September 2008

BONUS COPY: Equities In Disguise?

by Greg Miller

Many convertible bond mutual funds are more risky than they look at first glance.

Who's Running Your Practice?

by Wayne von Borstel

An advisor should refuse to discuss investments with clients until they provide all the mundane but critical details that are the underpinning for proper planning.

Making Templeton

by Gregory Bresiger

Remarkable parents, an innate curiosity, a superb education and a strong mind provided the foundation.

Political Winds

by Kenneth P. Brier

Tax policy will likely change, no matter who takes the White House.

Laws Of Attraction

by Tracey Longo

Trust expertise is helping some advisors win high-net-worth clients.

Reducing Guesswork


Community foundations can make it easier for advisors to help a client screen charities and achieve philanthropic goals.

Seeking Solid Ground

by Marla Brill

Goldman Sachs portfolio manager Eileen Rominger believes the stock market won't turn around until financials do.

Where They Stand

by Financial Advisor Magazine

A look at separately managed account performance.

Tenth Time Around

by Alan Lavine

Advisors share the investment research tools that they turn to again and again.

Running With Scissors

by Michael C. Keenan

Fiduciaries overlook the returns of terminated asset managers.

Foreclosure Game

by Gail Liberman

There may be some opportunities for your savvy clients in home foreclosures, but you need to advise them on how to play.

Still The One

by Joel Bruckenstein

MoneyGuidePro's Generation 2 is as groundbreaking as the original version.

Manning Positions

by David Welling

Transforming the war for talent from an uphill battle to a golden opportunity.

Uphill Climb

by Andrew Dodds

Convincing clients to sell off concentrated positions, particularly in their own company's stock, can be an arduous task.

Satisfying Your Self-Made Clients

by Mike Sheets

You must bring sophisticated solutions specific to their situation to the table, giving them a reason to listen to you.

Becoming A Rainmaker

by Tracey Longo

RegentAtlantic created a firmwide marketing culture that transformed the shop and grew it from $435 million in assets to more than $1.9 billion in just six years.

Assessing 'Fiscalosophy'

by Mitch Anthony

How to develop a script for conveying to clients and prospects

The Great Escape

by Mary Rowland

Wirehouse teams find they have a readymade base to go independent.

An Exercise In Belt Tightening

by David Lawrence

Six Sigma techniques may help you manage costs by systematically improving how your firm gets work done.

Picking A CPA Mate

by Rebecca Pomering

Advisors who want successful partnerships with CPAs first need to do deliberate, thoughtful planning on establishing the right relationships.

Reeling In Freelancers

by Andrew Gluck

How to hire freelancers using the Web ... An entrepreneur captures clients' feelings about key financial decisions with a new version of his popular software.

Inflation Impact

by R. Stewart Eads

Inflation has a dramatic effect on stock returns.

The Old Rules Don't Apply


Dodging a classic recession hinges on key factors like productivity, exports and the global economy.

The Plight Of The Small(er) Planner


Advisors with $100 million to $200 million in assets under management must hurdle many challenges to stay competitive.

Advisor Emporium


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