Articles Published 7/2014


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Dan Sontag surfaces as new cog in Focus Financial machine for taking down wirehouse advisors

After laying low for five years, the passed-over Merrill heir apparent will help advise Chis Dupuy in budding 'Connections' program

July 31, 2014 — 6:17 PM UTC

Derek Bruton joins forces with Ray Lucia Jr. in San Diego to execute national RIA hybrid plan

The ex-LPL exec saw no issue at all joining the eponymous son of the radio host barred by the SEC

July 31, 2014 — 2:08 PM UTC

The perplexing case of Wells Fargo's non-wirehouse advisors: A blueprint for Merrill, UBS and Morgan or a cheap lesson in what not to do

The good news is that FiNet is the fastest growing channel at Wells Fargo; the bad news is that its brand and compliance can be hindrances

July 29, 2014 — 9:14 PM UTC

How TD Ameritrade's patient, patient bet on RIAs is finally paying off

CEO Fred Tomczyk is talking advisor software like he might have previously discussed trade volume as RIA assets, and prospects, soar

July 28, 2014 — 9:22 PM UTC

Bernie Clark promises Schwab is getting there on its PortfolioCenter rewrite but competitors say the clock is ticking

Rivals cite lingering challenges for the ubiquitous software but its custody platform tie-in is a difference-maker, Joel Bruckenstein says

July 25, 2014 — 11:36 PM UTC

What's up with Schwab getting into the robo-style online advice business and is Windhaven the linchpin?

Walt Bettinger's options for building using existing ETF portfolio capabilities or buying one of the many robos in existence point to a no-lose move

July 25, 2014 — 11:15 PM UTC

How the CFP Board is getting its $40 million's worth from its advertising campaign and how it isn't

Unaided recognition of CFP certification jumps about 90% in three years ...assets stemming from that, not so much

July 24, 2014 — 9:55 PM UTC

How a classic $16.2 billion RIA pulled off an IPO after a few speedbumps and why the decision is looking good

Shares of Silvercrest Asset Management are up about 40% and Wall Street analysts are proferring praise

July 24, 2014 — 4:44 PM UTC

Why AMG's poach of Rich Gill could be the missing ingredient for its V-8 roll-up engine

Loaded with cash, experience and $11.5 billion of market cap, the North Shore asset manager just downloaded the RIA roll-up app in hiring the Focus Financial veteran

July 22, 2014 — 6:48 PM UTC

Addepar has two new 'grown-up' leaders but the same mantra: double down, triple down then quadruple down on engineering

The almost unfathomable Silicon Valley investment being poured into creating wealth management software a catch-up move after decades of falling behind

July 21, 2014 — 7:59 PM UTC

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