Articles published 8/2019
Fresh off IPO, AssetMark bumps Charles Goldman's pay 47%, but the AssetMark CEO had good news for his employers, too
After 2018 slowed a bit, the Concord, Calif.-based firm's growth rate picked up in first six months of 2019 and the firm has its star CEO locked up now for three years
August 29, 2019 at 4:33 PM
Oisin's Bits: Equinox pledges to beat market, and rivals, before collecting fees • Orion-parent TA Associates readies roll-up spree after $375 million purchase • Sanctuary adds breakway No. 26 to $10 billion haul, reeling in Morgan Stanley firm eager to shed 'old mindset'
Equinox Funds, a small, academic asset manager, launches a mutual fund with fees tied to performance; now the results are in • TA Associates, owner of Orion Advisor Solutions, acquires a beachhead for RIA roll-up spree • It's full steam ahead for Sanctuary's Jim Dickson who bags breakaway No. 26
August 28, 2019 at 3:24 AM
Andy Rachleff lambasted competition for timid cash account offerings, but eats his own words with a pull-back to a middling 2.32% rate after Fed cut
Wealthfront robo-advisory CEO takes refuge in the fine print following Fed rate cut by shaving 25 basis-points off his market-leading 2.57% cash account rate
August 26, 2019 at 8:33 PM
After recruitment of minorities and women gets CEO-level attention at Raymond James, a program gets a dynamic leader
With ratios stuck in the teens, CEO Paul Reilly gives chief marketing officer at subsidiary Carillon Tower Advisers, Renee Baker, her shot at mission impossible -- getting Advisor Inclusion Networks to live up to its Orwellian name
August 24, 2019 at 4:25 AM
AmeriLife just bought a $2.7-billion TAMP based on growing belief pre-packaged RIA services and commission-sold insurance can be sold out of the same briefcase
The Clearwater, Fla. insurance marketer bought Brookstone Capital Management with faith that insurance agents can moonlight as part-time RIAs
August 22, 2019 at 5:52 PM
Mark Bruno, the 'glue' behind InvestmentNews, and sales strategist Julie Parten make it a clean sweep, ending the Crain era with their departures
New publisher and CEO Christine Shaw has enlisted Bruno to stay for three months to learn the ropes and rebuild IN's entire sales force
August 21, 2019 at 4:30 AM
Abby Johnson set financial services on fire with a 1.91% 'cash' offer, drawing 'first blood' in an 'accelerating war of rates,' analyst says
The Fidelity CEO threatens to melt down rival profit centers but analysts and RIAs say credit quality and RIA sweep policies make the threat somewhat of an 'illusion'
August 20, 2019 at 1:41 AM
After a great IPO, AssetMark still needs to nail down its biggest asset, Charles Goldman, who assures that it's 'really nothing'
The CEO of the Concord, Calif.-based super-TAMP was its turnaround artist, maestro of sale to Chinese buyer and led it to the IPO but he was paid less than peers
August 16, 2019 at 9:31 PM
A 20-year Merrill Lynch veteran got Sanctuary Wealth to $10 billion in AUA in 15 months with no outside capital and no time in bed: 'Nobody's slept since April'
Jim Dickson also recruited HighTower talent, Amit Dogra, to bring the old HighTower brokerage model and execute it as HighTower veers toward buying RIAs
August 15, 2019 at 7:58 PM
Joe Duran declares United Capital means little to him now beyond money and how relieved he is to pass its underdeveloped business model to Goldman Sachs
United Capital founder describes his roll-up as the baby that doesn't love you back: "It's just this thing you created"
August 12, 2019 at 9:10 PM
Jud Bergman admits Envestnet will be set back months, if not quarters at hands of Marc Kasowitz and his client, causing firm's shares to plummet
With FinancialApps yanking its software from its Chicago-based ex-partner -- and suing it on the way out the door -- the Envestnet CEO needs to find replacement and ward off a legal attack
August 10, 2019 at 6:09 PM
Five ways advisors can be productive in August without totally killing their Jimmy Buffet buzz
The bad news is that clients are away -- or avoid you -- but that's good news for getting organized for the Fall crush
August 9, 2019 at 11:49 PM
Tim Hockey leaves baffled analysts (and everyone else) probing for answers to explain abrupt departure plan as TD Ameritrade CEO; It's about... nothing!
Discount brokers are facing myriad issues as trading fees continue sliding to zero, causing TD's board to seek a more RIA friendly CEO
August 8, 2019 at 6:32 PM
InvestmentNews hires new CEO with no financial services background to replace long-time, departing publisher Suzanne Siracuse
Known as a 'decider,' Christine Shaw mirrors her predecessor but at much greater scale and more 'digital' emphasis
August 6, 2019 at 10:55 PM
Betterment paints it black in robo retail, making it a 'real company,' with JP Morgan and Bank of America on its new whiteboard hit list
The Manhattan robo-advisor is past retail break-even and ready to take on robo-banks and RIA custodians in more aggressive fashion.
August 5, 2019 at 9:54 PM
Focus Financial IPO marks an RIA milestone one year on, but year two hinges on how Rudy Adolf handles the millstone around his neck--mounting debt
The rollup CEO needs to do deals to grow and debt to do deals; he also needs a window to de-leverage, but it's nowhere in sight
August 2, 2019 at 7:50 PM
FPA keeps adding coaches to its pro-bono roster but quid pro quo makes the medicine go down as mom-and-pop consultants help mom-and-pop advisors
Charesse Hagan is the latest to join Financial Planning Association's 'Coaches Corner' which 'gives back' to the community, but coaches also can leverage volunteer work into paid gigs