Active investment management’s weekly magazine for fee-based advisors

David Wismer

Editor of Proactive Advisor Magazine.

Not all investment returns are created equal

Understanding the important differences between absolute return, total return, and relative return. The financial media has spent quite a bit of time during the current bull market reporting on the “underperformance” of actively managed funds. While the...

Trusted principal advisor

Timothy Lay, CFEI, AIF • Sisters, OR TPA Financial • Founders Financial Securities, LLC Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Timothy, talk about your overall philosophy in working with clients. I have two “titles”—investment advisor...

Spreading the message of risk management

Rey Descalso • Maitland, FL Privada Wealth Management • J.W. Cole Advisors, Inc. Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Rey, becoming a financial advisor after being a pastor is an unusual transition. How did that come about? My father...

Banking on a strong client relationship

Brad Bakken, CRC • Wahpeton, ND Bell Bank/Bell Investments • Cetera Investment Services Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Brad, please describe your role as a financial advisor working with clients of your bank. My role is the same...

5 top concerns faced by financial advisors in 2016

Financial advisors greeted 2016 in a relatively upbeat mood—what are they thinking about now? Though we still have several important months to go, 2016 has already been a remarkable year on several fronts: The worst post–WW II start ever for the U.S....

Comprehensive planning at the core

Alex Zourides, CFP, ChFC, CLU, CASL, EA, AAMS • Melville, NY Alex Zourides, CFP, Inc. • Ameritas Investment Corp. Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Alex, you have a great deal of experience in various aspects of financial services....

Planning for all of life’s stages

Kevin M. McGrady, CLU, CRPC, ChFC • Cranston, RI Integrated Financial Partners • Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Kevin, what factors have shaped your personal growth as an advisor? I received my...

Advising with a wealth of knowledge

Anthony DeRose, MBA, J.D., CPA • Chicago, IL DeRose Financial Planning Group • Lincoln Financial Advisors Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Anthony, how does your background in financial analysis, law, and accounting help you in your...

Reaching out to an underserved segment

Gretchen Ricker • Bakersfield, CA Transamerica Financial Advisors Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Gretchen, what motivated you to become an investment advisor? I have been involved with financial services in one form or another for...

A passion for building wealth

Dennis Yamasaki • Lynnwood, WA Affirmative Financial Services Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Dennis, what drives your passion in helping clients plan for their future? I share an investing story with all of my clients that...

Why goals-based investing makes sense

Financial advisors and investment managers use 21st-century tools to help clients achieve “real” investment success. Financial advisors who use fee-based managed accounts can more effectively help clients meet their investment objectives if they...

A game plan for winning

Garry Dippel • Dallas, TX Geneos Wealth Management Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Garry, talk about your overall philosophy when it comes to working with clients. Sports have always been a big part of my life. I was a four-sport...

Life happens. Plan for it.

Karen L. DeRose, CFP, CRPC • Chicago, IL DeRose Financial Planning Group • Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Karen, please share a quick view of your overall practice philosophy. First and foremost, I...

The personal approach

Donovan Davis, CFP® • Alexandria, LA Reed Davis Investment Group • LPL Financial Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Donovan, you have had experience with several large financial firms. Why did you form an independent investment firm?...