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Bill Mueller: We're delighted to become part of Broadridge.

After Switzerland's ISO endorses Fi360's AIF accreditation, CEO Bill Mueller flips the firm to Broadridge Financial Solutions for a cool $120 million--a 10-fold premium

The Pittsburgh, Pa.-based automated compliance and risk management software company has awarded the AIF designation to over 11,000 advisors since 2003

October 11, 2019 at 3:55 AM

Paul Gamble is selling what academics do as he did at Financial Engines -- and that worked out.

After losing Lee Kranefuss and raising $10M, 55ip gets RIAs to buy Ph.D. smarts, though a critic calls it gussied-up market timing

Guided by an ex-Financial Engines ringer, Paul Gamble, the New York startup is now portfolio modeler for $100 million

April 19, 2018 at 10:38 PM

Don Trone: You've seen the old-school testing with the wires out of the head, but today it's wireless and it looks like a swim cap and you don't even need the goop to keep it on.

Claiming DOL rule has no handle on truth, Don Trone crafts lie detector test to assess RIA brains

The Neuro-Fiduciary & Governance Psychometric Instrument involves an EEG, an interview and six colleagues willing to vouch for your true fiduciary bona fides

December 24, 2017 at 5:23 AM

Fred Reish: You need the data in your file.

DOL fiduciary rule's upcoming September surprise'll send brokers memo-izing -- or else -- says Fred Reish in Nashville to a spellbound room

The Drinker Biddle attorney's invariably even tone gained inflection as he spoke of how brokers can only invoke BICE exemptions to go off DOL script by zealous, proactive documentation

May 25, 2017 at 7:53 PM

Ron Rhoades: The worst case would be adopting a rule and calling it fiduciary when it is actually a much weaker standard.

At MarketCounsel, a Ron Rhoades-Skip Schweiss exchange reveals new DOL-rule threat -- a Trump-led compromise creating a mutant strain of the reg that benefits no one

The problem, Rhoades says, is that a pseudo-fiduciary standard asks consumers to assume the burden of knowing what's best for them when it comes to investing, which brings the problem full circle

December 7, 2016 at 8:33 PM

Min Zhang: I came into the business thinking sophistication and complexity analytics were what advisors need, only to be humbled by the demand for simple.

The spoonful of gamifying sugar a 33 year-old CEO took to make the boomer-ethos T3 conference go down and the robo-bonobo mentality that she observed

As Min Zhang put her millenial self in the shoes of a small IBD owner, anxieties multiplied and solutions seemed scarce

November 10, 2016 at 6:26 PM

Robert Leahy: Anytime you have participant inertia combined with plan sponsor apathy, things are likely to get bogged down.

A four-step plan to cull 401(k) rolls of the accounts of terminated employees

RIAs can step in and add immediate value to a plan by purging these accounts that drain time, add costs and compromise efficiency

May 28, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Lauren Schadle: We need to go back to our roots with a laser-like focus for why FPA was created in the first place -- and that is to support the CFP professional.

Lauren Schadle shows mettle as FPA stakes out turf in skirmish with CFP Board at its national conference in Orlando

Despite a no-show Phyllis Borzi, the FPA Experience was a substance-filled event in which the organization sought to redefine and reclaim its soul

October 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Ron Rhoades: Shouldn't the phrase: 'member, FINRA' be viewed like the warnings on cigarette packages -- i.e., as a consumer warning sign?

FINRA's scandalous litany of failures and its efforts to redefine the true fiduciary standard out of existence

Our one-man think tank continues his scathing indictment of the SRO's disingenuous and downright fraudulent practices

July 17, 2013 at 3:10 AM

Phyllis Borzi: We thought we hadn't done enough.

Borzi: Exemptions from conflict of interest will be part of new fiduciary proposal

An easing of the ban against advisors accepting payment from money managers for selling their products may be in the works

May 7, 2013 at 3:14 AM

Elisse Walter wants a "harmonized" fiduciary standard and is set to serve as the agency's leader until late in 2013

Obama makes 'really unfortunate' appointment of Elisse Walter as new SEC chairman

The former FINRA, CFTC and SEC exec will replace Mary Schapiro next month as RIA leaders brace for a new round of regulatory battles

November 26, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Ron Rhoades: I can assure you that I am doing fine.

Ron Rhoades: Staying on at NAPFA would have given ammunition to RIA industry foes

Shocked industry advocates are conflicted as to whether Rhoades should have stayed the course; in another industry shakeup, FPA's Marvin W. Tuttle announces he will step down

August 21, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Debbie Pritchard: Most of the advisors we're working with are all talking to us about becoming 3(38)s.

How Schwab is gearing up its RIAs to fight for 401(k) assets

The San Francisco custodian's deal with fi360 will help advisors meet increasing demand from employers that their advisors be fiduciaries

May 16, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Kathleen Stewart: The industry and banks are always in a state of flux, and that's something you live with every day.

fi360 lures an executive away from Wells Fargo Private Bank to help thousands of advisors deliver fiduciary care

Kathleen Stewart wore many hats at the big wealth manager and has worked for an RIA and Goldman Sachs alike

April 20, 2012 at 3:52 AM

Blaine Aikin: Regardless of what happens to regulatory reform, we expect to do really well.

Private equity strikes again, this time quietly buying control of fi360 for $11.5 million

Bluff Point Associates principals liked the recurring revenues and bright growth prospects

April 10, 2012 at 5:41 AM

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