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Ainslie Simmonds: Success will be a feeling a few years from now among advisors that they wonder why they ever did it any other way.

BNY Mellon uses Pershing INSITE 2022 to let RIAs know it has its own dog in the fight with Pershing X, which BNY owns to sell to Pershing RIAs -- or anybody else

The $474-billion bank's relationship with Pershing just got far more complex as it puts its belief in ringer, Ainslie Simmonds -- who is being given a long rope to tie up loose ends.

June 18, 2022 – 2:29 AM

Joel Bruckenstein says T3 did not ease out of its COVID cold storage. The 2022 event was the largest in its 16 years.

Joel Bruckenstein delivers full-bore Texas T3 to record attendance, complete with news reports from Orion, Morningstar and others that were fortuitously timed

The RIA software guru got 1,000 people to Denton where data was the hot topic, and robo and crypto got short shrift.

May 5, 2022 – 3:05 AM

Dan Seivert: While only 3% of the total population, billion-dollar plus [AUM] firms control 56% of the assets .

RIA buyers charge to Newport Beach moaning a familiar refrain: Not enough sellers! Yet, not one believes that RIA M&A is a bubble... much

Roll-ups, serial buyers and merger-minded RIAs still want to deals but fears creep up -- especially for $1B-plus AUM RIAs -- too much money is chasing too few deals.

September 9, 2019 – 9:00 PM

Michael Kitces: The first year sucks for everyone.

As many of his RIAs hit critical third year, Michael Kitces uses XYPN Live event to signal his startup's market power is catching up to his mind share

Blogger Kitces and co-founder Alan Moore get buy-in and growing success for hundreds of advisors betting on mass affluent investors

September 28, 2018 – 7:29 PM

Lisa Dolly: Bigger is better.

Pershing CEO Lisa Dolly flaunts size and software at INSITE 2018

The new leadership continues to push RIAs to see the custodian as less niche but more nimble

June 11, 2018 – 7:33 PM

Not a dry eye after "Fearless Girl" spoke.

TD Ameritrade brings tears and cheers to RIAs in Orlando

A little girl blindsided attendees with heart and TD's Veo Village took on a life of its own

February 5, 2018 – 6:13 AM

Bernie Clark: We are at an inflection point where new technology craves data, a scenario where incumbents have the advantage.

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

Greg Friedman (r., with Doug Fritz):This used to be a much more collaborative industry.

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

John Castelly: A June 9 deadline is just like when we were back in school, thinking we would have a substitute teacher, so we didn’t do our homework, but the real teacher showed up instead.

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

Dan Seivert: While past years consisted mostly of RIAs, this year we expanded the content to attract a broader set of participants and executives.

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

Steve Dunlap (with FolioDynamix's Meghan McCartan): The current robos have jumped the shark.

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

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

Most innovative? Judges including Michael Kitces, Jud Mackrill and Tina Powell ponder.

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

Mark Tibergien dodges F-Bombs from Julia Louis-Dreyfus -- allowing women to dominate Pershing's grab for change.

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

Brian Hamburger: Compliance is an operational standard of care that as long as firms don’t drop below that, they will be successful.

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

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