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Sallie Krawcheck's exit from Merrill had advisors buzzing as ramifications for compensation hung in the air.

10 of the most popular RIABiz stories from 2011 and why they struck a chord
Buys, goodbyes, advisors saying 'i' do, an escalating tech arms race and Sallie Krawcheck's ups and downs were just some of the topics that piqued your interest in 2011

Monday 1.9.12
The RIA business is getting a critical mass of these notable and influential people -- backed by teams that make them shine.

What the 10 most influential list is all about
These people are stirring things up in the RIA business

Tuesday 1.3.12
Occupy Student Debt, a group seeking student loan reform, speaks out in Zuccotti Park as part of the OWS movemment.

RIABiz takes on Occupy Wall Street in New York and finds investors wanting answers
The big crowds have gone but a diverse and serious-minded subset of humanity is keeping the hard questions coming

Tuesday 11.22.11
Brooke Southall: The RIA business needs to be alert to the danger of becoming something uncomfortably similar to the world of banks, brokerages and trust companies that it is trying to reinvent.

Nine threats to the RIA business and how they can be avoided
The fragmented 13,000-firm army is poised for great things but too much focus on expediency could bring its own problems

Monday 11.14.11
A Wall Street thriller points up potential pitfalls for the RIA movement.

Wall Street thriller 'Margin Call' is a cautionary tale -- even for RIAs
How the cinematic fall of a mighty Lehman Bros.-like brokerage is relevant to the RIA movement

Wednesday 11.9.11
Brooke Southall: The RIA's ultimate value proposition is your belief that it is your destiny as one to help clients realize theirs.

What is the value proposition of a financial advisor -- and how is a budding RIA culture upping the ante?
It goes to people's relationship with money

Friday 10.28.11
Brooke Southall: I'm talking about an explanation that hits the mark intellectually without eliciting the dreaded MEGO response: 'My eyes glaze over.'

How RIAs describe exactly what they do in a few choice words
A selection of responses we received from folks in the RIA business

Wednesday 10.5.11
The term "RIA" suffers both from definers who provide too much nuance and too little.

What exactly is an RIA?
The letters stand for registered investment advisor but then it gets complicated

Tuesday 10.4.11
Joe Duran: “When [my wife and I] are having an argument, my goals and dreams are adapting right there.

Joe Duran tries out novel financial planning strategy on himself and his wife
United Capital is seeking a replicable method for counseling high-net-worth couples

Tuesday 6.14.11
Christopher Dean, managing director of Summit Partners in Boston, invested VC money in RIAs

10 things that show the RIA movement is really heating up in 2010: Part I
Observers need a scorecard to keep track of all the advances that RIAs are making

Monday 3.22.10
Applicants for Barron's "Top 100" list jumped from 200 advisors to 560 advisors

The top 10 things you need to know about the new Barron's Top 100 List
Does Dow Jones' emphasis on advisor AUM harken to wirehouse production?

Sunday 8.30.09
Mark Palmer: Best RIAs had big buffer in downturn

Schwab RIA study debunks marketing myths [full story on hold]
New statistics give firms few excuses to skip biz development in hard times

Friday 8.7.09

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Brent Burns: A bond fund is simply a mutual fund that happens to own bonds (or in many cases derivatives) with no obligation to pay back anything.
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No rumor: Bill Van Law announces that Raymond James-affiliated RIAs will have access to Hearsay Social.
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