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Manish Khatta: If I can roll something out that solves a problem and juices valuations, why wouldn’t I do it?

Manish Khatta joins forces with HiddenLevers co-founder Praveen Ghanta to launch GuardRails, a risk analysis play that rejects raw 'risk numbers' -- a 'game-changer' in the scale-minded RIA space, analyst says

The new Miami, Fla. venture will be the first, but not the last one launched by Potomac Fund Management, which has roughly doubled its managed assets in the last 12 months.

January 26, 2024 at 4:42 PM

Raj Udeshi: I wish we [invested] a little more instead of being too safe.

The RIA world's provacateur, Raj Udeshi, left Orion to go 'nuts,' bears no grudges after the Riskalyze assault, and reveals his one regret was taking too little risk

Now in Kern County, Calif. the HiddenLevers founder, 45, is growing pistachios for 'single-digit' returns and maintains a great relationship with Eric Clarke and Orion.

March 22, 2023 at 1:48 AM

Brad Shepard: The strength of the Orion platform comes from all the ways its brands link together to create an end-to-end experience for advisors.

Brad Shepard unexpectedly resigns from Orion Advisor Services after 10 months, and his chief strategy officer position will remain vacant, the company says

The Nashville, Tenn. executive came aboard to create a 'go-to-marketing strategy' for Brinker, HiddenLevers and legacy units but gave his notice this week.

January 7, 2022 at 11:40 PM

Eric Clarke: Several statements were not correct.

Riskalyze blindsides Orion with full-scale attack on its new risk software unit, but Orion CEO Eric Clarke vows to take action if necessary to protect his brand

The Auburn, Calif., industry leader used a release, video and dedicated website to lash out at Orion's freshly acquired HiddenLevers unit, but a backlash may be brewing.

May 13, 2021 at 3:29 AM

Eric Clarke: The next frontier of our industry is to close the behavior gap.

Eric Clarke moves lightning fast to close HiddenLevers deal -- saying its hidden virtues in taming the 'investor problem' make it an ASAP matter

The Orion CEO made the deal in early March and closed today, then laid out a precise 12-month roadmap of integration to close the 'behavor gap.'

April 16, 2021 at 1:28 AM

Eric Clarke: 'This is an edge for us.'

Orion buys HiddenLevers after a long collaboration to get an edge over companies like Envestnet in the hotly competitive risk analysis and analytics business

CEO Eric Clarke was able to convince the Atlanta software company's fiercely independent owners that a partnership bolstered both

March 9, 2021 at 2:01 PM

Ben Cushing: [Larry] Fink likes to portray himself and his company as being a leader on [environmental issues] ... [but] you have to ask what actions the company is taking to actually back those words.

Oisin's Bits: Sierra Club slams Larry Fink's 'lip-service' to green future • Pre- VC raise SmartRIA is winning an RIA a day. Brian Hamburger counters: 'What happens when the tide goes out?' • Eric Clarke pairs up with Raj Udeshi's HiddenLevers

The un-wowed greens question BlackRock's white hat act ; SmartRIA doubles in size on flood tide; Orion gets business intelligence for RIAs from the guy in spat with Envestnet

June 5, 2019 at 8:59 PM

Raj Udeshi took on Bill Crager then Jud Bergman about their use of client data.

Raj Udeshi invokes 'Theranos' fraud in testy exchanges over data collection with Envestnet's Bill Crager and Jud Bergman at Tiburon CEO Summit

HiddenLevers co-founder offended some audience members with his accusations, but others say he raises a valid concern: Where is the line drawn for firms capturing and selling advisor and client data?

April 9, 2019 at 2:29 AM

Raj Udeshi: Here's a seven-figure deal I just beat Blackrock on.

HiddenLevers' Raj Udeshi takes victory lap after nabbing Focus Financial account: 'We dropped a bomb in BlackRock's backyard;' But it's just a battle not the war, analysts say

The founder's analytics software firm had to beat out Aladdin but the reward is a doubling of assets and $1-million-plus contract

March 27, 2019 at 9:41 PM

Paul Saganey: We didn’t even discuss the prospects for a sale in our talks.

How a $4-billion OSJ jumped ship from Lincoln Financial to LPL just before the Mark Casady step-down in search of safe harbor in the eye of DOL-rule storm

Lincoln wins in that Integrated Financial Partners still gorges on its products but CEO Paul Saganey likes the better control over fees under LPL

December 12, 2016 at 7:47 PM

Aaron Klein [with chief of staff Evan Pope]: My Risk Number is 88 and it’s probably a pretty good guess as to why we waited so long before raising capital!

How Aaron Klein plans to make Riskalyze the epicenter of the RIA business with $20 million of fresh private equity money

The CEO startup already has 15,000 users but now he sees the Risk Number as the skeleton key for unlocking robo potential by eliminating two-tier, two-business problem for B2B robos

November 30, 2016 at 10:08 PM

Most innovative? Judges including Michael Kitces, Jud Mackrill and Tina Powell ponder.

Orion draws a record pack of hackers to Utah to code, bond -- and compete

From 7,000 feet above sea level, 90 RIA software types breathed thin air en route to zapping redundant portals

September 12, 2016 at 6:56 PM

The shindig opened with a salute to immortal Fontainebleau guests as RIAs themselves indulged in dreams of destiny.

MarketCounsel event opens window on race to first $100-billion RIA and why a new round of 'destruction,' 'blunder,' culture wars, tech disillusionment and SRO jockeying must play out

With hedged hyper-optimism, Marty Bicknell, Ron Carson, Mark Tibergien and Shirl Penney got real with Graham Thomas about mad egg-breaking enroute to the perfect RIA omelet

December 14, 2015 at 8:55 PM

Bill Crager: The content race will be on and we'll open up a whole new competitive landscape for asset management.

Having won advisor assets, Envestnet's next -- more Google-like -- play is for their smarts

The Chicago outsourcer will soak up and synthesize information from 23,000 advisors and distribute it in real time in an effort to create one big giant brain out of an atomized industry

May 10, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Joel Bruckenstein: As things turned out, some better pure technology opportunities came along.

Joel Bruckenstein and Bob Veres part ways to do their own conferences

Veres sees a glut of conferences but has a passion to change that with a new-concept event

November 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

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