Research Releases - 2008 - 2009

Tiburon makes an effort to widely share its research with members of the financial services community, including industry executives, media representatives, conference planners, and individual advisors. A key part of this sharing process is the series of free weekly research releases Tiburon emails each Friday; over 15,000 industry participants have signed up to receive these releases. If you would like to join the recipients list, please visit the Sign Up to Receive Tiburon's Research Releases page. Please click on the links below for summaries and links to full copies of prior or recent Tiburon research releases.

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December 25, 2009 - TIBURON CONSUMER WEALTH - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its new research report on Consumer Wealth. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the vast amount of consumer wealth, the perceived Baby Boomer savings crisis (or retirement income challenge), and Baby Boomers’ likely pending liquidation. The report outlines the numbers of consumers & consumer households, summarizes their financial concerns & savings goals, and analyzes the case made for Baby Boomers’ perceived savings crisis, including the decline in pension plans, the challenges of Social Security & Medicare, and the low consumer savings rate. The report also addresses the key pending liquidation, whereby Baby Boomers will likely roll over retirement plan balances, cash in stock options & restricted shares, downsize houses, and sell private businesses. This is the fourth draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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December 18, 2009 - TIBURON KEY DRIVING FACTORS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its new research report on Key Driving Factors. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of the key driving factors within the financial services industry, including consumer wealth, the institutional markets, & current events. This report serves to consolidate the highlights of those three Tiburon research reports, including both historical insights and future predictions. This is the second draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic.

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December 11, 2009 - TIBURON FINANCIAL ADVISOR TARGET MARKETS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its new research report on Financial Advisor Target Markets. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of the wide range of potential financial advisor target markets, including those based on age, investable assets, other financial factors, occupation, source of wealth, & other factors. This is the first draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic.

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December 4, 2009 - TIBURON 2010 RESEARCH REPORT ACCESS PROGRAM

At the suggestion of numerous Tiburon clients, Tiburon created a client service allowing unlimited access to all of its research reports for all of a firm's employees for an entire calendar year for only $25,000. This service has helped dozens of Tiburon clients to consolidate their research needs & budgets.

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November 27, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVIII - GUEST SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

The last Tiburon CEO Summit was held October 7-8, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Guest speakers included Jon Baum (CEO, The Dreyfus Corporation), John Calamos (CEO, Calamos Asset Management), Deena Katz (Chairman, Evensky & Katz and Associate Professor, Texas Tech University), Pete Kight (Vice Chairman, Fiserv), Steve Lockshin (CEO, Convergent Wealth Advisors), Andrew Rudd (CEO, Advisor Software & Former CEO, Barra), Steve Wallman (CEO, Foliofn), & Jim Weddle (Managing Partner, Edward Jones & Company). This release provides highlights of their presentations.

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November 20, 2009 - TIBURON FINANCIAL ADVISOR SALES & MARKETING - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its new research report on Financial Advisor Sales & Marketing. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of the wide range of potential financial advisor sales & marketing strategies, including client retention, client consolidation, client referrals, professional referrals, seminar & direct marketing, and advertising & public relations strategies. This is the third draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic.

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November 13, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT AWARDS - HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, recently awarded its inaugural Tiburon CEO Summit Awards to Charles Schwab (Chairman, The Charles Schwab Corporation) & Ken Fisher (CEO, Fisher Investments). This release highlights some of the key points made by both award recipients during the discussions that immediately followed the award ceremonies.

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November 6, 2009 - TIBURON CONSUMER WEALTH - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its new research report on Consumer Wealth. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the vast amount of consumer wealth, the perceived Baby Boomer savings crisis (or retirement income challenge), and Baby Boomers’ likely pending liquidation. The report outlines the numbers of consumers & consumer households, summarizes their financial concerns & savings goals, and analyzes the case made for Baby Boomers’ perceived savings crisis, including the decline in pension plans, the challenges of Social Security & Medicare, and the low consumer savings rate. The report also addresses the key pending liquidation, whereby Baby Boomers will likely roll over retirement plan balances, cash in stock options & restricted shares, downsize houses, and sell private businesses. This is the fourth draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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October 30, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVIII - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Tiburon Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce the upcoming Tiburon CEO Summit XVIII to be held April 14-15, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York, NY. Tiburon's CEO Summits provide a unique opportunity for a select cross-industry group of senior executives to discuss a broad swath of issues regarding the future of the brokerage, investments, advice, & wealth management businesses. The topics presented in the general sessions are also discussed in-depth in five break-out sessions, structured around newsworthy topics. Tiburon CEO Summits likely provide the only true forum where financial services industry CEOs from across traditional industry silos gather to discuss business opportunities. The list of business relationships resulting from prior Tiburon CEO Summits is impressive.

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October 23, 2009 - TIBURON CURRENT EVENTS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its new research report on Current Events. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of current events and their impact on the financial services industry, various products & channels, various markets & distribution channels, and specific financial services firms. The report addresses world political events, world disasters, the economy & stock market, corporate scandals, financial services industry stumbles, presidential & congressional elections, and the regulatory environment. This is the second draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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October 16, 2009 - TIBURON FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its new research report on Financial Advisor Technology. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of financial advisor technology & outsourcing strategies, including sales enabling technology, financial planning technology, asset allocation technology, trade order management systems, data & research services, data download technology, portfolio management technology, account aggregation technology, contact management systems, & financial advisor workstations. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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October 9, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVII - CHIP ROAME OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, hosts a series of client-only CEO conferences called the Tiburon CEO Summits. Tiburon CEO Summit XVII was held this week in San Francisco, CA. Over 100 senior industry executives took two days out of their busy schedules to participate. Tiburon Managing Principal Chip Roame opened CEO Summit XVII by presenting a new agenda to attendees.

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October 2, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVII - IN THE NEWS

Tiburon CEO Summits last two-to-three days and focus on in-depth discussions of Tiburon research and leading-edge business models through guest presentations, panel discussions, and break-out sessions. Guest speakers generally support the twin themes of focusing on consumer needs and challenging conventional wisdom. General sessions also often address industry mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & private equity trends, corporate governance, & public policy issues.

