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Mike Golaszewski: President Obama’s proposal deliberately focuses on preserving the existing rules that govern data transit.

In the big business vs. big business net neutrality battle, go with the Google-Obama viewpoint over the Cisco-Comcast one

The net non-neutrality crowd is not only wrong; they're not being straight with us

November 28, 2014 – 7:09 PM

Tony Robbins: When Ajay left UBS, his level of attention was very different and that's what drew me to him.

9 ways that Tony Robbins impressed the 'jaded' journalists at RIABiz

The guru lived through a wirehouse breakaway as the client of an RIA -- and saw the before and after of his portfolio

November 26, 2014 – 5:07 PM

James Osborne: I sacrificed two evenings of actually learning something and improving myself to instead struggle through a few hundred pages of misinformation.

What one financial advisor discovered after plunking down $12 for Tony Robbins' 'Money' manifesto

The self-help guru's Seven Easy Steps! to wealth contain a few sound nuggets but gimmicks, fallacies and straw men abound

November 25, 2014 – 10:12 PM

Tony Robbins: I found out about HighTower and the only concern is they only deal with ultra-high-net worth people.

How Tony Robbins co-opted Elliot Weissbluth (and HighTower data) and vice-versa

A co-venture half-detailed by this unlikely couple of Type A-plus go-getters may set the stage for a wider collaboration -- perhaps a co-robo

November 25, 2014 – 8:07 PM

Bernie Clark: Assets under management has nothing to do with a decision like this.

Schwab seeks 'jail time' for principal of RIA it fired: How Schwab's firing of a small RIA as a client became a three-year legal ordeal (Part 2)

Michael Kelly reached out to Schwab's counsel via private investigator -- and was answered with a fussilade of restraining orders and accusations of impersonating an advisor

November 24, 2014 – 7:00 PM

Michael P. Kelly was incensed at the letter's stark language and the fact it had already been sent to clients.

How Schwab's firing of a small RIA as a client became a three-year legal ordeal (Part 1)

Michael Kelly is out to prove he was discriminated against based on his firm's size but Schwab execs say he crossed lines

November 20, 2014 – 9:41 PM

Alex Goss (l.) and his dad Jerry Goss: Our goal is to make the move for advisors no different than moving to another wirehouse except they'll own 100% of the business.

How LPL used its RIA love and long OSJ leash to lure Wells Fargo's $550-million FiNet team in Louisiana

The giant IBD showed its RIA side and its ability to oversee the launching of an OSJ model

November 19, 2014 – 10:48 PM

Alex Murguia rolled up his sleeves after the product fit wasn't quite right initially.

Why a $25 billion RIA just went with Alex Murguia's startup's financial planning software

The Buckingham Companies chose inStream to overcome the 'dead' plan problem

November 18, 2014 – 7:00 PM

Bob Reynolds got his first bite at the Apple.

Empower wins Apple's $3.5-billion 401(k) account from Schwab

Bob Reynolds delivers quick response to the question of whether a branded company will swallow his new brand

November 14, 2014 – 8:08 PM

Kevin Cimring: RIAs love that we are integrated with CRM tools such as Salesforce. We also have a Redtail integration in the works.

Jemstep swipes the spotlight at T3 Enterprise Conference in Atlanta

This pure-RIA-play robo has an approach, a culture, a deal with TD Ameritrade and a technology that's hitting a sweet note

November 14, 2014 – 6:01 AM

Michael Bloomberg: I don’t believe in automation for client service.

Michael Bloomberg steals the SIFMA NYC show by putting his finger on a great robo shortcoming

The Bloomberg founder dismisses auto-advice amid human brokers who cheered SIFMA's ability to keep change in check

November 13, 2014 – 5:30 AM

Tony Robbins was offered an hour but demanded two.

Tony Robbins is set to crash the RIA party with two hours of testosterone

The maestro of motivators became a client of Brian Hamburger and now he is speaking at the lawyer's Vegas conference next month

November 12, 2014 – 1:45 PM

You can own 10 Dunkin' Donuts locations or one $1 billion AUM RIA

RIAs are ready to make the 'golden hire' and more painlessly add another $1 billion of AUM

The cost of hiring a COO is pretty staggering and so are the potential rewards of solid operational control

November 11, 2014 – 10:09 PM

Eric Poirer: We have invested tremendously in our culture.

After one year of 'eight-fold' growth, Addepar rotates Karen White out and an ex-SAP exec in

The new CMO, Barbara Holzapfel, will face the challenge of establishing a niche more specific than 'all of the above'

November 10, 2014 – 8:32 PM

Walt Bettinger: And by the way, we never said that it would be free, but rather that it will fund itself from the revenues of the underlying ETFs.

A charged-up Walt Bettinger slams all non-Schwab robos at IMPACT 2014 with an energy appreciated by RIAs

The Schwab CEO's feistiness was just one unusual occurrence at the all-stops-out fete for high-end RIAs in the Mile High city

November 10, 2014 – 7:57 AM

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