Research Magazine-February 2008

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  • Growing Pains

    Bill Good

    There are several paths to building a bigger business. But they all boil down to these two things:1. More assets2. More time is spent with...

  • A Retirement Risk Matrix

    Francois Gadenne

    Traditionally, financial companies and financial advisors have asked the following question of investors: "What is your tolerance to the variance of returns of risky assets?"...

  • Constructive Engagement

    Staff Writer

    It's a well known that investors love steady returns and hate surprises. With more media scrutiny of Wall Street than ever and news reaching investors...

  • Better Credit Quality

    Staff Writer

    There are investment opportunities for those willing to do their homework in the banking sector in 2008, analysts say. --- Samuel Caldwell, CFAKeefe, Bruyette & Woods404-231-6542scaldwell@kbw.com Outlook: We...

  • Bad News for Currency ETNs

    Staff Writer

    The tax advantage of exchange-traded notes (ETNs) linked to currencies has evaporated and the status of notes linked to commodities and stocks remains in limbo. In...

  • Are Active ETFs on the Horizon?

    Staff Writer

    According to a late November SEC filing, PowerShares Capital Management could be gearing up to launch four actively managed exchange-traded funds:o PowerShares Active AlphaQ Fundo...

  • XShares and RPG Target 401(k) Plans

    Staff Writer

    XShares Advisors, sponsors of the TDAX, Adelante and HealthShares ETF families, has entered into a strategic partnership with retirement plan services vendor RPG Consultants in...

  • Back on Track

    Patricia J. Abram

    In 2007, CEG Worldwide undertook an extensive study of 2,094 financial advisors across all three channels -- registered investment advisors (19.8 percent of those studied),...

  • Emerging Markets Dominated Inflows in 4Q07

    Janet Levaux

    "The broadest, most distinct theme of 2007 has been the record strong inflows into global and emerging-market equity funds," says Brad Durham, managing director of...

  • Executive Shifts, Write-Downs Continue

    Janet Levaux

    Just weeks after the departure of former Merrill Lynch CEO Stan O'Neal, news reports have circulated that Mac Gardner, head of global wealth management for...

  • Presidents Day

    Staff Writer

    The vast majority of readers probably remember the February of their primary school years as a time to recall the greatness of George Washington, whose...

  • Year of the Bond ETF

    Staff Writer

    With so much happening in all directions, last year was insane for the ETF industry, even in relatively staid areas like fixed-income. The number of...

  • Too Much of a Good Thing

    Marie Swift

    Baby boomer clients preparing to retire within the next 10 years may soon be faced with a problem regarding their stock holdings. That problem is...

  • IN BRIEF

    Janet Levaux

    Vanguard says it had a banner 2007 with close to $1.3 trillion in mutual fund assets and is ready for a strong 2008. Vanguard introduced three...

  • A Game Plan for Longevity

    Alexei Bayer

    Alexander Shaknovich doesn't break for lunch. A Harvard-MIT trained cardiologist, his career includes a position as Chief of Interventional Cardiology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical...

  • Portrait of a Rookie

    Ellen Uzelac

    At 23, rookie financial advisor Jonathan S. Israel already has his own branch office, a full-time assistant, a couple of bonuses under his belt and,...

  • In the Family

    Robert Scott Martin

    Research: What exactly is FOX and what do you do?Benevides: At our core, we are a research and advisory firm that provides service to a...

  • An Advisor's Resource

    Ellen Uzelac

    When Janet Schaefer's father died, the former health care administrator jumped in to help her elderly mother wade through mounds of paperwork. Where were the...

  • Out to Lunch

    R. Gina Renee

    Compete or comply? When it comes to the tried and true marketing strategy of meal-included seminars, FAs are feeling the heat of an intensifying spotlight...

  • Smith Barney Team Turns Biz Contacts into Results

    Janet Levaux

    As subprime-related woes continue to disrupt the financial-services industry, financial markets and the broader economy, a Smith Barney team with three advisors and two associates...

  • Ready for Cheap Oil?

    Alexei Bayer

    The current trouble in global financial markets represents a correction in the overbought U.S. real estate market, but it is a more serious and broadly...

  • A Plan for the Planners

    Ellen Uzelac

    Succession planning has never been at the top of most advisors' hit lists. As Tim Edwards, a principal with Prospera Financial, puts it: "It's one...

  • The Ticker's Rise and Fall

    Kenneth Silber

    Within the living memory of some financial market professionals today is a technology that was crucial to stock trading from not long after the Civil...

  • Focus on FTSE

    Staff Writer

    The FTSE Group is a world leader in the creation and management of equity, bond and hedge fund indices. Their indices are used for investment...

  • An Advisor's Advisor

    Staff Writer

    Ask not what your clients can do for you -- ask what you can do for your clients. That variation on a John F. Kennedy theme...

  • Love Is in the Air

    Bill Miller

    No month shouts "LOVE" like February. If you happen to sell roses, or your last name is Hallmark, you know what I'm talking about. The...

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