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September 25, 2009 - TIBURON FINANCIAL ADVISOR TECHNOLOGY - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its new research report on Financial Advisor Technology. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of financial advisor technology & outsourcing strategies, including sales enabling technology, financial planning technology, asset allocation technology, trade order management systems, data & research services, data download technology, portfolio management technology, account aggregation technology, contact management systems, & financial advisor workstations. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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September 18, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVII - CONFIRMED ATTENDEES ANNOUNCEMENT

Tiburon is pleased to announce that the following 109 Tiburon clients have already confirmed their attendance for Tiburon CEO Summit XVII, taking place October 7-8, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

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September 11, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVII - GUEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCEMENT

The next Tiburon CEO Summit will be held October 7-8, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA. There are over twenty planned sessions. Along with Tiburon's Managing Principal Chip Roame, guest speakers will include Jon Baum (CEO, The Dreyfus Corporation), John Calamos (CEO, Calamos Asset Management), Deena Katz (Chairman, Evensky & Katz and Associate Professor, Texas Tech University), Pete Kight (Vice Chairman, Fiserv), Steve Lockshin (CEO, Convergent Wealth Advisors), Andrew Rudd (CEO, Advisor Software & Former CEO, Barra), Steve Wallman (CEO, Foliofn), & Jim Weddle (Managing Partner, Edward Jones & Company).

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September 4, 2009 - TIBURON FINANCIAL ADVISOR PROFILES - KEY FINDINGS

The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of the profiles & best practices of leading financial advisory firms across a wide variety of traditionally defined markets & distribution channels. The report includes detailed profiles of over 700 leading financial advisory firms (a wholesaler's bible), seeking to identify best practices in critical areas such as sales & marketing, staffing & compensation, technology use, & succession planning. This is the second draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic.

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August 28, 2009 - TIBURON FEE-BASED FINANCIAL ADVISORS - KEY FINDINGS

The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of current events and their impact on the financial services industry, various products & channels, various markets & distribution channels, and specific financial services firms. The report addresses world political events, world disasters, the economy & stock market, corporate scandals, financial services industry stumbles, presidential & congressional elections, and the regulatory environment. This is the second draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic.

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August 21, 2009 - TIBURON CURRENT EVENTS - KEY FINDINGS

The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of current events and their impact on the financial services industry, various products & channels, various markets & distribution channels, and specific financial services firms. The report addresses world political events, world disasters, the economy & stock market, corporate scandals, financial services industry stumbles, presidential & congressional elections, and the regulatory environment. This is the second draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic.

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August 14, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVII - AWARDS RECIPIENTS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural Tiburon CEO Summit Awards. Charles Schwab (Chairman, The Charles Schwab Corporation) will be given Tiburon's award for Maintaining a Focus on Consumer Needs. Ken Fisher (CEO, Fisher Investments) will be given Tiburon's award for Challenging Conventional Wisdom. Tiburon believes that maintaining a focus on consumer needs and challenging conventional wisdom are two of the keys to success in the rapidly evolving financial services industry. These awards will be presented at Tiburon CEO Summit XVII October 7-8, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

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August 7, 2009 - TIBURON FEE-BASED FINANCIAL ADVISORS (RIAs) - KEY FINDINGS

The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of the fee-based financial advisors (RIAs) market, the fastest growing financial services market & distribution channel. The report goes to painstaking efforts to define this market, which is often improperly defined and measured by others. A parallel report published by Tiburon, called A Comprehensive Overview of the Product Usage, Business Models, & Best Practices of Fee-Based Financial Advisors, provides extensive bottom up analysis of the specific actions of fee-based financial advisors. This report provides a top down view of the market. This is the second draft of Tiburon's research on this topic.

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July 31, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVII - MEETING AGENDA

Tiburon CEO Summit XVII, taking place in San Francisco, CA will officially start at 7:45am on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, include a group dinner that night in Tiburon and finish at 5:30pm on Thursday, October 8, 2009. Tiburon will host a casual dinner at a classic San Francisco restaurant on Thursday evening at 6:00pm for local guests or those staying beyond the close of the Tiburon CEO Summit. More casually, Tiburon CEO Summit XVII will begin with a cocktail reception the prior evening, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 6:00pm, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

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July 24, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVII - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Tiburon Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce the upcoming Tiburon CEO Summit XVII to be held October 7-8, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Tiburon's Managing Principal Chip Roame will open the CEO Summit by addressing the state of the financial services industry. Tiburon CEO Summit XVII will also include the inaugural CEO Summit Awards presentation in addition to nine featured guest speakers, the firm's three traditional client-centric panel discussions - Ask the Consumers, Ask the Advisors, & Ask the Gatekeepers - a current events general session panel discussion, six less formal break-out sessions, a Q&A session with Tiburon's Managing Principal Chip Roame, & three wonderful social events.

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July 17, 2009 - TIBURON WINE INVESTMENTS - KEY FINDINGS

The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of opportunities for investing in the wine market, including vineyards, collections, & futures. In the market for alternative investments, none can be much more fun than investing in the wine industry. As a passion of Tiburon's managing principal, Tiburon is able to address the history of wine making, wine vintages & ratings, core wine varietals, wine growing regions & appellations, and ways of investing in this booming market. This is the third draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic...

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June 26, 2009 - TIBURON FSI MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS - KEY FINDINGS

The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of the rapid consolidation taking place in the banking, brokerage, insurance, & asset management industries. Over recent decades, Glass Steagall has fallen and the financial services industry has picked up its mergers & acquisitions trend. Banks have acquired other banks, brokerage firms, & asset managers. Insurance companies have acquired other insurance companies, independent broker/dealers, & asset managers. Full-service brokerage firms have acquired other full-service brokerage firms and asset managers. And asset managers have acquired one another. With all this activity, what is left? Lots! This report profiles the enormous number of transactions that have taken place and lays the groundwork for the expected consolidation over the coming decade. The acquisition market continues to evolve and data still seems to be analyzed in silos. As a result, Tiburon’s primary objective of this report was to bring a common set of facts to all market participants. This is the third draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic. Tiburon’s first draft of this report was published in 2005; that draft consolidated prior Tiburon research into one report and outlined the framework for gathering more data. Tiburon’s second draft of this report was published in 2008; that draft coordinated the prior findings of this report with Tiburon’s banking, brokerage, and insurance industry reports. This is Tiburon’s third draft of this report...

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June 19, 2009 - TIBURON FUTURE OF ADVICE - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its newest report covering The Future of Advice. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the future of the brokerage, investments, private banking, & wealth management markets. In short, this report defines the future of advice. The report begins by addressing the key driving factors of current events, consumer wealth, & institutional markets. The report then outlines five keys for product delivery in the future - fee-accounts, ETFs & indexing, alternative investments, wealth management services, & family office services, and predicts the winning markets & distribution channels (namely discount brokers and fee-based financial advisors). The report also addresses five winning tactics, including defining target markets, developing sales & marketing strategies, developing appropriate staffing & compensation models, developing winning firm cultures, and leveraging technology. And the report concludes with some predictions on key strategic issues in the financial services industry, including venture capital, private equity, and mergers & acquisitions opportunities. This is the third draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic..

