Articles written by Brooke Southall


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The genius of how T. Rowe Price's new robo extends its $165-billion automated advice franchise -- namely as a maker of target date funds

The Baltimore-based fund giant's robo is plain vanilla when viewed in a vacuum but disruptive in the flush target date fund market

March 24, 2017 — 8:39 PM UTC

In poaching coup, Charles Goldman hires open-API wizard Mukesh Mehta to AssetMark from Cetera

The legendary chief information officer headed Schwab Institutional's efforts before shepherding in TD Ameritrade's legendary open API

March 15, 2017 — 8:09 PM UTC

The takeaway from Friday's DOL rule guidance is 'significant'

The big concern for advisors pre-BICE exemptions was DOL itself, which assures now that it'll turn a blind eye in 2017 -- even to issuing disclosures

March 13, 2017 — 7:50 PM UTC

Anything but sales-y, David Canter takes RIA helm at Fidelity with ambition to sell like crazy

The Schwab alum and long-time sidekick to Bob Oros and Mike Durbin is a lawyer, consulting expert and is 'over the moon' about his new role

March 6, 2017 — 10:56 PM UTC

Fidelity and Schwab one-two $4.95 price punch staggers industry with execs willing to go 'far, far, far further'

As the Boston and San Francisco giants forgo hundreds of millions in profits in play-for-market-share in higher-margin businesses -- like advice

March 2, 2017 — 8:03 PM UTC

As Dimensional Fund Advisors' AUM nears half-a-trillion, David Booth yields his co-CEO duties to David Butler

Booth retains chairman role and Butler, long head of the advisor business, will serve alongside Eduardo Repetto as co-CEO as DFA hits $460 billion of managed assets

February 23, 2017 — 1:10 AM UTC

As dust settles on Scaramucci story, a different picture of DOL rule nemesis takes shape: A ladder-climber who slipped on the top rung

The SkyBridge Capital founder may have found an alleged conflict of interest as preferable to a less glamorous truth

February 14, 2017 — 6:30 PM UTC

'Forum-shopped' Texas judge, refusing to play along, torpedoes Wall Street's efforts to stay the DOL rule -- narrowing chances of an end run by Trump and stockbrokers

DOL rule's would-be killers face the quagmire of law-making; Chief Judge Barbara Lynn grilled DOL, promised that it signaled nothing, and that turned out to be true

February 9, 2017 — 2:46 AM UTC

Trump's lightning-quick backtrack on executive order relating to DOL rule sows chaos in financial advice industry

The new late-day directive from the president casually strikes the six-month delay on the rule leaving lawyers with mouths agape

February 3, 2017 — 11:59 PM UTC

Trump's DOL-rule hit man, Anthony Scaramucci, gets hoisted, reportedly, for financial conflict of interest

The hedge fund owner who compared the Labor Dept.'s attempt to bring fiduciary care to more assets to the infamous Dred Scott decision is being dinged, ostensibly, for a business combination with Chinese Communists

February 2, 2017 — 7:02 AM UTC