What to make of Raymond James putting 'Alex. Brown' back into business and what to make of the $420 million it's spending to make it happen
Raymond James could get the hallowed brand and 200 advisors with $50 billion in advised assets for a nominal price but it'll also be pumping Deutsche products through the AB unit
The culture of innovation in Corporate Finance and the old Alex Brown partnership business model gave Alex Brown a high level of personal pride in serving their clients. This is difficult to replicate in todays insular publically held business format. Alex Brown was very close personally to its clients which formulated what would be today a unique ethical and personal identity. Firms were then concerned about trust, civic responsibility and the well being of their clients, it was a gentleman’s business, unlike today. It would be nice if Alex Brown would reemerge around the once pervasive values that embodied the best interest of the investing public. But those days of exercising personal principle are long over as expressed by the industry’s push back over fiduciary duty and acting in the best interest of the investing public.
After recruitment of minorities and women gets CEO-level attention at Raymond James, a program gets a dynamic leader
With ratios stuck in the teens, CEO Paul Reilly gives chief marketing officer at subsidiary Carillon Tower Advisers, Renee Baker, her shot at mission impossible -- getting Advisor Inclusion Networks to live up to its Orwellian name
August 24, 2019 at 4:25 AM
A 20-year Merrill Lynch veteran got Sanctuary Wealth to $10 billion in AUA in 15 months with no outside capital and no time in bed: 'Nobody's slept since April'
Jim Dickson also recruited HighTower talent, Amit Dogra, to bring the old HighTower brokerage model and execute it as HighTower veers toward buying RIAs
August 15, 2019 at 7:58 PM
Last year's RIA chief departs Raymond James after ship sails without her at helm of RIA unit, leaving her anchored to COO role
Maria Daley took the reins after Bill Van Law's unexpected departure, but Greg Bruce came on in March to lead RIA Unit, a job she held on interim basis
June 6, 2019 at 2:16 AM
Raymond James finally names new RIA chief and, yes, he is a Schwab veteran
The St. Petersburg, Fla. broker-dealer parted ways with Bill Van Law -- a Merrill Lynch veteran -- a year ago; now it has a real RIA veteran in Greg Bruce
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