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June 12, 2009 - TIBURON ONLINE TOOLS & ADVICE - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its newest report covering Online Tools & Advice. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of the online tools & advice market, including web-based technologies serving both consumers and/or financial advisors. This market is dynamic, as consumer-oriented and financial advisor-oriented products are being consolidated, and traditional software products are increasingly being moved to the web. This is the second draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic.

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June 5, 2009 - TIBURON CURRENT EVENTS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its newest reports on technologies utilized by financial services institutions, including Financial Services Industry Technology & Financial Advisor Technology. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of current events and their impact on the financial services industry, various products & channels, and specific financial services firms. The report addresses world political events, world disasters, the economy & stock market, corporate scandals, financial services industry stumbles, presidential & congressional elections, and the regulatory environment. This is the second draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic.

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May 29, 2009 - TIBURON TECHNOLOGY REPORTS - FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY & FINANCIAL ADVISOR TECHNOLOGY - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its newest reports on technologies utilized by financial services institutions, including Financial Services Industry Technology & Financial Advisor Technology. The purpose of these reports is to provide readers with an initial understanding of the vast array of technologies put to use in both the broader financial services industry and among financial advisors. This represents Tiburon's first draft of its report on Financial Services Industry Technology and Tiburon's third draft of its report on Financial Advisor Technology.

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May 22, 2009 - TIBURON 2009 RESEARCH REPORT ACCESS PROGRAM & MARKET SEMINAR BUNDLED PACKAGE

At the suggestion of numerous Tiburon clients, Tiburon has created a Research Report Access Program & Market Seminar bundled package. For just $35,000, mid-year access program subscribers gain firm-wide access to the entire Tiburon research report library (a $25,000 value) and may also engage a Tiburon principal and the lead research manager on any Tiburon research report to present such report, answer questions, and brainstorm the implications of such in a half day visit with a client's executives. A market seminar is usually $15,000 to $20,000 plus travel expenses. Hence the Tiburon 2009 Research Report Access Program & Market Seminar Bundle provides clients with terrific value

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May 15, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVII - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Tiburon Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce the upcoming Tiburon CEO Summit XVII to be held October 7-8, 2009 in San Francisco, CA at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Tiburon's CEO Summits provide a unique opportunity for a select cross-industry group of senior executives to discuss a broad swath of issues regarding the future of the brokerage, investments, advice, & wealth management businesses. Along with Tiburon's Managing Principal Chip Roame, guest speakers at Tiburon CEO Summit XVII will include:

  • Jon Baum (CEO, The Dreyfus Corporation)
  • John Calamos (CEO, Calamos Asset Management)
  • Deena Katz (Chairman, Evensky & Katz and Associate Professor, Texas Tech University)
  • Pete Kight (Vice Chairman, Fiserv)
  • Steve Lockshin (CEO, Convergent Wealth Advisors)
  • Andrew Rudd (CEO, Advisor Software & Former CEO, Barra)
  • Steve Wallman (CEO, Foliofn)
  • Jim Weddle (Managing Partner, Edward Jones & Company)

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May 8, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVI - GENERAL SESSION PANEL HIGHLIGHTS

One of the key themes of every Tiburon CEO Summit is the need to more closely listen to clients. Tiburon CEO Summit XVI included four general session panel discussions, which included a current events panel to discuss the challenges inherent to working in an evolving regulatory environment, as well as the usual Tiburon CEO Summits' general session panel discussions (Ask the Consumers, Ask the Advisors, & Ask the Gatekeepers). All allowed Tiburon CEO-level clients to face issues head on and in an unvarnished way. This is in sharp contrast to most CEOs' daily activities, where they are forced to rely on interpreting marketing data or listening to anecdotal stories from their sales forces. Addressing their peers & constituents first-hand through questions & answers helps Tiburon clients further consider innovative ideas for serving these different client groups.

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May 1, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVI - PHOTO COLLECTION

Tiburon is pleased to release its collection of photographs from Tiburon CEO Summit XVI, which was held on April 15-16, 2009 in New York and included over 20 fantastic sessions, including Tiburon Managing Principal Chip Roame's Opening Keynote Presentation, the highly-rated general session panels, nine terrific guest speaker presentations, six break-out sessions, abundant networking opportunities, & two wonderful social events.

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April 24, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVI - GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon CEO Summit XVI was held this week in New York, NY. Over 125 senior industry executives took two full days out of their busy schedules to participate. The nine terrific general session guest speakers included Jud Bergman (CEO, Envestnet Asset Management), Jessica Bibliowicz (CEO, National Financial Partners), Mark Casady (CEO, LPL Financial), Kip Condron (CEO, Axa Financial), Jeffrey Dunham (CEO, Dunham & Associates Investment Counsel), Ken Fisher (CEO, Fisher Investments), Roger Ibbotson (Professor, Yale University; Chairman, Zebra Capital Management; & Former CEO, Ibbotson Associates), Scott Powers (CEO, State Street Global Advisors), & Paul Stevens (CEO, Investment Company Institute).

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April 17, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVI - CHIP ROAME OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon CEO Summit XVI was held this week in New York, NY. Over 125 senior industry executives took two full days out of their busy schedules to participate. Tiburon Managing Principal Chip Roame opened CEO Summit XVI by addressing the state of the financial services industry.

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April 10, 2009 - TIBURON PRODUCTS & SERVICES - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its newest report on Products & Services. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of the vast array of investment & wealth management products & services. This report serves to summarize Tiburon’s views on various products & services markets, including cash investments & bank savings products, individual securities & capital markets, mutual funds, separately managed accounts & other fee-account programs, ETFs & indexing, alternative investments, wealth management services, and family office services. This is the second draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic.

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April 3, 2009 - TIBURON MARKETS & DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its newest report on Markets & Distribution Channels. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of the vast array of markets & distribution channels through which financial services products are delivered, including the self-serve, financial advisor, institutional, & international channels. As flows across these channels have grown the quickest in the various financial advisor channels, this report emphasizes the highlights and developments in retail banks, full-service brokerage firms, independent reps, fee-based financial advisors, other financial advisors (such as insurance agents, CPA firms, & estate attorneys), and several upscale channels (such as private banks, investment banks, and family offices). This is the second draft of Tiburon's research on this topic.

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March 27, 2009 - TIBURON CURRENT EVENTS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its newest report on Current Events. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with an initial understanding of current events and their impact on the financial services industry, various products & channels, and specific financial services firms. The report addresses world political events, world disasters, the economy & stock market, corporate scandals, financial services industry stumbles, presidential & congressional elections, and the regulatory environment. This is the second draft of Tiburon’s research on this topic.

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March 20, 2009 - TIBURON RESEARCH REPORTS - MARCH 2009 RELEASES

Tiburon is pleased to share its March 2009 research report releases, which include ten new, updated, and/or revised research reports, including ...

