Articles Published 8/2015


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LPL installs a former Wells Fargo tech-meister as it races to replace software, RIAify itself, for 14,000 restive advisors

The No. 1 IBD has miles to go in its mission to strip down and rebuild its once 'pretty horrible' platform but CIO Victor Fetter says dramatic changes are already evident

August 31, 2015 — 6:19 PM UTC

How Orion's parent company -- NorthStar -- is recovering, Omaha-style, from underestimating space needs by 45,000 square feet

After hiring 326 people in last 18 months, people are being all but stuffed in closets but a cheap solution is at hand -- a new campus

August 28, 2015 — 4:43 PM UTC

ETF makers mostly have $500-million-plus-AUM RIAs to thank for growth, study shows

RIAs added half a trillion in assets to ETFs in a recent 12-month period, far outpacing wirehouse brokers

August 27, 2015 — 8:37 PM UTC

Allegations in Virtus class action relate to the fund company using a track record improperly calculated by its subadvisor

The suit says the track record was fabricated using backtested hypothetical results that were not only falsely presented to investors but were themselves grossly inflated

August 26, 2015 — 3:54 PM UTC

The 10 essential qualities an advisor must possess to become an 'ethotic' leader in these days of roiling markets

Why? Because it's time for the industry to accept that consumers will never care about suitability vs. fiduciary and recognize that they're hungry for leadership

August 26, 2015 — 2:59 PM UTC

Vanguard urges considered inaction -- not knee-jerk reaction -- to market's wild ride

The S&P 500 is way, way up since the dark days of the crash, says CEO Bill McNabb, so stop fretting and enjoy the rest of the summer

August 25, 2015 — 2:54 PM UTC

The buzz at RIA event in San Diego was how to get buzzed, dole out buzzes as inducement to automate practices

The intellectual puzzle of the Envestnet-Yodlee deal was one game played but Laser App's featured speaker took gaming deeper

August 24, 2015 — 4:08 PM UTC

Why two women advisors broke two unwritten breakaway rules en route to taking $500 million to a $3-billion RIA

Daniela Pedley and Lauren Cosulich held back to give the original Summit Trail blazers their earned glory -- but gave notice on a Monday to let clients have their weekend peace

August 21, 2015 — 4:26 PM UTC

Why a flat start doesn't mean a flat finish for the S&P 500

Halfway-point blues notwithstanding, strong earnings and other catalysts that could push the S&P 500 into the black by Christmas

August 20, 2015 — 3:53 PM UTC

Two ways of reading Wealthfront's inscrutable hire of a power CFO -- one it may not really need anytime soon

The Palo Alto-based robo-advisor may have tapped Ashley Fieglein Johnson to raise more VC -- or just because it doesn't need to count every bit of cash it burns

August 19, 2015 — 3:05 PM UTC

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