Investment Advisor-November 2003

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  • Pathfinder

    Staff Writer

    Millard Fuller thought he'd given his young wife Linda everything she could possibly want. With a posh home in a tony neighborhood (and a maid...

  • About The Managers

    Staff Writer

    Edwin G. Vroom Prior to forming Roanoke Asset Management Corp. in New York in 1978, Edwin Vroom was VP and a division executive at Bankers Trust...

  • Artful Placement

    Staff Writer

    Many planners will tell you that advertising is for the birds, but Cynthia conger's firm takes advertising seriously. "My advice about advertising is, identify the...

  • Cynthia Conger

    Staff Writer

    Cynthia Conger Arkansas Financial Group 225 E. Markham Street, Suite 275 Heritage Center East Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 501-376-9051 www.arfinancial.com cindyc@arfinancial.com Year practice began: 1985 Number of advisors in office: 4 planners, 1 paraplanner,...

  • Wirehouse Wolves

    Marlene Y. Satter

    They've added fee structures, financial planning, and a glitzy drive toward an all-under-one-roof service umbrella in the hope of attracting the asset-laden client. They've advertised...

  • Turning Losses to Gains

    Staff Writer

    It's getting closer: That loathed end-of-the-year tax season that causes many investors to scramble in search of cash to pay for an unexpected tax bill...

  • User-Friendly

    Staff Writer

    As co-managers and subadvisors of the Reserve Private Equity Services Small-Cap Growth Fund (REGAX), Edwin Vroom and Adele Weisman make a point to talk not...

  • Marketing Rules of Engagement

    Staff Writer

    Financial advisors and theirclients have a lot to talk about these days--market volatility, historically low interest rates, and a steady stream of corporate, Wall Street,...

  • Harvest Time

    Melanie Waddell

    As an investment advisor, your ultimate goal is to help clients manage their money and other investments in order to reach a secure retirement. Clients...

  • This Bear Wants You

    Staff Writer

    The independent advisor channel is still in its infancy and, a decade from now, we will probably look back at the choices advisors have today...

  • Caveat Emptor

    Mark Tibergien

    It has long been a seller's market for advisory practices. In the late 1990s, sales were motivated by greed as institutions pursued a mostly flawed...

  • New Kids In Town

    Staff Writer

    When it comes to portfolio management and performance reporting, many independent advisors can only wish for new choices. Now, they are getting their wish. Over...

  • Hedge Funds, Deferrals, and Taxes

    Staff Writer

    Investment advisors who manage--and recommend--hedge funds need to understand the compensation arrangements of those funds. Hedge fund investment advisors routinely defer a portion of their...

  • Moving Target

    Staff Writer

    What with the potential for your old high school flame to show up on the arm of Mr. Universe and the school bully to stuff...

  • Hedge Funds Say "It's Not So Bad"

    Melanie Waddell

    The Securities and Exchange Com- mission finally released its staff report on the hedge fund industry last month, and many hedge fund managers are breathing...

  • Hit the Road, Jack

    Staff Writer

    Quick, when's the best time to fire an employee? According to management guru Tom Peters, it's the very first time you think about it. The...

  • The Simpler Approach

    Staff Writer

    Bob Curtis has spent most of his professional life reinventing the way investment advice is delivered. In the early 1970s, Curtis worked for NCR in...

  • A Few Good Mentors

    Staff Writer

    Once you say goodbye to your college advisor, mentoring be-comes catch-as-catch-can. Unless you land at a company where someone takes an interest in helping your...

  • Year-Round Harvesting Chores

    Staff Writer

    Here are several ways for advisors to be tax-aware year-round. oSell investments with heavy losses and acquire the same or a similar investment (beware transaction costs,...

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