Investment Advisor-May 2012

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  • ETF Liquidity Demystified

    Ryan Issakainen

    Intraday liquidity is one of the most frequently cited advantages of exchange-traded funds, but it is also one of the most misunderstood.

  • The Due Diligence Checklist

    Jeff Joseph

    If you are a wealth manager who evaluates and invests in private ventures on behalf of your clients, you can bet that startup entrepreneurs and issuers will find a way to your door.

  • The Best IA 25 Ever

    John Sullivan

    Each individual on this years list is pushing the boundary of what can reasonably be expected from the individuals and ideas in their respective fields, and succeeding in moving the rest of us with them.

  • Changing the Conversation

    James J. Green

    Presenting in late March the findings of a Pershing study on the opportunities presented by women clients, Kim Dellarocca suggested that its time to change the conversation about women and advisors.

  • Why the Independent Model Will Continue to Thrive

    Steve Weydert, CFP, MS

    Not too long ago, a senior wealth management executive from a large bank in Chicago was quoted telling InvestmentNews that the trusted advisor is being replaced by an institution.

  • Undercover Apps

    Heather McKim

    The phrase on everyones lips these days is theres an app for that.

  • The 2012 IA 25

    Editorial Staff

    Some people ride a wave and some people, like the honorees of the 10th annual IA 25, create a wave.

  • Still Trying to Get the Word Out

    Marlene Y. Satter

    We talked with The Hartford a bit ago about its Hartford Lifetime Income (HLI) fixed annuity, which is available only through 401(k) plans.

  • The Best of Both Worlds: Active and Passive Investing

    Bob Seawright

    Passive investing is predicated upon the efficient markets hypothesis that it is impossible to beat the market over time except by being lucky. In reality, however, there is an abundance of evidence that markets are less than perfectly efficient.

  • Cold Comfort: Russia and Your Investments

    Savita Iyer-Ahrestani

    Despite political risk and tales of corruption in Russia, investors remain interested inor at least curious aboutinvestment opportunities there. What do they need to know before investing?

  • Giving to Get?

    Melanie Waddell

    In a bid to push the deadlocked fiduciary rulemaking process forward, advisory and consumer trade groups that support broadening the fiduciary role for all advice givers made an unusual move in late March.

  • The Virtues of Self-Importance

    Angie Herbers

    One of my owner/advisor clients recently had a problem: His junior advisor wasnt getting his work done in a timely manner.

  • Paychecks and Balances

    Bob Clark

    You know a trend is well on the way to becoming business as usual when independent broker-dealers start jumping on the bandwagon.

  • When Your Advisory Skills Aren’t Enough

    Olivia Mellan

    Many times, a life challenge your clients are facing will keep them from working productively with you. Here are some examples of how to tap outside networks of support to deal with addiction, debilitating illness, aging and parenting.

  • Fly Like an Eagle

    John Sullivan

    Calling First Eagle Funds an overlooked manager is a bit like calling Warren Buffett poor or Bill Gross pedestrian; it just doesnt fit.

  • Get Organized to Provide Help

    Olivia Mellan

    Its well worth the investment of a few hours to create and maintain a file of resources that could make a world of difference to your clients, your family and your co-workers.

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