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Bernie Clark: [The final integration] won't be without incident, unfortunately.

RIA recap: Bernie Clark promises to 'be there' for coming TDA-Schwab system snafus; Fidelity gets custody win; Vanguard dishes out big tax bill to investors

Schwab RIA chief petitions for 'patience' for coming merger inconveniences but 'repapering' is no culprit; Carrie Pomerantz gets Schwab board seat; Addepar wins $65 billion AUM contract.

November 3, 2022 at 1:59 AM

Walt Bettinger:  [Exiting Russia] was the right thing to do.

Schwab shares surge 6% after it hardens TD Ameritrade merger date and affirms its $1.8-billion-plus in synergies, though it got burned by having engineers in the wrong place at the wrong time

The $8-trillion Texas firm had to rewire TDA's signature 'thinkorswim' software after learning engineers were based in heavily sanctioned Russia

October 27, 2022 at 10:23 PM

Jon Patullo: I look forward to ... build[ing] solutions that directly address the needs of independent advisors and their networks.

Apex nabs Jon Patullo from 'Schwabitrade' to 'raise the bar' and make his new firm's RIA system as 'frictionless' as the old one

The loved and admired TD Ameritrade software chief will bring his playbook -- and possibly Schwab's -- to Apex, which continues to try putting a winning front-end on its old Penson backend, a source says

October 11, 2022 at 12:40 AM

Bob Veres: Several advisors have told me their relationship manager has tipped them to a Labor Day weekend deadline.

Schwab Advisor Services denies reports of a Sept. 2023 'hard date' to finalize TD Ameritrade merger as new details emerge about behind-the-scenes efforts to accomodate TDA RIAs

Since at least February, Schwab has been running 'JumpStart' a new program to let TDA RIAs add net new assets onto the Schwab system ahead of the mass conversion of legacy assets.

August 12, 2022 at 1:29 AM

Walt Bettinger is playing his crypto cards carefully.

Schwab's late entry into the 'crypto' game with a 'spaghetti' product just might be primo

With investors undeterred by crypto winter, the SEC offering wiggle room and Fidelity, a largely unopposed giant, threatening to run away with the market, CEO Walt Bettinger makes a bold leap from even two years ago.

August 3, 2022 at 1:59 AM

Walt Bettinger and Chuck Schwab co-hosted the virtual annual meeting last year and tweeted out this photo.

Chuck Schwab reveals Part B, doubling-down on Walt Bettinger by making him co-chair, a day after Part A -- wagering $15 billion from the Schwab corporate treasury on the CEO's future leadership

The 84 year-old founder's elevation of his 61-year-old protege may foretell bigger fireworks from Rick Wurster who recently took over many of Bettinger's CEO duties, one executive recruiter says.

July 30, 2022 at 12:41 AM

Chuck Schwab: 'We see these actions as part of an overall evolution of the Schwab story.'

After paying $22 billion of shares to buy TD Ameritrade, Chuck Schwab is preparing to spend $15 billion in hard cash to buy his own 'Schwabitrade' stock-- spiking shares in after-hours trading

The all-stock 2020 transaction for the Omaha, Neb. rival left plenty of dry powder to do a massive share buyback -- and signal bullishness about the ongoing, unseen systems integration

July 28, 2022 at 4:21 AM

TD Ameritrade remains a company with an autonomous brand and management information systems .

Boom, boom, boom, Charles Schwab Corp. just spent $220 million to shuck three lawsuits--a likely 'deck clearing' before the TD Ameritrade merger closes, say multiple analysts

A 2017 Scottrade class action suit inherited from TD Ameritrade, a robo-advice disclosure settlement, and TDA merger class action have all gone poof.

July 18, 2022 at 9:15 PM

Tom O'Shea: '[The FidFolios launch] is really provocative, and, I would say, groundbreaking.'

Fidelity Investments strikes right back at Schwab with retail direct indexing that offers two apparent advantages -- it shaves $95,000 off the minimum and already is accepting assets

The Boston giant launches FidFolios today (Apr. 1) in a covering move that goes one better than Schwab with a radically lower barrier, though Schwab questions its utility in the real world.

April 2, 2022 at 12:52 AM

Rick Wurst:  We’re able to lower the barriers to direct indexing for more investors and advisors.

Charles Schwab Corp. files SEC paperwork to make good on Rick Wurster push for investor revolution in mass customization --with 40 basis points of monetization

The Westlake, Texas broker-dealer and custodian of $8.5 trillion of AUA will cannibalize its own products and third-party partners but with eyes on a new value proposition.

April 1, 2022 at 7:01 PM

Walt Bettinger: I kept saying, ‘I have no issue with that whatsoever.'

Walt Bettinger finally arrives in Omaha, Neb., to meet-and-greet ex-TDA staff and the local press, offering a good story to tell and liberalized post-Covid work policies

The Charles Schwab Corp. CEO traveled to TD Ameritrade's former headquarters with senior TDA staff, buoyed by the happy news that headcount jumped by 300.

March 23, 2022 at 2:24 AM

Abby Johnson blared no trumpets about her firm hitting $10 trillion.

Fidelity Investments flies past staggering $10T milestone, but Schwab, finally fully loaded with Q1 results from TDA merger, steals some of the Boston giant's thunder

The Boston and Westlake, Tex., companies are both on fire -- even showing surprising strength in the 'Robinhood' sector -- but Schwab's rollup of TD Ameritrade and USAA radically reduced a yawning gap

May 14, 2021 at 11:25 PM

Walt Bettinger: We're carefully reviewing some of the decisions around the TD Ameritrade integration.

Walt Bettinger reveals Schwab projections got 'overwhelmed' by Covid-19-confined 'free' traders, but 'for now,' it's sticking with three-year window to wrap up TD Ameritrade merger

The Schwab CEO, his COO and CFO, say 'unprecedented' demand makes it even difficult to choose what year it'll unify brands and systems with TDA ; still it will aggressively add people to shore up service and continue to make merger-related cuts every quarter

February 4, 2021 at 2:28 AM

Bernie Clark reassured TD Ameritrade RIAs that management is down with with thinkorswim and iRebal, which many of them love.

Charles Schwab had an easy decision to keep afloat TD Ameritrade's thinkorswim platform, but Veo and Veo One are more likely to be scuttled post-merger

TD bought Thinkorswim for $600 million a decade ago; it remains an industry leader and RIA favorite for hedging portfolios -- and it will mesh with Schwab's platforms

August 11, 2020 at 5:11 AM

USAA is delivering on its promise to be a fount of referrals for Schwab -- to the benefit of both.

Charles Schwab Corp.'s $1.6 billion USAA deal is yielding 1,000 referrals a week at the right price in an increasingly competitive client acquisition game

The San Francisco broker's bet that USAA insurance customers would like Schwab offerings better is proving out in the early weeks.

August 8, 2020 at 1:52 AM

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