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Marty Bicknell: This is a great solution for us long term.

Marty Bicknell suddenly has a giant LPL Financial (and mass affluent) future, just as David Canter leaves Fidelity, an executive he tried to forge a future with for mass market advice

By adding the $26-billion AUA 'hybrid' in Sacramento to his $60-billion RIA-classic, the Kansas CEO has a near $90-billion advice empire with Fidelity, Schwab and LPL vying for his patronage.

July 22, 2022 at 2:38 PM

Ron Bullis is an accidental fintech entrepreneur whose do-it-yourself RIA software took on a life of its own.

How a disillusioned Northwestern Mutual breakaway broker turned his RIA software nightmare into a potential dream investment for Marty Bicknell

The 39-year-old created his own little B2C robo-advisor that collects $400,000 annually in subscription fees but a $1.8 million investment from the Mariner CEO will morph it for B2B RIA use

November 20, 2020 at 9:09 PM

Kelly Trevethan lasted less than a year at a Goldman Sachs-owned United Capital.

High profile 'United Capital' RIA exits Goldman Sachs San Francisco office -- and boom -- lands with Marty Bicknell at Mariner Wealth Advisors

Kelly Trevethan also ended his decades-long tenure as Joe Duran's personal advisor in his trek to a new San Francisco office with Mariner Wealth Advisors.

November 5, 2020 at 3:20 AM

Marty Bicknell: 'It might be three to five years but this has the potential to be bigger.

With an eye to cast-aside prospects, Marty Bicknell and Shirl Penney combine to launch 1099 platform with ambitions to surpass Mariner Wealth as soon as 2025

Into a crowded field of IAR servicers, the Mariner Holdings CEO is relying on his peer at Dynasty Financial Partners to deliver its famed one-stop desktop for breakaway brokers who seek simplicity and familiarity

April 17, 2020 at 5:06 PM

Marty Bicknell: We’ve made the conscious decision to exit the asset management business.

Marty Bicknell takes a machete to Montage, Mariner Holdings and FirstPoint and carves out a $25-billion RIA and near $1 billion of capital

The Mariner Wealth CEO made a massive contrarian bet in 2009 on asset managers, cashed out fully this fall -- and knows just where he's headed

October 18, 2018 at 10:44 PM

Jacqueline Ko Matthews: We uncommoditize the robo and that's why some of the biggest firms in the country want to invest in us …  advisors need what we're doing.

Marty Bicknell-led Shark Tank-style contest chooses to back super-ambitious RIA-automation startup, but his $25-billion RIA'll keep Orion for now

ScratchWorks picked Jacqueline Ko Matthews' InvestmentPod to improve advisor productivity by 60% but it's still just 'potential,' says Bicknell; Good potential

August 1, 2018 at 5:17 PM

Marty Bicknell: Someone in the audience can even come in and out-bid one of us, too.

Five RIA principals with $60 billion of combined AUM form ScratchWorks as 'publicity stunt' and serious effort to fund fintech startups

With Fidelity Investments as sponsor, Barron's hiring the hall and Marty Bicknell cracking the whip, an RIA 'Shark Tank' will bow in Orlando

November 3, 2017 at 10:09 PM

Steve Lockshin: One is a hammer and the other is a screwdriver.

Why exactly Betterment backers Marty Bicknell and Steve Lockshin became customers of rival robo and custodian TD Ameritrade

What makes the counterintuitive step work is how Jemstep helps round up the mass-affluent's mess of paperwork

November 25, 2015 at 5:55 PM

David Canter and Marty Bicknell have expanded a growing partnership between the Boston and Leawood, Kan. firms.

Marty Bicknell and Fidelity enter into the mother of all cross-RIA referral deals

What the Mariner CEO promises the Boston giant is that the 'S' word -- segmentation -- will only apply to advisors, not clients

April 9, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Steve Lockshin: The long play is as this generation of advisors turns over that we’ve created the time and space for advisors to focus on things that give their clients joy.

Debriefing a post-Convergent Steve Lockshin as he once more builds a classic RIA -- or is it neo-classical?

AdvicePeriod's chief says he won't poach Convergent (if he can avoid it) and hopes that his $300-million RIA will have a Betterment feel

January 8, 2015 at 5:55 PM

Robert Thomas: They knew what they were doing.

Marty Bicknell buys a $1.1 billion RIA that serves the mass affluent, and taps credit for the first time

In buying Vantage with borrowed funds, 'liquidity' per se was not the issue for Mariner Wealth; speed of execution was

January 7, 2015 at 8:11 PM

David Stofer: At SageView I had to sell and service clients....I want to be a consultant.

How Mariner Holdings is angling to become a $3-billion 401(k) company overnight by co-opting a local SageView office

The $40-billion RIA/asset manager plans to combine $2 billion from Randy Long's RIA to $1 billion of existing 401(k) assets

October 21, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Peter Mallouk: We're laser focused on clients and absolutely not focused on acquisitions and breakaways and trying to merge cultures. I'm not trying to be the most well-known person in the industry.

By outing a reluctant star in Peter Mallouk, Barron's Top 100 advisors list yields a surprise winner -- Leawood, Kansas

Is it the water supply, fate or a bizarre coincidence that Peter Mallouk and Marty Bicknell, Barron's No. 1 and No. 2 advisors for two years running, are based in the same obscure 12,000-household suburb?

August 29, 2014 at 5:08 AM

Kevin Corbett: For me, it was picking my favorite client and spending more time with them.

In two-part deal, Fidelity sacrifices a top talent to its top RIA client then fills the gap with an impressive hire from Schwab

Mariner's Marty Bicknell nabs Kevin Corbett and Fidelity's Bob Oros in turn snaps up Catherine Davies

July 16, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Justin Richter: I wanted to avoid the tortured stares of my older colleagues, who went into investment banking and sold their souls.

A 32-year-old Kansas advisor -- at all upheaval costs -- followed his mentor to Mariner Wealth Advisors

Losing clients and leaving money on the table are risks that more young advisors are willing to take, especially with social media as a viable workaround to the non-solicitation straitjacket

February 27, 2014 at 6:21 PM

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