Articles Published 5/2015


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How exactly RIAs can get the something for almost nothing they expect from 'free' social media

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter basics can be a gateway to a broader cyber existence, maybe

May 29, 2015 — 4:57 PM UTC

JP Morgan gets a 39-page blasting of its corroded culture and ground lost to Silicon Valley robos -- authored by its CEO Jamie Dimon

The letter to shareholders by Wall Street's sultan shows uncharacteristic humility but some analysts question the missive's sincerity

May 28, 2015 — 6:41 PM UTC

Salesforce discloses upcoming RIA CRM product, cryptically and to some jeers

Losing its cloud edge with Redtail, Junxure -- and with a dubious social media strategy -- the San Francisco software giant needs to play catch-up

May 27, 2015 — 8:21 PM UTC

What exactly to make of the big robo-advice deal that, according to Reuters, Financial Engines and Wells Fargo are nearing

The pieces -- 401(k) pricing, DOL, Supreme Court and massive scale -- are all in place to make the Silicon Valley-San Francisco deal make sense, analysts say

May 26, 2015 — 7:56 PM UTC

JD Power crowns Schwab as tops for 'self-directed' investors for its ability to provide investors greater direction

Scottrade plummets from first place to fifth as Fidelity and Vanguard come in a hair behind Schwab

May 22, 2015 — 5:26 PM UTC

Focus Financial doubles down on financial engineering by making five hires -- four of them deal hounds

With $325 million in revenues and a big line of credit, the New York roll-up machine is playing to its M&A strength

May 21, 2015 — 8:57 PM UTC

Virtus bites bullets with F-Squared firing, Dorsey Wright hiring and an admission that it'll likely pay a $5-million-plus SEC settlement

The Hartford fund company set aside $5.2 million, warned it may need more and is replacing interstellar algorithms with a Virginian's figurings

May 21, 2015 — 6:13 PM UTC

How 12(b)-1 fees and revenue sharing may be the real victims of Monday's 'narrow' Supreme Court ruling

By unanimous decision, a conservative nine showed no tolerance for retail mutual fund share classes that achieve such status with fat fees that directly or indirectly pay 401(k) administration freight

May 20, 2015 — 4:18 PM UTC

Gladstone commandeers the Four Seasons as Andy Putterman and Brian Hamburger command the buzz

The M&A firm's event is about zzzzzzuccession planning but the event got un-boring fast when the two CEOs spoke their minds

May 19, 2015 — 8:08 PM UTC

After Schwab robo launch, Trizic phones leap off the hook as Wall Street brokers and bankers come calling -- and VCs write checks

Ex-JP Morgan Trizic founders say their giant enterprise prospects went from 'denial' to 'how?'

May 18, 2015 — 6:33 PM UTC

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