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Joe Piazza: I prefer to let my actions and the success of our firm speak to the doubters.

Swatting aside 'doubters,' Joe Piazza uses an improbable hook to nab Wells Fargo private bankers -- pent-up Addepar lust

Robertson Stephens chief learns it's easier to court advisors winning Silicon Valley wealth using Made-in-Mountain-View software

April 30, 2014 – 5:26 PM

Jeff Maurer: At no point did we say let's go hire as many people from GenSpring as possible.
April 29, 2014 – 6:28 AM

Dave Welling accepts congrats from Gov. Rick Scott in Florida for creating a mini-Silicon Valley in Jacksonville.

Advent Software hits the local news in Jacksonville

Florida Gov. Rick Scott comes calling as the software maker's East Coast hub hits 145 employees with plans for a quick doubling

April 28, 2014 – 11:56 PM

Stuart DePina: It does close the gap with Salesforce.

Tamarac doubles down on Microsoft to be more like Salesforce

Stuart DePina has beyond-skin-deep reason for liking Microsoft Dynamics but Salesforce has prettier-girl attributes

April 28, 2014 – 5:59 PM

Oleg Tishkevich: If the 2045 Avatar Project is successful, we will have to expand the Finance Logix technology platform to creating financial plans for immortals.

Oleg Tishkevich lets loose a de facto RIA future-shock think tank in Vegas

A Heartbleed super-expert, Sochi Olympics security chief, Joel Bruckenstein's woodshed talk and Oleg's own Year 2045 post-robo oration set the shocking tone

April 28, 2014 – 6:13 AM

Joel Bruckenstein: When you're strong you can afford to overpay a little bit.

How Joe Mansueto's purchase of ByAllAccounts is mostly a show of faith in the Morningstar brand, global reach and the future of asset-quarterbacking as a billable service

The Woburn, Mass.-based aggregator has the dubious distinction of being a near-monopolist that can't quite crack the profits puzzle, sources say

April 25, 2014 – 5:28 AM

Cathy Clauson will act as the connective tissue between sales and the C-suite.

Charles Goldman recruits his one-time Schwab leftenant to be his right-hand woman at AssetMark

Cathy Clauson fills newly created position related to TAMP sales

April 25, 2014 – 12:08 AM

Steve Anderson became RIABiz' top Q1 newsmaker when he announced his firm had 'fired' $25 billion worth of 401(k) clients.

How rising RIA super-bloggers, 401(k) brush fires and a short RIA-Salesforce courtship captured RIABiz readership

As we examined our top 10 articles Q1, the common denominator was ... an RIA intangible that you know when you see

April 24, 2014 – 6:28 AM

Lauren Schadle: Nothing has changed to accommodate MetLife.

The FPA is now brought to you by MetLife, for better or worse

The insurer's cash is the good news but some see it as tainted money

April 23, 2014 – 5:42 AM

Jon Stein: I think anything's possible. That  [Betterment RIA business] could be the larger business [than the retail one] in the long term.

How Jon Stein plans to make the most of $45 million of VC money in remaking the RIA business

The Betterment founder says he is open to his B-to-B, read RIA unit, knocking his B-to-C business out of the spotlight

April 22, 2014 – 6:03 AM

Victor Fettter: We believe there's a special sauce that LPL can provide and I don't think there's one size fits all.

Victor Fetter turns his guns on LPL's thorniest software challenge -- 21st century performance reporting

The former Dell guru eschews a best-of-breed strategy as his firm plays a game of catch-up under a big tent

April 21, 2014 – 3:36 AM

Tom Valverde's hire is part of Fidelity's new 'geographical' sales strategy.

Fidelity Institutional bags Pershing's RIA sales chief and gives him a lesser title

The prize is Tom Valverde who Pershing replaces with Ben Harrison

April 17, 2014 – 3:20 PM

Mike Alfred: If you're hoarding all of this data and won't help wholesalers to help everyone get better they won't work with you.

BrightScope sees sales soar as formerly adversarial big 401(k) companies buy data about their own business

The business model of the La Jolla-based maverick evolves and triggers millions in new fee revenue and some big hires

April 16, 2014 – 7:58 AM

Libby Cherrington (right) and Krista Dunton have two kids and have been married almost five years.

How Morgan Stanley and a lesbian super-producer came to grief in South Carolina and why she alleges bias

The wirehouse's response: Libby Cherrington is using the gay issue to distract from a $6.7 million loan that has gone unpaid by the AIG rep

April 15, 2014 – 6:24 AM

Bill Morrissey epitomizes LPL's ability to grow rapidly.
April 14, 2014 – 6:52 PM

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