Articles tagged "Jeff Spears"


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Why Focus Financial is risking it all -- including the advantages of privacy and private stock -- for a successful IPO

RIAs are perhaps being held in place by just those two elements, but with $1-billion valuation on the line, the liquidity event is taking on a life of its own

August 30, 2016 — 6:57 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

As Raymond James seeks to wire its Alex. Brown upbranding deal, it hires past Deutsche CEO Seth Waugh with bona fides and baggage

In adding execuive chair, Raymond James is looking to complete the orchid botanist's task of providing just the right Wall Street water and Baltimore sunlight

April 27, 2016 — 7:49 PM UTC

Why a Miami breakaway trio sees no vice in leaving half-a-billion of client assets on JP Morgan's table

Element Pointe Advisors seek to ease HNW and UHNW client angst by watching their held-away assets

April 5, 2016 — 8:05 PM UTC

What to make of Raymond James putting 'Alex. Brown' back into business and what to make of the $420 million it's spending to make it happen

Raymond James could get the hallowed brand and 200 advisors with $50 billion in advised assets for a nominal price but it'll also be pumping Deutsche products through the AB unit

December 4, 2015 — 8:28 PM UTC

Credit Suisse punts its private banking business to Wells Fargo

The take-my-brokers-please deal has skeptics but shows forethought, too

October 21, 2015 — 12:06 AM UTC

JP Morgan gets a 39-page blasting of its corroded culture and ground lost to Silicon Valley robos -- authored by its CEO Jamie Dimon

The letter to shareholders by Wall Street's sultan shows uncharacteristic humility but some analysts question the missive's sincerity

May 28, 2015 — 6:41 PM UTC

AMG is suddenly among the RIA roll-up elite after the Baker Street deal pushes it past $25-billion of AUM

After adding the $5.2-billion San Francisco firm, John Copeland's Florida-based skunkworks is smelling sweet

February 5, 2015 — 7:07 PM UTC

Swatting aside 'doubters,' Joe Piazza uses an improbable hook to nab Wells Fargo private bankers -- pent-up Addepar lust

Robertson Stephens chief learns it's easier to court advisors winning Silicon Valley wealth using Made-in-Mountain-View software

April 30, 2014 — 5:26 PM UTC

The FPA is now brought to you by MetLife, for better or worse

The insurer's cash is the good news but some see it as tainted money

April 23, 2014 — 5:42 AM UTC