Articles tagged "Finetooth Consulting"


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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 — 10:01 PM UTC

Capital One flunks 'RIA' bid with stunning rapidity but gets an A for 'failing fast'

The McClean, Va.-based credit card company bought advisory firms, put a head-hunted Wells Fargo big shot in charge, hit the $10-billion mark -- then got the hell out

April 18, 2018 — 8:56 PM UTC

LPL Financial's tack to roll-up mode -- complete with trash-talking its sweet terms -- may send its rep count sailing past Morgan and Merrill

CEO Dan Arnold's pivot away from seller's market in reps to buyer's market in scooping up rivals on the cheap is an experiment that could work

August 18, 2017 — 6:41 PM UTC

Chip Roame crosses Bay to proclaim bright future for classic RIAs -- and says a certain wirehouse will go fee-only to become the largest RIA -- at Laser App event

CEO Dan Arnold's pivot away from seller's market in reps to buyer's market in scooping up rivals on the cheap is an experiment that could work

August 17, 2017 — 6:36 PM UTC

FiNet welcomes six wirehouse defectors at the apex of a withering Wells Fargo bank scandal that 'has legs'

Wells Fargo Advisors and FiNet ADVs warn of some cross-selling as RIAs eye Wells Fargo to see if the only wirehouse attempt to support independents will succeed, fail or end in confusion

September 29, 2016 — 7:15 PM UTC

Why Lightyear's purchase of AIG Advisor Group isn't a Cetera-type fixer-upper case and how Donald Marron will respond accordingly

The New York-based private equity firm picked up ING's brokers in 2009 for a song after market meltdown but AIG networks has intangible value as a survivor

January 26, 2016 — 8:47 PM UTC

Scrutinizing -- and celebrating -- Schwab's plan to build 150 branches, at $1 million per throw, and people them with thousands of home-grown advisor talents

The renaissance involves minting advisors as Schwab's retail chief Teri Kallsen offers up a bold vision of bigger, better branches

September 16, 2015 — 6:49 PM UTC

The odd case of MetLife's claim that it's being bullied by LPL

The $60 billion market-cap insurer alleges LPL was underhanded in luring away 60 employees -- but thousands have already left its broker-dealer without LPL's help

August 18, 2015 — 5:07 PM UTC

How LPL used its RIA love and long OSJ leash to lure Wells Fargo's $550-million FiNet team in Louisiana

The giant IBD showed its RIA side and its ability to oversee the launching of an OSJ model

November 19, 2014 — 10:48 PM UTC

The backstory of how a Merrill UHNW team found love in the time of U-5 -- but not with an RIA

Recruiters are still a little baffled as to why the $2.5-billion firm skipped a chance to go independent with a 'compelling story' but chose the comfort of the familiar business model -- and an office of their own

October 23, 2014 — 6:53 PM UTC

Ryan Marcus leaves RBC Advisor Services as clients and recruiters openly speculate that his drive was mismatched with his giant employer's bankerly ways

Despite a string of high-profile departures, RBC's US brokerage subsidiary is determined to keep a hand in the RIA custody business

August 6, 2014 — 12:38 PM UTC

The perplexing case of Wells Fargo's non-wirehouse advisors: A blueprint for Merrill, UBS and Morgan or a cheap lesson in what not to do

The good news is that FiNet is the fastest growing channel at Wells Fargo; the bad news is that its brand and compliance can be hindrances

July 29, 2014 — 9:14 PM UTC

How Steve Foldes merged his $600-million RIA with mentor (and former advisor) Harold Evensky creating a $1.5 billion Florida behemoth

The former sandal magnate got rich at 35, became an Evensky client, a rival and now a partner

June 19, 2014 — 4:34 PM UTC

Victor Fetter turns his guns on LPL's thorniest software challenge -- 21st century performance reporting

The former Dell guru eschews a best-of-breed strategy as his firm plays a game of catch-up under a big tent

April 21, 2014 — 3:36 AM UTC

Fidelity Institutional bags Pershing's RIA sales chief and gives him a lesser title

The prize is Tom Valverde who Pershing replaces with Ben Harrison

April 17, 2014 — 3:20 PM UTC