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Milton Berlinski: Reverence and GTCR are 'not tourists in this space.'

Reverence Capital will again seek to reverse fortune of deadwood wealth division after $2.1B purchase of Wells Fargo Asset Management following buys of Voya's old annuity farm and AIG's old salesforce

The New York City private equity firm keeps fearlessly buying and rebranding rusty pieces of the commission brokerage, commission-product ecosystem.

March 27, 2021 at 2:25 AM

Charles Scharf: Our efficiency ratio is not competitive.

Charlie Scharf rides roughshod over genteel 'Abbot Downing' brand, ditching stagecoach era throwback, amid rampant cost-cutting to restore profits and bank's good name

Installed to be an unsentimental turaround artist, the Wells Fargo CEO is looking to finally shed the taint of an accounting scandal and shake off a punishing fed asset cap.

March 19, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Merrill's Andy Sieg: [The wirehouse] "has no intention of moving in that direction”

Merrill Lynch retreats from stealth RIA custody business just as major rival Wells Fargo runs for daylight in a bid to keep breakaway advisor assets

Major banks pursue competing RIA custody strategies after running programs for years out of their vest pockets

October 25, 2019 at 1:50 AM

Todd Gibbons was as 'surprised' as everyone else to find himself suddenly in the BNY CEO chair

In RIA custody milieu, Charlie Scharf's BNY Mellon exit for Wells Fargo is latest unforeseen vapor trail after Lisa Dolly, Tim Hockey, Terri Kallsen, Andy Gill and others fade into the firmament

The CEO-for-rent will face a monumental challenge turning around Wells Fargo, but perhaps not as bleak a landscape for profit margins; Is the RIA free ride coming to an end?

October 1, 2019 at 1:06 AM

Dogged by success, Robert Clarfeld sold a portion to AMG in 2013 and now the rest to Citizen Bank.

Brooke's Bits: Citizens Bank hits RIA radar again with purchase of $7.5B Clarfeld; Jay Welker's departure at Wells Fargo--with no heir apparent -- may have giant implications

Heady bank M&A and AMG exit in Tarrytown deal; 1,000-employee private banking unit in San Francisco may fold into St. Louis Wells Fargo wirehouse

November 7, 2018 at 3:33 AM

Libby Cherrington has fallen foul of FINRA for falsifying her date of birth on a number of occassions.

Lisbeth Cherrington's long, strange career, fraught with regulatory actions, takes another bizarre turn over her latest FINRA sanction--lying about her age

Caught red-handed falsifying official records, the super-producer, who alleged homophobia and defamation at Morgan Stanley, is hit with $15,000 fine and 60-day suspension

August 30, 2018 at 4:15 AM

Larry Raffone just got his life back as Financial Engines went private and shucked all those quarterly calisthenics.

Brooke's Bits: Financial Engines begins private life today; Yahoo!'s Wells Fargo take-down may misunderstand branded wealth managers

Three big brands come together under Hellman & Friedman tutelage and Yahoo! trashes model portfolio use at elite Wells unit, but may be unaware of norms

July 20, 2018 at 3:38 AM

Bill Willis: If you pull out of the market you’re eventually gonna regret it. Recruiting is a momentum thing.

How Wells Fargo is using 'counter-punch' to get unheard-of upper hand in the poaching wars with Morgan, Merrill and UBS

The DOL rule, abject opportunism and a little luck give the non-wirehouse wirehouse a window to reverse decades of getting bludgeoned by big checks

June 15, 2017 at 10:42 PM

Mike Sha: Wells is a big beast. With scale comes challenges.

Wells Fargo's new ADV reveals plenty about its robo's ambitions to max cross-selling and minimize channel conflict

Intuitive Investor is priced on the high side and bars micro-investors, yet is positioning itself as the anti-niche player

April 18, 2017 at 6:24 PM

James H. Herbert II still gets paid 100 times more per hour than his bottom-tier workers.

First Republic pays $20 minimum wage in an act of altruistic self-interest

Owner of a $83.6-billion RIA roll-up, the San Francisco-based bank reacts to tightening labor supply, political pressure and its own good cash flow

January 17, 2017 at 8:36 PM

Brian Cooke with brother Chris: Normally when you leave it’s in the middle of the night and not out the front door.

Wells Fargo $1.7 billion 'Profit-Formula' group executes breakaway with help and of ... Wells Fargo

Cooke Financial Group of Indianapolis left the wirehouse in a broad daylight, front door exit with some diligent help of from their bosses

December 2, 2016 at 12:19 AM

Doug Fritz: It’s unfortunate that a firm that size can’t stand something up on their own.

What to make of how Wells Fargo and SigFig are cooking up an unprecedented cross-sell of wealth management to retail bank customers

The deal, unlike some others by SigFig, is not to aid W-2 or 1099 advisors of the (Wells Fargo) wirehouse or bank, but to compete for assets on an open battle field

November 17, 2016 at 10:05 PM

Walt Bettinger (with Bernie Clark): It’s fairly safe to say that most of the rest are available for the right check.

As Bernie Clark and Walt Bettinger go on offense, LPL and Wells Fargo names get named and a B2C robo dry-up gets foretold at Schwab IMPACT in San Diego

The Schwab CEO, buoyed by his robo, robust quarterly results and DOL fallout at competitors is on offense -- a state of being RIAs can relate to

October 28, 2016 at 6:41 PM

Mark Casady may seek a sale but the big question is who will buy?

LPL is for sale -- in whole or part -- and Wells Fargo at least makes the list of potential buyers

Goldman Sachs, which led the IPO, is now shopping its baby even as hedge funds swarm, Reuters says

October 11, 2016 at 8:58 PM

Paul Kingsman: I knew my new business partner well -- she was my mother-in-law!

How my mother-in-law steered my career from Olympic swimming in New Zealand to fee-based advising in the US

I was a 1988 bronze medalist -- a first for a Kiwi male -- taught swimming, sold Speedos, but wanted to help others avoid the fate of my badly advised parents -- a path that took me to the World Trade Center as a Morgan Stanley trainee in 2001

May 27, 2016 at 3:49 PM

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