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March 1, 1993 | Anne Michaud, Times staff writer
Retail stock brokers were happier in 1992 than the year before, numbered more women among their ranks and believed their firms are operating more ethically than in the past. That is according to Registered Representative, an Irvine-based magazine for the stock brokerage industry with a national circulation of 81,000.
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March 1, 1993 | Anne Michaud, Times staff writer
Retail stock brokers were happier in 1992 than the year before, numbered more women among their ranks and believed their firms are operating more ethically than in the past. That is according to Registered Representative, an Irvine-based magazine for the stock brokerage industry with a national circulation of 81,000.
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September 17, 1985
Theodore Cross of New Jersey, whose holdings include interests in at least six publications aimed at the financial community, said his $600,000 investment in the Newport Beach publisher of two financial magazines is passive and does not signal a future takeover attempt. Plaza founder and Chief Executive Tolman Geffs, who controls 50.1% of its stock, said the company is not for sale.
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December 4, 1991 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A victim of increased competition among business publications and shrinking advertising revenue, Personal Investor magazine has closed and sold its subscriber list to a Boston investment firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Personal Investor, a bimonthly magazine based in Irvine, published its last issue in November. Founded in 1985, it was circulated to 65,000 top corporate executives and other serious investors.
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December 10, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two St. Louis brokerages got the highest marks in a trade magazine's poll of 500 stockbrokers on the best places to work. Irvine's Registered Representative magazine said A.G. Edwards & Sons and Edward D. Jones & Co. both scored an A for the second year in a row. The informal poll found that, while brokers had some complaints, most gave their firms generally high marks. The survey of the nation's 10 biggest retail brokerages gave them an A- overall.
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February 9, 1997 | TOM PETRUNO
Do full-service brokerages deserve the poor general image they have in the eyes of many baby boomers? Probably not--but it depends how they're judged. Here's a look at how the big brokerages rank by some key yardsticks: * INVESTMENT RESEARCH: Better research should mean better stock recommendations, and, ultimately, richer clients. Who's tops in research?
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August 3, 2000 | Debora Vrana
Peter Eichler Jr., grandson of the founder of former L.A. brokerage giant Bateman Eichler & Co., said he's starting a new firm here with the same name. The original Bateman Eichler, founded in Los Angeles in 1931, grew into one of the larger regional securities firms before it was bought by Kemper Securities in 1982. "The Bateman Eichler name is familiar to thousands of investors in California," said Eichler, 42, the grandson of Bateman founder Rudolph J. Eichler.
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December 10, 1993 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paine Webber Inc. and Prudential Securities Inc., two investment houses that have been in trouble this year with regulators, have also taken a drubbing from their own brokers. Paine Webber came in last and Prudential next to last in a survey of how brokers at the nation's nine largest brokerages rated their own firms. The survey was published in the December issue of Registered Representative, a magazine for retail stockbrokers.
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September 17, 1985 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
A New Jersey investor and publishing executive purchased on the open market a 17% stake in Plaza Communications, a Newport Beach publisher of two financial magazines, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Theodore Cross, whose holdings include interests in at least six publications aimed at the financial community, said his $600,000 investment is a passive one and does not signal a future takeover attempt.
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May 4, 1997 | RUSS WILES, Russ Wiles is a mutual funds columnist for The Times
The Securities and Exchange Commission deregulated brokerage commissions 22 years ago Thursday--a bold move that allowed investors to shop around for the lowest fees when trading stocks. So how come mutual funds have not had their own May Day deregulation event? Sales charges, or loads, on mutual funds technically remain fixed, which means you can't negotiate these costs.
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