Research Magazine-June 2010

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  • Model Non-Employees

    Ellen Uzelac

    After last year's banner surge, independent broker-dealers have seen a sharp falloff in new advisors. The question that begs asking: Has the RIA marketplace stolen...

  • A Moral Commitment to Your Clients

    Robert Tyndall

    Interest among wirehouse brokers in going independent ebbs and flows over the years, depending on the size of recruitment packages and public standing and marketing...

  • Stifel Strikes Deal To Acquire Weisel

    Janet Levaux

    Stifel Financial and Thomas Weisel Partners Group have entered into a roughly $300-million merger agreement, several months after Stifel acquired 56 UBS branches. If the merger...

  • Disclaimers

    Bill Miller

    Have you noticed that as the baby boom generation ages, the advertising we see on television changes along with them? Think back to those golden...

  • Knowledge, Power and Retirement Planning

    Francois Gadenne

    Why do we plan since war plans, economic plans, business plans as well as retirement plans typically fail when exposed to reality? What can a...

  • Disorder on the Border

    Alexei Bayer

    Remember the giant sucking sound? That was the catchy campaign slogan on which businessman H. Ross Perot ran as an independent in the 1992 presidential...

  • Will Clean Energy Thrive?

    Ron DeLegge

    It wasn't that long ago that crude oil was over $150 per barrel and the world was clamoring for alternative energy sources. Politicians and the...

  • Get New Clothes

    Bill Good

    You probably recall Hans Christian Andersen's delightful story "The Emperor's New Clothes," in which a potentate parades before his subjects while supposedly wearing a garment...

  • No More Secret Banking

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Alarmed at lenders' loosened customer standards, Andrew Redleaf saw a red flag waving in the mortgage market as early as 2002. By 2006, the contrarian...

  • Taking Care of Business

    Ellen Uzelac

    Chiu Fong Wu Vice President-Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors, San Francisco How She Built Her Business: "When you save money for people, you're a hero. They spread my...

  • A Tale of Origins

    Kenneth Silber

    When Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr dueled at dawn on July 11, 1804, the fight was not just between a former Treasury secretary and a...

  • Consumer Sectors: Ready to Spend

    Ed McCarthy, CFP, RICP

    Jon R. Andersen William Blair & Company 312-364-8697 jandersen@williamblair.com Alberto-Culver's (ACV) portfolio of leading personal care brands (No. 4 in U.S. hair care), brand-building talent (five-year compound annual sales...

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