Articles tagged "Convergent"


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Debriefing a post-Convergent Steve Lockshin as he once more builds a classic RIA -- or is it neo-classical?

AdvicePeriod's chief says he won't poach Convergent (if he can avoid it) and hopes that his $300-million RIA will have a Betterment feel

January 8, 2015 — 5:55 PM UTC

With Convergent experiencing advisor exodus, City National takes greater control of the RIA

Doug Wolford gets a vote of confidence from his City National-controlled board of directors and he references a new five-year plan of creating a 'professional management structure'

December 6, 2014 — 10:53 PM UTC

Convergent Wealth begins to pick up the pieces after David Zier's death

The $9.4-billion RIA is said to be facing massive challenges in retaining advisors and clients -- rumors discounted by CEO Doug Wolford

November 4, 2014 — 6:02 AM UTC

The 2013 MarketCounsel Summit is heavy on future shock

A Cassandra-like Steve Lockshin lead the gloomsters, Team Tech protested that the future is bright and Frank & Dodd laid an egg

December 16, 2013 — 7:44 AM UTC

An LPL-ified Fortigent bursts back on the scene with new software, new pricing and a surge of growth

After a tense waiting period, the outsourcer is unveiling alternatives to six-figure research contracts and the launch of an online portal for all services

October 14, 2013 — 5:13 AM UTC

Chip takes a 90-minute rip at wealth management at the Tiburon CEO Summit

The event's name oozes self-importance until Roame takes the stage and blasts everybody, himself included

October 9, 2013 — 6:43 PM UTC

What led to Advizent's end and why Steve Lockshin is unfazed, even energized

The RIA business -- including custodians, asset managers and advisory firms -- lived up to its reputation of resisting cooperation

May 15, 2013 — 11:00 PM UTC

Advizent will close its doors after a final flurry of negotiations

Charles Goldman and Steve Lockshin had a moment of truth after receiving offers for funding

March 28, 2013 — 11:43 AM UTC

Advizent makes Jack Bogle its standards czar, a no-pay, no-conflict position

The RIA brand will depend on a gold standard of rules and audits

July 31, 2012 — 11:30 AM UTC

In its latest talent grab, Evercore Wealth Management hires a 'young, up-and-coming player'

The $3.2 billion RIA is mostly made up of seasoned of ex-U.S. Trust stalwarts but its poach of Paulo Coelho from Convergent shows its mindfulness of the coming generation

April 9, 2012 — 2:20 PM UTC