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Plenty of takeaways at Retirement Income Summit

May 16, 2010

When he was mayor of New York, Ed Koch often would ask constituents, “How am I doing?” Taking a page from the mayor, I used the recent InvestmentNews Retirement Income Summit to ask attendees: “How are we doing?” Having served as the...

IN's Pavia: What's on your radar?

May 14, 2010

When he was mayor of New York, Ed Koch often would ask constituents, “How am I doing?” Taking a page from the mayor, I used the recent InvestmentNews Retirement Income Summit to ask attendees: “How are we doing?” Having served as the...

Congress must stay focused on financial reform

May 2, 2010

With so many issues to debate in connection with the pending financial reform bill, it seems odd that some congressional Republicans are transfixed by the online-porn habits of some members of the SEC staff. The pornography issue certainly deserves...

IN's Pavia: Congress must stay focused on financial reform

April 30, 2010

With so many issues to debate in connection with the pending financial reform bill, it seems odd that some congressional Republicans are transfixed by the online porn habits of some members of the SEC staff. The pornography issue certainly deserves...

Ground-level proof economic recovery is in full swing

April 25, 2010

I am in the same camp as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. I know that the economic recovery is in full swing, because I've confirmed it with Mike, a deli owner around the corner from my office, John, a neighborhood restaurateur, Ammar,...

Opinion: Proof the recovery is in full swing

April 22, 2010

I am in the same camp as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. I know that the economic recovery is in full swing, because I've confirmed it with Mike, a deli owner around the corner from my office, John, a neighborhood restaurateur, Ammar,...

The great Easter hedge fund blowup

April 11, 2010

Amid loud and enthusiastic conversations about sports, politics and our favorite television shows, my extended family was feasting on a wonderful Easter meal prepared by my sister. The bombshell, however, hit when my brother-in-law mentioned...

Hedge fund manager made $4B last year. And he deserved it

April 8, 2010

Amid loud and enthusiastic conversations about sports, politics and our favorite television shows, my extended family was feasting on a wonderful Easter meal prepared by my sister. The bombshell, however, hit when my brother-in-law mentioned...

It's time to shed some light on 12(b)-1 fees

April 4, 2010

To borrow a line from Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, it's time we let some sunlight in on 12(b)-1 fees. The trailing mutual fund expenses are a contentious issue among advisers, with one camp vigorously defending them as a way to cover...

It's time to shed some light on 12(b)-1 fees

April 1, 2010

To borrow a line from Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, it's time we let some sunlight in on 12(b)-1 fees. The trailing mutual fund expenses are a contentious issue among advisers, with one camp vigorously defending them as a way to cover...

Awards honor advisers for their volunteer efforts

March 14, 2010

For the fourth consecutive year, I will have the privilege this summer of serving as a judge for the Community Leadership Awards, sponsored by InvestmentNews and the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. The Community Leadership Awards were...

The new and improved InvestmentNews.com

February 28, 2010

Financial advisers know that success never comes to those who stand still. The same can be said here at InvestmentNews, where we think that our continued success rides on our ability to keep pace with the changing needs and expectations of our...

Put teeth into pay-for-performance

February 21, 2010

Many corporate executives uphold a fiduciary management standard, putting shareholders and their employees — and the long-term health of the company itself — ahead of their own interests. Other CEOs, however, are a bit more self-serving,...

A tale of taxes - and superior service

February 7, 2010

I would like to share a story about great client service from a financial adviser. The story started when my friend Danny received a letter from New York state containing a tax bill for $6,308.70 in connection with a small business he had closed...

A spot of green in a gray environment

January 31, 2010

If you are feeling depressed about politics, taxes or the stock market, take heart — your own future as a financial adviser is secure. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics survey, financial services ranks among the top 10 industries projected...

Advisers need flexible social-media guidelines

January 24, 2010

Here is a brain teaser for you: How should compliance rules apply to financial advice professionals who use popular social-media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter? The issue stumps me. From a common-sense point of view, of course,...

Don Pitti was an industry pioneer - and a generous friend

January 10, 2010

When my wife passed away, a good friend offered his condolences and said that the world was a little less bright without her smile. Four years later, the world is again a little less bright with the passing of my friend Don Pitti, a true financial...

This time, will the SEC get its man?

December 6, 2009

The SEC has snagged a big fish, but it remains to be seen if the securities cops and the United States Attorney's office are up to reeling in their catch. Given recent Securities and Exchange Commission fishing expeditions, landing Galleon Group...

Finally! A high-tech mood ring for advisers' anxious clients

November 22, 2009

Financial advisers are always searching for ways to keep clients from investing irrationally, especially in volatile economic climates. This has surely caused sleepless nights for countless advisers. To remedy this, many encourage their clients...

Time for Benmosche to pack it up and go home

November 15, 2009

Robert Benmosche, who perhaps underestimated the challenge before him when he answered the call last August to become the chief executive of government-controlled AIG, should do everyone a favor and call it quits before he has another temper...

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