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Advent's parent buys Salentica to bolster Black Diamond CRM

SS&C promised to buy David Welling lots of M&A toys to sweeten his firm's Black Diamond offering and now the big Salesforce-Microsoft reseller begins to fulfill that promise

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Orion lands $27-billion AUM account as BAM Alliance phases out its homemade system built on Schwab PortfolioCenter

The choice of the Omaha-based, open-source system by the giant DFA TAMP reflects the diverse needs of 140 RIAs -- and the need to up-robo client experience

October 20, 2016 — 3:47 PM UTC

Using DOL as cover, Bank of America cuts the Merrill Lynch bull as it adds a robo, stops paying brokers to stick around and kicks John Thiel upstairs

The Charlotte, N.C.-based lending giant bagged the Wall Street beast in 2009 when the price was right -- now it's cutting off its traditional food supply

October 18, 2016 — 10:41 PM UTC

Tiburon CEO Summit goes high as talk turns to FANG factor on days one and two

The once-dismissed prospect that Facebook, Amazon and Google could enter wealth management was back on the front burner as advice business chiefs gathered and Google contributed to a panel

October 12, 2016 — 10:44 PM UTC

LPL is for sale -- in whole or part -- and Wells Fargo at least makes the list of potential buyers

Goldman Sachs, which led the IPO, is now shopping its baby even as hedge funds swarm, Reuters says

October 11, 2016 — 8:58 PM UTC

Why robo-advisors meet the lofty fiduciary standard when so few humans can, according to an opinion written by Betterment's outside counsel

Automated advisors only know you so well -- but it's enough and you know exactly what you're getting, says a paper written by Morgan Lewis attorneys

October 7, 2016 — 2:11 PM UTC

How Brent Brodeski 'cut the middleman out' to get a no-strings $50 million for succession nirvana

Needing to cash out retiring partners, Savant Capital's CEO thought he needed to sell his $4.7B RIA -- 70 'conversations' later he met the potential moneymen

October 5, 2016 — 5:55 PM UTC

Capital One brings bigger crowbar to your wallet as it launches national RIA with its signature intensity

The brokerage unit of the giant McLean, Va.-based bank is hiring energetically, and following a model not dissimilar to Wells Fargo

September 26, 2016 — 6:16 PM UTC

What to make of Wealthfront's three big hires and why its artificial intelligence bid may be indefensible as a strategy

The Redwood City robo bets big on an ex-Google engineering whiz amid a Betterment onslaught and after a period of high-profile departures

September 22, 2016 — 9:06 PM UTC

Betterment makes Goldman Sachs and Vanguard partners as it shifts into higher RIA gear

With advisors demanding to get back in the driver's seat, the robo's RIA chief, Tom Kimberly goes for two big-name model portfolio strategists under the 'Betterment for Advisors' brand

September 14, 2016 — 1:29 PM UTC