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10 things that show the RIA movement is really heating up in 2010: Part I

Observers need a scorecard to keep track of all the advances that RIAs are making

Monday, March 22, 2010 – 4:59 AM by Brooke Southall
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Christopher Dean, managing director of Summit Partners in Boston, invested VC money in RIAs

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Mentioned in this article:

LPL Financial
Asset Custodian
Top Executive: Dan Arnold

TD Ameritrade
Asset Custodian
Top Executive: Tom Nally

Raymond James Financial Inc.
Asset Custodian
Top Executive: Bill Van Law

State Street Wealth Manager Services
Asset Custodian
Top Executive: Marty Sullivan

Scottrade Advisor Services
Asset Custodian
Top Executive: Brian Stimpfl

E*TRADE Advisor Services
Asset Custodian
Top Executive: Joshua Pace

Asset Custodian
Top Executive: Robb Baldwin

Shareholders Service Group
Asset Custodian
Top Executive: Peter Mangan

Kevin Hollingsworth

Kevin Hollingsworth

March 22, 2010 — 4:46 PM


I don’t see any mention of Century Securities in your list of new custodians, is their business different than the three others you mentioned?



Brooke Southall

Brooke Southall

March 22, 2010 — 8:28 PM

Hi Kevin,

I’d be interested in learning more about Century Securities. If they’re a rising RIA custodian then I’d like to learn more about them.



Mary Ann Buchanan

Mary Ann Buchanan

March 23, 2010 — 3:43 PM

Your insight and ability to incisively discuss the most relevant points in the RIA world is a major contribution to those trying to move forward in this space.


Mary Ann Buchanan

Brooke Southall

Brooke Southall

March 23, 2010 — 7:04 PM

Hi Mary Ann,

Thank you. I appreciate this comment.

I can only in turn thank my sources who continuously make an effort to get
me good information and help me to understand it in the context of the RIA world.

my best,


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