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Bernie Clark uses Schwab IMPACT 2017 as pulpit to preach Schwab scale as firewall to blaze of dystopian big-data future

With no RIA deliverable to pitch, Charles Schwab & Co. execs presented their go-big, 'no goals' vision for managing accelerating external change

November 17, 2017 — 10:45 PM UTC

Greg Friedman rallies RIAs at Junxure conference -- then news of Envestnet-FolioDynamix deal turns up the heat

The $2-trillion platform consolidation stunned open architecture-minded CRM-users who suspect bundling's advantages may quickly turn to diminishing returns

October 2, 2017 — 9:00 PM UTC

How a Personal Capital exec electrified the NorCal FPA crowd with DOL details, relegating Jeff Gundlach and other stars to a dimmer sparkle

John Castelly elicited a school days nightmare leaving the Bond King to warn about the indexing bubble and Tim Kochis to caution against seeking for yourself in succession search

June 1, 2017 — 6:39 PM UTC

Coming RIA custody fees and a new recruiting war catch the attention of deal hounds in Manhattan

At ECHELON event at NYAC, action items aplenty assaulted attendees -- especially with Apr. 30 looming

October 21, 2016 — 9:49 PM UTC

FolioDynamix president uses conference to KO robos and call them a 'free beta test'

A half-full message on DOL rules is the federal mandate to ask clients about held-away assets as a matter of fiduciary responsibility

September 23, 2016 — 6:23 PM UTC

The FPA finally puts on a better CFP face and she lights up the hall in Baltimore

Gigi Guerra was the 75,000th CFP recipient and she captured an air of revitalization the Financial Planning Association will need to survive and thrive amid massive industry changes

September 17, 2016 — 12:24 AM UTC

Orion draws a record pack of hackers to Utah to code, bond -- and compete

From 7,000 feet above sea level, 90 RIA software types breathed thin air en route to zapping redundant portals

September 12, 2016 — 6:56 PM UTC

Spinning 200+ years of legacy culture as a virtue, BNY Mellon uses Pershing INSITE to show its software side, softer side -- as it gets beyond NetX360 and men with a hard-wired approach

Whether real fire follows these new clouds of smoke remains to be seen but Pershing's open API, robo strategy and feminine revolution project an aura of uplift

June 10, 2016 — 4:20 PM UTC

How Brian Hamburger's Miami Beach confab served up compliance cocktails with Lithium chasers to manic RIAs

MarketCounsel Summit had trouble topping last year's Spitzer- Robbins- Cuban-extravaganza in Vegas, but dispensed a compliance-minded prescription to RIAs suffering from growth-spurt jitters

December 11, 2015 — 1:25 PM UTC

In bed with giants, T3 software entrepreneurs go to Florida to swear they are still more independent than thou

MoneyGuidePro's Bob Curtis flipped the bird at potential VC cash-bearers as Fidelity-owned eMoney vowed it was still a scrapper

November 5, 2015 — 7:26 PM UTC

At INSITE in Orlando, Pershing outs its robo-religious conversion complete with open API store, Silicon Valley and India skunkworks, Marstone robo deal and unabashed digi-speak

Mark Tibergien says Pershing has gotten BNY to chum the RIA waters with loans and anticipates a 'flood' of billion-dollar wirehouse breakaways

June 8, 2015 — 7:34 PM UTC

In a T3 teeming with deals, eMoney's Edmond Walters owned Dallas

Fresh off his firm's sale to Fidelity, eMoney's CEO demo left the crowd spellbound -- even as he chided Chuck

February 16, 2015 — 8:27 PM UTC

New marching orders issued at TD Ameritrade's conference in San Diego: Don't join'em, beat'em!

TD touted its robo hookups and Tom Nally proclaimed RIAs are thisclose to overtaking wirehouses at the standing-room-only, come-as-you-are confab

February 2, 2015 — 5:21 AM UTC

A Levi's-clad Tom Nally answers 9 questions as TD LINC gets going in San Diego

TD Ameritrade is open to robos, sharing software code and working with Schwab et. al. against the Wall Street lobby

January 29, 2015 — 8:43 PM UTC

The MarketCounsel Summit gets the RIA business out of its shell

Sallie Krawcheck threw a cat amongst the pigeons; Tony, I-come-in-peace, Robbins, more so and Addepar's Eric Poirer emerged from his silicon cave

December 12, 2014 — 6:25 PM UTC