How the Facebook IPO is creating the mother of all RIAs, Iconiq, and what an in-your-face it is for Wall Street
Breakaway out of Morgan Stanley, Divesh Makan, attracts the Mark Zuckerbergs and Sheryl Sandbergs of the world with his pedigree and presence
UBS bets its 'wealth' future on ex-Schwabbie Naureen Hassan, a corporate digital A-lister, who analysts give a fighting chance to transcend PaineWebber's ossified culture
Still a $2-billion cash-flow cow, the Swiss bank's 6,000-broker, US-based wirehouse is milking aging broker relationships with aging investors but needs a new kind of human presence, empathy, mindset and smarts to draw in Gen Z.
July 16, 2022 at 1:35 AM
With Justin Wisz gone, Vestorly's new CEO jibes to algorithm licensing tack, wins Hootsuite and knocks old model, saying market is saturated by competitors
Ralph Pahlmeyer will play to his firm's sifting strengths, seek enterprise deals and think more like a software executive
November 21, 2018 at 7:09 AM
Biz Briefs: The sorry scene at my local First Republic branch • Schwab launches new (smaller) lay-off round • Schwab hoovers pennies passing FINRA fee to clients • Gensler pleas for funds • Fidelity owner's private equity pres. retires • an Orion-Envestnet staff switcheroo • LPL dumps FutureAdvisor
Range Rovers screeched in and drivers joined a grim queue to get their cash, and cookie • The Schwab-TDA deal cull count now stands at roughly 3.5% of its staff • FMR's hockey star president has stepped down • SEC chief wants more enforcers • An Envestnet executive proves joining a rival is good business • LPL now has an in-house robot.
April 29, 2023 at 1:36 AM
Fidelity will hire 4,000 staff in first half -- a staggering number but a tapering off from 'unprecedented' rate in 2021-2022 that catapulted it to 68,000 employees
The $10.3 trillion giant explains its hiring -- in a layoff environment -- as an RIA-like goal, namely having the human bandwidth to develop 'lifetime' relationships with its 40 million investors
February 17, 2023 at 2:49 AM
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I’m not surprised you made little progress with Addepar. They, too, have declined my requests for interviews.
Addepar’s current sweet spot are the ultra-HNW and family offices like Iconiq, not the traditional RIA market.
Iconiq joins the ranks of LARGE Independent firms founded by ex-Wall Street brokers – Lumious, Constellation, Three Bridge, Seven Post, Argos, BBR and The Presidio Group.
These successful moves have definitely made the remaining corner office teams on Wall Street take notice.
If Facebook shareholders follow the same path that Google shareholders did they will start with the brand names and move to independents RIAs once they are more knowledgable and liquid.
What a success story. A lot of us were wondering where all that wealth would end up.
Considering what little access you were given its great work and an interesting story by both of you!
Congrats Kelly and Brooke.