Articles tagged "Steve Levitt"


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Focus Financial's 'extraordinary' purchase of $16B-AUM SCS Capital and what Stone Point -- both buyer and seller in the deal -- may do to juice its investment

With Stone Point CEO Charles Davis now calling the shots, the RIA roll-up tacks to UHNW-directed RIAs, perhaps for their positioning in selling insurance

May 17, 2017 — 9:06 PM UTC

With a reminiscent fire, Elliot Weissbluth personally leads a new charge to buy RIAs

The CEO of HighTower, with a big assist from Liz Nesvold and a $150 million line of credit, is on the prowl for large practices

March 18, 2016 — 4:44 AM UTC

What about the 49ers, Palo Alto experiment and China led a $2.7 billion RIA to sell out, brand and all, to BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon ends up buying RIA -- and paying an extraction fee to Schwab -- after building nearby Palo Alto 6,800-square-ft. branch

February 10, 2016 — 7:40 PM UTC

Two RIA M&A firms merge -- sort of -- when they're not competing head-to-head

Park Sutton and Advice Dynamics Partners are trying out the power of two, without too much heavy paperwork

January 19, 2016 — 6:20 PM UTC

An $8.4 billion wealth manager emerges in Milwaukee after old RBC spinoff, Cleary Gull, finds local love

Johnson Financial Group adds 40 advisors and $2.1 billion but does a reverse branding merger

January 7, 2016 — 10:47 PM UTC

Why the PE that helped take LPL public now controls Edelman Financial and plans to invest more heavily

Hellman & Friedman has assumed lead-player status from Lee Equity Partners, the latest move in key-man Ric Edelman's uphill quest to make himself obsolete

October 12, 2015 — 11:26 PM UTC

After pocketing $5.2 million in 2014 comp as Ally Bank CEO, Barbara Yastine joins Lebenthal as Frank Campanale exits

Alexandra Lebenthal takes the co-CEO role of the wealth manager and she intends to woo more female advisors

September 21, 2015 — 10:01 PM UTC

Why a suburban New Jersey bank and a white-shoe $1.3 billion RIA found love in Morrristown

A lousy lending market is stunting Beacon Trust's revenues; enter The MDE Group with its revenue-rich 200 ultra-wealthy clients

January 28, 2015 — 8:54 PM UTC

Wanted: New CEO for Edelman Financial whose name is not Ric Edelman

As Edelman grooms his firm for a sale, the timetable to replace himself at the chief exec spot fast-forwards by years

January 23, 2015 — 8:40 PM UTC

Marty Bicknell buys a $1.1 billion RIA that serves the mass affluent, and taps credit for the first time

In buying Vantage with borrowed funds, 'liquidity' per se was not the issue for Mariner Wealth; speed of execution was

January 7, 2015 — 8:11 PM UTC

How Frank Campanale's heist, so to speak, of young BNY Mellon Wealth Management stars fits into a bold millennial strategy

The morphed E.F. Hutton venture that is now Lebenthal looks like anything but a retirement home for dusty old brokers from yesteryear

August 7, 2014 — 7:53 PM UTC

As Boston Private and Banyan Partners merge, the Big Three roll-ups become the Big Four

Banyan's Peter Raimondi will lead the combined entity that could morph into a fearsome acquirer

July 17, 2014 — 4:23 AM UTC

How a Kansas wealth manager ate New York -- or at least one of its big advisory firms -- owned by an Arthur Andersen orphan

In latest RIA taunt to Wall Street, Marty Bicknell ends an 11-month deal moratorium by placing his Mariner flag in the Big Apple

December 5, 2013 — 8:18 PM UTC

A $1.2-billion RIA is born on the Rt. 128 altar as two $600-million-AUM firms -- one in hyper-growth mode by Fidelity referrals -- get hitched

Spawned from an away breakfast, the deal of Argent Wealth Management and Pillar Financial Advisors financed a succession, forestalled death on the vine and set the stage for accelerated growth

November 15, 2013 — 8:25 PM UTC

After more than two years of radio silence, Mark Hurley pings with a stake-taking in an under-the-radar RIA

The writer of firebrand reports describes his own company as 'boring' -- questionably -- but lately has lived up to his billing

August 23, 2013 — 5:15 PM UTC