Research Magazine-September 2006

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  • 'Portfolio' Manager

    Ellen Uzelac

    Kent Christian wasn't looking to change jobs but when an executive search firm queried him late last year about considering a senior role at Wachovia...

  • Heroism and Resilience

    Kenneth Silber

    In the aftermath of the terrorist atrocities of September 11, 2001, many children drew pictures related to the day's terrible events. One such drawing shows...

  • Fund Updates

    Janet Levaux

    The fund industry has attracted nearly $150 billion in net new assets during the first six months of 2006, according to Financial Research Corporation's latest...

  • Net Assets Grow in Q1, Q2 of 2006

    Janet Levaux

    The fund industry has attracted nearly $150 billion in net new assets during the first six months of 2006, according to Financial Research Corporation's latest...

  • Managing Risk

    Robert Scott Martin

    Research: What do affluent investors most need to understand about risk? Sonnenfeldt: Very often, a security's volatility is the proxy used for risk, but in a...

  • ETFs Coming to a 401(k) Plan Near You

    Staff Writer

    Will ETFs challenge mutual funds inside your client's 401(k) retirement plan? One place to look for answers will be Invest N Retire's second annual ETF...

  • Man Versus Machine

    Bill Miller

    Technology is our friend, right? That's what I've always heard anyway. Given a recent experience, I may reserve judgment for a while. Like many of you,...

  • A.G.Edwards Furthers Asset-Allocation Push

    Janet Levaux

    Hoping to continue recent strong growth in its asset-management and service-fee revenues, A. G. Edwards is rolling out seven new portfolios that mix mutual funds...

  • Pension Act Passes

    Janet Levaux

    Members of the securities industry are generally pleased with the Pension Protection Act of 2006 passed by Congress. "I applaud Senate leaders for making this bill's...

  • Profits and Patriotism

    Gil Weinreich

    Five years after terrorists took out the World Trade Center and ignited the Pentagon, the specter of terrorism remains a threat to the peace of the world.

  • RJA Tackles the Growth Challenge

    Janet Levaux

    (Orlando, Fla.) Raymond James & Associates President Dennis Zank doesn't mince words when it comes to how the traditional brokerage's recruiting and growth efforts are...

  • Innovations in Clearing

    R. Gina Renee

    Many reps well-seasoned in the business and moving full steam ahead into their high-net-worth practices focused on retiring boomers, will well remember the days when...

  • A Time of Innovation

    Staff Writer

    New products and other factors drive growth in health care/biotech, despite a cautious regulatory environment, analysts say. ----- Jason Kantor RBC Capital Markets 415-633-8565 Jason.kantor@rbccm.com Outlook: Fundamentally, I don't think the...

  • The Six Cs of Client Loyalty

    Patricia J. Abram

    Do you want a more profitable business -- not just a "practice," but the advisory business that you've always wanted? Most advisors are too busy...

  • Watching the S and P Striptease

    Staff Writer

    As one of the most closely watched stock market benchmarks in the world, the S&P 500 is a lot more complicated under the surface than...

  • Turning Point

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Hollywood scribes call them "plot points" -- pivotal events that change the course of the main character's life and, hence, drive the movie's story. A stroke...

  • Get Moving on New Tax Act

    Marie Swift

    There is nothing like a new tax bill to give you something to talk about with your clients. The Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act...

  • 'The Winner's Circle

    R.J. Shook

    The best advisors in the world already know the secret to real success: It's all about the client. They are absolutely passionate about their missions...

  • When the Party's Over

    Bill Good

    Over the first two installments in this series, we've looked at three of the five factors that determine whether a seminar marketing effort will be...

  • While We Were Fighting

    Alexei Bayer

    Global financial markets and the world economy approach the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks against the U.S. in a healthy state.

  • How to Succeed, over Salad

    Alexei Bayer

    High-level business executives like James R. Cannon tend to shun hyper-caloric business lunches. Besides, coming from Phoenix, where AIG Financial Advisors is headquartered, you no...

  • Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask

    Mary Scott

    We all know it: Modern day financial advising isn't about transactions, sales pitches and reeling in clients. Rather, it's about understanding clients' financial needs, and...

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