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Bill Hamm: LPL has played really fair with us since day one, unfortunately there's one outfit that's made a concerted effort [otherwise] ... some of these comments coming out, considering the source, I’m not surprised ... It's a character thing.

As Independent Financial Partners readies its $41-billion LPL breakaway, a third CEO goes for the jugular

Tension boils between Robert Russo and Bill Hamm, CEOs, respectively, of the Independent Advisor Alliance and Independent Financial Partners, as Hamm prepares to fly solo

January 10, 2019 at 8:13 PM

Bill Hamm: What LPL is doing is trying to level the playing field – which makes sense. I think we just decided there are things we wanted to do that are better done on our own.

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 at 10:01 PM

Dan Arnold: This will allow our advisors to spend more time with their clients and grow their business.

LPL Financial pushes toward full-service-on-tap model with its 'virtual' play -- running some real risks in the process

With virtual, digital and OSJ firms making headway, CEO Dan Arnold's move may amend LPL business model or, one recruiter says, be a sop to Wall Street analysts hungering for a new angle

February 20, 2018 at 8:58 PM

Robert Pettman: We're essentially setting up a gating mechanism. The cash is going through the money market fund and that’s why it’s traded with waived. load shares.

LPL Financial clips wings of 20 top fund companies by asserting itself as 'gatekeeper' on newly launched DOL-proof 3.5% flat-commission mutual fund superstore

Using Labor Department as leverage, LPL cuts itself in as middleman between branded fund giants -- including Fidelity, Legg Mason and Putnam -- and its advisors' clients -- in exchange for semi-exclusive shelf space positioning

August 4, 2017 at 10:04 PM

Bill Hamm: From what I’ve seen it can only bring positive changes.

LPL Financial lets go of David Reich to pull its crucial $135-billion 401(k) division into a central service and branding sphere

The head of the unit exits amid advisor chatter that the hyper-channelization of LPL sometimes makes six phone calls necessary when one would do

June 26, 2017 at 9:34 PM

Bill Hamm: We can do it at significantly less cost than what I was paying LPL and they are fine with it.

LPL restores OSJ rights to $35-billion AUA super-rep that just kept growing during its three-year ordeal

By taking compliance back in-house, IFP slashes its $1 million compliance budget in half and gains a lost flexibility, according to founder Bill Hamm

July 11, 2016 at 6:12 PM

William Hamm Jr.: I spent close to $100,000 and we had two auditing firms come in together to go over our compliance and procedures and we got a clean bill of health.

How Bill Hamm is turning a $10 billion-plus loss of 401(k) assets into a revenue-neutral, neural-neutral experience

After cleaning up his compliance act with an LPL assist, the head of Independent Financial Partners is fighting back

April 10, 2015 at 7:48 PM

Troy Hammond: If we sold our enterprise to CAPTRUST, I think it would have felt weird to our advisors.

As $160-billion CAPTRUST makes a snack of $10-billion Pensionmark, Fielding Miller accelerates his roll-up plans with a liberal structure

The Raleigh, N.C.-based firm's willingness to buy 49% reduces 'weird' and may set the stage for life as more of a 401(k) franchisor

April 6, 2015 at 4:02 PM

William Hamm Jr. may shift his firm's value proposition.

An LPL super-client hits 'pause' on recruiting after an SEC inquiry and LPL is playing a parental role

Despite the scare, LPL stands by this OSJ and wants to support these explosive growers

March 15, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Scott Collins: Some of these large firms found the holes and exploited them.

LPL reaches hard-won agreement to rein in bonuses to big advisors that had proved to be overly generous

OSJs were riding high on incentive systems designed more for solo practices

November 2, 2012 at 4:54 AM

Joe Russo: We needed to get our minds around the changing state of affairs.

What LPL's recruitment of a $2-billion beehive of NPC advisors says about its new sweet spot in the industry

Joe Russo's choice reframes LPL's identity from a conventional IBD to a central bureau that can serve the regional advisor-servicing companies in a growing number of instances

August 3, 2012 at 5:22 AM

William Hamm: We have an enticing story.

Amping up recruiting efforts, giant LPL firm grew its revenue by 300% in 2011

Independent Financial Partners has gotten so big that it's taking a bite out of LPL's business -- and LPL doesn't seem to mind

March 2, 2012 at 4:24 PM

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