How exactly Invesco plans to get a return on its Jemstep robo purchase with a TAMP-evoking strategy
The $800-billion Atlanta money manager is trying a modern model portfolios play on buying distribution for a more prominent seat at the table
Walt Bettinger sheds 'president' title and Bernie Clark gets new boss as Schwab appoints Rick Wurster as president and No. 2 in charge
The Schwab CEO gets 2016 'Windhaven' hire to share burden of governance from enormity of $8-trillion post-TDA, post-USAA, post-Motif growth.
December 20, 2021 – 11:59 PM
UBS bets its 'wealth' future on ex-Schwabbie Naureen Hassan, a corporate digital A-lister, who analysts give a fighting chance to transcend PaineWebber's ossified culture
Still a $2-billion cash-flow cow, the Swiss bank's 6,000-broker, US-based wirehouse is milking aging broker relationships with aging investors but needs a new kind of human presence, empathy, mindset and smarts to draw in Gen Z.
July 16, 2022 – 1:35 AM
Robinhood gets 'brilliant' upper manager -- and a spare CEO -- by nabbing TD Ameritrade's ex-thinkorswim top exec, hopefully to throw a lifesaver to Robinhood's sinking stock
The Menlo Park, Calif., firm nabbed Steve Quirk as first-ever chief brokerage officer to 'bridge the gap between academia and reality.'
January 6, 2022 – 10:33 PM
Oisín's snippets: Charles Schwab brand goes up on Omaha's TD Ameritrade stadium, home of college baseball world series • Interactive Brokers lands an RIA custody insider, Charlie Latimer, to climb the custodian ladder
The TDA brand lives on until the techies figure out how to make two systems into one, but change is in the air in Omaha, while Interactive Brokers gets a leg up in the custody business with a new hire.
December 27, 2021 – 9:58 PM
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Jemstep makes “individualized advice” possible for Invesco which is constrained by prospectus from being client specific. It is a brilliant strategy which empowers wholesalers in very powerful ways which are client specific outside the reach of conventional mutual fund companies. There are limitless applications which can enhance the proficiencies of advisors in rendering advice resolving the inherent conflicts of b/ds supporting brokers in rendering advice (incurring fiduciary liability). The support of fiduciary duty may be more easily achieved by Jemstep/Invesco than by b/ds whose compliance protocol do not acknowledge their brokers render advice. Jemstep/Invesco can illustrate how a recommendation impacts all a client’s holdings as a whole which is a fiduciary duty and greatly elevates the role and counsel of the broker. Advisory services innovation is taking a different form than anticipated, but in doing so, Invesco wins big. Active management can add value and Invesco can now show how.