Articles tagged "Focus Financial"


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Focus Financial's 'extraordinary' purchase of $16B-AUM SCS Capital and what Stone Point -- both buyer and seller in the deal -- may do to juice its investment

With Stone Point CEO Charles Davis now calling the shots, the RIA roll-up tacks to UHNW-directed RIAs, perhaps for their positioning in selling insurance

May 17, 2017 — 9:06 PM UTC

Why Focus Financial is risking it all -- including the advantages of privacy and private stock -- for a successful IPO

RIAs are perhaps being held in place by just those two elements, but with $1-billion valuation on the line, the liquidity event is taking on a life of its own

August 30, 2016 — 6:57 PM UTC

Why the RIA business starts 2016 without its swagger: 2014 and 2015

What's hot right now? Almost nothing and nobody. But it might be a 'healthy correction' of equilibrium

January 11, 2016 — 11:42 PM UTC

Citing 'Moss Adams' vision, MarketCounsel makes 17th hire in nine months

Quarterbacking the mass assemblage, David M. Mrazik, former general counsel at the New York-based roll-up, becomes managing partner

September 2, 2015 — 6:04 PM UTC

Report: Focus Financial is preparing SEC paperwork for its initial public offering -- but is it jumping the gun?

With $325 million in revenues, the jumbo New York roll-up seeks to assuage a host of liquidity challenges

July 7, 2015 — 3:36 PM UTC

Focus Financial doubles down on financial engineering by making five hires -- four of them deal hounds

With $325 million in revenues and a big line of credit, the New York roll-up machine is playing to its M&A strength

May 21, 2015 — 8:57 PM UTC

United Capital chases DFA's MO, trains '1099 advisors' and co-opts Starbucks brand guy

The multitasking Newport Beach-based national RIA also announced closing on two more RIA purchases with about $625 million of AUM

April 16, 2015 — 9:23 PM UTC

How United Capital's unconventional rolling up of a $2 billion RIA reveals how close the roll-up model is to extinction

Joe Duran's Newport Beach firm does cryptic non-transactional acquisition as Focus Financial becomes a tuck-in machine and HighTower sells de facto franchises

March 3, 2015 — 6:43 PM UTC

Dan Sontag surfaces as new cog in Focus Financial machine for taking down wirehouse advisors

After laying low for five years, the passed-over Merrill heir apparent will help advise Chis Dupuy in budding 'Connections' program

July 31, 2014 — 6:17 PM UTC

Why AMG's poach of Rich Gill could be the missing ingredient for its V-8 roll-up engine

Loaded with cash, experience and $11.5 billion of market cap, the North Shore asset manager just downloaded the RIA roll-up app in hiring the Focus Financial veteran

July 22, 2014 — 6:48 PM UTC

How a $1.3-billion Manhattan, Raymond James RIA won a top exec from the roll-up down the street: Focus Financial

Michael Paley comes to Klingman & Assoc. with a mandate to add billions in AUM for his fellow-but-elder Princeton tiger

June 25, 2014 — 5:45 AM UTC

Mark Tibergien: Pershing is poised to double RIA assets in two years

In a Q&A the chief of the BNY/Pershing RIA custody says the volume of new $1-billion accounts is his basis for optimism

June 5, 2014 — 7:35 PM UTC

Are 'for sale' the dirtiest words in the acquirers' lexicon? M&A mavens debate the point at a Philadelphia event

If 'Secrets of Successful Acquirers' didn't live up to its scandalous billing, some sparks did fly at Gladstone's annual confab

May 20, 2014 — 6:13 AM UTC

The explosive growth to $20 billion AUM of Marty Bicknell's second roll-up-like venture, Montage Investments, and where his $8 billion wealth manager fits in

With admirers saying he takes a page from Warren Buffett, the Mariner Wealth CEO 's side bet on disenfranchised, unappreciated A-grade money managers

February 10, 2014 — 5:23 AM UTC

What two things Tom Nally says 'no' to in managing his $270-billion RIA empire

The TD Ameritrade chief of RIA custody sees no reason to handle advisor commission business or serve roll-ups geared to hybrids

February 6, 2014 — 5:10 AM UTC