Articles tagged "Bernie Clark"


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Eight years after historic Schwab-RIA rift, Jim McCool, the controversial former RIA chief and original Bettinger partner, exits

After McCool hastily axed alternative investments from Schwab RIA platform, Bernie Clark took the chief custody role as part of the healing process

July 6, 2017 — 11:07 PM UTC

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 UTC

Schwab launches biggest RIA-targeted price war in years -- but TD and Pershing say they won't play along

In what may be a prelude to commission-free RIA custody era, Schwab eliminates equity and ETF commissions for all new clients for a year; Fidelity says it is still cheaper

July 1, 2016 — 8:25 PM UTC

Schwab wows EXPLORE 2016 crowd with revived bid to advertise RIAs with two magic ingredients: Schwab branding and a budget of 'millions' of dollars

Though skeptical observers call the effort window dressing, the San Francisco custody giant is incorporating lessons learned from the lackluster RIA-Stands-For-You campaign of 2011

June 22, 2016 — 7:50 PM UTC

Why Schwab execs are 'proud' of holding at $1-trillion custody mark first achieved in 2013 -- and what makes them pleased with its existing 25% RIA custody market share

Candidly canvassing 2015 dings -- including a $12 billion RIA defection -- Walt Bettinger seems at peace with vigilantly guarding Schwab's mighty quarter of the RIA asset pie

February 22, 2016 — 6:43 PM UTC

Walt Bettinger unbites his lip and ignites a Schwab IMPACT Twitter squall and the RIA custody show goes on

Tweets connected Schwab CEO remarks to Wealthfront's chippy chief -- red meat to the de facto hometown crowd of advisors

November 16, 2015 — 7:53 PM UTC

9 questions to ask Schwab execs when you buttonhole them in Boston at IMPACT 2015

$23 trillion of AUM is there for the taking -- but how exactly does Schwab propose help RIAs win that discovered bounty?

November 13, 2015 — 12:31 AM UTC

How an iPhone app cut through stilted questioning at Barron's RIA custody panel in Scottsdale

Sterling Shea invited advisors to vote on pressing RIA questions via iPhone -- and they acidly asked Bernie Clark whether Schwab is robo-competing against them

March 27, 2015 — 7:13 PM UTC

Schwab makes thousands of its RIAs subject to fee for robo-software, allocation of client cash to Schwab Bank

The San Francisco firm told RIAs on a webcast that their firms must have $100 million on account or pay for robo-software

March 23, 2015 — 7:21 PM UTC

Schwab seeks 'jail time' for principal of RIA it fired: How Schwab's firing of a small RIA as a client became a three-year legal ordeal (Part 2)

Michael Kelly reached out to Schwab's counsel via private investigator -- and was answered with a fussilade of restraining orders and accusations of impersonating an advisor

November 24, 2014 — 7:00 PM UTC

How Schwab's firing of a small RIA as a client became a three-year legal ordeal (Part 1)

Michael Kelly is out to prove he was discriminated against based on his firm's size but Schwab execs say he crossed lines

November 20, 2014 — 9:41 PM UTC

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 UTC

What tidbits jumped out of Schwab's business update to Wall Street -- including the two underscored advantages relating to Schwab Advisor Services

Braving 'ahems' from Fidelity and Pershing, Bernie Clark claims Schwab is now the preferred vendor to roll-ups and Nick Georgis says Schwab stands alone as a business consultant to RIA firms

August 4, 2014 — 11:21 PM UTC

Bernie Clark promises Schwab is getting there on its PortfolioCenter rewrite but competitors say the clock is ticking

Rivals cite lingering challenges for the ubiquitous software but its custody platform tie-in is a difference-maker, Joel Bruckenstein says

July 25, 2014 — 11:36 PM UTC

Shirl Penney will grill three of his big vendors on stage in Vegas: Mike Durbin, Mark Tibergien and Bernie Clark

At the MarketCounsel event, the Dynasty Financial chief promises not to toss softballs at the RIA custody heads, saying he knows their strengths and weaknesses

July 10, 2014 — 11:42 PM UTC