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New Moves in the Biz

June 15, 2018 — 5:18 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

Resolved: Robert Kaplan is no stranger to large organizations.

Even so, as new chief compliance officer at Ascensus LLC he's got a lot on his plate.

At the mammoth Drescher, Pa.-based retirement plan and college savings services provider -- one with 2,000 associates on payroll -- Kaplan ...

June 14, 2018 — 3:06 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

Allison Mnookin, one of a select group of founding women in the Silicon Valley's boys club, is now on the board of LPL Financial Holdings Inc.

“I am excited to welcome Allison as a director,” says James Putnam, chairman of the board of the Fort Mill, S ...

Kara Murphy is a rare enough talent that United Capital was willing to adjust to her timing.

Joe Duran bets two heads are better than one with Kara Murphy and Bob Landry on board to lead United Capital's investment strategy

The United Capital CEO goes from zero to two investment officers to handle mounting task of managing $22B of AUM and a projected $10B of FinLife assets

June 13, 2018 — 5:42 PM UTC by Brooke Southall

Brooke's Note: You'd think that the rise of passive investing, robo-investing and all that stuff about performance as measured by "wellness" might make chief investment officers obsolete. Yet in still another irony of rising RIA automation, the stock of such humans seems to be on the ...


June 12, 2018 — 8:02 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

A young Atlanta firm catering to the highest of high-net-worth clients has engaged Michael Mongin as director of family office services. 

In 2017, Crescent Wealth Advisory LLC was spun off from Crescent Wealth Management, a "high-touch, specialty insurance advisory firm," by its co-founders, Tim Wyrobek and Jeff ...

June 11, 2018 — 3:56 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

John Morey is the new head of client relations and new business at Fiduciary Trust Co.

Morey's position is newly created. He will report to president and CEO Austin Shapard and will be a member of the firm’s senior management team.

He joins the 138-year-old Boston-based, privately ...

June 8, 2018 — 2:59 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

Dowling & Yahnke LLC welcomed financial planners Peggy Kahn and Kelly Feldmann to its San Diego office in March.   Reporting to director of financial planning Tracy Burgett, Kahn and Feldmann will design customized personal financial plans for clients, including financial goals analysis, estate planning, education planning, tax ...

June 6, 2018 — 6:29 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

Daniel Eagan returned to the $9-billion-AUM wealth management unit of AllianceBernstein LP to take up where he left off after a year and a half of sampling the hue of the flora on the other side of the fence at a rival wealth manager.

Arriving at ...

June 5, 2018 — 4:27 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

Blair duQuesnay, who fled the New York wirehouse scene after the financial meltdown to open an RIA in her hometown of New Orleans, will commandeer Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC's first satellite office in the Big Easy. 

CEO Josh "Downtown" Brown, who also answers ...

Michael Lane will bring to BlackRock DFA's knowledge of how to build RIA communities to create brand loyalty.

ex-DFA star Michael Lane takes big job at BlackRock as head of ETFs to RIAs

June 1, 2018 — 2:52 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

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After 14 years at Dimensional Fund Advisors, Michael Lane is the new head of New York's US Wealth Advisory iShares for BlackRock Inc., though he'll stay in his Texas home. 

The hire ...

May 31, 2018 — 1:12 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

For a self-described son of New England like Hans Olsen, joining 138-year-old Fiduciary Trust Company was "like coming home."   The privately owned Boston-based wealth management firm hired Olsen as chief investment officer this month. He will chart its strategic direction with regards to investment strategy, strategic and tactical asset allocation, portfolio ...

May 30, 2018 — 7:35 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

Foresight Wealth Management LLC, a Salt Lake City-area advisor with $307 million in overseen assets, this month welcomed Chris Light as its newest wealth advisor and partner.

Light previously spent 13 years -- his entire career to date -- at Salt Lake City's Lafavi Wealth Management Inc., with $385 ...

May 24, 2018 — 3:56 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

Approaching its one-year breakaway anniversary from UBS, Procyon Partners has hired a senior portfolio manager who arrives with a $300-million book of business in tow. 

Antonio Rodrigues joins the Shelton, Conn.-based RIA from Olson Mobeck Investment Advisors of Rocky Hill, Conn.

Phil Fiore's Procyon is going ...

May 23, 2018 — 3:00 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

BlackRock Inc. has tapped Venu Krishnamurthy to speed its multiyear effort to establish a digital wealth management duchy.

The former president of CitiGold Wealth Management started at the $6.3-trillion asset manager April 30 as head of its Digital Wealth unit, according to, which obtained a March memo ...

May 14, 2018 — 4:46 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

On the heels of its expansion into Canada, FinMason Inc. has added sales executives Stefan Thielen and Peter Vitale to its rolls.

The Boston-based firm, which provides investment analytics as a service, has tripled its employee head count from 11 last year to 32 -- with an additional two interns ...

May 9, 2018 — 6:27 PM UTC by Dina Hampton

Mercury Capital Advisors LLC, a hybrid advisor and alternatives platform, announced the May hire of Nick Savasta to oversee its RIA. 

Savasta is now chief investment officer and partner at the New York-based firm. The global investment advisory has 16 offices and affiliates in the United ...