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March 13, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVI - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT CONFIRMED ATTENDEES

Tiburon is pleased to announce that the following 149 Tiburon clients have already confirmed their attendance for Tiburon CEO Summit XVI (far in excess of the firm's expectations) ...

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March 6, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVI - MEETING AGENDA ANNOUNCEMENT

Tiburon CEO Summit XVI will officially start at 7:45am on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, include a group dinner that night in New York and finish at 5:45pm on Thursday, April 16, 2009. More casually, Tiburon CEO Summit XVI will begin with a cocktail reception the prior evening, Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 6:00pm, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York, NY (Battery Park City).

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February 27, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVI - GUEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the nine guest speakers who will be presenting at the upcoming Tiburon CEO Summit XVI taking place April 15-16, 2009 in New York's Ritz Carlton Hotel. This announcement provides speaker bios and outlines planned speech topics.

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February 20, 2009 - TIBURON FUTURE OF ADVICE - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on the Future of Advice. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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February 13, 2009 - TIBURON JANUARY RESEARCH REPORT RELEASES

Tiburon is pleased to announce its January research report releases, which include ten new, updated, and/or revised research reports, bringing Tiburon’s research report library to 48 increasingly comprehensive reports across an increasingly wide set of product & market areas. Two of the best reports are those that address the markets for Independent Reps & Independent Broker/Dealers and for Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs). Given the recent issues and consolidations at the wirehouses, many are predicting big moves (likely too big) to the twin independent channels. LPL is becoming a formidable competitor in the IBD channel with over 11,000 reps and Schwab's RIA flows now far outdistance those at any of the wirehouses. In any case, these two reports serve as comprehensive reviews of those two markets.

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February 6, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XV - PHOTO COLLECTION

Tiburon CEO Summit XV included over 15 separate sessions, including general session speaker presentations, panel discussions, break-out sessions, and several great social & networking events. Tiburon is pleased to announce the release of its first Tiburon CEO Summit Photo Collection.

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January 30, 2009 - TIBURON INDEPENDENT REPS & INDEPENDENT BROKER/DEALERS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Independent Reps & Independent Broker/Dealers Markets. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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January 23, 2009 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XV - BREAK-OUT SESSIONS - HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon CEO Summit XV was held October 14-15, 2008 in San Francisco, CA at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The Summit started at 7:45am on Tuesday, October 14, included a networking dinner that evening in Tiburon, & concluded at 4:15pm on Wednesday, October 15. Over 100 senior industry executives took two days out of their busy schedules to participate. Six break-out sessions were held, allowing attendees to informally debate trends and business strategies

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January 16, 2009 - TIBURON FEE-BASED FINANCIAL ADVISORS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs). This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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January 9, 2009 - TIBURON 2009 RESEARCH REPORT ACCESS PROGRAM

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, primarily provides market research & strategy consulting services. Tiburon's Research Report Access Program helps dozens of Tiburon's clients consolidate their research needs & budgets. This is a great opportunity to follow Tiburon research closely throughout the entire year and significantly add to your firm's research library.

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January 2, 2009 - TIBURON YEAR-END LETTER - 2008

Holiday greetings from Tiburon!!! Tiburon regards its working relationship with its clients as a partnership; the firm’s success is closely intertwined with that of its clients and the projects on which it works. Accordingly, Tiburon has promised to keep its clients (and some select prospects) in the loop on its industry views and the firm's developments in the form of this annual letter.

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December 26, 2008 - TIBURON ONLINE TOOLS & ADVICE - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Online Tools & Advice. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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December 19, 2008 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XV GENERAL SESSION PANEL DISCUSSIONS

One of the key themes of every Tiburon CEO Summit is the need to more closely listen to clients and peers. In open acknowledgment of the truly unique market conditions created by the 2008 credit crisis, Tiburon CEO Summit XV included a special general session current events panel in addition to its usual Tiburon CEO Summits' general session panel discussions (Ask the Consumers, Ask the Advisors, & Ask the Gatekeepers). All allowed Tiburon CEO-level clients to hear directly from their constituents in an unvarnished way. This is in sharp contrast to most CEOs' daily activities, where they are forced to rely on interpreting marketing data or listening to anecdotal stories from their sales forces. Addressing these constituents first-hand through questions & answers helps Tiburon clients further consider innovative ideas for serving these different client groups.

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December 12, 2008 - TIBURON UPSCALE CHANNELS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Upscale Channels. This research release summarizes the updates and improvements to three Tiburon research reports.

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December 5, 2008 - TIBURON ONLINE BROKERAGES - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Online Brokerages. This research release summarizes the updates and improvements to three Tiburon research reports.

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November 28, 2008 - TIBURON FINANCIAL ADVISOR WINNING TACTICS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research reports in Financial Advisor Winning Tactics. This research release summarizes the updates and improvements to three Tiburon research reports.

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November 21, 2008 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XVI - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

Tiburon Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce its upcoming CEO Summit XVI to be held April 15-16, 2009 in New York, NY at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Tiburon's CEO Summits provide a unique opportunity for a select cross-industry group of senior executives to discuss a broad swath of issues regarding the future of the brokerage, investments, advice, and wealth management businesses. Along with Tiburon's Managing Principal Chip Roame, guest speakers at Tiburon CEO Summit XVI will include:

  • Jud Bergman (CEO, Envestnet Asset Management)
  • Jessica Bibliowicz (CEO, National Financial Partners)
  • Mark Casady (CEO, LPL Financial Services)
  • Kip Condron (CEO, Axa Financial)
  • Jeffrey Dunham (CEO, Dunham & Associates)
  • Ken Fisher (CEO, Fisher Investments)
  • Roger Ibbotson (Professor, Yale University; Chairman, Zebra Capital Management; & Former CEO, Ibbotson Associates)
  • Scott Powers (CEO, State Street Global Advisors)
  • Paul Stevens (CEO, Investment Company Institute)

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November 14, 2008 - TIBURON NOVEMBER RESEARCH REPORT RELEASES

Tiburon is pleased to announce its November research report releases, which include eleven new, updated, and/or revised research reports, bringing Tiburon’s research report library to 47 increasingly comprehensive reports across an increasingly wide set of product & market areas. Three of the best reports are those that address current events, the rapidly growing separately managed accounts market, and estate planning & charitable giving. The financial advisor technology report also offers good frameworks and an interesting discussion on outsourcing. Tiburon also took steps to refine several other Tiburon reports, including its reports on Online Tools & Advice, Online Brokerage, Online Banking & Mortgages, Online Insurance, Upscale Channels, Financial Advisor Business Plans & Networking, & Financial Advisor Profiles; all of these reports provide various levels of detail and all will be pushed towards comprehensiveness next year.

