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Kara Murphy is a rare enough talent that United Capital was willing to adjust to her timing.

Joe Duran bets two heads are better than one with Kara Murphy and Bob Landry on board to lead United Capital's investment strategy

The United Capital CEO goes from zero to two investment officers to handle mounting task of managing $22B of AUM and a projected $10B of FinLife assets

June 13, 2018 at 5:42 PM

Dave Welling: Joe [Duran] does a reasonable job but we're further out on the spectrum of integration.

Determined to out-Joe-Duran Duran's United Capital, Dave Welling moves his $12B roll-up's HQ to Denver

As Mercer's torrid growth accelerates, its new CEO will hyper-unify investments and operations, make deals, pit software vendors against each other and hire like crazy

February 14, 2018 at 6:18 PM

Louis Harvey: One of the big things that RIAs had from day one was they could say they always put clients' interests first and now that argument is pretty much shot to hell.

How Merrill Lynch 'shot to hell' the RIA fiduciary citadel by casting its $7.5 billion fiduciary 401(k) unit as smaller, purer and more future-minded on paper

Despite FAS having fewer 401(k) assets than, for example, a single North Carolina-based RIA, CAPTRUST, the Charlotte-based Bank of America's brokerage unit has created a new competitive threat

December 16, 2017 at 12:20 AM

Bernie Clark: We are at an inflection point where new technology craves data, a scenario where incumbents have the advantage.

Bernie Clark uses Schwab IMPACT 2017 as pulpit to preach Schwab scale as firewall to blaze of dystopian big-data future

With no RIA deliverable to pitch, Charles Schwab & Co. execs presented their go-big, 'no goals' vision for managing accelerating external change

November 17, 2017 at 10:45 PM

An old-line Aussie life insurer, AMP takes up a good chunk of the Sydney skyline.

United Capital begins recapitalization and continues repeopling exec ranks -- both prompted by asterisked $6.9-billion of 'contracted' assets

Sydney, Australia's AMP invests 'tens of millions' in the firm but not to pay off existing PE partners whose stakes stayed static

September 14, 2017 at 7:57 PM

Jon Stein: Efficiency is streamlined, but with human checks throughout the process.

How to hold 1,000 hands: Robo CEOs lay out a stark choice for traditional advisors at MarketCounsel Summit

RIAs who comfort themselves with the thought that automated advice caters to their 'non-core' clients are in for a rude shock

December 15, 2014 at 4:53 AM

Stephanie Bogan is getting a break from airless rooms and fluorescent lighting.

Stephanie Bogan leaves United Capital for Costa Rica

Her former employer characterizes the move as a 'personal decision'

August 22, 2014 at 3:08 AM

Jason Del Col: Our vision of the next-generation of an RIA office is they can service $200 million to $300 million with a support team in Dallas and not a lot of infrastructure.

In calculated gamble, United Capital begins to build, not buy, growth in major cities

Joe Duran will still buy firms but his $10-billion RIA will spin out six snazzy startup offices in the next two years manned by graduates of its own training program

August 22, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Danny Sarch: I don't think this is desperate at all. If you don't have money, then you can't make the deals.

Ameriprise makes its move upmarket by first moving its bonus payouts to Wall Street levels

The Minneapolis-based broker jacks its sticker bid to 150% bonuses of brokers' last 12-months of revenue

June 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Jeff Spears: People have the mantra that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. There are no pain points.

How two deals struck last week show midsize RIAs reigniting the M&A and breakaway movements

The stakes are high for an ex-Morgan Stanley team that bolted with years to go on retention bonuses and a Virginia RIA is hitching its expansion plans to United Capital's star

July 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Brooke Southall: Roll-ups can look as different as Great Danes and lhasa apsos, but we can all agree that these two breeds are both very much dogs.

Why the term 'roll-up' should stay in the RIA vocabulary

It's a short term packed with tall meaning

October 16, 2012 at 2:05 AM

Jason Del Col calls the radio show a ''massive opportunity.''

United Capital unveils national mass-affluent strategy keyed to a radio program

With the success of Edelman Financial and The Mutual Fund Store in mind, Joe Duran will take the mike regularly, but Steven Pomeranz will be the regular host

May 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Peter Hess drove the Advent-Black Diamond merger and may have created an RIA-friendly monster.

The 10 most influential figures in the RIA business going into 2012, Part 2

These advisors and executives made dramatic moves that advanced the business of registered investment advisors

January 4, 2012 at 5:46 AM

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