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Louis Harvey:  You could say the DOL is at the root of the problem.

Fidelity Investments reveals 'all-time high' 401(k) plan sponsor discontent, thanks to DOL monkey wrench that creates 'race to bottom,' key expert adds

Some 47% of plan sponsors are considering a new advisor, up from 34% last year, and 48% are considering a change of recordkeepers.

September 13, 2022 at 1:51 AM

Lori Hardwick: I prefer to be on boards where I am passionate about the company's mission.

After 401(k) account growth catapults ahead of curve, Vestwell CEO scrambles to make big hires and abdicates chairmanship to freed-up Lori Hardwick

Eying projected 300% plan sponsor growth, Aaron Schumm has promoted one executive, added another and reshuffled Vestwell's board, putting Hardwick on top.

October 14, 2021 at 8:58 PM

Aaron Schumm: We have a very clear path to profitability.

Vestwell raises another $70-million, which it needs as it burns cash to keep up with rapid tripling of its 401(k) recordkeeping startup -- driven both by RIAs and Wall Street

Wells Fargo's co-led the round of the New York City-based innovator, which hints it may follow Morgan Stanley, Voya Financial and BNY Mellon in being an investor that also becomes a customer

July 20, 2021 at 10:37 PM

Aidan Yeaw: This is the greatest forcing function in employee benefits since ACA/Obamacare.

Vestwell is in and Ascensus is out in Oregon as mushrooming 'force-function' state retirement plans spark heated bids to recordkeep; RIAs are angling for a cut, too

States may force millions of small employers to sponsor pensions, buoying VC-backed digital recordkeepers. But RIAs like Fisher Investments are trying to convince small businesses to set up their own 401(k) plans to meet new mandates.

December 17, 2020 at 9:34 PM

Aaron Schumm: The participant is no longer three steps removed from their actual money.

Four years into startup, Vestwell makes its big move -- nixing FIS's recordkeeping for the 401(k) super-bot it built with Goldman Sachs' VC money

The Aaron Schum start-up will start again as a turnkey pension program that allows RIAs to better unify 401(k) and non-401(k) practices and be searchable as database

April 9, 2020 at 2:11 AM

Rana Yared made the initial house call to Vestwell that led to a deepening relationship.

How Aaron Schumm got Goldman Sachs' brightest young star aboard; he jammed in a meeting for a friend and accepted an offer he couldn't refuse--$30 million

The Vestwell CEO gets Rana Yared, the 35 year-old Goldman partner, on his board as part of the $30-million round she made happen

July 2, 2019 at 11:20 PM

The churn of talent in the RIA business no longer happens the old-fashioned way.

RIAs and RIA vendors churn talent madly in March and April '18 as 'New Moves in the Biz' captures 35 of them

Serial HR moves by Raymond James, FinMason, American Century and Vestwell helped them expand into new territories, add job descriptions and more varied product lines

May 18, 2018 at 9:23 PM

David Musto: It's completely realistic to think there could be a dozen or more acquisitions in any twelve month period.

Vanguard's 401(k) recordkeeper, Ascensus, gets set to roll up a world of third party administrators to create a small plan superpower

With recent Great-West poach and David Musto running the show the Dresher, Pa.-based TPA adds 14 firms in 16 months and sets sights on dozens more, as roll-up strategy takes flight

April 27, 2018 at 5:46 PM

Aaron Schumm: With the technology there's so much to do.

Vestwell jets ahead and adds pilots on the fly to keep startup on course

Founder Aaron Schumm is dealing with the dilemma/windfall of business coming over the transom ahead of projections

March 26, 2018 at 10:10 PM

Aaron Schumm: This is the most fun the business has ever been.

As Aaron Schumm's 401(k) startup gets $8 million the FolioDynamix founder loves Vestwell's odd juxtaposition to Fidelity

Vestwell attracts second big FMR seed capital tranche by co-opting advisors to go where the Boston 401(k) king is most challenged -- very small plan sponsors

October 13, 2017 at 5:12 PM

Randy Bullard: I'm sober but not jaded.

Randy Bullard pitches himself into major role at SigFig to add his Placemark knowledge to a robo hothouse

The serially successful wrap-program pioneer convinced CEO Mike Sha that he was the right guy to demystify the legacy-robo tech divide to employees -- and close deals

April 26, 2017 at 5:41 PM

Dashing to catch a plane, Pershing's Lisa Dolly updated me on the company's COO search. ​

The 10 takeaways Chip Roame imparted at his Tiburon CEO Summit in NYC and other items I gleaned by gumshoe reporting

From the Battery Ritz common space, disembodied text and email recipients appear in human form

April 6, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Aaron Schumm: I had the luxury of working with 100,000 advisors and hearing what they needed to help their business.

Two years after the $199 million FolioDynamix sale, Aaron Schumm jumps back in the B2B RIA game but not to compete -- yet

Staked to $4.5M of F-Prime and FinTech Collective cash, Vestwell will stay in 401(k) for now but roll its business model over soon enough to IRAs

October 4, 2016 at 6:22 PM

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