Articles Published 11/2016


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How Aaron Klein plans to make Riskalyze the epicenter of the RIA business with $20 million of fresh private equity money

The CEO startup already has 15,000 users but now he sees the Risk Number as the skeleton key for unlocking robo potential by eliminating two-tier, two-business problem for B2B robos

November 30, 2016 — 10:08 PM UTC

How Donald Trump jolted Sallie Krawcheck out of sexism denial, maybe, and the startlingly retro remedies she prescribes for young women

'Getting it' before and after Trump's upset victory takes on different casts, but the 'real key' to gender equality remains the same: get rich by investing well, says Krawcheck

November 29, 2016 — 8:16 PM UTC

Once RBC's RIA face, Craig Gordon returns to the Minneapolis-based custodian psyched about City National purchase and NextCapital deal

Gordon is betting his career on the premise that RBC has gotten its act together in the two years he was away

November 28, 2016 — 8:58 PM UTC

MarketCounsel texts like crazy to get and keep its white hot speakers, Priebus and Scaramucci, nailed down

The speaking time slots for these Trump power brokers are elusive but the boys are coming to Brian Hamburger's Florida event -- perhaps with knives drawn for the DOL rule

November 25, 2016 — 8:55 PM UTC

Why I am incautiously thankful on Thanksgiving eve -- and especially with regard to the RIA business

The election and the on-again, off-again lurch toward a more DOL-rule-compliant financial advice world are bruising but the process itself is still doing its job

November 23, 2016 — 9:36 PM UTC

Abigail Johnson to succeed her father as head of the board -- but will her leadership style resonate in a company seeking a new true north?

CEO since 2014, 'Abby' now heads a 401(k) king amid DOL hell and a mutual fund leader as ETFs take over at a giant company at a time when small and agile wins the race

November 22, 2016 — 7:17 AM UTC

Almost-confirmed reports had Ron Carson bolting LPL for Cetera as part of a $35-million shake-up of his RIA; 92 hours later the silence is deafening

The $2.6-billion AUM defection by the LPL rep icon was widely reported, tacitly confirmed, then unconfirmed and remains in a cone of silence

November 21, 2016 — 11:56 PM UTC

RBC Wealth Management adds NextCapital to its robo lineup with a head-scratching explanation about its earlier pick of FutureAdvisor

It appears Rob Foregger's robo-come-lately has leapfrogged its bigger, better-funded automated portfolio offering -- although the 'why' of it is open to interpretation

November 21, 2016 — 6:51 PM UTC

Commonwealth Financial will reverse course on commissions if DOL gets reversed

The Waltham, Mass. IBD's stance jibes with Wayne Bloom's earlier message of regulatory risk and reward as Merrill Lynch stays mum

November 18, 2016 — 6:02 PM UTC

Why the LPL-Schwab merger rumor making the rounds makes more sense the harder you look

The Boston- and San Francisco-based companies each lead independent channels and redundancies are scarce

November 18, 2016 — 1:15 AM UTC

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