Articles Published 7/2016


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Hard numbers that show the zero-sum advantages of RIAs over wirehouse brokers as told by fund flows

The hold by the Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley crowd over product manufacturers is fast slipping

July 28, 2016 — 9:00 PM UTC

Fidelity launches new robo as Schwab's hits $8.2 billion in assets

The Boston giant differentiates itself by its promise to keep cash holdings at less than 1% and in having a published fee -- albeit a floating one

July 27, 2016 — 4:06 AM UTC

Talent exodus hits Wealthfront including heads of product, marketing and compliance

Elliot Shmukler is credited with much of the product development that vaulted the robo from $150 million to $3.5 billion

July 26, 2016 — 10:08 PM UTC

Brian Hamburger joins the fray -- and ups the ante -- in Bruckenstein-Winterberg lawsuit

MarketCounsel CEO framed the answer to the Winterberg lawsuit; it says Winterberg did not meet 'measurable' demands and that he subverted T3 by promoting his own services

July 25, 2016 — 7:49 PM UTC

Did Vestorly just right-place, right-time itself into an advisor content force with Dow Jones deal -- and what seems set to follow?

The New York-based startup is out-Dow Jones-ing Dow Jones at distributing the Wall Street Journal to advisors but very much with its blessing, too

July 21, 2016 — 11:47 PM UTC

How the SEC is poised to hand RIAs the keys to the $1.3 trillion private placement market -- largely at the expense of stockbrokers

Dodd-Frank kicked off a series of events that demanded a more rational way to define the sophistication of investors and who is best able to judge investments that don't have prospectuses

July 20, 2016 — 9:54 PM UTC

The short scoop on Wall Street's claim that the DOL rule is too long

The core of the Labor Dept's rule is 237 words; blame the prolix portion on exemptions accorded to complainers' interests

July 19, 2016 — 6:53 PM UTC

HighTower blindsides its own Palm Desert team with pink slips leaving pregnant questions in the arid air

The Chicago roll-up cites improprieties by its partner-employees but recruiters find the timing interesting as the team was actively seeking an exit

July 16, 2016 — 12:05 AM UTC

Betterment makes CFO hire with $20 billion AUM 'line of sight' and IPO mindfulness

As the NYC robo hits $5 billion ahead of its rivals, Amy Shapero will deploy hundreds of millions en route to a stock symbol

July 15, 2016 — 5:54 PM UTC

How custodians Folio Institutional and Equity Advisor Solutions keep on ticking -- Part 3 of 3

Both custodians counter their peewee size by offering that something extra

July 14, 2016 — 8:11 PM UTC

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