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Commonwealth CEO Wayne Bloom brushes off rep pushback, spins off Advisor360 to sell formerly exclusive software and research to competitors

From the standpoint of the Waltham, Mass.-based brokerage chief, the revenue from repurposing rep software that creatively finances his firm's $35,000-per-head tech overhead is a necessary evil that has far fewer drawbacks than perceived.

Author Oisin Breen April 12, 2019 at 9:13 PM
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Darren Tedesco: Doing nothing was the bigger risk, and to allow the [technology] world to continue to spend more, without matching it, was too high of a risk.


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The United Capital founder paradoxically promises to 'passively' buy minority stakes as a backdrop for going hyper-active with quick-strike capability to apply super-consulting and technology to create explosive growth as a prelude to a sale.

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Goldman Sachs-Creative Planning deal is bleeding defectors -- 16 more last week, report says -- auguring a 'potential disaster,' analysts warn

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Joe Duran will co-develop Goldman Sachs unit aimed at outsourcing to non-Goldman RIAs after 'magic' never materialized for direct-to-consumer RIA

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Marc Spilker adds Matt Brinker as chess piece -- and partner -- in what he calls a 'very selective' talent add to build platform-for-RIA platforms outside Wall Street

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