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Brian Hamburger: SEC would now have the ability to search for all advisers that used that service provider and look for similar problems.

SEC crackdown on 'set-and-forget' advice alarms RIAs, who face new 'burdensome' and 'expensive' reporting to curb alleged 'conflicts of interest' over 'deceptive' outsourcing

The spike in RIAs outsourcing functions formerly kept in-house triggered the crackdown, but is the red tape worth it? advisors ask

November 15, 2022 at 3:59 AM

Barrett Ayers: 'Joining AssetMark allows us to ... advance our investments in new capabilities.'

Vestmark sells Adhesion to AssetMark after quickly (nearly) tripling the 'RIA' unit's AUM, but AssetMark will plow cash into an upgrade

The Concord, Calif. company announced the deal for the Charlotte, N.C., UMA provider and direct-indexing vendor amid sinking markets.

June 15, 2022 at 12:40 AM

Shuang Chen: 'I definitely appreciate that they reached out.'

AssetMark lets RightCapital sell financial planning software to its advisors -- with data synching -- despite just buying Voyant for $145 million

The $90-billion Concord, Calif.-based TAMP's API connection also follows one with MoneyGuidePro before the acquisition and an SEI deal to integrate with Right Capital

February 19, 2022 at 2:43 AM

Colin Falls: 'To compete as a TAMP, you have to be a technology company.'

GeoWealth raises $19 Million to out-tech Orion, SEI, AssetMark and Envestnet on RIA outsourcing but then goes after their talent, too

The Chicago TAMP grew fourfold in four years before J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors made a big investment in the recharged no-name

January 22, 2022 at 3:15 AM

David McNatt:  It's not about having a supermarket.

AssetMark widens offensive on Envestnet by creating SMA mini-market after canceling the product line in 2017 as demand for direct stock ownership shoots up

The Concord, Calif., company, with $85 billion in TAMP assets, is rebooting with tighter manager curation and software that allows SMAs to work better in a portfolio with non-SMA products -- namely ETFs.

September 14, 2021 at 10:26 PM

Bob Guillocheau: [This] most certainly isn’t a climb-down; to the contrary, I’d say that it reflects our existing owners’ bullishness.

After $2-billion asking price for Ascensus gets no bites, Genstar and Aquiline opt to sell 25% stake to juice roll-up kitty

Atlas Merchant Capital and GIC are the new financiers but the capital raise suggests inorganic growth is still Plan A

March 11, 2019 at 6:39 PM

Charles Goldman: We are not becoming a roll-up.

AssetMark CEO Charles Goldman grabs $5.7B Global Financial out from under rival Envestnet's nose, gets ex-Curian CEO and solidifies his firm's own future in the brutal TAMP game; but don't call it a roll-up

At number two in TAMP ranks, the Concord, Calif.-based TAMP with $46 billion bought Global Financial, whose CEO headed Curian in its growth years and got out well before its death

August 25, 2018 at 1:52 AM

Charles Goldman: We had a phenomenal year.

AssetMark records 'off the charts' year and SEI is 'right on track' after staggering $1-billion platform overhaul

Concord, Calif.-based TAMP added $10 billion of AUM, 900 advisors after hiring TD Ameritrade's Veo API fintech star

February 23, 2018 at 4:39 PM

Dave Welling: Joe [Duran] does a reasonable job but we're further out on the spectrum of integration.

Determined to out-Joe-Duran Duran's United Capital, Dave Welling moves his $12B roll-up's HQ to Denver

As Mercer's torrid growth accelerates, its new CEO will hyper-unify investments and operations, make deals, pit software vendors against each other and hire like crazy

February 14, 2018 at 6:18 PM

Mukesh Mehta and Charles Goldman are friends who have made a point of having dinner together a few times a year.

In poaching coup, Charles Goldman hires open-API wizard Mukesh Mehta to AssetMark from Cetera

The legendary chief information officer headed Schwab Institutional's efforts before shepherding in TD Ameritrade's legendary open API

March 15, 2017 at 8:09 PM

Charles Goldman: They're buying the management team.

Charles Goldman's turnaround of Genworth castoff leads Chinese investor to pay stunning price

AssetMark grew from $21 billion of AUM to $29 billion but PE firms made quick 300% return

April 12, 2016 at 3:47 AM

Michael Kim: There just aren't a great number of people out there who can take the consultative approach and actually work well with advisors.

AssetMark finds greatest treasure of Curian shipwreck to be its survivors, even as it salvages $2 billion from the ocean floor

The Concord, Calif.-based outsourcer fills five sales positions from its fallen competitor with ease and sets them a task to throw life rings to even more adrift advisors

October 19, 2015 at 3:43 PM

Mark Mandich: Curian has determined that it is no longer commercially positioned to provide clients high value investment programs.

Following 'irregularities' Mark Mandich says Curian Capital will close its doors in 2016

In hindsight, the $11-billion Denver TAMP had made some moves like removing key managers and installing interim ones in the wake of troubles its parent entity referred to US regulators

July 31, 2015 at 12:09 AM

Charles Goldman carries on the kind of side conversation that makes the Tiburon CEO Summit wheels spin.

Top RIA takeaways from my trip to New York City and my stop-by at the Tiburon CEO Summit

My trip spanned Midtown (Envestnet), the Flatiron District (Betterment) and Wall Street (periphery of the Tiburon CEO Summit)

April 13, 2015 at 7:48 PM

Mike Durbin: We're clearly serious about being a technology company in the arms race but not necessarily to the exclusion of other third parties.

The mission-critical task Abby Johnson has entrusted to Mike Durbin regarding Fidelity's RIAs and automation

The Fidelity CEO's move reflects a paradigm shift for RIAs, for the whole company

March 16, 2015 at 8:17 PM

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