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Steve Chipman: Advisor Group has the financial resources, products and services and long-term vision to help broker-dealers and RIAs thrive during what we are calling the fiduciary era.

While Advisor Group's high-powered organic growth strategy unfurls, Valerie Brown unleashes Steve Chipman to do the inorganic wet work of rolling up IBD orphans -- and maybe even some RIAs

Poached from Foothill Securities, Chipman cites his former employer as the reason he can talk the talk of his quarry -- smaller firm execs seeking a port in a fiduciary storm

January 25, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Jamie Price: The opportunity to join a firm of this caliber was one that I could not pass up.

Valerie Brown finds her CEO in UBS ex-prez Jamie Price off the obvious radar screen

In search effort the Advisor Group executive chair looked past kiss of death on the Price résumé and saw the digression off the corporate path as a positive

November 16, 2016 at 12:17 AM

John Deremo: Once we paid the government back in excess of $22 billion, we consider that whole matter is behind us and we're tackling challenges of tomorrow.

AIG puts its once-tarnished brand on a small band of obscure insurance brokers -- perhaps testing the waters for Royal Alliance and friends

The insurance giant isn't ruling out whiting out the motley brands of Royal Alliance, FSC, SagePoint and Woodbury

January 16, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Meg Green: If you ask a question, I'm going to answer.

Sterne Agee makes its RIA custody debut after customizing for Meg Green's $650-million RIA

It started as 25 people with notepads and Southern accents surrounding the Royal Alliance-using Miami--based advisor principals

September 5, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Larry Roth: We're attracting more interest and more advisors [than at any time] since I've been in the business. It's not luck. It is our size, scale and platform.

Larry Roth has AIG playing offense again in the advisor game

The CEO is looking for big acqusitions and ways to compete for big RIAs

July 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Bruce Levitus is betting that a $2 million first-year hit will pay off in gains longer term.

AIG's Advisor Group introduces a 100%-payout for big RIAs as part of a massive revamp of its fee-based platform

The company is seeking to address the issue of having 65% of its advisors still managing assets themselves rather than using managers

June 9, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Wayne Winthrow: A philosophical shift.

After AIG presses for new deal, SEI unbundles TAMP offerings

The arrangement between the companies had endured a multi-year "dormancy"

May 23, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Steve Cassaday: Now, the parts are interchangeable: These guys are largely my peers in terms of their skill sets.

How a top Royal Alliance advisor is selling his practice to young staffers

First Steve Cassaday cloned himself then he began executing his succession plan

May 18, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Scott Thomas: He's catching some in the 401(k) world, too.

Head-to-head: How one advisor went up against a giant of the retirement plan world and won

The $80 million Royal Alliance firm had help from Loring Ward's new 401(k) platform -- and a fiduciary crusader

February 17, 2011 at 6:55 AM

The breakaway team held conference calls with LPL in David Armstrong's car.

Two years later, a Merrill Lynch breakaway team has no regrets

No one took a pay cut, no one is answering to a manager anymore, and there's never a question about buying a stapler

May 21, 2010 at 4:40 AM

Legislators haven't been under this much pressure to reform financial services since after the Great Depression.

Regulatory Wire: Everything an RIA needs to know about the reform agenda in Washington

If major change doesn't occur, it won't be for lack of effort

April 9, 2010 at 6:20 AM

Maggie Serravalli: It is about taking it to the next level and making it a distinctive experience

Fidelity names buck-stops-here service czar for all of its financial advisory channels

Maggie Serravalli is aiming for service quality consistency

March 15, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Arthur Tambaro: It validates all the work we have done and the technology we continue to develop

How Royal Alliance won a big-time RIA after a string of losses

Rehmann Financial loves the AIG subsidiary's alliance with Pershing

March 12, 2010 at 7:03 AM

During Steve Cassaday’s first year of independence, he watched his life savings dwindle. “I was crushed like an eggshell,” he says.

A breakaway story, old-school style

Cassaday's wirehouse departure began as a tailspin but 17 years later he's an RIA and top producer with Royal Alliance

January 22, 2010 at 5:52 AM

Jim Warren: I promised Art [Tambaro] I would seek out reasons to stay as opposed to reasons for leaving

Why a Royal Alliance champion gave up the cause after AIG made changes

Jim Warren made personal pleas to Art Tambaro but a small IBD nabbed his RIA

December 7, 2009 at 5:09 AM

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