Articles Published 2/2012


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Two accounting firms abandon merger talks leaving giant Schwab RIA surprised and crestfallen

Wipfli and Eide Bailly suddenly quit the field leaving industry observers -- not to mention Hewins Financial -- wondering why

February 29, 2012 — 5:17 AM UTC

Fidelity reports 57% boost in 401(k) sales as it sets its sights on smaller plans and advisors

Heading downmarket, the Boston-based firm is trying to muscle in on boutique providers

February 29, 2012 — 5:00 AM UTC

Fed up wirehouse advisors more eager to leave than ever, study says

A whopping three out of four advisors would take a call from an RIA recruiter, the Schwab study shows -- but what then?

February 28, 2012 — 4:01 PM UTC

Why a $6 billion New York RIA is finally making its California debut

The partners of BBR found a fellow Goldman Sachs alum they could trust 3,000 miles away

February 28, 2012 — 5:09 AM UTC

How AppCrown got a big RIA footprint overnight by handling Salesforce implementations

TD and Fidelity are in with both feet but some are taking a wait-and-see attitude

February 27, 2012 — 5:02 AM UTC

How Russell is faring since joining the competitive ETF party with an all-star ex-Barclays crew

The team is offering two dozen enhanced ETF offerings, hoping to gain traction with advisors in an increasingly competitive market

February 27, 2012 — 5:01 AM UTC

Securities America shifts back on offense as it wins a $350 million advisory firm from Investment Centers of America

After weathering scandal and sale, the Omaha, Neb. firm has signed on Great Plains Financial, a hybrid advisory with an eye toward growth

February 24, 2012 — 4:24 PM UTC

4 reasons to use options -- and 4 more reasons why you should think twice

Options can smooth the bumps inherent in longterm investing but expect to take some time educating your clients about them

February 24, 2012 — 4:17 PM UTC

HighTower wins a $700 million Merrill Lynch advisor in Maryland horse country and wrests an LA-based IAR from an RIA

The Chicago consolidator's transitions teams had a brutally busy Presidents' weekend bringing aboard teams on both coasts simultaneously, from Merrill and The Presidio Group

February 23, 2012 — 4:19 AM UTC

As WealthCentral surpasses 2,000 users, Ed O'Brien responds to questions about Fidelity's technology system at T3

The head of Fidelity's RIA tech efforts says that the technology is a good fit for breakaways

February 23, 2012 — 4:03 AM UTC

Veteran Merrill Lynch manager leaves seven registrations on the table to return to his pure-RIA roots

Fed up with BofA and faced with a choice between managing advisors and being one, Brad Stratton moves to CONCERT

February 22, 2012 — 4:08 AM UTC

Lost in limbo: How and why compliance officers can seem to thwart RIA marketing efforts

CCOs have valid reasons for poring over the content of any proposed articles coming from their firm -- but they owe you a quick response

February 22, 2012 — 3:52 AM UTC

Can the new Envestnet-Tamarac Godzilla take on the Advent-Black Diamond King Kong?

Tamarac has trusted relationships with several hundred RIA firms who might like outsourced investments on their dashboard

February 21, 2012 — 6:27 AM UTC

RIAs flock to Dallas for the T3 technology conference

The seventh annual gathering drew 500 advisors, execs, software vendors and custodians with integrations, mobile apps and clouds on their minds

February 21, 2012 — 6:17 AM UTC

Best advice for 2012: Risk being a bit boring and focus on the organic growth of your practice

Growth from within is a challenge across all channels and needs to be addressed

February 20, 2012 — 7:03 AM UTC

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