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November 7, 2008 - TIBURON SEPARATELY MANAGED ACCOUNTS AND OTHER FEE-ACCOUNT PROGRAMS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Separately Managed Accounts & Other Fee-Account Programs. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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October 31, 2008 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XV GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon CEO Summit XV was held October 14-15, 2008 in San Francisco, CA at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The Summit started at 7:45am on Tuesday, October 14, included a networking dinner that evening in Tiburon, & concluded at 4:15pm on Wednesday, October 15. Over 100 senior industry executives took two days out of their busy schedules to participate. Chip Roame (Managing Principal, Tiburon Strategic Advisors), Bruce Bond (CEO, Power Shares), Bill Hambrecht (CEO, WR Hambrecht + Company & Former CEO, Hambrecht & Quist), Norm Malo (CEO, National Financial Services Corporation), Joe Mansueto (CEO, Morningstar), & Andrew Rudd (CEO, Advisor Software; Chairman, Advisor Partners; & Former CEO, Barra) made general session presentations.

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October 24, 2008 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XV OPENING KEYNOTE SUMMARY

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, hosts a series of client-only CEO conferences called the Tiburon CEO Summits. Tiburon CEO Summit XV was held last week in San Francisco, CA. Over 100 senior industry executives took two days out of their busy schedules to participate. Tiburon Managing Principal Chip Roame opened CEO Summit XV by addressing the state of the financial services industry.

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October 17, 2008 - TIBURON INDEPENDENT REPS & INDEPENDENT BROKER/DEALERS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Independent Reps & Independent Broker/Dealers. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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October 10, 2008 - TIBURON SEPTEMBER RESEARCH REPORT RELEASES

Tiburon is pleased to announce its September research report releases, which include quite a variety of reports. Three of the best reports are those that address consumer wealth & the recent decline in home equity, the rapidly growing separately managed accounts market, and the quickly consolidating independent rep market. Tiburon also took some steps to refine more than a dozen other Tiburon reports, including its reports on institutional markets, mutual funds, ETFs & indexing, venture capital & private equity, insurance products, retail banks, fee-based financial advisors, insurance agents, upscale channels, English speaking countries markets, Europe, Middle East, & Africa, technology, and financial advisor profiles. And Tiburon also pushed further into the self-serve market with its first drafts of reports on online brokerage, online banking & mortgages, online insurance, & online tools & advice; all of these reports provide various levels of detail and all will be pushed towards comprehensiveness next year.

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October 3, 2008 - TIBURON SEPTEMBER RESEARCH REPORT RELEASES

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce its September research report releases, increasing Tiburon’s library of research reports to 47 reports. Every two months, Tiburon releases at least one research report that provides relatively comprehensive top-down overviews of specific product or service areas, markets & distribution channels, financial advisor issues, and/or strategic corporate issues. These new reports generally have thoughtful storylines, accurate & up-to-date data, and growing appendices (profiles of industry competitors). In this cycle, Tiburon is pleased to release new comprehensive research reports addressing:

  • An Initial Overview of the Retail Banks Market: Diversifying through the Private Banking, Personal Trust, Asset Management, & Bank Brokerage Businesses
  • An Initial Overview of the Independent Reps & Independent Broker/Dealers Markets

Along with publishing the more comprehensive reports above, Tiburon also regularly seeks to publish initial versions and/or make minor updates to existing reports so as to create something to build upon and/or to make existing reports more useful to Tiburon clients. While these versions may lack the comprehensiveness of other Tiburon research reports, they may be useful to select Tiburon clients. For instance some clients utilize select parts such as a history chapter or a company’s profile. Many of these reports will be more comprehensively addressed later this year. By way of this email, Tiburon is also releasing an additional eight initial and/or updated Tiburon reports:

  • An Initial Overview of the Institutional Markets: Opportunities in Retirement Plans, Endowments & Foundations, & Other Markets
  • Current Events: Making Sense of the Impacts of Today's Market Events
  • An Initial Overview of the Mutual Funds Industry
  • Separately Managed Accounts & Other Packaged Fee-Account Programs: Recasting a Growing Industry
  • An Initial Overview of the Market-Linked Products Industry, Including Indexed Separate Accounts, Index Mutual Funds, & Exchange Traded Funds
  • An Initial Overview of the Venture Capital & Private Equity Industry
  • Opportunities for Investing in the Wine Market: Vineyards, Collections, & Futures
  • An Initial Overview of the Insurance Products Industry, Including Health Insurance, Disability Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance, Property & Casualty Insurance, Annuities, & Life Insurance
  • An Initial Overview of Estate Planning & Charitable Giving Through Life Insurance & Trust Accounts
  • Back to the Future: The Re-Emergence of the Online Brokerage Industry
  • Redefining an Industry: Online Banking & Mortgages
  • Redefining an Industry: Online Insurance
  • Online Tools & Advice: The Intersection of Technology & Self-Service
  • An Initial Overview of the Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs) Market
  • An Initial Overview of Insurance Agencies, Brokers, & Producer Groups
  • An Initial Overview of the Upscale Channels: Seeking to Serve the Ultra Affluent
  • An Initial Overview of the
  • English Speaking Countries Markets: United Kingdom & Ireland, Canada, Australia & New Zealand, and South Africa
  • Emerging Opportunities in the Europe, Middle East, & Africa Markets
  • Financial Advisor Winning Tactics: Eight Keys to Success
  • Leading Edge Financial Advisor Sales & Marketing Strategies
  • Financial Services Industry Technology Developments: Implementing Leading Edge Technology Outsourcing Strategies for Captive & Independent Financial Advisors
  • Financial Advisor Business Plans & Industry Networking
  • Financial Advisor Benchmarking: Learning Best Practices through Industry Data
  • Financial Advisor Profiling: Learning Best Practices by Profiling Leading Firms
  • An Initial Overview of the Consulting Industry

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September 26, 2008 - TIBURON ONLINE TOOLS & ADVICE - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Online Tools & Advice. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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September 19, 2008 - TIBURON ETFs & INDEXING - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on ETFs & Indexing. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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September 12, 2008 - TIBURON FEE-BASED FINANCIAL ADVISORS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs). This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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September 5, 2008 - TIBURON UPSCALE CHANNELS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Upscale Channels. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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August 29, 2008 - TIBURON ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES MARKETS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on English Speaking Countries Markets. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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August 22, 2008 - TIBURON HEDGE FUNDS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Hedge Funds. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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August 15, 2008 - TIBURON FINANCIAL ADVISOR BENCHMARKING & BEST PRACTICES - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Financial Advisor Benchmarking & Best Practices. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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August 8, 2008 - TIBURON SEPARATELY MANAGED ACCOUNTS AND OTHER FEE-ACCOUNT PROGRAMS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Separately Managed Accounts & Other Fee-Account Programs. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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August 1, 2008 - TIBURON INDEPENDENT BROKER/DEALERS MARKETS - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Independent Broker/Dealers Markets. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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July 25, 2008 - TIBURON RETAIL BANKS MARKET - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Retail Banks Market. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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July 18, 2008 - TIBURON JULY RESEARCH REPORT RELEASES

