Articles written by Charles Paikert


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Opinion: RIAs taking Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans fall well short of slam-dunk justifications in healthy industry -- especially if advisors leave them off the ADV

Dangled like free money and dressed up as AFLAC, the Payroll Protection loans triggered primal survival instincts and differing ideas of due care to clients, self and one's fellow man.

July 17, 2020 — 8:13 PM

Suitcases of cash for RIA M&A deals are one COVID-19 victim, as RIA buyers leverage economic uncertainty to force more risk on sellers

Sellers are still getting paid at familiar sales prices, but some of the bad old days of 'earn-outs' are back, which delays the time when they can stop worrying about firm cash flow

June 24, 2020 — 2:05 AM

Thanks to a minor explosion in minority-stake deals, RIA M&A is still sizzling but it may be seller beware

For the RIA principal who wants cash, control and chips off the table, it's M&A ambrosia; but sophisticated buyers may be extracting more value than sellers realize

May 27, 2020 — 5:01 PM

Drawn out of his own startup, Ed Friedman lands at Summit Financial, tasked with raising the Merchant Investment-backed RIA's national profile

The ex-Hightower, ex-Dynasty recruiter joins Stan Gregor's early-stage RIA roll-up, with mighty backing and good momentum

May 15, 2020 — 10:18 PM

What Fortigent advisors said in Santa Barbara, and what execs say may be next for the LPL-owned outsourcer

With Andy Putterman, Scott Welch and a big cadre of Fortigent's biggest customers living well together, a picture emerged

October 8, 2012 — 5:32 AM

How WilmerHale is positioning its $3.3B-AUA RIA as outsourcer and owner in a $750-billion market

Silver Bridge, backed by the high-power law firm and headed by a former JPMorgan Chase division president, is exploiting the need of single-family offices to gain scale without merging to become multifamily offices

June 25, 2012 — 4:55 AM

An $18-billion RIA tacks on a $24-billion U.S. Trust cast-off as the grab for UHNW magnets continues

Harris myCFO continues a shrewd strategy of serving the very, very rich as it puts CTC Consulting into its arsenal

May 3, 2012 — 5:21 AM

Wells Fargo targets tempting but treacherous UHNW market with Abbot Downing launch

With $33 billion of assets and legacy Lowry Hill and Calibre elements, the unit plans to hit the ground running and compete in a realm where RIAs are only starting to make a dent

April 2, 2012 — 2:29 PM
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