Articles Published 9/2013


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What happened when Fidelity Investments called 25 deal-making protagonists to its Boston sanctum for a talk about the suboptimal RIA M&A market

David Canter recounts what his company set out to do, who showed up and what the pooling of ideas yielded

September 30, 2013 — 5:38 PM UTC

Why a reputation of shadiness persists in the financial advisory industry

Quite literally the truth never sees the full light of day -- and clients and quality advisors pay a price for it

September 30, 2013 — 5:15 PM UTC

After 'a lot of flak' Fidelity Investments does a study and pledges to change how it manages its $170 billion of target date funds

The Boston giant announces findings to justify its surprising embrace of stocks but skeptics say Fidelity is under pressure to conform with rivals T. Rowe Price and Vanguard Group

September 27, 2013 — 4:56 AM UTC

Reed Colley steps down from executive-level duties after selling Black Diamond

With bucks in the bank and his Advent mission largely accomplished, the 36-year-old entrepreneur is eyeing ventures, offering his two cents at Advent when asked

September 26, 2013 — 3:55 AM UTC

How exactly Securities America won back a $414 million team that left in a huff in 2007

The once embattled broker-dealer -- after switching out Ameriprise as owner -- is determined to woo back former advisors who left during turmoil

September 26, 2013 — 3:52 AM UTC

Peter Hess throws a Black Diamond lifeline to stubborn Advent Axys users, but will the price be right?

The Advent CEO shows his respect for 1,400 change-averse Axys loyalists -- who hold hundreds of billions in assets -- by paving the way for delivery of Black Diamond's coveted reports

September 25, 2013 — 5:46 PM UTC

After several quiet months, Dynasty Financial hunts a big ex-Citi head to unblock the sales process and make good it's original promise to corner-office prospects

By luring Tom Petrone out of Greenwich hibernation, the NYC platform company can tell would-be breakaways that their offering is strictly hard-bodied

September 25, 2013 — 4:45 PM UTC

Fidelity's annual $10,000 custody fee will attach to a wider swath of small RIAs

The dinging of the under-$15-million crowd is painful for initiates but a pleasing prospect for competing custodians ready to welcome defectors

September 24, 2013 — 5:02 AM UTC

The amazing success of Merrill Edge and why some legacy Merrill brokers think it's eating their seed crop

It won $87 billion in brokerage assets in three years, but some old Merrill Lynch vets say it's just pulling emerging accounts away from thems

September 23, 2013 — 6:30 PM UTC

GenSpring offshoot poaches four more as it reimagines the service model for UHNW families

With new talent from Bessemer, HSBC, the SEC and -- of course -- GenSpring, W.E. Family offices is betting that putting the client back in charge is really the way to go

September 23, 2013 — 6:29 PM UTC

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