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MarketCounsel Summit weathers Trump mayhem as Scaramucci and Priebus bail and Kellyanne Conway makes a night flight to Miami

A frenzied speaker-substitution effort was capped by a wee-hours lobby stakeout for Conway

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LPL takes selling off the table and takes out boisterous Mark Casady at CEO in favor of quiet Dan Arnold

The firm's future as an independent public company is assured for now but the abrupt shift in management style poses new questions

December 6, 2016 — 12:52 AM UTC

NextCapital poaches great Aon Hewitt hunter as it tracks big institutional game terrain

Matt Clink, 39, will be the 401(k)-geared digital advisor's first CIO after bagging RBC and with three more institutional beasts in its sights

December 1, 2016 — 5:35 PM UTC

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

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

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

What to make of how Wells Fargo and SigFig are cooking up an unprecedented cross-sell of wealth management to retail bank customers

The deal, unlike some others by SigFig, is not to aid W-2 or 1099 advisors of the (Wells Fargo) wirehouse or bank, but to compete for assets on an open battle field

November 17, 2016 — 10:05 PM UTC

Valerie Brown finds her CEO in UBS ex-prez Jamie Price off the obvious radar screen

In search effort the Advisor Group executive chair looked past kiss of death on the Price résumé and saw the digression off the corporate path as a positive

November 16, 2016 — 12:17 AM UTC

Cetera's giant software buy shows how eMoney's founder could prove a thorn in the Fidelity side $250 million later

MoneyGuidePro's Kevin Knull credits Edmond Walters for helping sell Cetera on doubling down on MGP planning software

November 11, 2016 — 12:20 AM UTC

Joel Bruckenstein settles suit with Bill Winterberg

The rare internecine RIA dispute caused a wound that can now begin to heal

November 8, 2016 — 11:30 PM UTC