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Rick Wurster: It'll be state of the art.
May 29, 2024 at 3:43 AM

Walt Bettinger: 'The executive team made sort of an informal pact.'

Walt Bettinger discloses expiration of unknown 'pact' to explain to Schwab investors why Bernie Clark, Peter Crawford and Joe Martinetto all chose to exit at once

The 'sort of informal' deal was struck in 2019, but never revealed to shareholders during the merger transition, until the departures were announced -- in one press release -- this month.

May 25, 2024 at 2:45 AM

Tony Parkin [left] with David DeVoe: It’s an honor to join a team of people who share my commitment to and passion for the RIA community.

Another A-list RIA Schwabbie lands on his feet -- this time at DeVoe & Co. -- after TD Ameritrade merger displacement of 2,000-plus

Tony Parkin takes the reins as president of the San Francisco M&A shop and reunites with ex-Schwab boss who left 14 years ago

May 10, 2024 at 1:29 AM

Scott Smith: “The opportunity to engage your current provider in an advisory capacity is the path of least resistance to financial planning.”

The RIA services of Vanguard, Schwab and Fidelity -- for two big reasons -- are cutting into RIA (and wirehouse) market share, Cerulli says

The Big Three, with $30 trillion of AUA, are cross-selling like crazy and have figured out a call center business model that the mass affluent finds appealing.

April 23, 2024 at 2:29 AM

Walter Bettinger: Right when things often seem the darkest, they tend to turn around and begin to appear brighter.

A buoyant Schwab CEO Walter Bettinger declares 'darkest' days past for Schwab as in-house RIA asset quarterly inflows surge 60%, but analyst's 'free-cash' question raises his ire

The Charles Schwab Corp. results boomed and shares spiked as legacy TD Ameritrade branch brokers deliver on driving brokerage assets into fee-based Schwab RIA products; net new assets supassed $100 billion

April 16, 2024 at 1:38 AM

Maggie Serravalli keeps showing up in top roles.

Fidelity hits staggering $12.6 trillion in 2023, bids adieu to headhunted retail chief, beats Schwab's performance -- not least because it doesn't own a bank -- and sees Maggie Serravalli's star shine

Retail was Fido's weakest division with 3% growth and its chief departed; it's B2B units -- 401K and custody/clearing -- jumped 6% each; Serravalli now serves as the company’s chief administrative officer.

February 9, 2024 at 5:33 AM

Schwab is shedding staffers at TDA Institutional Jersey City offices..

Charles Schwab filed in November under New Jersey WARN laws for October layoffs in Jersey City -- the former TD Ameritrade RIA custody headquarters; the layoffs become official Feb. 5 under NJ labor laws

The Westlake, Texas company disclosed the planned February cuts in a state filing and their relation to big cuts first reported in July, and executed in October

January 31, 2024 at 2:14 AM

SF Mayor London Breed: Taking steps to turn around the Golden Gate City.

Schwab IMPACT is back in San Francisco -- its old stomping grounds -- a boost for the city after Schwab dumped it, and it struggled post-COVID

Pushed to perhaps its latest date ever, Nov. 19-21, the 2024 event will swing from Right Coast Philadelphia to Left Coast 'Frisco, at a venue yet to be announced.

January 30, 2024 at 3:17 AM

Walt Bettinger never mentioned Bitcoin at Schwab's annual update, but may just be keeping his powder dry, analysts say.

Schwab only platforms third-party spot Bitcoin ETFs, mostly Fidelity and BlackRock, but don't be surprised if it 'shocks the world' with deep-cheap ETF, analyst says

The Westlake, Texas $8.5 trillion giant avoids conflicts and marketing costs, but could it go 'big and disruptive' at any time in a fee-sensitive market

January 27, 2024 at 2:59 AM

Walt Bettinger: Perhaps it was the most challenging in my time at Schwab.

CEO Walt Bettinger had to explain why retention of TD Ameritrade assets is so good yet Schwab's fourth quarter net new assets still took a nosedive

Schwab is experiencing little slippage at all from TDA investors but unseen, largely inexplicable, investor malaise took a bite out of the triumph

January 18, 2024 at 4:06 AM

Andrew Kadjeski: 'We saw this as an opportunity to offer a cash product the Vanguard way.'

After many beta tests, Vanguard finally launches bank cash product for non-Vanguard investors, a U-turn but also likely thorn in the side of Schwab, Fidelity

High-yield but low frills, the Malvern, Pa., giant's long tip-toe back to cash makes it a me-too filler product but perhaps effective.

January 10, 2024 at 3:11 AM

In March 2023, Charles 'Chuck' Schwab (left) and Walt Bettinger penned an unprecedented letter to assure investors.

Charles Schwab Corp. gets over 'hump' after furious bond rally takes bite out Schwab Bank's $19.6 billion in unrealized losses, though debt overhang could still take a decade to erase

The Westlake, Texas, brokerage's stock plunged 33% last Spring, but has clawed back as unrealized losses fall $4 billion on possibility of Fed rate cut in 2024.

December 28, 2023 at 2:01 AM

John Khoury: While I was at Schwab... much of the investment management was built to scale or handled by third parties.

Charles Schwab & Co. broker with $1 billion book breaks away 'amicably'

John Khoury spent 14 years in Schwab Chestnut Hill and Framingham branches; he will only keep his assets at Schwab

December 4, 2023 at 10:33 PM

Schwab can keep its debt ratio low by raising funds by selling shares at favorable prices.

After Charles Schwab Corp. shares soar 13% in three days, it files S-3 with SEC to sell shares -- a new liquidity option after debt raise and massive belt tightening

Since the March banking debacle, Schwab has borrowed billions but not sold equity; now it has a shelf registration in its back pocket as it shares climb from super lows

December 2, 2023 at 12:42 AM

Walt Bettinger: Circumstances can change.

As more prominent Schwabbies emerge amid 2,000 layoffs, Schwab CEO reassures that no 'meaningful' second shoe-drop is 'in the works at this point,' unless 'circumstances' dictate it

Middle-managment cuts range from legal department and alternatives to separately managed accounts (SMAs) and products serving the high-net-worth market.

November 9, 2023 at 2:30 AM

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