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Sharron Ash: If there's one rule about raiding it's this: there are no rules.

The odd case of MetLife's claim that it's being bullied by LPL

The $60 billion market-cap insurer alleges LPL was underhanded in luring away 60 employees -- but thousands have already left its broker-dealer without LPL's help

August 18, 2015 at 5:07 PM

Tony Robbins was given one hour, demanded two hours then performed for three.

Tony Robbins walks past the close a bit but nonetheless delivers at MarketCounsel

Despite detaining for three hours the just-arrived-in-Las Vegas crowd way past feeding time, Robbins won hearts, if not heads

December 9, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Alex Goss (l.) and his dad Jerry Goss: Our goal is to make the move for advisors no different than moving to another wirehouse except they'll own 100% of the business.

How LPL used its RIA love and long OSJ leash to lure Wells Fargo's $550-million FiNet team in Louisiana

The giant IBD showed its RIA side and its ability to oversee the launching of an OSJ model

November 19, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Stephen Brown: The 'big box' firms -- Morgan and Wells -- couldn't get their heads around the U-5 language.

The backstory of how a Merrill UHNW team found love in the time of U-5 -- but not with an RIA

Recruiters are still a little baffled as to why the $2.5-billion firm skipped a chance to go independent with a 'compelling story' but chose the comfort of the familiar business model -- and an office of their own

October 23, 2014 at 6:53 PM

RBC got Ryan Marcus to shake things up. He began to and he's leaving.

Ryan Marcus leaves RBC Advisor Services as clients and recruiters openly speculate that his drive was mismatched with his giant employer's bankerly ways

Despite a string of high-profile departures, RBC's US brokerage subsidiary is determined to keep a hand in the RIA custody business

August 6, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Dan Sontag: I met with Rudy Adolf several times ... and I was suitably impressed.

Dan Sontag surfaces as new cog in Focus Financial machine for taking down wirehouse advisors

After laying low for five years, the passed-over Merrill heir apparent will help advise Chis Dupuy in budding 'Connections' program

July 31, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Jeffrey Fratarcangeli is the dream FiNet recruit -- big assets from a big rival.

The perplexing case of Wells Fargo's non-wirehouse advisors: A blueprint for Merrill, UBS and Morgan or a cheap lesson in what not to do

The good news is that FiNet is the fastest growing channel at Wells Fargo; the bad news is that its brand and compliance can be hindrances

July 29, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Steve Foldes: This creates a big win for me.

How Steve Foldes merged his $600-million RIA with mentor (and former advisor) Harold Evensky creating a $1.5 billion Florida behemoth

The former sandal magnate got rich at 35, became an Evensky client, a rival and now a partner

June 19, 2014 at 4:34 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

Victor Fettter: We believe there's a special sauce that LPL can provide and I don't think there's one size fits all.

Victor Fetter turns his guns on LPL's thorniest software challenge -- 21st century performance reporting

The former Dell guru eschews a best-of-breed strategy as his firm plays a game of catch-up under a big tent

April 21, 2014 at 3:36 AM

Tom Valverde's hire is part of Fidelity's new 'geographical' sales strategy.

Fidelity Institutional bags Pershing's RIA sales chief and gives him a lesser title

The prize is Tom Valverde who Pershing replaces with Ben Harrison

April 17, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Bill Morrissey epitomizes LPL's ability to grow rapidly.
April 14, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Derek Bruton: It allowed me to step back and look at all I had accomplished to date and where I wanted to go from here.  In the short term, I will be taking some time to prioritize and recharge.

What is the story with Derek Bruton's sudden LPL departure?

The powerful veteran seemed to be in the prime of his career and rising with a long track record of goodwill

April 6, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Nicholas Schorsch: We don't want more product sales.

Nicholas Schorsch explains why buying Cetera makes him a white-hat magnate in a black-hat world

The RCS chairman says the whole purpose of buying IBDs is to diversify away from product sales

February 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM

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

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