Articles tagged "HighTower Advisors"


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As Thomas H. Lee Partners asserts itself, Dave Pottruck steps down as chairman of HighTower's board of directors

The early investor and ex-Schwab CEO is giving ground to the new ownership

April 20, 2018 — 7:01 PM UTC

HighTower Advisors lands $4.5-billion RIA with help from bigger, better checkbook

The Chicago RIA roll-up adds 45-employee Salient with T.H. Lee omnipresent in shepherding the UHNW deal

April 17, 2018 — 3:25 PM UTC

Fed up owner of $5.4 billion RIA prepares to run for U.S. Senate as independent

Neal Simon, CEO of Bronfman Rothschild and advocate of The Centrist Project, has exploratory committee in place and will decide by February

December 20, 2017 — 10:13 PM UTC

An RIABiz advertising exec derives hard meanings from soft comments made by big shots at MarketCounsel Summit

Post-TD Tom Bradley, post-refinanced Elliot Weissbluth, post-divorce David Bach and Ric Edelman, post-protocol Shirl Penney and post-windfall Marty Bicknell were among execs who tipped their hands and hearts about where they are headed

December 12, 2017 — 2:18 PM UTC

After Brian Hamburger scores Greg Fleming, Tom Bradley, Elliot Weissbluth and other A-list whoppers, MarketCounsel Summit fees will rise

Speakers fresh off making RIA headlines, including ex-Morgan Stanley president who is launching Rockefeller-backed RIA, will address uncomfortable issues, which sends demand up; $1,000 tickets til Monday

November 10, 2017 — 11:09 PM UTC

HighTower finds hundreds of millions to cash out itchy shareholders

Thomas H. Lee Partners likes financial firms -- especially ones with big cash flow and potential for operational efficiencies

October 25, 2017 — 3:59 PM UTC

HighTower hooks a 'rare' Miami catch of a JP Morgan Private Bank stripe at a crucial moment

As sales chatter hits a fever pitch on the conference cocktail party circuit, the Chicago roll-up affiliates with a white shoe recruit and gains some needed business-as-usual credibility

October 5, 2017 — 11:23 PM UTC

The HighTower Advisors 'for-sale' rumors grow to include a named suitor

Source says Oppenheimer is consummating a deal but observers question how HighTower could graft its roll-up onto the aging B-D

September 1, 2017 — 2:24 PM UTC

Elliot Weissbluth's second in command walks from HighTower to an ivory tower of 'pari passu' ownership with an 'impeccable' reputation

Michael LaMena trades in a $50-billion-AUA roll-up for $5-billion-AUM roll-up after headhunter lays out case of bright, de-Balkanized Bronfman Rothschild future

August 7, 2017 — 7:24 PM UTC

HighTower loses two teams comprising 33 people and $3 billion of assets over July 4th weekend, declines comment, then issues a 'smashing' press release

The teams, led by Leo Kelly in Maryland and Joel Guth in Ohio, say the Chicago roll-up 'has its own agenda' but that it served as a good stepping stone to becoming fully independent RIAs

July 7, 2017 — 9:16 PM UTC

HighTower picks up $6.4-billion roll-up on the cheap but the valuation may reflect WealthTrust's stagnant growth and profitability

The Chicago roll-up gets an embattled league of RIAs for about $70 million by persuading its financiers to double down and private equity owners to suck it up

April 13, 2017 — 11:35 PM UTC

HighTower parts ways with -- and doesn't replace -- the dealmaker who has 'worked on more breakaway transactions ... than anyone in the industry'

Elliot Weissbluth's gun-slinging No. 2, Mike Papedis, moves on after HighTower's assets declined, deals waned and the once-loud company took on an indoor voice

March 21, 2017 — 9:53 PM UTC

After leaving Northern Trust and later joining HighTower, Margaret Towle departs, cools her heels and lands at Merrill Lynch

The unusual instance may validate Wall Street's insistence that some advisors belong in their camp

December 18, 2014 — 8:23 PM UTC

9 ways that Tony Robbins impressed the 'jaded' journalists at RIABiz

The guru lived through a wirehouse breakaway as the client of an RIA -- and saw the before and after of his portfolio

November 26, 2014 — 5:07 PM UTC

What one financial advisor discovered after plunking down $12 for Tony Robbins' 'Money' manifesto

The self-help guru's Seven Easy Steps! to wealth contain a few sound nuggets but gimmicks, fallacies and straw men abound

November 25, 2014 — 10:12 PM UTC