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce its July research report releases, increasing Tiburon’s library of research reports to 42 reports. Every two months, Tiburon releases at least one research report that provide relatively comprehensive top-down overviews of specific product or service areas, markets & distribution channels, financial advisor issues, and/or strategic corporate issues. These new reports generally have thoughtful storylines, accurate & up-to-date data, and growing appendices (profiles of industry competitors). In this cycle, Tiburon is pleased to release new comprehensive research reports addressing:

  • Consumer Wealth, Liquidation, & the Retirement Income Challenge: The Impact of the Credit Crisis & the Decline in Home Equity
  • Separately Managed Accounts & Other Packaged Fee-Account Programs: Recasting a Growing Industry

Along with publishing the more comprehensive reports above, Tiburon also regularly seeks to publish initial versions and/or make minor updates to existing reports so as to create something to build upon and/or to make existing reports more useful to Tiburon clients. While these versions may lack the comprehensiveness of other Tiburon research reports, they may be useful to select Tiburon clients. For instance some clients utilize select parts such as a history chapter or a company’s profile. Many of these reports will be more comprehensively addressed later this year. By way of this email, Tiburon is also releasing an additional eight initial and/or updated Tiburon reports:

  • Current Events: Making Sense of the Impacts of Today's Market Events
  • An Initial Overview of the Hedge Funds Industry
  • Opportunities for Investing in the Wine Market
  • An Initial Overview of the Retail Banks Market: Diversifying Through the Private Banking, Personal Trust, Asset Management, & Bank Brokerage Businesses
  • An Initial Overview of the Independent Reps & Independent Broker/Dealers Market
  • Emerging Opportunities in the English Speaking Countries Markets: United Kingdom & Ireland, Canada, Australia & New Zealand, and South Africa
  • Financial Advisor Benchmarking & Best Practices
  • Financial Services Industry Mergers & Acquisitions: Consolidation of the Banking, Brokerage, Insurance, & Asset Management Industries

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July 11, 2008 - FINANCIAL ADVISOR MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS - KEY FINDINGS 

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Financial Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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July 4, 2008 - CURRENT EVENTS RESEARCH REPORT - KEY FINDINGS 

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Current Events. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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June 27, 2008 - CONSUMER WEALTH RESEARCH REPORT - KEY FINDINGS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on the Consumer Wealth, Liquidation, & the Retirement Income Challenge. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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June 20, 2008 - FINANCIAL ADVISOR BENCHMARKING & BEST PRACTICES RESEACH REPORT - KEY FINDINGS 

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on Financial Advisor Benchmarking & Best Practices. This research release summarizes some of the report's key findings.

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June 13, 2008 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XIV - PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT 

Tiburon Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce its upcoming CEO Summit XV to be held October 14-15, 2008 in San Francisco, CA at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Tiburon's CEO Summits provide a unique opportunity for a select cross-industry group of senior executives to discuss a broad swath of issues regarding the future of the brokerage, investments, advice, and wealth management businesses. Along with Tiburon's Managing Principal Chip Roame, guest speakers at Tiburon CEO Summit XV will include:

  • Keith Banks (President, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Bank of America Corporation)
  • Bruce Bond (CEO, Power Shares)
  • Rich Brueckner (CEO, Pershing)
  • Bill Hambrecht (CEO, WR Hambrecht & Company)
  • Norm Malo (CEO, National Financial Services Corporation)
  • Joe Mansueto (CEO, Morningstar)
  • Joel Marks (Vice Chairman, Advanced Equities Financial Corporation)
  • Don Putnam (Managing Partner, Grail Partners)
  • Michael Sapir (CEO, Pro Fund Advisors)

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June 6, 2008 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XIV - GUEST SPEAKERS SUMMARY 

Tiburon Strategic Advisors held Tiburon CEO Summit XIV last April in New York, NY. Over 125 senior industry executives attended and participated. Chip Roame (Managing Principal, Tiburon Strategic Advisors), Walt Bettinger (President, The Charles Schwab Corporation), Mike Byrum (President, Rydex Investments), Joe Deitch (CEO, Commonwealth Financial Network), John Hailer (CEO, Natixis Global Advisors), Joe Moglia (CEO, TD Ameritrade), John Murphy (CEO, Oppenheimer Funds), Bob Pozen (Chairman, MFS Investment Management), Ron Ryan (CEO, Ryan ALM), & Michael Steinhardt (Chairman, Wisdom Tree Investments) made general session presentations. Tiburon CEO Summit XIV also included three client-oriented general session panel discussions, including the Ask the Consumers, Ask the Advisors, and Ask the Distributors panels. The topics presented in the general sessions were also discussed in-depth in three break-out sessions, structured around newsworthy topics. Tiburon's CEO Summits have become a unique forum for industry CEOs and leading strategy officers to gather and debate the future of the brokerage, investments, advice, and wealth management businesses. Tiburon's research serves as the foundation of the CEO Summits and all participants share views openly. To facilitate further information sharing, Tiburon provides a series of summaries like this one after each CEO Summit.

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May 30, 2008 - TIBURON RESEARCH REPORT RETAINER  

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, primarily provides market research & strategy consulting services. Tiburon's Research Report Retainer Service, helps many of Tiburon's largest clients consolidate their research needs & budgets. This is a great opportunity to follow Tiburon research closely throughout the entire year and significantly add to your firm's research library.
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May 23, 2008 - TIBURON CONSUMER WEALTH RESEARCH REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on the Consumer Wealth, Liquidation, & the Retirement Income Challenge. This research release summarizes some of the report's highlights.

