Articles Published 10/2014


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Betterment's bad-news play at getting in good with RIAs and investors

The NYC-based auto-advisor will flash tax ramifications at investors as they test drive trades

October 30, 2014 — 11:44 PM UTC

The second-largest 401(k) provider drops 'Great-West' for 'Empower'

The name chosen for the second-largest retirement firm hits a mark but may face the challenge of seeming jargony

October 30, 2014 — 6:44 PM UTC

Grand thoughts at the NYC Grand Central Hyatt from Fidelity Investments and RIAs

Part rally, part book launch, the Boston-based custodian rolled into NYC for the last gig of a whistle-stop tour

October 30, 2014 — 6:11 PM UTC

Can Schwab, six years late to the robo party, 'freeze the market', catch up and blow doors?

The potential is awesome but the San Francisco giant is currently generating PR for an offering that does not yet have a launch date

October 29, 2014 — 8:22 PM UTC

Wealthfront responds with force to Schwab CEO's robo announcement

The Silicon Valley-based auto-advice leader stokes its aura of invincibility by raising $64-million that it won't need anytime soon

October 28, 2014 — 7:49 PM UTC

'Paradigm shift' in 401(k) flows opens the DOL door for annuities in 401(k) plans and RIAs are split

In the wake of DOL and Treasury rulings, some fiduciaries, certainly not all, seem willing to give the oft-reviled instruments a chance

October 28, 2014 — 6:27 PM UTC

Barron's: David Zier's death takes another tragic twist

The Convergent executive's death was likely a suicide related to non-Convergent money managed for family and friends by Zier in a 'personal account'

October 25, 2014 — 9:58 PM UTC

The RIA business mourns the death of David Zier

The chief executive of Convergent Wealth Advisors was only 44

October 25, 2014 — 1:52 AM UTC

Charles Goldman rolls up a TAMP that handles clients with concentrated equity positions and 401(k) accounts

The AssetMark deal adds $1.7 billion and 600 advisor-clients

October 24, 2014 — 1:03 PM UTC

The backstory of how a Merrill UHNW team found love in the time of U-5 -- but not with an RIA

Recruiters are still a little baffled as to why the $2.5-billion firm skipped a chance to go independent with a 'compelling story' but chose the comfort of the familiar business model -- and an office of their own

October 23, 2014 — 6:53 PM UTC

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