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Cecile Munoz: They're burned out and emotionally drained,

The upper RIA echelon mass-exit is now at 25 execs and counting -- for 25 'reasons' -- but it's hardly a coincidence, analysts say

Burnout and EBITDA weigh on CEO-types as never-ending exits claim Ron Carson, Aaron Klein, Bernie Clark, Rudy Adolf, Bill Crager and Tim Buckley.

June 7, 2024 at 11:17 PM

Tim Buckley: It’s time for others now.

Tim Buckley sends shockwaves by retiring as Vanguard CEO after adding $750 billion per year during his stay in the executive suite

The 54 year-old lasted just over six years in the job, delivered on targets, but he also made head-scratching decisions and never solved its technology woes

March 1, 2024 at 3:35 AM

Tim Buckley: We just look at asset classes... and those are the asset classes we steer people towards.'

Tim Buckley hazards Gen X, Y, Z blowback and catches Vanguard investors off-guard with last-second, anti-Fidelity policy to actively 'steer assets' away from Bitcoin

The Vanguard CEO stripped all third-party Bitcoin funds from its market, even though many young investors see them as table stakes portfolio spice.

January 17, 2024 at 4:56 AM

Vanguard is working to modernize without taking its eyes off old-fashioned values

Vanguard Group restores check writing and printable PDFs, gets Tim Buckley off voicemail and preserves its funds' pristine reputation, yet also reignited investors predisposed to label it a digital bumbler

The Malvern, Pa.-based manager's glitches will mostly go down as no-harm, no-foul, yet fuels Vanguard's critics who find its high fiduciary standards for investing don't extend to service and software

January 6, 2022 at 2:34 AM

Tim Buckley: Your call is very important to us.

Vanguard's website snafu -- perhaps an unforced error, a CTO says -- has no ETA for a fix but it led to CEO Tim Buckley to read the automated message script to desperate callers

The Malvern, Pa., giant's mistake may have been chancing a code change in notoriously hazardous December, an IT expert says, though Vanguard points to a third party

December 30, 2021 at 1:52 AM

Since Tim Buckley took over as CEO in 2018, he has stretched Vanguard's business model to drive growth and slow profit-margin compression.

After freemium-like beginnings, Vanguard Group is priming its $243-billion RIA as a profit engine with high-octane, higher risk, higher-margin proprietary funds, tempered by an 'opt-in' for investors

The wealth management unit of the $8-trillion, Malvern, Pa., manager will exclusively distribute three active, high-conviction mutual funds with fees starting at 40 basis points

September 7, 2021 at 7:35 PM

Tim Buckley:  “Wise investments in technology are an important equalizer, enabling us to democratize valuable investment capabilities and products.

After RIA pilot test soars, Vanguard Group buys Just Invest, to counter disruption bids by rivals in the direct indexing game

The Malvern, Pa., manager of $7.9 trillion lifted Just Invest to quick $1 billion of AUM -- much of it in accelerating 2021 -- then buys the Oakland, Calif., direct indexing startup

July 13, 2021 at 5:27 PM

Tim Buckley:  'Establishing a new office in Dallas reflects our continued commitment to hiring top advisor and technology talent.'

Vanguard Group to open CFP-poaching battle front in Schwab-Fido-Pershing backyard, after its human RIA grows AUM 72% to $231 billion

The Malvern, Pa, manager of $7.5 trillion moves aggressively on Dallas metro area where its big rivals employ tens of thousands, showing Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley's faith in the RIA business model

May 21, 2021 at 2:30 AM

Karin Risi: We’re deepening our focus on our core priorities.

Vanguard hits back at Fidelity's loss-leader strategy by courting higher-margin businesses, like China and private equity, and axing low-margin ones like annuities -- Wealth management franchises are next -- and Chinese foray yields $315 million AUM in first 100 days, as ANT files blockbuster IPO

The zero-fee scourge of index funds awakened the sleeping Malvern, Pa.-based giant from its predictable destiny and now CEO Tim Buckley is unapologetically showing a willingness to cut losses and seek risk. His Chinese strategy seems to be already paying off.

July 8, 2019 at 7:49 PM

Tim Buckley is consistent about wanting to steer the Vanguard ship amid the shoals of financial advice  and past the company's cultural encumbrances that veer to investor self-direction.

Vanguard jilted RIAs 16 years ago. Now its CEO Tim Buckley is green-lighting RIA custody again -- with bells, whistles and added urgency

In a series of emails last week, Vanguard was coy but said its retail RIA platform for 600 staff advisors is getting retrofitted for non-Vanguard RIAs; the potential is huge and the potential pitfalls may be even greater, analysts say

May 23, 2019 at 6:16 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

Tim Buckley: With mutual fund fees coming down, the highest fee is the advisory fee itself.

At Inside ETFs, Vanguard CEO skipped over ETFs to get to a hotter topic -- mass delivery of financial advice

In his first public speech, Tim Buckley warned that asset managers no longer have the target on their backs -- but advisors do

January 30, 2018 at 10:13 PM

Tim Buckley: Our clients should expect change. They should expect significant change.

Vanguard's new CEO Tim Buckley hints the next move for his firm's RIA's 30-basis-point fee may be down, down, down

As the Malvern, Pa. fund giant's VPAS passes the $100-billion mark it doesn't rule out automated advice or greater robo-ization to follow asset management fee play where cost savings get passed along

January 8, 2018 at 10:22 PM

Bill McNabb: It has been about building upon the principles that Mr. Bogle laid out.

What to make of Bill McNabb exiting Vanguard mid-rise, forsaking as much as a $15-million annual salary and what Jack Bogle might have to do with it

The Vanguard CEO played the indexing explosion to perfection and silenced the founder in 2016 as he kept his Malvern, Pa.-based giant on an investor-friendly course

July 14, 2017 at 12:01 AM

Bill McNabb: This has been a great question and one of the first things I would say is that we don’t trade off cost versus service.

'Jessie from Pennsylvania' blindsides a monotone Vanguard webcast and CEO McNabb deftly embraces his critic

The inquiring gadfly at the 2017 markets chat got in her shot about Vanguard's value proposition and the Vanguard chief humble-bragged about his company's problem of too much volume

January 12, 2017 at 10:33 PM

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