Articles tagged "Luminous Capital"


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The 10 RIABiz stories advisors connected with most deeply in 2016 and how hubris and humility ran amok in this didn't-see-it-coming year

How did Aequitas swamp CONCERT? Power outages at LPL, Cetera and Wealthfront? Adolescent robo problems? And was that Tony Robbins hawking his money book ... again?

December 28, 2016 — 5:54 PM UTC

First Republic's $70B-plus RIA roll-up loses four top executives as its contract with Luminous team ticks down

Sources say another Great Hou-Sear Escape could be in the offing based on the team's clannish ways when it comes to technology

August 8, 2016 — 8:10 PM UTC

A breakaway artist confesses the 'mistakes' he made in ushering PBIG's Hou-Sear team

With its elevators, synchronized watches, office space hijinks and voice-over IP, Luminous Capital was a virtuoso Merrill Lynch defection but not to Matt Sonnen

March 1, 2016 — 5:56 PM UTC

How the mastermind of the Luminous Capital breakaway is parlaying his cloak-and-dagger skills into 'Pure Financial Independence'

With his wife, Larissa, as sidearm, Matt Sonnen seeks to fulfill a niche for a service level between John Furey and Shirl Penney

January 19, 2016 — 8:38 PM UTC

The hornet's nest that a $25.9-billion AUM RIA owner stepped on and how much it cost

Ex-Merrill Lynch-owned First Republic and buyer of Luminous Capital underestimated the burdens of Dodd-Frank -- and the tolerance of Wall Street analysts

July 17, 2014 — 6:21 PM UTC

Focus Financial goes after $100-million wirehouse brokers after hiring five employees suited to the task

The big New York aggregator will put the brokers through a one-year seasoning process before placing them in RIA foster homes

April 15, 2013 — 5:16 AM UTC

How the Luminous deal is rocking the recruiting world -- and may set the stage for more fireworks

The former Merrill stars effected an outsized cash deal with First Republic, proving that independence can have monetary rewards to match the psychic ones

November 8, 2012 — 4:39 AM UTC

A $5.5 billion LA-based RIA is getting purchased by First Republic Bank

Luminous Capital has gone from a 2008 Merrill Lynch breakaway to a big bank puzzle piece in 2012

November 5, 2012 — 7:04 AM UTC

Fearless Merrill Lynch team breaks away with $1 billion in broad daylight

Paul Pagnato and David Karp started their day in Washington DC and ended up in Reston, Va.

August 2, 2011 — 5:58 AM UTC

U.S. Trust seeks to add hundreds of wealth managers with West Coast-facing poaching campaign

The challenges are obvious, but with Thong Nguyen directing the effort, the Old Money bank stands a chance in the land of nouveau riche, analysts say

January 3, 2011 — 2:39 PM UTC

Luminous Capital makes partners of on-the-loose former Shepherd Kaplan wealth managers

Adding Malloy and Conte was not part of the big LA-based RIA's carefully scripted plans

October 18, 2010 — 4:36 AM UTC

How the new 12b(1) fee restrictions could transform the financial advisory industry

Brokers selling 401(k) plans may have another nail driven into their coffin

July 22, 2010 — 3:56 AM UTC

Part II: The things 11 through 20 that show the RIA market is really heating up in 2010

Everything from New York Times recognition to accelerating executive hires suggest the RIA realm is getting hot

March 23, 2010 — 5:46 AM UTC

Hou-Sear team applies Goldman Sachs marketing approach in second year as RIAs

Luminous Capital uses intensive cold-calling and a breakaway strategy to augment giant referral flow

February 16, 2010 — 5:01 PM UTC

What I learned about E*TRADE, Bank of America, Google and the Bubble Lounge during pre-holiday conversations

Just because a wirehouse broker doesn't win the account doesn't mean that another advisor will

December 22, 2009 — 4:41 AM UTC