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Headwinds and a rocking boat in late 2022 force RIA players to seek their balance.

Biz Briefs: Envestnet's sweet terms net $575 million after seeking $350 million ~ Ron Rhoades fights for right to write by tweet ~ InvestmentNews is packaged for sale ~ Chuck Schwab pays for red wave

Bill Crager is pulling out the stops and purse strings; Western Kentucky isn't all basketball; Charles 'Chuck' Schwab plunks more cash on GOP, and Sallie Krawcheck stumps for the Dems.

November 19, 2022 at 1:44 AM

Patrick Ponsford:  A UK media business buying a big legacy US asset was a huge gamble and one that didn’t pay off.

InvestmentNews is again for sale as 'huge gamble' bleeds more cash in 2022 than owners projected and doesn't 'pay off,' exec says

The New York City newsweekly was acquired by Bonhill for $27 million; now the market cap of the whole company is $5 million to 6 million after a rough transition from Crain

October 20, 2022 at 2:11 AM

Bonhill CEO Simon Stilwell

Simon Stilwell's grand plan to turn InvestmentNews into a live events juggernaut was one dive too deep for the 'wild swimmer;' he exited today amid continuing turmoil

UK Parent Bonhill PLC tersely announced Stilwell's departure 'with immediate effect' and stalled its latest earnings report, causing shares to plummet.

April 8, 2022 at 1:51 AM

John French took off on a cruise as his company takes on the 'chaotic short-term problem' of no editor or publisher.

The British parent of InvestmentNews got a $2.4 million federal taxpayer bailout to weather the pandemic crash and has been freed from paying back the money under a COVID relief program

Bonhill Group PLC called 2020 its most challenging year in its history and reported that 2021 won't be much better as COVID batters business strategy

February 11, 2022 at 3:46 AM

Christine Shaw:  It's a very difficult emotional decision and it's 100% a lifestyle change.

InvestmentNews Publisher Christine Shaw departs on heels of top editor, leaving turn-around ace John French to pick up the pieces, but sale off the table, he says

Media consultant says the publication is 'a little chaotic,' but vows to shore up the masthead and keep the New York City brand intact.

November 12, 2021 at 5:25 AM

John French is named U.S. chairman of the board for Bonhill Group and he is known for making hard-choice changes.

InvestmentNews brings in 'turn-around specialist,' and a 'chief revenue officer,' following pandemic battering; then top editor and two reporters jump ship

InvestmentNews is adding people on the business side and losing veterans on the editorial side after suffering staggering COVID hit to live events, and its publisher calls modus operandi changes 'permanent.'

October 26, 2021 at 2:27 AM

Matt Ackermann wanted out of InvestmentNews and approached the owner of an $8 billion LPL OSJ with a job concept.

Matt Ackermann, last of Crain braintrust, leaves InvestmentNews as events-oriented parent, Bonhill Group PLC, sees stock plummet 88%

The director of content joins big Boston-based LPL OSJ for a similar role but one where he can use a 'rifle' rather than a shotgun, he says

October 20, 2020 at 4:10 AM

Megan Carpenter: 'The rules of the game have changed.'

COVID-19 crushes RIA conference schedule; 100 gatherings are in jeopardy along with the bottom lines of publications and organizations

Pershing INSITE is the latest biggie to cancel and firms are all over the map about when it'll be 'safe' for more than 10 people to gather at any one time.

April 14, 2020 at 5:58 AM

Fred Gabriel has a familiar job lined up.

Crain poaches Fred Gabriel, who anchored InvestmentNews' editorial while they owned it, making it a clean sweep for new owners Bonhill Financial

Seeking Alpha Editor George Moriarty will step into editor's shoes; Gabriel will stay through November, before becoming publisher and executive editor at Crain's New York

November 1, 2019 at 2:39 AM

Mark Bruno is looking for a 'next chapter' and says his interest lies in 'the business that supports financial advice.'

Mark Bruno, the 'glue' behind InvestmentNews, and sales strategist Julie Parten make it a clean sweep, ending the Crain era with their departures

New publisher and CEO Christine Shaw has enlisted Bruno to stay for three months to learn the ropes and rebuild IN's entire sales force

August 21, 2019 at 4:30 AM

Christine Shaw comes to InvestmentNews with reputation for her superior 'international' experience and ability to oversee a portfolio of events, publications and websites.

InvestmentNews hires new CEO with no financial services background to replace long-time, departing publisher Suzanne Siracuse

Known as a 'decider,' Christine Shaw mirrors her predecessor but at much greater scale and more 'digital' emphasis

August 6, 2019 at 10:55 PM

Suzanne Siracuse: 'I have been at InvestmentNews for over 21 years and wanted a change and a new challenge'

InvestmentNews publisher walks amid massive staff turnover at UK-based Bonhill Financial Services one year after it buys Crain franchise

Bonhill had 80% turnover in UK division last year; reportedly filling jobs with younger, lower-paid staffers in shift to digital, event focus

July 17, 2019 at 8:08 PM

Robyn Crowther: I referred to Schwab and other firms to illustrate some of my points because I am familiar with their policies.

Schwab connected lawyer’s InvestmentNews column erupts like a sudden spring storm, roiling advisors, after firing a warning shot at RIAs without revealing connections

Lawyer Robyn Crowther of white shoe LA law firm Steptoe penned article; both Schwab and InvestmentNews disavowed knowledge of its origin or author conflicts

April 13, 2019 at 3:27 AM

Bill Bisson originated the idea of hard and hard-hitting news for financial advisors as a way to earn hard profits in founding InvestmentNews -- a radical notion at the time in the late 1990s.

Bill Bisson, the original 'RIA' publisher, set a standard of financial journalism that put integrity first and stood fast against 'Wall Street' culture and intimidation

The InvestmentNews founder risked his blemish-free reputation at flagship Pensions & Investments on a maverick publication, then stared down advertisers during the ravages of dot.com bust

February 4, 2019 at 10:50 PM

Simon Stilwell: InvestmentNews has received relatively little investment over the last few years. There is, therefore, the potential to deploy capital to accelerate growth organically of revenues streams and margins,

How InvestmentNews may become nucleus of U.S.-based roll-up if UK investment banker succeeds with 'wild swim' across Atlantic to purchase it

If Vitesse pulls off 'reverse merger,' it can use the cash-cow revenues of the Manhattan-based Crain weekly to fuel string of 'bolt-on acquisitions' in United States

August 6, 2018 at 5:32 AM

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