Articles tagged "Bing Waldert"


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The non-Big Four RIA custodians, no longer runts but stunted in growth, are applying tougher love to hobbyist RIAs

In part one of a three-part series, we examine how seven small custodians -- starting with Trade PMR and Scottrade -- are evolving away from the Utopian model of 100% inclusivity

June 7, 2016 — 10:14 PM UTC

Why luring 401(k) assets to IRA rollovers in a post-DOL-rule world remains child's play, which keeps $7.6 trillion in the IRA game and growing

Clients still hate 401(k) inflexibility around withdrawals and the DOL granted advisors the upper hand in getting clients to sign away protections with regard to pricier products

April 20, 2016 — 8:25 PM UTC

As variable annuities face 'existential crisis,' LPL's Casady is latest to warn of end to commission-sold VAs in retirement plans

DOL's imminent final rule is prompting LPL and Commonwealth to consider nixing traditional VAs in qualified retirement plans

March 2, 2016 — 7:05 PM UTC

Report: 'Brother-in-law' dabblers are giving 401(k) ground slowly to specialists in $1.3 trillion market

Some RIAs disagree with Cerulli's pessimism and say DOL is having its effect with small employers seeking real experts to provide 401(k)s to employees

September 17, 2015 — 6:36 PM UTC

As $160-billion CAPTRUST makes a snack of $10-billion Pensionmark, Fielding Miller accelerates his roll-up plans with a liberal structure

The Raleigh, N.C.-based firm's willingness to buy 49% reduces 'weird' and may set the stage for life as more of a 401(k) franchisor

April 6, 2015 — 4:02 PM UTC

How uncomfortable questions from prospects led a 'small' $12-billion 401(k) advisory RIA to finally say yes after eight years of rebuking overtures from a $120-billion AUA RIA

With the purchase of DCAdvisors, CAPTRUST emerges as a bigfoot player in a consolidation-bound industry

September 16, 2014 — 2:48 AM UTC

Just what good Bob Reynolds' purchase of J.P. Morgan's billions -- sans sweet brand -- will do for his Great West-Putnam 401(k) empire

The Boston exec was opportunistic in getting this deal and remains open to others but the 'O' word that made Whole Foods famous is holding sway

April 4, 2014 — 5:01 AM UTC

The 401(k) industry braces itself for fruits of a CalPERS rethink that reflects a cut-the-crap mentality about active investing

A giant staff of researchers and managers -- not always in accord -- manages $260 billion of assets exerts psychological weight, and active management is losing friends in a place where it once thrived

September 12, 2013 — 8:30 PM UTC

Fidelity Investments puts hard numbers on the disgruntlement of 401(k) plan sponsors -- and launches Z shares with ETF-like prices

Advisors are gaining some ground but the crunch of fees and service on plan purveyors gets worse and worse

August 16, 2013 — 5:32 AM UTC

Mercer finally makes its 25,000 investment strategies available to RIAs with HighTower as its first big client

Once institutional-only, the New York giant sees greener pastures on the lower (retail) alps of the investment business

July 11, 2013 — 2:40 AM UTC