Articles Published 2/2012


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Two accounting firms abandon merger talks leaving giant Schwab RIA surprised and crestfallen

Wipfli and Eide Bailly suddenly quit the field leaving industry observers -- not to mention Hewins Financial -- wondering why

February 29, 2012 — 5:17 AM UTC

Fidelity reports 57% boost in 401(k) sales as it sets its sights on smaller plans and advisors

Heading downmarket, the Boston-based firm is trying to muscle in on boutique providers

February 29, 2012 — 5:00 AM UTC

Fed up wirehouse advisors more eager to leave than ever, study says

A whopping three out of four advisors would take a call from an RIA recruiter, the Schwab study shows -- but what then?

February 28, 2012 — 4:01 PM UTC

Why a $6 billion New York RIA is finally making its California debut

The partners of BBR found a fellow Goldman Sachs alum they could trust 3,000 miles away

February 28, 2012 — 5:09 AM UTC

How AppCrown got a big RIA footprint overnight by handling Salesforce implementations

TD and Fidelity are in with both feet but some are taking a wait-and-see attitude

February 27, 2012 — 5:02 AM UTC

How Russell is faring since joining the competitive ETF party with an all-star ex-Barclays crew

The team is offering two dozen enhanced ETF offerings, hoping to gain traction with advisors in an increasingly competitive market

February 27, 2012 — 5:01 AM UTC

Securities America shifts back on offense as it wins a $350 million advisory firm from Investment Centers of America

After weathering scandal and sale, the Omaha, Neb. firm has signed on Great Plains Financial, a hybrid advisory with an eye toward growth

February 24, 2012 — 4:24 PM UTC

4 reasons to use options -- and 4 more reasons why you should think twice

Options can smooth the bumps inherent in longterm investing but expect to take some time educating your clients about them

February 24, 2012 — 4:17 PM UTC

HighTower wins a $700 million Merrill Lynch advisor in Maryland horse country and wrests an LA-based IAR from an RIA

The Chicago consolidator's transitions teams had a brutally busy Presidents' weekend bringing aboard teams on both coasts simultaneously, from Merrill and The Presidio Group

February 23, 2012 — 4:19 AM UTC

As WealthCentral surpasses 2,000 users, Ed O'Brien responds to questions about Fidelity's technology system at T3

The head of Fidelity's RIA tech efforts says that the technology is a good fit for breakaways

February 23, 2012 — 4:03 AM UTC

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