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Cogent rates the top fund wholesalers to RIAs, and all advisors, and the 'sales' units at DFA, PIMCO, BlackRock and Franklin Templeton stand out

Dimensional Fund Advisors and PIMCO deliver some inside scoop without the sales dance to lead the sales-to-RIA pack in gaining netry to inner sanctums

May 30, 2014 — 4:32 PM UTC

Two years in, Advent Software gives itself a Sept. 30 deadline to release the middleware that will draw Axys users into the Cloud

Advent Direct is groundbreaking and breathtaking in its ambidexterity but is it enough to stop the feeding frenzy by Tamarac, Orion and other cloud natives

May 29, 2014 — 2:34 AM UTC

A four-step plan to cull 401(k) rolls of the accounts of terminated employees

RIAs can step in and add immediate value to a plan by purging these accounts that drain time, add costs and compromise efficiency

May 28, 2014 — 3:08 AM UTC

Why Mike Sha has a 2015 goal of $1 trillion in robo-assets for SigFig and where Marissa Mayer fits in

The ability of the ex-Amazon whiz to make slippery YahooFinance users sticky appears to be the get to launch this fueled-up rocket

May 27, 2014 — 2:34 AM UTC

How Erinn Ford feels about life under Nicolas Schorsch as she takes the helm at Cetera's most RIA custody-like arm

Ford's enthusiasm for her new overlord is real but she makes no bones about continued vigilance when it comes to vetting non-traded REITs

May 23, 2014 — 5:36 AM UTC

RIAs surpass wirehouses in ETF asset distribution and it'll mean change

For providers of these products and others, getting to registered investment advisors requires more Mapquest, more local manners and more frequent flying than their Morgan, Merrill,, UBS and Wells Fargo cousins

May 22, 2014 — 6:34 PM UTC

Bloomberg: BoA's market-making unit for its Merrill Lynch wealth division gets suddenly scrapped

The news and data giant is reporting that heat from Flash Boys made the investment bank think twice about conflicts

May 22, 2014 — 2:22 AM UTC

How a little orange RSS icon changed my life and why it's unacceptable that 98% of advisors have no idea it exists

The automated content pusher is the most invaluable time-saving, easy-to-use social media tool RIAs have never heard of

May 21, 2014 — 6:29 PM UTC

As a second woman executive exits Cetera, a third one gets a bigger title

Allison Couch heads back to AIG and Erinn Ford gets a presidency on the heels of Valerie Brown's departure

May 20, 2014 — 8:08 PM UTC

Why RIAs (Republicans, too) need to snap out of willful ignorance about climate change to claim the mantle of wealth stewardship

Conscientious financial advisors must engage in real due diligence of original documents related to this subject

May 20, 2014 — 6:37 AM UTC

Are 'for sale' the dirtiest words in the acquirers' lexicon? M&A mavens debate the point at a Philadelphia event

If 'Secrets of Successful Acquirers' didn't live up to its scandalous billing, some sparks did fly at Gladstone's annual confab

May 20, 2014 — 6:13 AM UTC

Abby Johnson tells RIAs to have all employees, up and down the chain, think client thoughts at Fidelity's 2014 Executive Forum

Advisors -- many with assets in the tens of billions -- were on hand along with New Yorker writers, NPR and other super-thinkers

May 19, 2014 — 1:51 AM UTC

Observations on the Envestnet Advisor Summit from the carsick seat of a Chicago taxi cab

Brian Hamburger relayed his thoughts on 36 hours at Jud Bergman's 'house' on the way to the airport

May 16, 2014 — 9:05 PM UTC

Bill Crager: I've got your back against the attack of the killer robo-advisors

Bringing the wood at the Envestnet Advisor Summit, the president allows that online advisors are crackerjack at providing account views 24-7 but human advisors can close that gap

May 16, 2014 — 2:57 AM UTC

The 25 financial advisors with the biggest online presences -- and a frank analysis of what online omnipotence does (or not) for them

Brightscope's top-100 social media maven list shows that RIA bloggers, tweeters, Facebookers and Youtubers sacrifice client face time to cater to web consumption

May 15, 2014 — 5:27 AM UTC

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