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AEFA aces get bonuses to stay

February 28, 2005

DETROIT - American Express Financial Advisors Inc. plans to reach out to some of its most productive financial representatives with a type of retention bonus package that could include ownership stakes in the enterprise, which is soon to be...

SEC fund regulator Paul Roye heading to private sector

February 21, 2005

WASHINGTON - Paul Roye, the well-respected director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's division of investment management, will be leaving that post in mid-March, he said Friday. This leaves the fate of many key SEC proposals squarely...

Technology will bring adviser wraps to the masses

February 14, 2005

CHICAGO - SaveSimply Inc., a Pittsburgh-based technology company, is launching a service this month that allows financial advisers to bring a fully managed wrap program to mainstream investors. "There is huge market out there of smaller balance...

Lights! Camera! Action!

January 24, 2005

DETROIT - Stay tuned for the concept of financial planning as family entertainment. Sarah Teslik, chief executive of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. in Denver, is spearheading an effort to position financial planning...

Investors expecting a hot market soon

December 13, 2004

NEW YORK - Investors are donning rose-colored glasses and financial advisers say a reality check may be in order. In a recent survey of 1,000 investors, 59% described themselves as "bulls." Furthermore, 40% said they expected to wait only three...

529s, loans in one package?

December 13, 2004

NEW YORK - The idea is bold and tempting: merge the Section 529 college savings plan business with the student loan business. Combining two giant industries - the $54 billion 529 business and the $122 billion student loan business - into one...

More advisers may go to states

November 15, 2004

WASHINGTON - Fewer investment advisers would have to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and more would have to register with state regulators, under a plan the commission is considering. According to the plan, investment advisers...

Life-cycle funds not seen as threat to advice givers

September 27, 2004

BOSTON - Despite the recent popularity of mutual funds that offer many of the same basic services as financial advisers, such funds are unlikely to pose serious competition to the advice industry. While most advisers are critical of life-cycle,...

Waterhouse to cut trading costs

September 20, 2004

PHILADELPHIA - With archrival Charles Schwab Corp. bending at the knees, TD Waterhouse Group Inc. is moving in for the kill. On Nov. 1, New York-based Waterhouse, a discount broker, will slash trading costs for retail customers with more than...

Sunset for value stocks?

September 6, 2004

NEW YORK - Mutual funds that invest in value stocks are among the top performers right now, but some market watchers don't expect that to continue. Even some financial advisers who favor value investing said that now may not be the best time...

Moonlighting appeals to hedge fund managers

September 6, 2004

DETROIT - In the high-stakes world of hedge fund management, some managers have discovered the advantages of moonlighting as a separate-account or mutual fund manager. While the fees earned for managing more traditional investment vehicles don't...

IPO-mania makes a comeback

May 10, 2004

The equal-opportunity initial public offering of Google Inc. is probably at least several weeks off, but investors already are contacting their financial advisers about buying a piece of the ubiquitous search engine. Some advisers intend to...

Vanguard advice flies beneath the radar

April 26, 2004

The Vanguard Group Inc.'s advisory-services unit is experiencing a growth spurt after almost eight years of quietly dispensing financial advice. Vanguard's asset management services group, which operates below the radar screen of many in the...

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