Articles Published 8/2014


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By outing a reluctant star in Peter Mallouk, Barron's Top 100 advisors list yields a surprise winner -- Leawood, Kansas

Is it the water supply, fate or a bizarre coincidence that Peter Mallouk and Marty Bicknell, Barron's No. 1 and No. 2 advisors for two years running, are based in the same obscure 12,000-household suburb?

August 29, 2014 — 5:08 AM UTC

Elliot Weissbluth will referee -- with a human bias -- a debate on robo-advisors starring Joe Duran, John Michel, and Jon Stein

MarketCounsel Summit also adds a second panel: Fortigent's Jamie McIntyre mediating Envestnet’s Jud Bergman, LPL’s Victor Fetter, and ActiFi’s Spencer Segal on an advisor support futurist theme

August 28, 2014 — 5:48 AM UTC

Warranties and guarantees come to the 401(k) game but can insurance really put the client first?

Unwilling to stomach new legal exposure, employers -- and their advisors -- are looking to buy protection

August 27, 2014 — 3:25 AM UTC

How one $1.3-billion RIA in Tiburon found its woman by taking the 'grueling' route

Steve Janachowski was determined to do 16-hour 'test-drives' of all candidates and finally Peg Pike proved more hard core than him

August 25, 2014 — 11:09 PM UTC

A New York Times article gets real on the topic of marketing to millennials

It's the what-do-women-want dilemma in different form but the answer is the same: Treat me foremost as a human being but don't waste my time or expose me to psychological mildew

August 25, 2014 — 6:43 AM UTC

The big impression Mark Tibergien and his reverse mentor, Kayla Flaten, 25, made on me over a Manhattan lunch

With 37 years separating them, the interplay has an invaluable zing, buzz and usefulness to it; In other words, it's fun

August 25, 2014 — 4:01 AM UTC

Stephanie Bogan leaves United Capital for Costa Rica

Her former employer characterizes the move as a 'personal decision'

August 22, 2014 — 3:08 AM UTC

In calculated gamble, United Capital begins to build, not buy, growth in major cities

Joe Duran will still buy firms but his $10-billion RIA will spin out six snazzy startup offices in the next two years manned by graduates of its own training program

August 22, 2014 — 3:04 AM UTC

Why shock-and-awe over low succession planning rates is unhelpful and distasteful

Most RIA owners want to own their firm into their 70, even 80s, 90s so let's change the conversation to one of sticking around constructively

August 21, 2014 — 6:05 PM UTC

Fresh off an RBC exit, Ryan Marcus lands with Joe Duran

The recently departed face of RBC's RIA custody will tackle the Northeast corridor of the US for United Capital

August 19, 2014 — 10:42 PM UTC

Babson Capital's Brigitte Posch travels to Russia with an entourage and comes away with an insider's view of the investment landscape

The former head of PIMCO emerging markets finds some comfort in the substance of the Eurasian bear's central bank

August 19, 2014 — 7:10 PM UTC

An RIA innovation co-op is born with Fidelity and Pershing among the founding members

Schwab Advisor Services declines comment and TD Ameritrade respectfully declines, citing a full plate of Veo initiatives

August 19, 2014 — 12:14 AM UTC

Laser App celebrates its RIA business quasi-monopoly by throwing a summit for all of whom it surveys

It's the killer app of the paper blob and it shares the wealth each year with a come-all B-to-B event

August 16, 2014 — 2:58 AM UTC

Why almost nobody seems fazed by an ominous lawsuit hanging fire against Financial Engines

Investors show no panic and lawyers are not seeing what the patent troll is getting at but trouble could lurk

August 15, 2014 — 4:59 PM UTC

How exactly Fidelity Investments extracted itself from a legal and HR quagmire and why it'll cost far more than the public $12-million amount

The settlement's small print reveals Fidelity employee may receive additional hundreds of millions of dollars in value over time

August 14, 2014 — 5:01 PM UTC

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