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With Envestnet shares deeply depressed, analysts cut Jud Bergman little slack on 4Q earnings call

WIth a not-yet-integrated Yodlee, trouble with a big client, Lori Hardwick's departure and a recent history of muddy communication, CEO Jud Bergman worked hard to reassure

February 29, 2016 — 6:09 PM UTC

The unbelievable series of missteps that sent Aequitas, its RIA clients and their investors, reeling

Firms as disparate as CONCERT Wealth and CliftonLarsenAllen seem to have gotten caught up in the implosion of Oregon-based Aequitas Capital Partners and plaintiffs' attorneys are yelling 'Ponzi'

February 26, 2016 — 6:47 PM UTC

Valerie Brown re-poaches Cetera's Susan Theder cuing up AIG female trifecta

The Advisor Group executive chairman grabs her old chief marketing officer who had managed the unmanageable 'Cetera' brand and connected with advisors

February 25, 2016 — 8:46 PM UTC

In rebuke of Wall Street, Raymond James, William Blair and Stifel help form non-wirehouse advocacy group to 'shed baggage' but not without a suitcase of SIFMA ideals

American Securities Association proclaims a fresh 'voice' but for now seems to be a rebel with a cryptic cause

February 24, 2016 — 10:44 PM UTC

As Pershing struggles to get a robo firmly fixed in the RIA frame, NextCapital rushes in to blur the picture

The Chicago 401(k) robo will use Pershing custody to go after the retail market and Pershing has hopes it'll work with its mega-RIAs

February 23, 2016 — 9:25 PM UTC

Why Schwab execs are 'proud' of holding at $1-trillion custody mark first achieved in 2013 -- and what makes them pleased with its existing 25% RIA custody market share

Candidly canvassing 2015 dings -- including a $12 billion RIA defection -- Walt Bettinger seems at peace with vigilantly guarding Schwab's mighty quarter of the RIA asset pie

February 22, 2016 — 6:43 PM UTC

How Rob Francais is convincing RIAs to sign on the dotted line with Aspiriant -- no money down

The CEO of the $9 billion RIA grabbed nearly $1 billion of AUM from Hokanson and Glowacki with stock swaps

February 19, 2016 — 8:35 PM UTC

What exactly to make of Fidelity's WealthScape and whether it's the bull in the third-party-equilibrium China shop

Calling it multicustody may be a stretch but the firm is determined to compete head-on with its own performance reporting software

February 17, 2016 — 10:34 PM UTC

Schwab's grand plan to alleviate its 300-to-1 customer-to-advisor crunch gets indefinitely shelved

The San Francisco-based broker has also toned down its talk of branch expansion -- even as Fidelity, at 190 centers, gains on Schwab

February 16, 2016 — 8:45 PM UTC

How tech vendors pierced the glare generated by Fidelity's uni-bundle to get their message in edgewise to 650 advisors at T3

Apt metaphors for the state of the RIA business included a giant alarm clock and an actual drone delivering financial advice in the time of robo

February 16, 2016 — 7:19 PM UTC

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