Evan Simonoff is editor-in-chief and editorial director of Financial Advisor magazine, as well as editorial director of Private Wealth magazine. He has spent more than 15 years as an editor and reporter covering the financial services industry. Evan is a widely recognized expert on personal finance and investments. 

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Black Rock's Fink: Extend Cap Gains Holding Period To 3 Years, Cut Rates Gradually

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With a short-term mentality practically paralyzing individuals and corporations, the U.S...

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Carmen Reinhart Takes Down NYT's Krugman And WSJ's Righties

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Almost all advanced economies are burdened with enough debt to remain vulnerable to double-dip recessions, according to Carmen Reinhart...

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Why Do Leaders Fail And Crash In Flames?

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In a compelling presentation at FSI's OneVoice conference, Dr. Stephen Mansfield listed 10 common reasons why leaders crash and burn.

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The Real Private Equity Story

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Alan Greenspan thinks private equity is the investment vehicle of the 21st century. Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry think they are "looters" practicing predatory capitalism...

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Is Fed Policy Fueling Ponzi Schemes Aimed At Seniors?

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We'll never know how many Ponzi schemes and other criminal activities revolving around investment fraud would have been uncovered in the past three years if the financial crisis had not sent...

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Grantham: No Market For Young Men

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In his latest quarterly letter, Jeremy Grantham postulates that if the Standard & Poor's 500 overcorrects like the average of the past 10 great (pre-Greenspan) equity bubbles, the index could...

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Top Lawyer Sees Problems With Custodians' Loans To RIAs

At a time when many custodians are setting up lending programs to help RIAs finance acquisitions and internal succession, a top lawyer sees the programs as problematic.

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Gross, Blair Offer Divergent Views On Capitalism's Future

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Ask a former British Labour leader and an Orange County Republican about the future of capitalism, and the answers shouldn't be surprising...

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The Mark Spangler Affair: An Ecuador Vacation Postponed

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One of the more damning pieces of information the FBI has against former Napfa President Mark Spangler is an affidavit that claims he had planned to travel to Ecuador on September 25.

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TD's Bradley: SEC Does HAVE The Resources To Oversee RIAs

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After oversight of RIAs with less than $100 million in assets under management is transferred to the states, the SEC will have 18 to 20 examiners for every RIA firm with over $100 million in...

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JP Morgan's Kelly: Recession Odds 25% Thanks To Policy Blunders

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David Kelly, chief market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, is raising his odds on a U.S. recession to 25%, thanks largely to what he considers policy blunders by U.S...

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Jobs: Reagan & Clinton vs. Bush & Obama

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During Ronald Reagan's presidency, the U.S. economy created 18 million new jobs. During Bill Clinton's two terms, that figure was 22 million. How are our 21st century presidents doing?

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Are Aging Boomers Bad For Equities?

An intriguing study from the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank has postulated that the aging of the baby boom generation will act as a depressant for equity prices for the next 15 years or so...

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Eisner Sounds Off On Looters, Income Redistribution And Partnerships

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Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner told his hostess that if her taxes didn't go up, there would be looters climbing over the walls to her mansion to take all sorts of trinkets and other goodies...

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