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David Fox: We're hiring out of school ... molding them into our vision of the perfect planner.

Goldman Sachs turns big page on United Capital with big changes for Joe Duran and FinLife, giving its home-grown executive money, mandate and HR muscle to create national RIA

The New York investment bank's radio silence on its staggering $750-million RIA purchase in 2019 comes to an end with the beginning of the David Fox era.

May 27, 2022 at 1:01 AM

Kelly Trevethan lasted less than a year at a Goldman Sachs-owned United Capital.

High profile 'United Capital' RIA exits Goldman Sachs San Francisco office -- and boom -- lands with Marty Bicknell at Mariner Wealth Advisors

Kelly Trevethan also ended his decades-long tenure as Joe Duran's personal advisor in his trek to a new San Francisco office with Mariner Wealth Advisors.

November 5, 2020 at 3:20 AM

Matt Brinker: The ecosystem we're going to build will support the lifestyle business, which for the last five years was doomed to extinction.

Marc Spilker adds Matt Brinker as chess piece -- and partner -- in what he calls a 'very selective' talent add to build platform-for-RIA platforms outside Wall Street

Merchant Investment Management's executive chairman wants good people good at their job and Brinker likes having a breakaway Goldman partner rather than one captive to the Wall Street giant.

January 15, 2020 at 2:42 AM

Rachel Schnoll: I’m confident we have a solid foundation.

Goldman Sachs & Co. appoints Rachel Schnoll to yank off United Capital band-aid that Joe Duran didn't -- making FinLife work with non-UC applications

The New York-based investment bank has the cash and people to do the combinations -- especially Goldman software -- that the roll-up's founder couldn't afford or didn't want to advantage

November 8, 2019 at 4:52 AM

Matt Brinker: It is time to look forward so, with a bit of a heavy heart and a flood of sentimentality, I am sharing that yesterday was my last day at United Capital.

Goldman Sachs closes United Capital deal and Matt Brinker, Joe Duran's wingman, exits with social media swan song on same day

The M&A chief's departure from the Newport Beach, Calif. roll-up may signal that its rolling-up days are over

July 18, 2019 at 6:13 PM

Source: 'Joe [Duran] did everything he could to avoid this.'

Joe Duran's sale to Goldman Sachs achieves impressive goal but at the expense of his far grander dream; Will Goldman leave him outside looking in?

For years, the United Capital CEO sought a financial partner that would carry his firm to a multi-billion dollar IPO and him to greatness. In the end, he settled on the high bid and murky role inside a Wall Street machine

May 17, 2019 at 3:03 AM

Darren Tedesco: Doing nothing was the bigger risk, and to allow the [technology] world to continue to spend more, without matching it, was too high of a risk.

Commonwealth CEO Wayne Bloom brushes off rep pushback, spins off Advisor360 to sell formerly exclusive software and research to competitors

From the standpoint of the Waltham, Mass.-based brokerage chief, the revenue from repurposing rep software that creatively finances his firm's $35,000-per-head tech overhead is a necessary evil that has far fewer drawbacks than perceived.

April 12, 2019 at 9:13 PM

Joe Duran:  It allows them to be expensive and to expand. They’ll be able to take PAS and more aggressively market it.

Vanguard Group gets under RIAs' skin by launching ETFs supposedly aimed at helping them

Joe Duran says debut of up-priced, factor-based ETFs paves the way for fatter Vanguard RIA margins and broader U.S. wealth-management market share

February 22, 2018 at 3:55 AM

Joe Duran: The majority of the people in the industry are the walking dead, and they don’t even know it.

Power Player: Joe Duran powers beyond old 'roll-up' labels even as his United Capital roll-up shifts into a higher gear

In America few second acts surpass the first but the United Capital CEO is on at least his third act -- and he's a native African

August 21, 2017 at 10:48 PM

Joe Duran: This is the most single important thing I have done in my career.

Framing it as a wildly disruptive 3,300-basis-point fee on de novo revenues, Joe Duran's United Capital digital reboot is apparently raking in RIA assets and revenues

The charismatic CEO's launch of FinLife Partners -- with unabashed Fidelity support -- is in effect selling revenues to advisors but taking a risk on their success

March 28, 2017 at 7:40 PM

The FPA finally puts on a better CFP face and she lights up the hall in Baltimore

Gigi Guerra was the 75,000th CFP recipient and she captured an air of revitalization the Financial Planning Association will need to survive and thrive amid massive industry changes

September 17, 2016 at 12:24 AM

Jon Stein: I really don't know about the ... presti-i-i-ige ... of a wirehouse.

The inverted reverence dynamic at The In|Vest event and why Bill Crager is so over it

Tomorrow is here: Wirehouse execs and IBM types play groupies as robo-founders leaned back in their chairs

June 23, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Bo Lu was adamant that, post-BlackRock, FutureAdvisor remains autonomous and is not a thinly veiled conduit for iShares.

The overnight maturation of In|Vest 2016 was like green bananas going straight to brown for some but Joe Duran made sure it bore fruit

A pure robo, a quasi-robo, an RIA-herder and an insurance man walked onto a panel, riffing on Jon Oliver's scathing fiduciary take

June 20, 2016 at 8:41 PM

Neesha Hathi was coy about whether the 500 RIAs using Schwab's robo have contributed to the 'well over'  $7 billion of assets attributed to it.

What Neesha Hathi told the In|Vest 2016 in NYC crowd in her debut as Schwab robo chief -- and how she elicited one gasp from the crowd

Though declining to offer a glimpse of the future, Hathi surprised with stats showing Schwab is succeeding against the upstart robos with older, less web-savvy customers

June 17, 2016 at 8:58 PM

Gail Graham: We think of ourselves as the ultimate design and delivery firm.

After spending millions and getting cozy with Salesforce, United Capital is morphing, maybe big-time

Gail Graham is bringing the $15 billion 'roll-up' into the third-party white label business -- intending to license its system to RIAs

March 10, 2016 at 9:37 PM

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