Articles tagged "Mark Sear"
UPDATED: In massive break, $17B 'Luminous' team at First Republic departs en masse to form two separate RIAs --in LA and Foster City, Calif.
David Hou, $4.4B, Mark Sear, $2.9B, Robert Skinner, $4.1B, Alan Zafran $3.9 billion and Eric Harrison $1.9B are forming Evoke Wealth in Los Angeles and IEQ Capital in Monterey, Calif.
June 3, 2019 at 6:25 AM
First Republic's $70B-plus RIA roll-up loses four top executives as its contract with Luminous team ticks down
Sources say another Great Hou-Sear Escape could be in the offing based on the team's clannish ways when it comes to technology
August 8, 2016 at 8:10 PM
How the mastermind of the Luminous Capital breakaway is parlaying his cloak-and-dagger skills into 'Pure Financial Independence'
With his wife, Larissa, as sidearm, Matt Sonnen seeks to fulfill a niche for a service level between John Furey and Shirl Penney
January 19, 2016 at 8:38 PM
First Republic pays a staggering sum for Luminous Capital, sources say, and shifts the breakaway and M&A games in the bargain
Recruiters are getting renewed interest from big wirehouse teams and the $125 million deal shows that breakaway brokers can realize big enterprise value in short order
November 8, 2012 at 4:53 AM
How the Luminous deal is rocking the recruiting world -- and may set the stage for more fireworks
The former Merrill stars effected an outsized cash deal with First Republic, proving that independence can have monetary rewards to match the psychic ones
November 8, 2012 at 4:39 AM
A $5.5 billion LA-based RIA is getting purchased by First Republic Bank
Luminous Capital has gone from a 2008 Merrill Lynch breakaway to a big bank puzzle piece in 2012
November 5, 2012 at 7:04 AM
Hou-Sear team applies Goldman Sachs marketing approach in second year as RIAs
Luminous Capital uses intensive cold-calling and a breakaway strategy to augment giant referral flow
February 16, 2010 at 5:01 PM
What I learned about E*TRADE, Bank of America, Google and the Bubble Lounge during pre-holiday conversations
Just because a wirehouse broker doesn't win the account doesn't mean that another advisor will
December 22, 2009 at 4:41 AM
13 things to know about Bob McCann recruiting his old Merrill Lynch team to UBS
Move signals UBS executive's independence from his bosses back in Switzerland
November 10, 2009 at 10:11 PM
The number one obstacle to completing a clean breakaway from a wirehouse
Leading a double life is not for the faint of heart