Along with publishing the more comprehensive reports above, Tiburon also regularly seeks to publish initial versions and/or make minor updates to existing reports so as to create something to build upon and /or to make existing reports more useful to Tiburon clients. While these versions may lack the comprehensiveness of other Tiburon research reports, they may be useful to select Tiburon clients. For instance some clients utilize select parts such as a history chapter or a company’

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May 16, 2008 - TIBURON MAY RESEARCH REPORT RELEASES

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce its May research report releases, increasing Tiburon’s library of research reports to 41 reports. Every two months, Tiburon releases at least one research report that provide relatively comprehensive top-down overviews of specific product or service areas, markets & distribution channels, financial advisor issues, and/or strategic corporate issues. These new reports generally have thoughtful storylines, accurate & up-to-date data, and growing appendices (profiles of industry competitors). In this cycle, Tiburon is pleased to release a new comprehensive research report addressing:

  • Consumer Wealth, Liquefaction, & the Retirement Income Challenge: The Impact on the Decline in Home Equity

Along with publishing the more comprehensive reports above, Tiburon also regularly seeks to publish initial versions and/or make minor updates to existing reports so as to create something to build upon and /or to make existing reports more useful to Tiburon clients. While these versions may lack the comprehensiveness of other Tiburon research reports, they may be useful to select Tiburon clients. For instance some clients utilize select parts such as a history chapter or a company’s profile of some reports. Many of these reports will be more comprehensively addressed later this year. By way of this email, Tiburon is also releasing an additional ten initial and/or updated Tiburon reports:

  • An Initial Synopsis of Key Driving Factors
  • An Initial Overview of the Institutional Markets
  • An Initial Overview of the Mutual Funds Industry
  • An Initial Overview of the Hedge Funds Industry
  • An Initial Overview of the Independent Reps & Independent Broker/Dealers Market
  • An Initial Overview of the Fee-Based Financial Advisors (RIAs) Market
  • Financial Advisor Benchmarking & Best Practices
  • Financial Advisor Sales & Marketing Strategies
  • An Initial Synopsis of Financial Services Industry Investment Opportunities
  • An Initial Overview of the Consulting Industry: Defining Good Business Advice

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May 9, 2008 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XIV - BREAK-OUT SESSIONS SUMMARY

Tiburon Strategic Advisors held Tiburon CEO Summit XIV last month in New York, NY. Over 125 senior industry executives attended and participated. Chip Roame (Managing Principal, Tiburon Strategic Advisors), Walt Bettinger (President, The Charles Schwab Corporation), Mike Byrum (President, Rydex Investments), Joe Deitch (CEO, Commonwealth Financial Network), John Hailer (CEO, Natixis Global Advisors), Joe Moglia (CEO, TD Ameritrade), John Murphy (CEO, Oppenheimer Funds), Bob Pozen (Chairman, MFS Investment Management), Ron Ryan (CEO, Ryan ALM), & Michael Steinhardt (Chairman, Wisdom Tree Investments) made general session presentations. The CEO Summit also included three client-oriented general session panel discussions, including the Ask the Consumers, Ask the Advisors, and Ask the Distributors panels. The topics presented in the general sessions were also discussed in-depth in three break-out sessions, structured around newsworthy topics. Tiburon's CEO Summits have become a unique forum for industry CEOs and leading strategy officers to gather and debate the future of the brokerage, investments, advice, and wealth management businesses. Tiburon's research serves as the foundation of the CEO Summits and all participants share views openly. To facilitate further information sharing, Tiburon provides a series of summaries like this one after each CEO Summit.

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May 2, 2008 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XIV - GENERAL SESSION PANELS SUMMARY

Tiburon Strategic Advisors held Tiburon CEO Summit XIV earlier this month in New York, NY. Over 125 senior industry executives attended and participated. Chip Roame (Managing Principal, Tiburon Strategic Advisors), Walt Bettinger (President, The Charles Schwab Corporation), Mike Byrum (President, Rydex Investments), Joe Deitch (CEO, Commonwealth Financial Network), John Hailer (CEO, Natixis Global Advisors), Joe Moglia (CEO, TD Ameritrade), John Murphy (CEO, Oppenheimer Funds), Bob Pozen (Chairman, MFS Investment Management), Ron Ryan (CEO, Ryan ALM), & Michael Steinhardt (Chairman, Wisdom Tree Investments) made general session presentations. The CEO Summit also included three client-oriented general session panel discussions, including the Ask the Consumers, Ask the Advisors, and Ask the Distributors panels. The topics presented in the general sessions were also discussed in-depth in three break-out sessions, structured around newsworthy topics. Tiburon's CEO Summits have become a unique forum for industry CEOs and leading strategy officers to gather and debate the future of the brokerage, investments, advice, and wealth management businesses. Tiburon's research serves as the foundation of the CEO Summits and all participants share views openly. To facilitate further information sharing, Tiburon provides a series of summaries like this one after each CEO Summit.

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April 25, 2008 - TIBURON CONFERENCE SPEECH CAPABILITIES

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving the brokerage and investment management industry, is widely known in the financial services industry for delivering top-notch keynote conference speeches. Over the past ten years, Tiburon executives have given hundreds of conference speeches to both financial industry executives and financial advisors. Common audiences for Tiburon speakers include executive offsites, employee meetings, sales meetings, national & regional trade group meetings, advisor annual conferences, advisor top producers trips, and advisor due diligence trips. This release provides information on Tiburon's conference speaking capabilities and necessary instructions for scheduling a Tiburon executive for a speech.

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April 18, 2008 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XIV - KEYNOTE SUMMARY  

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, hosts a series of client-only CEO conferences called the Tiburon CEO Summits. Tiburon CEO Summit XIV was held last week in New York, NY. Over 125 senior industry executives took two days out of their busy schedules to participate. Tiburon Managing Principal Chip Roame opened CEO Summit XIV with a brief overview of the vision surrounding the Tiburon CEO Summits, and thanked the Tiburon CEO Summit planning committee members, Tiburon CEO Summit XIV guest speakers, and Tiburon CEO Summit XIV Sponsors. He then gave a brief overview of the past six months' most newsworthy events & most insightful Tiburon research findings, while offering an assessment of the state of the financial services industry. Mr. Roame finished by introducing the nine CEO Summit guest speakers, including Walt Bettinger (President, The Charles Schwab Corporation), Mike Byrum (President, Rydex Investments), Joe Deitch (CEO, Commonwealth Financial Network), John Hailer (CEO, Natixis Global Associates), Joe Moglia (CEO, TD Ameritrade), John Murphy (CEO, Oppenheimer Funds), Bob Pozen (Chairman, MFS Investment Management), Ron Ryan (CEO, Ryan ALM), and Michael Steinhardt (Chairman, Wisdom Tree Investments).

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April 11, 2008 - TIBURON RESEARCH REPORT RETAINER  

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, primarily provides market research & strategy consulting services. This week Tiburon is hosting Tiburon CEO Summit XIV in New York, NY to discuss & debate its research with industry leaders. If your firm was not able to attend Tiburon CEO Summit XIV the Research Report Retainer Service is an excellent way to stay up to date on Tiburon's research. Tiburon's Research Report Retainer Service, helps many of Tiburon's largest clients consolidate their research needs & budgets. This is a great opportunity to follow Tiburon research closely throughout the entire year and significantly add to your firm's research library.
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April 4, 2008 - TIBURON CEO Summit XIV - GUEST SPEAKERS ANNOUNCEMENT  

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, hosts a series of client-only CEO conferences called the Tiburon CEO Summits. The next CEO Summit will be held April 10-11, 2008 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York, NY. Along with two other speakers (announced in prior research releases), Tiburon is pleased to announce Mike Byrum (President, Rydex Investments), Joe Deitch (CEO, Commonwealth Financial Network), John Hailer (CEO, Natixis Global Asset Management), John Murphy (CEO, Oppenheimer Funds), Bob Pozen (Chairman, MFS Investment Management), Ron Ryan (CEO, Ryan ALM), & Michael Steinhardt (Chairman, Wisdom Tree Investments), will join Walt Bettinger (President, The Charles Schwab Corporation) & Joe Moglia (CEO, TD Ameritrade, TD Bank Financial Group) and Tiburon's Managing Principal Chip Roame.

