Investment Advisor-May 2011

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  • The Value of Experience

    John Sullivan

    Forty years in the business means Rich Howard can tell a lot about a company from a simple phone call.

  • The Bear Truth

    Peter Schiff

    Why should those who have outpointed their opponents in nearly every round consider “throwing in the towel?”

  • Stop Dithering

    Peter Montoya

    There are a fair number of challenges facing financial advisors, but the biggest enemy may be the person who stares at them in the mirror.

  • You Can’t Regulate Crooks

    Thomas D. Giachetti

    Will all the stress and cost associated with this new Part 2A make a substantial difference for the investing public?

  • Catching up with… Joe Richard

    John Sullivan

    “The difference is we’re smaller,” says Joe Richard, when asked what, specifically, Wall Street Financial Group does better than anyone…

  • Changing Strategy

    Marlene Y. Satter

    Insurance is usually thought of as a necessary evil, paying off only for one’s heirs or misfortune.

  • (W)reckoning Day

    John Sullivan

    Advisors have the unique ability to explain macro events to the micro client in a way they can easily understand.

  • Follow the Leaders: The 2011 IA 25

    Editorial Staff

    In the nine years that Investment Advisor has published the IA 25, weve never ranked the 25 in the order of their importance.

  • The Fruits of Passion

    Angie Herbers

    The success of every advisory firm depends on each employee being just as passionate about their job, their firm, and their co-workers as the owner/advisor is.

  • The Polar Bears

    Bob Clark

    I don’t usually write about politics, except when it has a direct impact on financial advice, and this appears to be one of those times.

  • Fair Play: The Fight Over Rule 206(4)-5

    Melanie Waddell

    On March 14, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “pay-to-play” rule, officially known as the Advisers Act Rule 206(4)-5, went into effect.

  • Is the Protocol Long for This World?

    Melanie Waddell

    Some Wall Street firms belonging to the Protocol for Broker Recruiting, commonly referred to as “the Protocol,” are responsible for a troubling trend.

  • It’s Not Working

    Olivia Mellan

    The other day I saw a headline in AARP The Magazine about baby boomers heading for “the big 6-5.” I couldn’t help gasping. Over the…

  • The Constituency Conundrum

    Mark Tibergien

    I recently participated in a panel on succession planning, and I was struck by how every question was asked from the perspective of the advisor alone.

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