Articles tagged "Goldman Sachs"


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Pershing poaches a chief operating officer from Goldman Sachs, citing her experience doing client-onboarding revamps as a key

The Jersey City, N.J., clearing and custody company hired Emily Schlosser to fill the talent gap when Lori Hardwick left in 2017

July 23, 2020 — 11:19 PM

With the action at Motif, Folio and Parametric as exhibits, RIAs may be on the verge of buying investments more like Spotify music, less like CDs

Schwab and Goldman Sachs made direct-indexing purchases and Parametric wildly raked in direct-indexing assets. Added to zero commissions, an ESG revolution and better software, RIAs may be able to cheaply and effectively become smart-beta indexers

June 22, 2020 — 8:01 PM

Goldman Sachs buys Folio to gain an RIA-custody toehold, and gets robo-advisors in the bargain, days after Schwab buys Motif

The New York powerhouse is uncertain about taking on Schwab and Fidelity in RIA custody, but it keeps making inroads where it can in retail wealth

May 15, 2020 — 2:59 AM

COVID-19 may quickly expose that McKinsey's 2030 vision report ill-advisedly reprises Mark Hurley's 1999 logic about classic RIAs as easy marks for 'enterprises'

The New York-based consultant sees bigger, more digital companies (Wall Street 2.0 in other words) dominating -- a de facto logical black hole that desk-bound consultants gravitate to.

April 7, 2020 — 8:01 PM

Marc Spilker adds Matt Brinker as chess piece -- and partner -- in what he calls a 'very selective' talent add to build platform-for-RIA platforms outside Wall Street

Merchant Investment Management's executive chairman wants good people good at their job and Brinker likes having a breakaway Goldman partner rather than one captive to the Wall Street giant.

January 15, 2020 — 2:42 AM

Andy Rachleff lambasted competition for timid cash account offerings, but eats his own words with a pull-back to a middling 2.32% rate after Fed cut

Wealthfront robo-advisory CEO takes refuge in the fine print following Fed rate cut by shaving 25 basis-points off his market-leading 2.57% cash account rate

August 26, 2019 — 8:33 PM

Goldman Sachs closes United Capital deal and Matt Brinker, Joe Duran's wingman, exits with social media swan song on same day

The M&A chief's departure from the Newport Beach, Calif. roll-up may signal that its rolling-up days are over

July 18, 2019 — 6:13 PM

How Aaron Schumm got Goldman Sachs' brightest young star aboard; he jammed in a meeting for a friend and accepted an offer he couldn't refuse--$30 million

The Vestwell CEO gets Rana Yared, the 35 year-old Goldman partner, on his board as part of the $30-million round she made happen

July 2, 2019 — 11:20 PM

What's wrong with this branding picture? Goldman Sachs takes a limo ride to the mass affluent market by flashing big cash for United Capital

Will Goldman Sachs pay 18-times EBITDA for your RIA? No, but Goldman’s United Capital buy suggests the consolidation winds are shifting

May 29, 2019 — 4:45 PM

Joe Duran's sale to Goldman Sachs achieves impressive goal but at the expense of his far grander dream; Will Goldman leave him outside looking in?

For years, the United Capital CEO sought a financial partner that would carry his firm to a multi-billion dollar IPO and him to greatness. In the end, he settled on the high bid and murky role inside a Wall Street machine

May 17, 2019 — 3:03 AM

Goldman Sachs readies splashy RIA retail debut as it (likely) adds $24-billion United Capital to $35-billion AUM Ayco for $59-billion 82 office behemoth; months after buying RIA lure from S&P

The $800-million acquisition follows the New York investment bank's March purchase of S&P's model portfolio business, $33-billion of assets managed largely for RIAs

May 13, 2019 — 3:27 PM

Oisin's Bits: Vanguard aborts banking effort, because it was more fixated on beating BoA than being itself, an analyst says; SEI is killing it in the Mercer/Russell realm by competing with a retrofitted TAMP-thingy

The $5.3-billion Malvern, Pa. monster finds its investors want it to stick to investing, not checking accounts and the Oaks, Pa. TAMP leader gets upmarket with no-conflict pitch and product fit and

March 22, 2019 — 11:22 PM

Lisa's Bits: Goldman Sachs's $35-billion RIA loses nine more advisors who form Veracity Capital; Mariner makes biggest-ever RIA deal of $2 billion; Focus stock is steady in rocky market and gets 'F' rating from Schwab

In 2018 Goldman Sachs has seen more than a dozen advisors jump ship over to form RIAs; Bicknell rejuvenated RIA shows off spring-loaded M&A; Focus Finacial shares take on water but weather storm

November 19, 2018 — 9:19 PM

BNY Mellon goes on a wild poaching bender as it sets sights on playing a very 2019 game of digital catch-up

Building on Bridget Engle's appointment last year, the New York superbank completes three-hire talent binge, with a money-no-object eye to boosting wealth management

October 18, 2018 — 7:28 PM

Goldman Sachs banking on David Solomon to be a catalyst for more RIA-ifcation, getting hip with millennials, diversifying firm... and keeping bankers happy

Solomon is the perfect fit for the advent of 'an enlightened wirehouse', but it's the same old Goldman, say experts, with the sly understanding that the phrasing has oxymoronic overtones.

August 7, 2018 — 11:52 PM