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Gary Gensler: There’s a reason why the ’33 Act was called the Truth in Securities Law.

RIAs may face ticking time bomb after SEC slams a $1.9-billion RIA for neglecting 'orphan' accounts while charging fees, a problem that may be industrywide

Thousands of clients may be getting lost in the shuffle in the face of strong inorganic RIA growth -- an obscure problem until federal regulators gave Regal Investment Advisors the royal treatment, in part, for charging full fees and failing to disclose reduced service.

October 26, 2021 at 7:39 PM

David Solomon: We will pursue partnerships to engage the mass market.

Goldman Sachs readies splashy RIA retail debut as it (likely) adds $24-billion United Capital to $35-billion AUM Ayco for $59-billion 82 office behemoth; months after buying RIA lure from S&P

The $800-million acquisition follows the New York investment bank's March purchase of S&P's model portfolio business, $33-billion of assets managed largely for RIAs

May 13, 2019 at 3:27 PM

Adam Birenbaum (left) is already rolling up Alex Pott's longtime TAMP clientele in the months following their merger.

Rudy Adolf's Buckingham meal ticket looks golden after the $35-billion RIA/TAMP absorbs Dan Goldie's $1 billion Loring Ward book and margins leap from 25 basis points to more like 70

The New York-based roll-up's gain is offshoot of Loring Ward deal where Goldie is the biggest client but was too big to buy until Focus capital could be tapped

March 9, 2019 at 3:28 AM

[Adam Birenbaum and] (r.) Alex Potts: We're not DFA. We happen to use a lot of their solution.

Unseen factors drove the BAM, Loring Ward $50B merger; 18-month warming, light Focus Financial touch, led to reverse merger in spirit and birth, CEOs reveal in exclusive interviews

Buckingham CEO Adam Birenbaum desperately needed a TAMP CEO; Loring CEO Alex Potts needed a succession system for his TAMP clients

October 12, 2018 at 6:12 PM

BlackRock recruited Michael Lane as it continues its quest to dominate the ETF market without chopping fees to nothing.

BlackRock poaches a DFA big to head its efforts to get RIAs to use iShares and connect more to BlackRock itself

The $6T New York manager gets Michael Lane to instill community building, Dimensional Fund Advisors-style, but it won't get him to leave Austin

June 2, 2018 at 2:16 AM

Eric Clarke: You learn more from the deals you don't win.

Orion buys $10-billion TAMP to take on Envestnet and AssetMark head-on for mega-accounts

Omaha, Neb.-based NorthStar division is buying FTJ Fundchoice to launch Orion Enterprise after painful losses in bidding for business with large RIAs and IBDs

April 11, 2018 at 2:03 PM

Adam Birenbaum: We haven't scratched the surface.

Buckingham becomes KKR-fueled, check-listed M&A 'machine' that now feeds on BAM TAMP clients

The Focus Financial-owned DFA RIA faces hazards of going '100 miles per hour' but Buckingham CEO Adam Birenbaum has no fear

March 2, 2018 at 9:28 PM

Joe Duran:  It allows them to be expensive and to expand. They’ll be able to take PAS and more aggressively market it.

Vanguard Group gets under RIAs' skin by launching ETFs supposedly aimed at helping them

Joe Duran says debut of up-priced, factor-based ETFs paves the way for fatter Vanguard RIA margins and broader U.S. wealth-management market share

February 22, 2018 at 3:55 AM

Gerard O'Reilly gets the co-CEO nod after 'evolving' DFAs investing process.

Months after being assigned a new co-CEO, Eduardo Repetto is out at Dimensional Fund Advisors

Gerard O'Reilly, a quiet superstar at the Austin firm, gets heaps of praise from DFA's chairman for moving its investing process forward

August 16, 2017 at 2:42 AM

Scott MacKillop: Much of successfully completing these long hikes is mental rather than about pure physical strength.

Skip Schweiss and Chip Roame lead risky, if risk-managed, hike of RIA types on famously perilous trail -- with danger striking right on schedule

Wild boar, spinner dolphins and Portuguese men o' war looked on as we essayed Hawaii's Kalalau Trail, finding out firsthand why it's called the 10th-most dangerous hike in America

July 21, 2017 at 6:21 PM

Dave Butler: During my tenure with the firm, we’ve grown from less than $10 billion to $460 billion.

As Dimensional Fund Advisors' AUM nears half-a-trillion, David Booth yields his co-CEO duties to David Butler

Booth retains chairman role and Butler, long head of the advisor business, will serve alongside Eduardo Repetto as co-CEO as DFA hits $460 billion of managed assets

February 23, 2017 at 1:10 AM

John Wotowicz: You have to build brick by brick.

Tiburon CEO Summit goes high as talk turns to FANG factor on days one and two

The once-dismissed prospect that Facebook, Amazon and Google could enter wealth management was back on the front burner as advice business chiefs gathered and Google contributed to a panel

October 12, 2016 at 10:44 PM

Skip Schweiss: We contacted each of the three guide services on Mount Shasta, inquiring about guiding our group up the mountain in that time frame. Two of them told us we were crazy.

After guides say no to RIA adventurers' proposal to scale Mount Shasta, ankles snapped, teams faded and only a few saw the summit

The experts said it couldn't -- shouldn't -- be done but 17 advisors and execs from 10 states displayed true RIA mettle on the harrowing climb

June 13, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Former DFA exec John Blood is migrating his portfolios toward 'factor' ETFs, and away from DFA mutual funds.

How an ex-DFA exec created a $1.2 billion TAMP in three years and why he's phasing out DFA funds for factor ETFs

After calling on DFA TAMPs like Loring Ward and Symmetry, the owner of Efficient Advisors saw an opening and a way to shave costs

May 9, 2016 at 8:30 PM

Scott Winters: Because we're the fastest growing TAMP in America, we haven't really stopped to count which assets are coming from Curian, and which aren't

Why mini-TAMP EQIS just got a maxi private equity infusion after judicious scavenging of Curian

Long Ridge Equity Partners looked once, then came back 18 months later and invested $15 million in a TAMP that shuns mutual funds, allows $25,000 investments and professes to deliver on selling the Yale endowment model in a box

March 3, 2016 at 10:24 PM

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