LPL showcases some successful, ambitious advisors as the FOCUS 2012 conference wraps up
'King of the world' James Cameron was on hand to talk about the risk of not taking risks and an ex-IMF economist confirmed that there are plenty to go around
As RIA M&A continues to go ballistic, Gladstone Group makes consultant out of Derek Bruton -- with an 'enterprise' wrinkle
The Plymouth Meeting, Pa., deal shop has fintech and asset managers reaching out for RIA advice, in addition to scores of RIAs trying to decide whether to pull the trigger.
January 6, 2022 – 6:21 PM
Three months after Larry Roth's SPAC steps in, Derek Bruton steps down as Kingswood US CEO and eyes next move in July with no Kingswood successor in sight
The former LPLer's three-year stint began with Chalice in San Diego and ended with lead role in a British roll-up later swallowed by an investment firm headed by former Cetera CEO Roth.
March 30, 2021 – 8:00 PM
How a white senior vice president at an LPL OSJ came to hire a former black minister as recruiter despite the latter's pledge to make it 'uncomfortable' at times
Rob Sandrew hit it off with Keith L. Frasier, willing to speak up on racial and racial justice issues, who also checks all the boxes for attracting talent and assets at a firm that recruited $2 billion last year
August 19, 2020 – 2:18 AM
Derek Bruton rides again as CEO of Chalice Wealth Partners IBD and RIA, after Kingswood acquisition splits units from the services outsourcer
The dynamic duo of Keith Gregg and Derek Bruton has split into solo acts -- with Bruton joining British roll-up arrivistes, Kingswood. But there's no hard feelings, say the pair.
January 21, 2020 – 7:52 PM
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Sure would be nice to have data, research evidence and proof and hard-nosed critical discussions of the business aspects of this hyper-competitive, heavily regulated and important business but I guess LPL sees themselves more in the showbiz and entertainment business. Maybe they are right.
Does LPL think advisors need to be entertained? How are a film director’s off the cuff remarks useful for anything?
How about some hard numbers on social media for example, or at least case studies?
Is there a firm talking seriously to RIAs about the (many) challenging and serious issues they face? Apparently, not from LPL.
There’s a marketing and recruitment opportunity — the non-entertainment focused conference.
Surprised the reporter isn’t thinking more critically here.