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Wall Street women pile into buses and cars, head south on I-95 to protest Trump

Pack up that Nasty Woman T-shirt for a pre-dawn trip, clients be damned

January 21, 2017 — 2:06 AM UTC

Addepar secures Morgan Stanley account by winning a test of wills and setting a small army on Manhattan

Despite initial skeptics, industry pressure pushes first wirehouse into line, but will others feel the burn?

January 18, 2017 — 9:29 PM UTC

Who's afraid of Virginia Foxx and friends? Maybe pro-DOL forces should be but no panic yet

With nine days and counting until President Trump, Conservatives deploy fresh troops in Washington with guns trained on the DOL rule

January 12, 2017 — 12:49 AM UTC

A wider window opens on David Zier tragedy as Convergent is made to pay and FINRA and SEC make themselves scarce

The life insurance on the suicide was executed with chilling precision by the ex-CEO and the CFTC was called in to do the regulatory dirty work

January 6, 2017 — 10:46 PM UTC

How Aspiriant knocked out another all-stock deal for an $850-million-AUM firm and why such pure-paper transactions don't grow on trees

Stanford had done its own succession spade work and its principals were willing to become workers in a Deloitte-cultured firm

December 29, 2016 — 4:09 PM UTC

Will Bond King's plebeian returns in 2016 encourage a thawing of cold war with Morningstar?

DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach still allows the Chicago fund researcher no interviews or due diligence but some fact checks and receives praise -- faint -- in return

December 22, 2016 — 8:09 PM UTC

Fidelity warns on the fees RIAs charge as growth of their practices falter yet lower prices aren't the answer

The Boston custodian calls attention to pedestrian 2015 organic net new growth of 6.7% as sign that clients are baffled about what exactly they are paying for

December 20, 2016 — 7:13 PM UTC

Mum on DOL rule, Labor chief appointee Andy Puzder's 'check-the-box' 401(k) plan at CKE Restaurants speaks volumes

The expensive Mercer-advised pension plan has low participation rates, low balances, no matches and few assets overall

December 13, 2016 — 8:50 PM UTC

How a $4-billion OSJ jumped ship from Lincoln Financial to LPL just before the Mark Casady step-down in search of safe harbor in the eye of DOL-rule storm

Lincoln wins in that Integrated Financial Partners still gorges on its products but CEO Paul Saganey likes the better control over fees under LPL

December 12, 2016 — 7:47 PM UTC

MarketCounsel Summit 2016 – the theme is when the boss calls, you go

The Fontainebleau glitters, but not with newly minted Trumpsters, as Summit chief Brian Hamburger got more than he bargained for with the conference's theme of 'change'

December 9, 2016 — 4:41 PM UTC