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How Black Diamond is working out -- or not -- as Advent's agent of deliberate cannibalization

The great migration from Axys to Blue Sky is still not a torrent -- and has actually slowed from pre-merger days -- thanks to an unforeseen psychological freeze from Axys clients

Author Brooke Southall March 6, 2013 at 3:42 AM
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Peter Hess: They don't feel the same urgency.

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A week after he became chairman of Eric Clarke's board, Charles Goldman is heading the search to replace Clarke as Orion CEO-- at Eric's direction

Eric Clarke founded Orion in 1999 and built it to a $3.6 trillion AUA juggernaut, but he believes both he and the company are ready for a big change

May 22, 2023 at 5:13 PM

Cetera hiring Mike Durbin as CEO -- overseeing its existing 'CEO' -- completes Genstar's stellar HR week after it put Charles Goldman atop Orion's board -- with 'exponential' growth in mind for the 'middle market' companies

The Los Angeles broker-dealer nabbed the Fidelity legend to take its $118-billion AUM and 8,000 advisors higher, just as Orion -- also majority owned by Genstar -- makes a similar move.

May 18, 2023 at 1:46 AM

Noreen Beaman steps down as president of Orion Advisor Solutions after Brinker migrates to Orion software and enterprise deals 'prove out'

The former Brinker CEO oversaw an 18-month transition of her then $26-billion TAMP and will remain as vice chair of the company after 'mutual' decision on role changes.

February 10, 2022 at 2:22 AM

Brad Shepard unexpectedly resigns from Orion Advisor Services after 10 months, and his chief strategy officer position will remain vacant, the company says

The Nashville, Tenn. executive came aboard to create a 'go-to-marketing strategy' for Brinker, HiddenLevers and legacy units but gave his notice this week.

January 7, 2022 at 11:40 PM

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March 7, 2013 — 9:13 PM

Honestly, was not a fan of Black Diamond and are MUCH happier at Tamarac/Advisor view. To each their own.



April 12, 2013 — 5:01 PM

Advent is the worst in customer service, missed the cloud and had to purchase Black Diamond in order to figure Saas out….... if you have a culture of upsetting clients, how are you going to understand being an outsource provider??



October 15, 2014 — 2:47 PM

Don’t switch to Black Diamond. They don’t have the experience or knowledge to reconcile account data and composite reports are horrible. This results in bad data. We went from using Axys to Morningstar and then switched back to Black Diamond. Worst decision every.

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