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Mindy Diamond: There are instances where firms increase it to 8%. Does that extra incentive make us send them more leads? Absolutely not.

Schwab upends traditional 'basis point fees' for RIA recruitment and pushes the headhunters to negotiate with advisors for a cut of soft-dollars

The custodian to 10,000 RIAs follows a like move by Fidelity to bring RIAs into the loop on how much recruiters are paid and who pays what amount

March 3, 2021 at 3:42 AM

Matt Kilgroe: We followed the evolution of the independent space- particularly on the technology side.

Shirl Penney lands UBS team as Dynasty Financial tower-mate in a sign the breakaway movement remains explosive, despite turning to 'quiet launches' during the COVID-19 pandemic

New deals reflect branches/centralized decision-making as albatrosses in virtual world; Northern Florida is case in point -- sheltering at home is not the local practice.

June 17, 2020 at 2:29 AM

Mike Sha: It's way better for our clients if technology investments are amortized across  [multiple] large partners as opposed to one-off custom development for any one-off particular partner.

Mike Sha's robo-advisor faced tough choices until two wirehouses offered unique partnerships -- and maybe a new business model to boot

Sure, the SigFig's founder plays by some of UBS's rules in taking its financial backing and giant systems account but beyond that, the freedom to cavort with Wall Street rivals is pretty unlimited.

June 14, 2018 at 3:46 PM

Dan Arnold: Our principle here is to use our strength in a more agile way.

LPL shares skyrocket near to $72 after signaling to Wall Street a cheaper, better way to lure assets and advisors

The Fort Mill, S.C.-based firm may cut salaries and commissions to recruiters and give advisors more benefits directly

May 22, 2018 at 4:12 PM

Bill Hamm: What LPL is doing is trying to level the playing field – which makes sense. I think we just decided there are things we wanted to do that are better done on our own.

LPL Financial pulls pricing lever after Bill Hamm moves to yank $12 billion and 500 advisors off the IBD's line

The CEO of Independent Financial Partners will take 12 months move the asset trove to his own broker-dealer giving LPL time to woo reps looking for the door

May 3, 2018 at 10:01 PM

Bill Morrissey launched a 'disruption campaign' with a ferocity that startled some observers.

LPL Financial wages 'war' on Cetera, Securities America and Kestra after they pounced on NPH advisors in wake of sale

Unheard-of packages, tight targeting and unusual timing rock recruiters who marvel at the competitive behavior that has Bill Morrissey escalating an epic battle

April 12, 2018 at 6:39 PM

Tom Naratil plays catch-up on recruitment withdrawal after setting the early pace.

How UBS exited the Broker Protocol and why the aftereffects may surpass those of Morgan Stanley's earlier departure

Using Thanksgiving and the alleged complicity of his firm's attorneys as a smoke screen, CEO Tom Naratil made good on warning to slam the door on his sales force

November 28, 2017 at 2:37 AM

Shirl Penney: People really get angry.

Timing of Morgan Stanley's Broker Protocol withdrawal sends shocks through RIA legal and recruiting circles

Hundreds of planned and in-process breakaways are reassessed after keeper of the list, Bressler, Amery, & Ross, sat on the change for a week but a silver lining is already emerging

October 31, 2017 at 3:08 AM

Elliot Weissbluth remains firmly in place.

HighTower finds hundreds of millions to cash out itchy shareholders

Thomas H. Lee Partners likes financial firms -- especially ones with big cash flow and potential for operational efficiencies

October 25, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Marc Shachtman: Affiliating with HighTower was unequivocally the right choice.

HighTower hooks a 'rare' Miami catch of a JP Morgan Private Bank stripe at a crucial moment

As sales chatter hits a fever pitch on the conference cocktail party circuit, the Chicago roll-up affiliates with a white shoe recruit and gains some needed business-as-usual credibility

October 5, 2017 at 11:23 PM

HighTower's advisors get a say in who buys the firm.

The HighTower Advisors 'for-sale' rumors grow to include a named suitor

Source says Oppenheimer is consummating a deal but observers question how HighTower could graft its roll-up onto the aging B-D

September 1, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Bank of America is finally remaking Merrill Lynch in a Charlotte-streamlined way -- clean with low overhead.

Merrill Lynch's second act for RIA reinvention is revealed but may yield 'field day' for classic RIAs in the short term

The wirehouse's mothballing of mega-bonuses, directed from Charlotte, removes giant impediment to poaching but may lay groundwork for nationwide, talent-nurturing virtual RIA

May 26, 2017 at 7:04 PM

Ron Carson: I have never lost that continued drive to fix things that some might say were not broken.

One effect of Ron Carson's exit from LPL after 27 years: His firm disclosed the use of forgivable loans to the SEC

Carson Wealth Management is both an advisor and an advisor platform and Carson says neither he nor his firm 'took a check' in any form

March 3, 2017 at 10:46 PM

Dan Arnold: Let me expand on our first priority: growing our core business.

New LPL CEO Dan Arnold thrills Wall Street in debut by laying out vanilla vision

Deflecting talk of RIA strategies and alliances with giants aside, Mark Casady's successor says LPL Financial's recruiting machine is poised to crank in DOL turmoil cast-offs

February 10, 2017 at 7:55 PM

Louis Diamond: It’s a black eye to the new CEO, especially with all the rumors of a sale.

LPL fires $10 billion RIA in Kansas City with both parties happy to keep the rift's cause out of view

With fiduciary rules, the economics of RIA custody and LPL fresh off a CEO departure, Resources Investment Advisors Inc. with $4 billion of its own and $6 billion of affiliated assets, declines to say if it's found a new home

February 3, 2017 at 7:17 PM

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