LPL Financial shares hit rough patch on $18-million surprise as RIAs now represent the vast majority of the firm's business development
Wall Street dings the IBD for spiralling compliance costs but hybrid RIA assets are serious bright spot
The inevitable evolution continues as scale for RIAs emerges and the differences between accountability and responsibilities for recommendations becomes clear and the consumer protections afforded the investor are differentiated and the professional standing of the RIA is established. The industry would be foolish to ignore what the marketplace is telling us. Don’t be surprised that the Advisor business model supplants the broker business model at the industry’s largest independent b/d. The industry’s aversion to innovation is becoming its most attractive path to growth. This is not a conscious move by LPL as it is still pushing back on innovation, but simply reflects the workings of the free market in support of the best interest of the investing public. LPL will look significantly different a decade from now than it does today as it is in its enlightened self interest to become an incubator for advisors rather than yet an another outdated platform for brokers.
RIA recap: Bernie Clark promises to 'be there' for coming TDA-Schwab system snafus; Fidelity gets custody win; Vanguard dishes out big tax bill to investors
Schwab RIA chief petitions for 'patience' for coming merger inconveniences but 'repapering' is no culprit; Carrie Pomerantz gets Schwab board seat; Addepar wins $65 billion AUM contract.
November 3, 2022 at 1:59 AM
LPL makes 'Sixth Sigma black belt' ex-wirehouse counsel its chief legal officer, right after purchasing another full service broker. LPL says there is 'no connection,' and she was poached from Google
The Fort Mill S.C. broker dealer added Crown Capital Securities' captive brokers in Orange County, and is hiring Althea Brown, fresh off 11 years at Google
July 28, 2023 at 3:11 AM
Rich Steinmeier power poaches Jeremy Holly, who returns to LPL as EVP to head Dan Arnold-directed 'liquidity' project to buy -- but not hold -- LPL firms
Holly had bolted LPL for SageView with fanfare but he retained a fanbase back in San Diego which dreamed up a dream job for him
July 7, 2023 at 9:36 PM
Another RIA whisperer, Julian Lopez, has left Schwab Advisor Services after 24 years to join LPL, which he sees as more advisor-focused and 'entrepreneurial'
The Houston executive, like Kelly Smith in Chicago, was considered a key service talent for RIAs though Lopez says his circumstances differ.
February 23, 2023 at 8:14 AM
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