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New Moves in the Biz


Elliot Weissbluth's gun-slinging No. 2, Mike Papedis, moves on after HighTower's assets declined, deals waned and the once-loud company took on an indoor voice

March 21, 2017 — 9:53 PM UTC by By Lisa Shidler

Brooke's Note: The RIA roll-up business has never been about the art of the deal. It is about the art of making a whole series of deals followed by the frustrating management challenge of cobbling them all together. The first stage is easier than the ...

Mukesh Mehta and Charles Goldman are friends who have made a point of having dinner together a few times a year.

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 by Brooke Southall

Brooke's Note: In the idyllic world of P.G. Wodehouse, the unkindest cut one member of the landed gentry can inflict on another is to steal their Anatole -- in other words, their French chef. Back to boiled cabbage and corned beef for Aunt Dahlia and ...

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When Dave DeVoe (l.) started DeVoe & Co., Tim Kochis was on hand to advise. Now Kochis is managing director.

After sticking his own succession landing, Tim Kochis bags 'retirement' and joins forces with DeVoe & Co. to help other RIAs do same

Tim Kochis helped David DeVoe with his business plan and may become a shareholder as soon as next year

March 13, 2017 — 6:09 PM UTC by Sarah O’Brien

Brooke's Note: RIAs never leave the business -- they just take a break. That has proven to be the case with Tim Kochis, who was absent with leave from the RIA ranks for three years and who has now returned to the ranks. What's particularly ...

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CEO Shirl Penney installs a Wall Street-weaponized Joseph Rizzo equipped with M&A expertise as Dynasty attempts the shift from critical mass to critical force

March 9, 2017 — 7:25 PM UTC by Sarah O’Brien

Brooke's Note: If you think of the RIA business as a giant laboratory of business models, a signal invention is Dynasty Financial, which, defying ready categorization, is an audacious hybrid of outsourcer, study group, roll-up, TAMP and a place where Morgan Stanley Smith Barney alumni can transition away ...


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 by Brooke Southall

Brooke's Note: David Canter is one of the more approachable people in the RIA business -- even though he's a lawyer. But he's no back-slapping salesman and he is taking over some of the biggest sales responsibilities in the RIA realm. Fidelity's ...

Dave Butler: During my tenure with the firm, we’ve grown from less than $10 billion to $460 billion.

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 by Brooke Southall

Brooke's Note: Like everything that seems to happen at DFA, from its Nobel-influenced founding to its quiet thundering success, the ascension of the beloved Dave Butler to the co-CEO spot at the company has an air of gentlemanly grace to it. Still, it's ...

OC Isaac: I don’t see banks changing their credit policies to match what we do. I think that is highly unlikely.

JP Morgan breakaway RIA makes unusual hires with ambitious plan to lend to people that banks tend to shun

OC Isaac comes aboard Manhattan West to build supply for $100-billion investor demand for seeding startups viewed as messy

February 17, 2017 — 7:48 PM UTC by Sarah O’Brien

Brooke's Note: As the federal government races to put men soaked in oil money in charge of the EPA, Andy Puzder types in charge of labor and pensions and Goldman Sachs in charge of anything where money is remotely involved, private industry is racing in the other ...


Fiske departs Envestnet to rejoin Apex CEO William Capuzzi, a former Pershing colleague, to build on Apex 'big league' success as custodian for firms like Betterment and Wealthfront

February 8, 2017 — 10:05 PM UTC by By Lisa Shidler

Brooke's Note: Bob Oros, Lori Hardwick and now Ron Fiske in the past two months. If you combine RIA business knowledge and the ability to play well with others in a corporate setting, you are likely to get poached. Somebody will think you are ...


February 3, 2017 — 3:31 PM UTC by RIABiz

FS Investments, a leading alternative asset manager, hired Chris Condelles as head of capital markets and investor relations in the firm’s Philadelphia headquarters.

In the new role, Condelles will help expand the reach of the firm’s growing suite of investment products by overseeing relationships ...

February 2, 2017 — 4:15 PM UTC by RIABiz

John Grimaldi has been named chief operating officer of Bedford, N.H.-based RedBlack Software, which provides the financial advisory sector with rebalancing, order management and trading products required to manage complex portfolios.

In the newly created position, Grimaldi will use his operational expertise to ...