43%+12.16% 11.00 Convertible Arb +3.57%-4.68%+10.49%4.78 Risk Arb +3.81%-6.15%+8.42%4.46 Emerging Markets +16.42%-23.03%+7.10%17.76 Fixed-Income Arb +2.02%-6.96%+6.80%3.95...

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