Articles Published 4/2016


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Betterment informs RIA clients of new $2,400 license fee then cancels it, for now, after advisor blowback

During an intense 48-hour period and 'dozens' of conversations with RIA principals, Tom Kimberly capitulated to advisors who say the fee outstrips the features

April 29, 2016 — 8:48 PM UTC

AdvisorHub slams Barron's for its advisor list - correlating higher rankings with higher complaint rates

Jed Horowitz cites an unholy alliance between the Dow Jones publication and the many advisors and firms who make the list -- with criteria based largely on asset accumulation

April 28, 2016 — 7:57 PM UTC

As Raymond James seeks to wire its Alex. Brown upbranding deal, it hires past Deutsche CEO Seth Waugh with bona fides and baggage

In adding execuive chair, Raymond James is looking to complete the orchid botanist's task of providing just the right Wall Street water and Baltimore sunlight

April 27, 2016 — 7:49 PM UTC

Why a $2.8 billion RIA spun away from a Canadian bank despite a 'really good relationship' spanning 13 years

Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blayney principals want to ramp up growth but BMO Harris banker body language said: Not so fast

April 26, 2016 — 8:33 PM UTC

Why crowdfunding is madness, but maybe not with an RIA at the helm

With its holier-than-thou pitches and self-dealing syndication fees, crowdfunding is really only good if you're the crowdseeker

April 26, 2016 — 5:38 PM UTC

Feeling RIA custody oats, Dan Skiles and Peter Mangan attract smaller RIAs but big-name lights to SSG event

The ex-Schwab RIA software chief delivered keynote at his Shareholders Service Group confab

April 25, 2016 — 7:41 PM UTC

Amid hail of DOL questions, Walt Bettinger calls RIAs' draining OneSource 'identified' risk, and explains away LPL/ RBC/BBVA picks of BlackRock FutureAdvisor over Schwab robo

Schwab CEO admits he underappreciated 'brand' barrier in selling Schwab robo on B2B basis, and DOL 'best interest' issue hangs fire

April 22, 2016 — 9:23 PM UTC

That employment boom is pretty much here

With the Great Recession in the rear-view mirror, all signs point to a job-creation bonanza not seen since the 1990s

April 22, 2016 — 6:46 PM UTC

A hedgie defends hedge funds -- and their disparaged managers -- amid a tough PR run for the category

Pension funds won't hit their must-have 8% assumption rate on a bland diet of fixed-income and equities -- a carefully chosen manager can add much-needed spice

April 21, 2016 — 8:04 PM UTC

Why luring 401(k) assets to IRA rollovers in a post-DOL-rule world remains child's play, which keeps $7.6 trillion in the IRA game and growing

Clients still hate 401(k) inflexibility around withdrawals and the DOL granted advisors the upper hand in getting clients to sign away protections with regard to pricier products

April 20, 2016 — 8:25 PM UTC

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