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Greg Friedman: We weren't looking for crazy.

Forgoing 'crazy' offers, Greg Friedman is -- yes, surprisingly -- selling 100% of Private Ocean to a roll-up that is part old Bronfman Rothschild and part NFP-owned Sontag Advisory

The Wealthspire rollup will jump to near $17 billion after adding $2.7 billion from the formerly acquisitive San Rafael, Calif. RIA whose founder can't wait to be an employee, again.

November 22, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Kelly Brewster: There are so many things that we can make available that Envestnet may never even consider touching!

Buckingham Strategic Wealth and Private Ocean hire startup Flourish as agent of FDIC-insured cash in rebuff to more established players like MaxMyInterest

Flourish sees a window to contest the incumbents with 'easy button' software that lures Greg Friedman's and Adam Birenbaum's RIAs, which combine for nearly $55 billion of AUM

February 11, 2020 at 11:37 PM

Norm Boone:  We got four offers.

After attempting LBO and discarding four other offers, Norm Boone jumps into the Private Ocean

CEO of Mosaic Financial shopped around before settling with Greg Friedman, whom he'd long considered a white knight

September 24, 2018 at 8:32 PM

Julie Back: We have been struck by our firms’ similarities.

Greg Friedman buys 'needle-in-a-haystack' Seattle RIA

With a much more feminine look, the CEO of Private Ocean can now assault Amazon.com wealth

January 20, 2018 at 12:11 AM

Greg Friedman: Either one is more than a full-time job.

Greg Friedman pockets maybe $20 million, subtracts one full-time CEO job and goes all in on Private Ocean

WisdomTree pledges $30 million of cash and 56 year-old seller will pour his energies into building $1.2-billion RIA with new roll-up strategy

January 2, 2018 at 10:28 PM

Ram Nagappan: Everything has a computer inside it, so the goal is to find simple ways to send data that is contextual.

INSITE 2014 unveils wired body armor for the advisor of the future as it rolls out a slew of NetX360 upgrades

Mark Tibergien delivered a personal challenge to advisors at the overflowing South Florida Pershing confab as INSITE announces plans to shift ground in '15

June 9, 2014 at 3:45 AM

Symmetry founder David Connelly and ECHELON CEO and 'Deal Maker' master of ceremonies Dan Seivert

Tub-thumping debate between Tibergien and Seivert ignites Deal Makers Summit in NYC and helps RIA succession medicine go down

With some seeing RIA M&A as an oxymoron, this Summit was transparent about its own sand in the gears

May 6, 2014 at 4:24 AM

Departed Schwab retail advisors protested the firm's termination policies on the first day of IMPACT.

Schwab IMPACT 2013 is another great bash but picketers and Fidelity siphoned off some precious RIA attention

Attendees were greeted by disgruntled ex-Schwab advisors chanting 'Find out how Schwab terminates' and Fidelity's RIA campaign jumped out at you on every sidewalk

November 14, 2013 at 6:32 AM

Greg Friedman: Junxure Cloud will work for advisors customized for wealth management right from the start.

After years of making Junxure's future more 'cloud'-y, Friedman takes a big stage in Texas to explain

With Salesforce not even slowing to catch its breath, the RIA shows he can fight back in his own way

September 18, 2013 at 3:30 AM

Dan Sievert and Greg Friedman, who noted:I am basically the poster child for every problem in our industry.

The FPA NorCal Conference burnishes its little-gem image with big RIAs and other advisory progressives

700 people pow-wowed at The (respendent) Palace of San Francisco and none of their activity escaped the Tim Welsh watchful eye

May 30, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Greg Friedman: If I could have waved a wand, I would have had it two years ago.

Greg Friedman is set to finally bring Junxure to the cloud and beat back the Salesforce-ification of the industry

True, the ascension to cloud would have happened sooner in an ideal world, but the world has not passed Junxure by, the RIA and software entrepreneur says

December 12, 2012 at 6:19 PM

John Burns: We knew we weren't qualified to get this figured out.

RIAs are merging then making up names like Exencial, Syntal, Aspiriant and Private Ocean but experts question the practice

Creating names solves a multitude of problems but may also create a bigger one in a high touch industry

May 9, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Best practices panel share their award-winning strategies. L to R: Nick Georgis, Richard Stone, Peggy Ruhlin and Steve Samsom

What Schwab's best three RIAs for 2011 say about how they got there

Success stories achieved through unorthodox staffing strategies, growth plans and company culture

November 8, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Joel Bruckenstein says it was the final straw when his speech at a big industry conference got bumped into nighttime.

The T3 conference has a rebellious air and the makings of success

Bruckenstein and Drucker channeled their frustration about industry conferences into creating a tech mecca for RIAs

February 12, 2010 at 6:02 AM

Bernie Clark: Advisors just appreciate us understanding them and this [move] supports that understanding

Why RIAs see Bernie Clark's appointment at Schwab as a positive event

The new head of the RIA unit needs no introduction for most Schwab advisors

February 3, 2010 at 7:27 AM

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