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Cornered by custodial edicts, CONCERT exits RIA business in deal with Arkansas-based white knight

Bill Sowell's first order of business is to keep the advisor crew on board, using as one sop the familiarity of CONCERT's proprietary CRM

September 28, 2016 — 9:18 PM UTC

How Joe Mansueto's CEO hand-off to Kunal Kapoor could be more than a succession play for Morningstar

The Morningstar CEO, 60, still owns 56% of the Chicago data firm's stock and his plan to 'read more books' needs to be examined in that light

September 9, 2016 — 6:30 PM UTC

What to make of Cetera's prolonged CEO murkiness and how the Nicholas Schorsch 'dumpster fire' of bad PR relates to it

RIABiz sources for Friday article stand by contention that Larry Roth will make way for Robert Moore at CEO -- precipitating de facto gag order on 9,000 IBD reps

August 31, 2016 — 10:23 PM UTC

Sources: Larry Roth is out at Cetera, supplanted by ex-LPL president, Robert Moore

A column co-written by Roth and Moore earlier this month hinted to some that Cetera's newly rechristened parent firm is still actively engaged in refurbishing its image

August 26, 2016 — 6:06 PM UTC

Betterment wins Uber account from under the nose of its Silicon Valley robo-rivals

The New York robo-advisor won the mega de facto pension plan of the San Francisco-based hail-a-ride app maker

August 24, 2016 — 1:05 PM UTC

After Vanguard gains $550-billion ETF lead, Fidelity makes 'rabbit out of the hat' play to regain ground

But even as Boston execs attempt magic, Vanguard makes almost simultaneous ETF move that requires no lagomorphs

August 22, 2016 — 10:54 PM UTC

How Tiedemann and Presidio did a no-cash merger of their $4.9 billion and $4 billion RIAs -- and their disarming honesty about jitters

A restructuring by Presidio's stricken CEO's deputy paved the way for a 'non-threatening' union in which all principals keep their equity

August 16, 2016 — 9:05 PM UTC

With a 'unicorn' as the stated objective, Morningstar hijacks its own venture founder, backs him with VC funding and sends him out into an annuity world

HelloWallet founder Matt Fellowes left his team with eyes on extracting profits from baby boomers looking to spend down their nest eggs

August 12, 2016 — 5:55 PM UTC

First Republic's $70B-plus RIA roll-up loses four top executives as its contract with Luminous team ticks down

Sources say another Great Hou-Sear Escape could be in the offing based on the team's clannish ways when it comes to technology

August 8, 2016 — 8:10 PM UTC

Vanguard virtual RIA's growth rate plummets from 50% to 32% with a staggering consolation -- another $10 billion in AUM since January

Now at $41 billion, up from $31 billion six months before, Vanguard gorged on easy cannibalization but classic RIAs are also losing assets to the Malvern growth engine

August 2, 2016 — 9:30 PM UTC