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In extreme air conditioning, Jim Crowley put industrial strength stamp on Pershing INSITE, but admits his custodian needs to get stronger in end-user software

Pershing COO, who took CEO job in May following Lisa Dolly's abrupt departure, made the event zero in on technology, yet again

June 18, 2019 — 3:35 AM

Aaron Klein sells against fear and risk in San Antonio -- and hits back at competitors

The Riskalyze CEO has three businesses, an expanding list of copycats, 600 close friends and a rah-rah message: Fearlessness

October 22, 2018 — 10:40 PM

SS&C overlords culturally shock Black Diamond RIAs in Chicago with heaviness and wow them with well-funded competency

'Intense' SS&C CEO Bill Stone let 1,000-strong attendees know they are part of $500-million cash cow not afraid to make strategic purchases

September 15, 2017 — 7:10 PM

Eric Clarke keeps FUSE lit by rebalancing deep-suburbia hackathon with BlackRock and DFA real economiks

The event's subversive air drew the local police, yet again, to the door of the Park City, Utah weekend hackathon

September 11, 2017 — 6:43 PM

With Pershing as canvas, Dan Skiles and Peter Mangan paint a picture of a budding RIA custodian

Shareholders Service Group has 1,500 RIA firms and counting and displayed a satisfying air of permanence at its San Diego conference

May 1, 2017 — 4:14 PM

Tim Hockey invites channel-conflict question before TD Ameritrade's RIAs, sets good tone at LINC conference

New CEO plants question with his own PR interrogator, relieving tension, albeit with a stock answer, and allowing a successful event to unfold

February 6, 2017 — 6:22 PM

As Bernie Clark and Walt Bettinger go on offense, LPL and Wells Fargo names get named and a B2C robo dry-up gets foretold at Schwab IMPACT in San Diego

The Schwab CEO, buoyed by his robo, robust quarterly results and DOL fallout at competitors is on offense -- a state of being RIAs can relate to

October 28, 2016 — 6:41 PM

Feeling RIA custody oats, Dan Skiles and Peter Mangan attract smaller RIAs but big-name lights to SSG event

The ex-Schwab RIA software chief delivered keynote at his Shareholders Service Group confab

April 25, 2016 — 7:41 PM

News that AAA -- the tow truck guys -- are entering the robo-advisor business made the Finance Logix point in Vegas

The Pacquiao-Mayweather crowds added to the surreal Las Vegas scene and underlined the pace-of-change theme

May 4, 2015 — 7:37 PM

Peter Mangan taunts rival RIA custodians as Shareholder Services Group adds weapons, advisors

San Diego event celebrates emerging advisors and their emerging custodian

April 27, 2015 — 5:37 PM

A charged-up Walt Bettinger slams all non-Schwab robos at IMPACT 2014 with an energy appreciated by RIAs

The Schwab CEO's feistiness was just one unusual occurrence at the all-stops-out fete for high-end RIAs in the Mile High city

November 10, 2014 — 7:57 AM

In benevolent invasion, CPAs-turned-RIAs make statement with sheer numbers in Vegas

Once an outlier and a research prediction, the 2014 AICPA Personal Financial Planning Conference shows that accountants that keep wealth management in-house are now flamboyantly growing

January 23, 2014 — 6:21 AM

Advent unveils new logo at its annual San Francisco conference -- after discarding one that failed to elicit a sense of the progressive from RIAs

From signage to stationery to T-shirts to a new tech platform, Advent aims to move past its safe-as-houses reputation and up into the cloud

September 23, 2013 — 6:24 PM

After years of making Junxure's future more 'cloud'-y, Friedman takes a big stage in Texas to explain

With Salesforce not even slowing to catch its breath, the RIA shows he can fight back in his own way

September 18, 2013 — 3:30 AM

RIAs who trade very much seek to know more at a mile-high NAAIM Conference

The 24-year-old group makes its first dedicated market hire and continues to demand respect

May 2, 2013 — 8:11 PM