Articles Published 7/2012


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Advizent makes Jack Bogle its standards czar, a no-pay, no-conflict position

The RIA brand will depend on a gold standard of rules and audits

July 31, 2012 — 11:30 AM UTC

An expert updates 7 matters related to the estate tax

2012 looms large for change

July 31, 2012 — 3:25 AM UTC

How two RIAs succeed by using only Fidelity funds -- but not without weathering criticism about closing their own architecture

The heads of Weber Asset Management are unfazed by peers and analysts who says they are taking brand loyalty too far

July 30, 2012 — 4:12 AM UTC

The 30-day alternative assets challenge: Finding the right successor custodian

Deftly remediating alternative assets held in retirement accounts can strengthen the client-advisor bond and avoid a dreaded 'taxable event'

July 27, 2012 — 4:22 PM UTC

Even as mired markets stalled Q2 merger deals, private-equity-fueled national acquirers revved up prices

Only eight M&A deals were inked in the second quarter according to Schwab Advisor Services but what there was, was 'cherce'

July 27, 2012 — 4:22 PM UTC

Why an ESPN sportscaster and comedian turned in his blazer to join a Los Angeles RIA -- and why the firm took a chance on him

In what may be an industry trend, L&S advisors is betting on a career-changer with more to offer than experience

July 26, 2012 — 4:01 AM UTC

Ex-RIA chief: 'How I learned more in a month as a client than in 20 years as CEO'

Aspiriant's Tim Kochis and his wife experienced firsthand the upsides and downsides of being paying clients

July 25, 2012 — 3:14 AM UTC

Dynasty Financial recruits another field general from the Citi-Smith Barney army

John Sullivan will do some of the heavy lifting from Chicago on advisor service and be a subject matter expert for lending

July 25, 2012 — 3:05 AM UTC

How HighTower brought an 83-year-old, $600-million breakaway broker back from the wirehouse side

After Eugene Lerner moved his RIA to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, HighTower lured the former pupil of Milton Friedman and professor of Alan Greenspan back to the RIA world

July 24, 2012 — 4:55 AM UTC

Why the San Francisco Bay area is almost certainly the capitol of the RIA business

Companies like Schwab, Advent-Black Diamond and Salesforce are based here for starters -- but big wealth managers and lots of open-minded rich people clinch the matter

July 23, 2012 — 3:31 AM UTC

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