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Karin Risi: Our goal is to provide additional access and flexibility to our clients, not spur counter-productive, frequent trading activity.

Vanguard Group launches its free-trading super desk of 1,800 ETFs; now only if clients won't abuse the privilege

The Malvern, Pa. giant risks creating a casino but its clients are expected to stay responsible and use free trades for dollar-cost averaging, rebalancing and harvesting losses for tax purposes

August 21, 2018 – 6:26 PM

Robert Tull: It’s a free service today, but the operative word is today.

How Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street -- which manage RIA trillions of AUM for a pittance -- may artfully make the bill come due by beating active managers at their own game

The ETF giants' latest mutual fund-killing trick is free management of ETF portfolios -- perhaps the seeds of a massive freemium model

June 6, 2018 – 9:42 PM

Jason Roberts: What caught me off guard is that Fidelity says it is going to give advice to plans and participants.

Why exactly Fidelity chose 2018 to levy visible .05% 401(k) surcharge on Vanguard funds

After an abrupt business model shift from recordkeeper to advisor, the Boston-based 401(k) king may be a leader in fee 'levelization' that encourages other fund firms to act

February 9, 2018 – 6:10 PM

Tim Buckley: Our clients should expect change. They should expect significant change.

Vanguard's new CEO Tim Buckley hints the next move for his firm's RIA's 30-basis-point fee may be down, down, down

As the Malvern, Pa. fund giant's VPAS passes the $100-billion mark it doesn't rule out automated advice or greater robo-ization to follow asset management fee play where cost savings get passed along

January 8, 2018 – 10:22 PM

The RIA conscience knows no past or future but plenty of sparks.

The top 10 most-read RIABiz articles of 2017 told stories about what RIAs, brokers, vendors can get away with post-DOL rule

Change is abrupt, pain is severe but most of it can be traced to custodians and advisors taking their medicine preemptively

December 28, 2017 – 8:49 PM

Martin Small: Clients are voting with their feet. Our year-to-date market share is 45% in net new flows.

How BlackRock stopped Vanguard from devouring ETF market share by pleasing RIAs -- but how that strategy could endanger iShare profit margins in the long run

The $5 trillion iShares-maker scores with low, low-priced 'non-Core' ETFs that don't cannibalize high-margin Core iShare products but the liquidity of the cheapo funds could be a problem

May 8, 2017 – 7:50 PM

James Gorman is lowering wealth management fees and lowering boom on unhelpful fund firms.

In echo of DFA-RIA custody strife, Morgan Stanley nixes new Vanguard mutual fund account openings

As the idea of a fund shelf diminishes, the Malvern, Pa.-based firm's refusal to pay such fees earns cold shoulder from the top New York wirehouse

May 4, 2017 – 10:56 PM

Peter Mallouk owns a $21-billion RIA already growing with organic ferocity. Then Tony Robbins shows up and whoosh.

The 10 RIABiz stories advisors connected with most deeply in 2016 and how hubris and humility ran amok in this didn't-see-it-coming year

How did Aequitas swamp CONCERT? Power outages at LPL, Cetera and Wealthfront? Adolescent robo problems? And was that Tony Robbins hawking his money book ... again?

December 28, 2016 – 5:54 PM

Bill McNabb explained himself after Vanguard announced some hyper-competitive price cuts.

Vanguard and BlackRock slash prices at Christmastime but only Vanguard feels the need to defend its actions

The Malvern, Pa. giant is just doing what it always does, CEO Bill McNabb says, and it isn't just 'another volley fired in the fee war'

December 27, 2016 – 5:27 PM

Michael Kitces: They compare to every other RIA that meets with clients using Skype -- which is all of us.

Vanguard virtual RIA's growth rate plummets from 50% to 32% with a staggering consolation -- another $10 billion in AUM since January

Now at $41 billion, up from $31 billion six months before, Vanguard gorged on easy cannibalization but classic RIAs are also losing assets to the Malvern growth engine

August 2, 2016 – 9:30 PM

Kunal Vaed: This is not a me-too solution. We were careful not to start when the others came out.

E*Trade finds now the right time to launch its e-advice robo with an 'active' twist

The New York-based discount broker means to put $1-million minimum-bogey institutional funds in the hands of retail investors

July 8, 2016 – 11:11 PM

Vanguard's arid Scottsdale, Ariz. plant, where most Vanguard advisors are stationed.

Vanguard's virtual RIA adds $10 billion in last six-month period, an acceleration to $1.6 billion per month of net new assets

Does Vanguard's Personal Advisor Services' zoom to $31 billion makes it a the 'single greatest threat' to classic RIAs?

January 12, 2016 – 10:40 PM

The present tense will give way to a future that reveals how a series of big bets -- automated and human-populated -- play out.

What the collective unconscious of RIAs in 2015 revealed as crunched by RIABiz article readership

Those taking new and interesting risks, very much including the ones behind robo efforts, created the kind of drama that an advisor mind could appreciate

December 28, 2015 – 5:22 PM

Reuven Avi-Yonah: Will the IRS be willing to take on many millions of investors or is Vanguard too big to tax?

Why Vanguard Group has proved impervious to a '$34.6 billion' whistleblower suit and why nobody's suggesting Vanguard execs should breathe easy

The SEC documented a 1981 OK on the asset manager's 'at-cost' fee structure - but if the IRS is egged on it could cost Vanguard bigtime in back taxes, penalties and future business

December 22, 2015 – 8:09 PM

Mark Casady: That is an extreme. I don't see that happening, but that is kind of the range of the thinking.

LPL CEO floats orphaning 3% of its brokerage business in prelude to DOL 'travesty'

Mark Casady says he may lop off brokerage accounts of $15,000, citing looming rule changes

October 30, 2015 – 6:28 PM

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