Research Magazine-September 2007

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  • No Go in Tokyo

    Alexei Bayer

    When Fidelity announced last May that it is moving its Japanese equities trading desk, which manages U.S.$47 billion of Japanese assets, from Tokyo to Hong...

  • New Treasury Funds

    Staff Writer

    Five U.S. Treasury ETFs from Ameristock have launched on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX). The funds will track Ryan Treasury Indexes, which track government bonds...

  • Housing Slumps, ETFs Suffer

    Staff Writer

    After several years of outsized gains, homebuilding stocks are slumping. Slow job growth and falling home prices throughout the U.S. are putting a damper on...

  • Nasdaq Makes New Move

    Staff Writer

    The three major U.S. stock exchanges continue to jockey for bragging rights in the burgeoning ETF landscape. In its latest move, the Nasdaq Stock Market announced...

  • HighMark's Goerz: Return to Normalcy

    Janet Levaux

    The chief investment officer of HighMark Capital Management, David Goerz, says the investment group's views are generally not swayed by the recent volatility. "It has...

  • Alger Tells China Story, Closes Some Funds

    Janet Levaux

    While recalls on some goods made in China have been grabbing headlines, certain mutual funds that focus on China remain untainted by the scandals. The...

  • The New Riders

    Bill Miller

    I had the opportunity to hang out with a group of variable annuity wholesalers at a recent broker conference. While they all tried to outdo...

  • Clients or Customers?

    Staff Writer

    It's great to be in the top tier of your profession, and it's certainly fun to read, and maybe even fantasize, about obtaining public recognition...

  • U.S. Nest Egg: $16.4 Trillion

    Janet Levaux

    The Investment Company Institute, the mutual fund trade group, says savings and market gains have helped push U.S. retirement savings to $16.4 trillion as of...

  • Summit Adds to Growth Recipe

    Janet Levaux

    Summit Mutual Funds says the marketing efforts it's extended to the advisor community over the past two years are paying off. Net inflows in the...

  • Positve New Inflows Return to Janus

    Janet Levaux

    As of the second quarter, Janus Capital Group's total assets under management stand at $190.6 billion, an increase of 8.2 percent compared with $176.2 billion...

  • Need More Global ETFs?

    Staff Writer

    Throughout the year, international stocks have been on a tear and investors can't seem to get enough exposure to overseas opportunities in any form. On the...

  • Retirement Well-Being

    Marie Swift

    You've seen the advertisements. They show baby boomer couples planning for the "new retirement"-- energetic, youthful, purposeful. Retirement advertisements are obviously about much more than money....

  • Growth Time

    Janet Levaux

    The results of Morgan Stanley's global wealth management group have improved over the past five quarters. What's helped you bring about this change?We've assembled a...

  • Keeping Clearing Clients Happy

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    Freud famously asked: What do women want? Women, of course, want what clearing-firm clients want: to be listened to. Listening is a simple concept; yet...

  • Investing in the Advisor

    Alexei Bayer

    Fraunces' Tavern is so steeped in history, it has a museum attached to it. Founded in 1762, it played an important role in the Revolution...

  • ETF Fact or Fiction?

    Staff Writer

    In just the last year, the number of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the market has shot from 267 to well over 500, with a backlog...

  • Mind Your Business

    Patricia J. Abram

    As a financial advisor, it goes without saying that you're in business. And as someone who's in business, it should also go without saying that...

  • Healthy Pipeline

    Staff Writer

    New drug developments, partnerships and clinical-trial results could propel the sector this year, analysts say. --- Larry NeiborRobert W. Baird & Co. 414-765-3791lneibor@rwbaird.com Area of coverage: Specialty Pharmaceuticals Sector...

  • The Winner's Circle

    R.J. Shook

    What is the quickest way to build a Winner's Circle-quality team? In each of the Winner's Circle teams, we consistently found that it took many...

  • Free and Clear

    Robert Scott Martin

    Research: What's so great about the independent advisory business?Grist: The wirehouse has done a good job keeping this little gem of the industry quiet, but...

  • A New Direction

    Jane Wollman Rusoff

    It was high time to cut the cord. Not that cord. The imaginary cord that tethered Aaron L. Saperstein, a then-transactional broker, from his office...

  • A Broker's Broker

    Ellen Uzelac

    Last June, when the financially troubled Brookstreet Securities Corp. collapsed, some 500 advisors were instantly out of work. Behind the scenes, recruiter Larry Papike was...

  • The Good Way to Sell - Part Seven

    Bill Good

    Let's wrap up this series on profiling. If you have been following so far, you know that some months ago I asked my readers to...

  • Ten Tech Tools You Can Use

    David J. Drucker

    Think about it: Labor prices only go up, while technology prices drop over time. Which do you want to pursue as a first line of...

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