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HighTower spent at least $100 million to buy the love [and revenues] of its own advisors, a key sign an IPO or sale is taking shape, industry observers say

The Chicago roll-up paid top dollar to get virtually all its partners on board and to keep all dealing on the down low as it completes conversion to RIA roll-up from boutique wirehouse mode

Author By Lisa Shidler June 10, 2019 at 11:20 PM
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Bob Oros: 'We want aligned interest. We want to make sure we're both motivated.'

Jeff Spears

Jeff Spears

June 11, 2019 — 2:01 PM
A few important realities have been answered with this deal. The ownership structure that shares the ownership of the clients is superior. In addition the unconflicted positioning is what clients prefer. Goldman and HighTower understand. Wall Street is holding on to the invented here and cross sell. The market and clients will decide who is correct.
Leslie Snotts

Leslie Snotts

October 1, 2019 — 8:13 PM
Hightower is a bunch of useless turds.

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