Articles tagged "Focus"


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Roll-ups are off at an acquisition clip in 2015 as $2 billion washes over the transom in a single week

Focus follows Dynasty into Canada as the three big aggregators toggle between organic and inorganic growth

April 17, 2015 — 6:20 PM UTC

Industry leaders puzzled by RIAs' being paid by Schwab and Fidelity for investing in funds

Some RIAs see it as an unacceptable conflict, but the custodians are unabashed about the arrangements

April 19, 2013 — 5:11 AM UTC

With LPL as its new BFF, CONCERT seeks bigger game and more RIAs

San Jose-based firm wirehouse-lite is up to $3 billion of AUA but was hitting roadblocks with some bigger candidates that it believes LPL technology and RBC big-boy services can remove

April 18, 2013 — 6:36 AM UTC

10 most influential RIA figures going into 2013 and how they're reshaping the industry, Part 1

2012 was a year of drama as sweeping deals of unexpected size were struck and the industry took to the Hill to fight against FINRA overlords

March 8, 2013 — 4:58 PM UTC

A mini-Merrill springs up with its own broker-dealer and plans to grow

Two former Merrill higher-ups brought aboard two teams of Merrill brokers -- and they're just getting started

December 3, 2012 — 6:56 AM UTC

Focus Financial firms play a lively game of ping-pong with the Broker Protocol

Focus and its biggest RIA, Buckingham, exited the Protocol this summer while Lori Van Dusen signed on, but there's no change in its strategy to go after breakaway brokers, co-founder says

September 10, 2012 — 4:31 PM UTC
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