Content tagged "Bing Waldert"



Robb Baldwin: Dealing with advisors who require lots of effort with very little assets, you realize that some of the greatest risk you end up facing is from small advisors.

The non-Big Four RIA custodians, no longer runts but stunted in growth, are applying tougher love to hobbyist RIAs
In part one of a three-part series, we examine how seven small custodians -- starting with Trade PMR and Scottrade -- are evolving away from the Utopian model of 100% inclusivity

Tuesday 6.7.16
Bing Waldert: 401(k) plans are difficult [when it comes] to generating income. You can set up a withdrawal but only at a certain age. If you need to take out a big chunk because of a big medical bill, you can't do that.

Why luring 401(k) assets to IRA rollovers in a post-DOL-rule world remains child's play, which keeps $7.6 trillion in the IRA game and growing
Clients still hate 401(k) inflexibility around withdrawals and the DOL granted advisors the upper hand in getting clients to sign away protections with regard to pricier products

Wednesday 4.20.16
Bing Waldert: This is almost an existential crisis for variable annuities.

As variable annuities face 'existential crisis,' LPL's Casady is latest to warn of end to commission-sold VAs in retirement plans
DOL's imminent final rule is prompting LPL and Commonwealth to consider nixing traditional VAs in qualified retirement plans

Wednesday 3.2.16
Bing Waldert: They can go to the guy they trust and just use that person.

Report: 'Brother-in-law' dabblers are giving 401(k) ground slowly to specialists in $1.3 trillion market
Some RIAs disagree with Cerulli's pessimism and say DOL is having its effect with small employers seeking real experts to provide 401(k)s to employees

Thursday 9.17.15
Troy Hammond: If we sold our enterprise to CAPTRUST, I think it would have felt weird to our advisors.

As $160-billion CAPTRUST makes a snack of $10-billion Pensionmark, Fielding Miller accelerates his roll-up plans with a liberal structure
The Raleigh, N.C.-based firm's willingness to buy 49% reduces 'weird' and may set the stage for life as more of a 401(k) franchisor

Monday 4.6.15
J. Fielding Miller: We were talking a big game, and he wanted to see results.

How uncomfortable questions from prospects led a 'small' $12-billion 401(k) advisory RIA to finally say yes after eight years of rebuking overtures from a $120-billion AUA RIA
With the purchase of DCAdvisors, CAPTRUST emerges as a bigfoot player in a consolidation-bound industry

Tuesday 9.16.14
Bob Reynolds: They reached out and asked if we'd like to buy their proprietary business.

Just what good Bob Reynolds' purchase of J.P. Morgan's billions -- sans sweet brand -- will do for his Great West-Putnam 401(k) empire
The Boston exec was opportunistic in getting this deal and remains open to others but the 'O' word that made Whole Foods famous is holding sway

Friday 4.4.14
Dan Solin: I think the forces aligned against evidence-based investing are far more powerful than anyone can really appreciate.

The 401(k) industry braces itself for fruits of a CalPERS rethink that reflects a cut-the-crap mentality about active investing
A giant staff of researchers and managers -- not always in accord -- manages $260 billion of assets exerts psychological weight, and active management is losing friends in a place where it once thrived

Thursday 9.12.13
Jordan Burgess: This information has been well-received by advisors.

Fidelity Investments puts hard numbers on the disgruntlement of 401(k) plan sponsors -- and launches Z shares with ETF-like prices
Advisors are gaining some ground but the crunch of fees and service on plan purveyors gets worse and worse

Friday 8.16.13
Cara Williams: We do really want to be relevant in the retail space.

Mercer finally makes its 25,000 investment strategies available to RIAs with HighTower as its first big client
Once institutional-only, the New York giant sees greener pastures on the lower (retail) alps of the investment business

Thursday 7.11.13
Wayne Bloom: If we have an advisor who wants to be part of the community and values what we bring to the table, I could care less how they are registered.

Commonwealth and Securities America get into the RIA custody business and Wells Fargo is right behind them
IBD execs are pulling out the stops to court a finite pool of advisors in motion

Wednesday 6.12.13
Chip Roame: They can offer a traditional payout of 40% or so and pay for personnel, rent, technolog or they can pay a higher payout.

Wirehouses will create their own independent models, Tiburon report says
WIll 2012 be the year that wirehouse 'halfway houses' catch fire?

Thursday 1.19.12
Robert Levitt: The problem was (that) the other guys couldn't handle us.

State Street's semi-secret success in the RIA custody business
The Boston-based giant typically services RIAs with $1 billion or more in assets - RIAs so big they have their own technology

Monday 12.12.11
Tom Bradley: We consider ourselves the Apple of the industry.

Once good for a few million, TD Ameritrade's foot-in-the-door strategy is starting to net billions
With the paperwork signed, TD goes to work wooing big RIAs with technology, special pricing and a maverick culture

Tuesday 10.11.11
The herd of advisors has been culled but the ones remaining may be better ones.

Rough markets cull the advisory herd but in a healthy way, new Cerulli data shows
RIAs grow in numbers and strength

Wednesday 8.31.11
Jim O’Shaughnessy says his company has been transitioning to a fee-based business since December 2006

Cerulli report: Specialized RIAs likely to win middle-market 401(k) plan battle
Gold-standard study shows fee-only adviser poised to take over

Thursday 4.14.11
Brian Hamburger: The SEC is lining up the facts so that later the conclusion becomes obvious (it can’t regulate advisors with current resources). ... It’s genius, what they’re looking to do, but it’s incredibly transparent.

The RIABiz list of winners and losers in the wake of the SEC's fiduciary study
The race is on as laggards adapt to new vision of the future

Friday 1.28.11
Having been through the integration of U.S. Trust into Bank of America and then watching the beginning of Merrill Lynch’s acquisition, Stacey Reinhart predicts continuing instability, which she says is bound to hurt clients.

U.S. Trust advisor joins an RIA after surviving the firm's sale to Bank of America
Stacey Reinhart joins Emerson Investment Management to get back to basics

Tuesday 8.24.10

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