Investment Advisor-March 2014

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  • Leadership Teams Put the Success in Succession

    Angie Herbers

    When most owner-advisors talk to me about succession planning, the first thing they tell me is the value of their business (based on a recent valuation or a model formula).

  • Even Small Firms Can Use Big Data

    Dan Skiles

    For those who have not heard, Big Data refers to the ability to analyze or crunch significant volumes of data to better understand trends.

  • Not So Fast, Not So Easy

    James J. Green

    What could be easier than retirement planning? You get a high-net-worth, well-compensated client who will retire in, say, 20 years.

  • Survival Strategies for IBDs

    Melanie Waddell

    What will the industry look like 10 years from now? What it will take for advisors and broker-dealers to survive that long?

  • Gen X, Y Hungry for Advice, but Advisors Don't Satisfy

    Danielle Andrus, Janet Levaux

    Younger investors are more likely to feel their advisor isn't really working for them, less likely to recommend their advisor to someone and more likely to spread their assets among multiple advisors, according to a report from Market Strategies International, a global market research firm.

  • Working With Widows

    Olivia Mellan

    It shocked me to learn recently that widows are one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population. The Census Bureau says they numbered almost 12 million in 2011, and their ranks are growing by nearly 1 million every year.

  • Myth Buster

    Bob Clark

    Does the independent advisory industry really need another study?

  • How Does This Movie End?

    Mark Tibergien

    It seems to me that all the preaching about succession planning is having the opposite effect on those we hope will get the message.

  • Growth and Value

    Danielle Andrus

    Fort Pitt Capital Group started life as the money management division of a brokerage firm in Pittsburgh.

  • SEC Reveals Its 2014 Exam and Enforcement Priorities

    Melanie Waddell

    Officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission have ushered in an era of more transparency, parting the curtain for advisory firms on what theyll be scrutinizing as well as which rulemakings are priorities this year.

  • Long and Short: It’s Alts or Nothing

    Noah Hamman

    Sometimes investing in traditional areas expected to provide the highest returns requires stomaching volatility. One way to reduce that volatility is with an alternative approach.

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