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As Joe Piazza's 'Robertson Stephens' venture gears up for '$40 billion,' he adds Mercer, Addepar, Fidelity and Schwab and subtracts Fortigent

The ex-Goldman Sachs executive draws blood with poaching of rival Presidio Group's Mike Tierney, but his quest for a quick $1-billion of AUM will soon be tested

Author Jim Welte December 3, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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Joe Piazza: I won't allow any other firm to own us. We don't need anybody's money.

Jeff Spears

Jeff Spears

December 4, 2013 — 12:55 AM

I wouldn’t underestimate the updated Fortigent reporting supported by their owner LPL.

Stephen Winks

Stephen Winks

August 24, 2017 — 12:24 PM
There is incredible pent-up demand for expert large scale institutionalized support of professional standing in advisory services. Whoever gets there first to streamline cost with an expert fiduciary construct will be the firm of choice by advisors and the investing public. This is not an extrapolation of conventional brokerage. let's hope Robertson Stephens develops critical mass of like minded advisors which reorder the industry in ways not possible in conventional brokerage. Faster, better, cheaper ! SCW

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