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T. Rowe Price gains house brand status on Schwab's active fund platform and will pay up to $10-million yearly for the honor, but the deal is not without potential conflicts of interest

In today's earnings release, Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger talked up the arrangement, which rolled out in February as part of Schwab's 'Fund Finder,' after first announcing it for RIAs in December.

Author Brooke Southall April 19, 2022 at 1:58 AM
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Walt Bettinger: We took steps to help our clients navigate the mutual fund selection process more efficiently.

Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy

April 19, 2022 — 3:46 AM
Compensated conflicts of interest never go out of style in the investment advisory world...just new packages, players and ways to shear the sheep. No need to base recommendations on any sort of merit when you can be bought off to advise otherwise. Great job Schwab and T. Rowe! (Yes, sarcasm).

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Biz Briefs: The sorry scene at my local First Republic branch • Schwab launches new (smaller) lay-off round • Schwab hoovers pennies passing FINRA fee to clients • Gensler pleas for funds • Fidelity owner's private equity pres. retires • an Orion-Envestnet staff switcheroo • LPL dumps FutureAdvisor

Range Rovers screeched in and drivers joined a grim queue to get their cash, and cookie • The Schwab-TDA deal cull count now stands at roughly 3.5% of its staff • FMR's hockey star president has stepped down • SEC chief wants more enforcers • An Envestnet executive proves joining a rival is good business • LPL now has an in-house robot.

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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.

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