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How a solo RIA sold his 20-year DFA-based practice to an IBD rep

Ready to call it quits but with no plan, Peter Langer found an unlikely white knight

Author Lisa Shidler May 27, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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Vinton Fountain had to go to Dimensional Fund Advisors for training before he could complete the acquisition of Langer's practice.

Bill Sparks

Bill Sparks

May 27, 2011 — 4:14 PM

Synopsis – Langer panicked, just as many RIAs and brokers have done, and he can’t take it anymore. I love the contradiction between using DFA, a firm that preaches a very long term optimistic approach and Langer who has given up faith in the future. I’m sure he cashed out his personal portfolio at the bottom and is done now as both an RIA and an investor.


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