November 2011

Living The Dream


Jeanie Wyatt has built a powerhouse financial advisory firm in south Texas with $1.9 billion in AUM.

M&A Game Changer


Leading custodians in the RIA space are offering acquisition financing to firms that do business with them.

Timing Is Nothing

by Dan Moisand

Just because you rebalance doesn't mean you're a market timer.

The Mobile Advisor Revisited

by David Lawrence

Advisors detail steps they are taking to make their practices more efficient.

Launching Pad

by Mary Rowland

In a house in Rhinebeck, N.Y., Jeffrey Scales is giving young planners a place to learn the ropes.

The Retirement That Works III

by Mitch Anthony

Most of us will require between two and four "encores" before we find the kind of retirement that works for us.

Back In Gear


After a slow period, recruiting is revving up again among broker-dealers.

Outside The Box

by Joni Youngwirth

The pros and cons of choosing an external successor.

Evolution Of Orion

by Joel P. Bruckenstein

Its offerings have gone beyond portfolio accounting to mobile apps, videos and many customized services.

Golden Diversifier

by Brad Zigler

Are gold mining stocks or gold bullion better for diversifying a portfolio?

Another Look At Ginnies

by Matt Greco

The 2008 financial crisis and GNMA funds' investment in mortgages have led many to spurn these investments. But solid returns have caused some to reconsider.

A Short-Term Hedge

by Tom Lydon

Funds based on the VIX may provide investors a way to profit in volatile markets.

Power Up

by Marla Brill

Utility stocks are a lower-risk way to achieve incremental returns, says manager Mario Gabelli.

Best-Laid Plans

by Jerilyn Klein Bier

Advisors who've built substantial 401(k) practices share their strategies.

Withdraw, Don't Retreat


Financial advisors discuss their strategies for retirement withdrawals in an era where every day in the markets is a new roll of the die.

Finding A Floor

by Alan Lavine

Annuities gain traction in a world of low returns.

Hope For Retirees?

by Gail Liberman

Reverse mortgages are still being criticized for their complexity and high fees, but demand is rising and some advisors see advantages.

One From The Heart


As the economy sputters, charities try to keep their footing.

Building A Moat

by Jim Frederick

Advisors give longevity another look as clients face longer life spans and financial anxiety.

Mission And Purpose

by Richard B. Wagner

Financial planners can't make up their minds about what they do, why they do it or for whom it is done.

Advisor Emporium

Advisor Emporium

Fidelity Charitable Enhances Philanthropic Options Fidelity Charitable, which manages one of the nation's largest donor-advised fund programs, is creating a new line of...

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