Articles tagged "Mark Sear"


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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

How the mastermind of the Luminous Capital breakaway is parlaying his cloak-and-dagger skills into 'Pure Financial Independence'

With his wife, Larissa, as sidearm, Matt Sonnen seeks to fulfill a niche for a service level between John Furey and Shirl Penney

January 19, 2016 — 8:38 PM UTC

First Republic pays a staggering sum for Luminous Capital, sources say, and shifts the breakaway and M&A games in the bargain

Recruiters are getting renewed interest from big wirehouse teams and the $125 million deal shows that breakaway brokers can realize big enterprise value in short order

November 8, 2012 — 4:53 AM UTC

How the Luminous deal is rocking the recruiting world -- and may set the stage for more fireworks

The former Merrill stars effected an outsized cash deal with First Republic, proving that independence can have monetary rewards to match the psychic ones

November 8, 2012 — 4:39 AM UTC

A $5.5 billion LA-based RIA is getting purchased by First Republic Bank

Luminous Capital has gone from a 2008 Merrill Lynch breakaway to a big bank puzzle piece in 2012

November 5, 2012 — 7:04 AM UTC

Hou-Sear team applies Goldman Sachs marketing approach in second year as RIAs

Luminous Capital uses intensive cold-calling and a breakaway strategy to augment giant referral flow

February 16, 2010 — 5:01 PM UTC

What I learned about E*TRADE, Bank of America, Google and the Bubble Lounge during pre-holiday conversations

Just because a wirehouse broker doesn't win the account doesn't mean that another advisor will

December 22, 2009 — 4:41 AM UTC

13 things to know about Bob McCann recruiting his old Merrill Lynch team to UBS

Move signals UBS executive's independence from his bosses back in Switzerland

November 10, 2009 — 10:11 PM UTC

The number one obstacle to completing a clean breakaway from a wirehouse

Leading a double life is not for the faint of heart

October 5, 2009 — 7:50 AM UTC
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