Investment Advisor-September 2011

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  • Endangered Supply

    Eliza De Pardo, Dan Inveen

    Recovery continues for financial advisory firms.

  • Establishing Effective Disability Policies

    Steve Weydert, CFP, MS

    Readers of Rx for Disability (Investment Advisor, July 2011) may come away with the mistaken impression that it is difficult for todays medical and dental professionals to obtain individual disability income insurance coverage that meets the articles so-called gold standard.

  • Why REIT ETFs?

    Tom Lydon

    Income-starved investors hunting for additional revenue streams pounced on real-estate-investment-trust-related exchange-traded funds this year.

  • 2011 Broker-Dealers of the Year: The Runners Up

    John Sullivan, James J. Green

    More than 5,000 valid votes were cast in this year's Broker-Dealer of the Year balloting. Here are the second- and third-place BDs in our annual readers' poll.

  • Liable to Regret?

    Marlene Y. Satter

    Your clients, or even your own firm, may be considering self-insuring to cover costs normally covered by health or workers compensation insurance, but a recent poll shows that theres a certain amount of ignorance about the responsibilities and liabilities of a self-insured groups member firmsand that ignorance is growing.

  • Using Edison’s Principles to Define Goals

    Olivia Mellan

    Understanding how to set goals so that they will be remembered and translated into behavior is critical for personal happiness and fulfillment. Creativity…

  • While Nero Fiddled…

    James J. Green

    Regardless of your political persuasion, youre probably a little unhappy at the moment (the moment being Aug. 9).

  • The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

    John Sullivan

    One of the highlights of our roundtable discussion with this years Broker-Dealer of the Year winners came not from on-the-record comments, but from a casual aside.

  • Prospect Nurturing

    Peter Montoya

    Not long ago, an advisor who had seen me speak years ago called for some marketing advice.

  • Unchecked Growth

    Joni Youngwirth

    Everyone understands, at least in theory, the value of written procedures and processes in an office.

  • Create Like Leonardo, Innovate Like Edison

    Olivia Mellan

    Have you ever wished you could think as creatively as Leonardo da Vinci, who designed a flying machine, invented musical instruments and painted the Mona Lisa?

  • The Exemption to the Rule

    Darin Gibson

    The long-awaited Tax Relief Act of 2010 is providing an unprecedented opportunity through the end of 2012 for everyonenot just the ultra-wealthyto benefit from short-term tax breaks impacting gifting and estate planning.

  • Six Ways to Identify Unhappy Employees

    Angie Herbers

    In my work with advisory practices, Ive found that the best way to deal with unhappy employees is to build a firm that creates happyand greatemployees.

  • Despite Fiduciary Critics, Schapiro and Borzi Charge Ahead

    Melanie Waddell

    Two of the nations top regulatorsMary Schapiro and Phyllis Borzicontinue to face a barrage of criticism over their decision to do what they believe is best for investors: expanding the definition of whos a fiduciary.

  • It’s Coming Back Around Again

    John Sullivan

    As long-time readers realize, it isnt the first go-around for many of the 2011 Broker-Dealer of the Year winners.

  • Getting the Right Clients

    Susan L. Hirshman

    As I was sipping my coffee at Starbucks recently, I overheard the following conversation between a financial advisor and his friend:

  • Investing In Emerging Markets: The Opportunity in Asia

    Jonathan Brodsky, Drew Edwards

    In an abrupt historical shift, emerging markets appear stable relative to developed markets, which are suffering from political and economic issues that used to be the hallmark of emerging markets.

  • North Stars

    Savita Iyer-Ahrestani

    Conventional market wisdom has always dictated that investors who stick their necks out at a time of great crisis reap great rewards further down the line.

  • PR Primer

    Bob Clark

    I dont belong to AARP, although I more than qualify and theyve been sending me membership forms for years.

  • The Power of Collaboration

    Mark Tibergien

    Business leaders worthy of admiration tend to accept constructive input from multiple perspectives, enabling them to collaborate effectively with partners and strengthen the firms end results.

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