Articles Published 10/2016


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Andy Rachleff takes back CEO spot at Wealthfront at critical juncture

Adam Nash bows out after overseeing growth to $4.5 billion of AUM

October 31, 2016 — 11:34 PM UTC

Buyer scoops up BrightScope using Genstar's bucks

The once-brash Alfred brothers sought out Strategic Insight as DOL rule came thundering toward their 401(k) herd

October 31, 2016 — 10:04 PM UTC

Chatting with David Amster as he joins a compliance risk firm in 'crowded' industry just as the DOL storm makes shore

Cutting his teeth at Salomon Bros., as a FINRA examiner and then UBS fixed-income compliance guy, Amster brings a portfolio of perspectives to the roiling sector -- but don't call him a consultant

October 31, 2016 — 6:27 PM UTC

As Bernie Clark and Walt Bettinger go on offense, LPL and Wells Fargo names get named and a B2C robo dry-up gets foretold at Schwab IMPACT in San Diego

The Schwab CEO, buoyed by his robo, robust quarterly results and DOL fallout at competitors is on offense -- a state of being RIAs can relate to

October 28, 2016 — 6:41 PM UTC

eMoney form inspires Fidelity function in NYC that serves up a familiar menu with fine garnish

Philip Palaveev, not for the first time, kept Fidelity’s Inside Track conference as sparkly as its ballroom

October 27, 2016 — 7:44 PM UTC

How Fidelity's robo for RIAs 'leapfrogged' rivals -- and why the landing might not stick

Fidelity weaves in eMoney wizardry to its super-bot but Geode's presence as de facto CIO stops some RIAs in their tracks

October 26, 2016 — 5:39 PM UTC

Commonwealth Financial to dump commission business for IRA and 401(k) accounts

Overcoming a 'challenging decision culturally,' Wayne Bloom pulls the trigger ahead of IBD rivals for his Waltham, Mass.-based broker-dealer

October 24, 2016 — 10:47 PM UTC

Advent's parent buys Salentica to bolster Black Diamond CRM

SS&C promised to buy David Welling lots of M&A toys to sweeten his firm's Black Diamond offering and now the big Salesforce-Microsoft reseller begins to fulfill that promise

October 24, 2016 — 2:48 PM UTC

Coming RIA custody fees and a new recruiting war catch the attention of deal hounds in Manhattan

At ECHELON event at NYAC, action items aplenty assaulted attendees -- especially with Apr. 30 looming

October 21, 2016 — 9:49 PM UTC

LPL Financial share price tumbles to pre-hostile bid levels in atmosphere of eerie calm

LPL reps shrug their shoulders over a possible sale and investors seem in no hurry to buy but experts say the B-D has what PE loves -- lousy growth but terrific cash flow

October 21, 2016 — 6:57 PM UTC

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