Articles tagged "Dimensional Fund Advisors"


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Betterment makes Goldman Sachs and Vanguard partners as it shifts into higher RIA gear

With advisors demanding to get back in the driver's seat, the robo's RIA chief, Tom Kimberly goes for two big-name model portfolio strategists under the 'Betterment for Advisors' brand

September 14, 2016 — 1:29 PM UTC

How vendors fail RIAs -- and themselves in the bargain -- by insulting RIA intelligence

Anything with a whiff of closed architecture, overcharging, inauthenticity, opacity or idiocy masquerading as information is a long-term credibility corrosive

December 9, 2015 — 12:42 AM UTC

Cogent rates the top fund wholesalers to RIAs, and all advisors, and the 'sales' units at DFA, PIMCO, BlackRock and Franklin Templeton stand out

Dimensional Fund Advisors and PIMCO deliver some inside scoop without the sales dance to lead the sales-to-RIA pack in gaining netry to inner sanctums

May 30, 2014 — 4:32 PM UTC

Fidelity Investments soon to jack up commissions on DFA and Vanguard Group mutual fund trades

At the same time, the Boston giant slashes commissions on 99% of the other mutual funds and, analysts say, may have declared war on Vanguard and Schwab in one move

December 5, 2013 — 8:18 PM UTC

AMG delves deeper into the RIA business with second deal -- of $4-billion player in NY

Its purchase of a stake in Clarfeld Financial Advisors, Barron's No. 3, shows the Veritable deal was, indeed, a warm up

August 20, 2013 — 3:18 AM UTC

A veteran DFA exec tells what enduring RIA success is made of -- and why the next-gen advisors will not disappoint

Dave Butler's front row seat on dozens of highly effective firms allows him to look past the surface to see what runs deep

August 5, 2013 — 2:14 AM UTC

Why sudden wealth at Facebook is gushing into a $17-billion RIA and triggered a merger of two DFA giants

Buckingham Asset Management won a single Facebook employee and now it's all hands on deck as eight teams see prospects -- often til 2 a.m.

September 11, 2012 — 3:15 AM UTC

Why making partner at Deloitte Touche helped convince a CPA to join a $2 billion DFA RIA 2,300 miles away

After Michael Brown earned CPA nirvana he realized what he really wanted to do -- become an IA

August 10, 2012 — 3:51 PM UTC

How two RIAs succeed by using only Fidelity funds -- but not without weathering criticism about closing their own architecture

The heads of Weber Asset Management are unfazed by peers and analysts who says they are taking brand loyalty too far

July 30, 2012 — 4:12 AM UTC

How Sheryl Rowling and Cheryll Lurtz turned a blistering walk-a-thon into Total Rebalance Expert

100-degree temps and company of an old friend with a knack for software coding blossomed into a business that has competitors on their toes

June 8, 2012 — 5:05 AM UTC