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March 28, 2008 - TIBURON FINANCIAL ADVISORS MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS RESEARCH REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased release highlights from its newly updated research report on Financial Advisors Mergers & Acquisitions: A Comprehensive Overview of Succession Planning, Firm Valuations, & the Growing Acquisition Market for Financial Advisors.

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March 21, 2008 - TIBURON FEE-ONLY FINANCIAL ADVISORS (RIAs) MARKET RESEARCH REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased release highlights from its newly updated research report on the Fee-Only Financial Advisors Market: An Initial Overview of the Fee-Only Financial Advisors (RIAs) Market.

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March 14, 2008 - TIBURON INSTITUTIONAL MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS RESEARCH REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased release highlights from its newly updated research report on the Financial Services Industry Mergers & Acquisitions: Consolidation of the Banking, Brokerage, Insurance, & Asset Management Industries.

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March 7, 2008 - TIBURON MARCH RESEARCH REPORT RELEASES

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce its March research report releases, increasing Tiburon’s library of research reports to 38 reports. Three new reports provide relatively comprehensive top-down overviews of products or services, and corresponding markets & distribution channels, as well as specific future predictions. These three new comprehensive research reports include:

  • Fee-Only Financial Advisors (RIAs) Market
  • Financial Advisor Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Institutional Mergers & Acquisitions

Along with publishing the more comprehensive reports above, Tiburon also regularly seeks to publish initial versions and/or make minor updates to existing reports so as to create something to build upon and /or to make existing reports more useful to Tiburon clients. While these versions may lack the comprehensiveness of other Tiburon research reports, they may be useful to select Tiburon clients. For instance some clients utilize select parts such as a history chapter or a company’s profile of some reports. Many of these reports will be more comprehensively addressed later this year. By way of this email, Tiburon is also releasing an additional nine initial and/or updated Tiburon reports:

  • Hedge Funds
  • Real Estate
  • Wine Investment
  • Upscale Channels Markets (e.g., Private Trust Companies, Boutique Brokerage Firms)
  • CPAs & Tax Pros Market
  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa Markets
  • Asia Pacific Markets
  • Management Consulting
  • Strategic Frameworks

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February 29, 2008 - TIBURON RESEARCH REPORT - CONSUMER WEALTH, LIQUEFACTION, & the RETIREMENT INCOME CHALLENGE

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on the Consumer Wealth, Liquefaction, & the Retirement Income Challenge.

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February 22, 2008 - TIBURON CEO SUMMIT XIV - GUEST SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, hosts a series of client-only CEO conferences called the Tiburon CEO Summits. The next CEO Summit will be held April 10-11, 2008 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York, NY. Along with seven other speakers (to be announced in future research releases), and Tiburon's managing principal Chip Roame, Tiburon is pleased to announce that two leading discount brokerage executives Walt Bettinger (President, The Charles Schwab Corporation) and Joe Moglia (CEO, TD Ameritrade, TD Bank Financial Group) will be sharing their views on the industry with attendees.

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February 15, 2008 - TIBURON SEPARATELY MANAGED ACCOUNTS & OTHER FEE-ACCOUNT PROGRAMS RESEARCH REPORT - EIGHT TYPES OF FEE-ACCOUNTS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, released a newly updated research report addressing separately managed account & other fee-account programs earlier this year. One chapter of the report discusses each of the eight packaged fee-account program types, addressing the way they are structured, their histories, and their individual growth expectations. The report also addresses the key issues that have either helped or hurt each program type over the past handful of years.

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February 8, 2008 - TIBURON SEPARATELY MANAGED ACCOUNTS & OTHER FEE-ACCOUNT PROGRAMS RESEARCH REPORT - MARKET BACKGROUND  

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, releases key highlights from its best selling research report addressing separately managed accounts & other fee-account programs. This research release describes some of the report's highlights regarding separately managed accounts & other fee-account programs market background.

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February 1, 2008 - TIBURON CONSUMER WEALTH, LIQUEFACTION, & THE RETIREMENT INCOME CHALLENGE RESEARCH REPORT 

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on the Consumer Wealth, Liquefaction, & the Retirement Income Challenge. The purpose of this report is to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the vast amount of consumer wealth, the perceived baby boomer savings crisis or retirement income challenge, and baby boomers’ likely pending liquefaction. This research release summarizes some of the report's highlights around baby boomers & the perceived baby boomers savings crisis.

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January 25, 2008 - TIBURON 2008 RESEARCH REPORT RETAINER 

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, primarily provides market research & strategy consulting services. In preparation for CEO Summit XIV this April, Tiburon is now taking orders for its 2008 Research Report Retainer Service, which helps many of Tiburon's largest clients to consolidate their research needs & budgets. This is a great opportunity to follow Tiburon research closely and significantly add to your firm's research library.

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January 18, 2008 - CONSUMER WEALTH, LIQUEFACTION, & THE RETIREMENT INCOME CHALLENGE RESEARCH REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated research report on the Consumer Wealth, Liquefaction, & the Retirement Income Challenge.

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January 11, 2008 - SEPARATELY MANAGED ACCOUNTS & OTHER FEE-ACCOUNT PROGRAMS RESEARCH REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, releases key highlights from its best selling research report addressing separately managed accounts & other fee-account programs.

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January 4, 2008 - TIBURON JANUARY RESEARCH REPORT RELEASES

Tiburon Strategic Advisors, a market research & strategy consulting firm serving a wide variety of financial institutions and investment managers, is pleased to announce its January research report releases. Two new reports provide relatively comprehensive top-down overviews of products or services, and corresponding markets & distribution channels, as well as specific future predictions. These two new comprehensive research reports include:

  • Consumer Wealth, Liquefaction, & the Retirement Income Challenge
  • Separately Managed Accounts & Other Fee-Account Programs

Tiburon also regularly seeks to publish initial drafts and/or make minor updates to existing reports. While these drafts may lack the comprehensiveness of other Tiburon research reports, they may be useful to select Tiburon clients. These three newly revised reports include:

  • Mutual Funds
  • Independent Reps & Independent Broker/Dealers
  • Financial Advisor Benchmarking & Best Practices

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