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Dan Arnold: Their strategy is they're a product manufacturer that is amassing distribution to complement that product manufacturing.

How LPL's CFO answered the Cetera question at Morgan Stanley Financial's conference
Dan Arnold wrote off the Schorsch roll-up as PacLife, AIG or Jackson National reincarnated

Monday 6.16.14
Erinn Ford: That objectivity is of utmost importance.

How Erinn Ford feels about life under Nicolas Schorsch as she takes the helm at Cetera's most RIA custody-like arm
Ford's enthusiasm for her new overlord is real but she makes no bones about continued vigilance when it comes to vetting non-traded REITs

Friday 5.23.14
Nicholas Schorsch: It wasn't what we both wanted. Fortunately or unfortunately there can only be one person in charge.

Why exactly Valerie Brown is out of a job at Cetera -- and Larry Roth is in
Nicholas Schorsch and his CEO may have differed on the way forward as Cetera's inorganic growth runs full tilt

Wednesday 5.14.14
Steve Anderson became RIABiz' top Q1 newsmaker when he announced his firm had 'fired' $25 billion worth of 401(k) clients.

How rising RIA super-bloggers, 401(k) brush fires and a short RIA-Salesforce courtship captured RIABiz readership
As we examined our top 10 articles Q1, the common denominator was ... an RIA intangible that you know when you see

Thursday 4.24.14
Matt McGinness long had the power of the pen and now has power, period.

Adam Antoniades names Matt McGinness as his replacement as CEO of First Allied's $4-billion RIA-TAMP to launch new business line
Long an RIA researcher at Cerulli and LPL, McGinness makes a big leap to turn the company's internal corporate RIA into an outward-facing TAMP

Tuesday 3.11.14
Brodie Cobb: The culmination was just the unlucky perfect storm.

How the founder, CEO of a $4-billion RIA survived a brutal bike accident and kept his firm rolling
First Brodie Cobb needed a saw to reset bones, now he's sawing apart silos to make Presidio Group function as a unified team

Tuesday 2.25.14
Nicolas Schorsch is known as a man of his word but his word is not fully known on products.

Nicholas Schorsch invites 500 reps to NYC to kick off a 25-city barnstorming tour aimed at easing fears
A blizzard of conference calls with the RCS chairman have only had a band-aid effect so the more personal assault is on

Wednesday 1.29.14
Nicholas S. Schorsch: We intend for RCAP to be the most important full-service financial services and securities distribution company in the industry.

What the Cetera takeover means and why the non-RIA, product-through-the-pipe direction in the hands of a hard-hitter is an eyebrow raiser
Nicholas S. Schorsch may not let open-architecture niceties stand in the way of REIT sales

Friday 1.17.14
Steve Dunlap joined Cetera for its flat organization. In his new home people 'can sit around a table and contribute ideas.'

Making sense of Steve Dunlap stepping into Barnaby Grist's 'big shoes' as Cetera's RIA czar
The Lockwood, Pershing and Schwab alumnus with a products and PM background is tasked with leading strategic development and expansion of Cetera’s RIA unit

Friday 6.28.13
Barnaby Grist: I do hope to come back to this industry and even to Cetera if the timing is right.

In the wake of an unusual HR event, Cetera is seeking its new Barnaby Grist
Donald Marron has worked to bring class to the IBD business ands Grist captured that in human form

Monday 4.8.13
Christopher Giles: Folio offers us a competitive platform to grow into.

LPL signs on with FolioDynamix for rebalancing to boost its IBD offering and Fortigent's
The huge independent broker-dealer will wean advisors off its homegrown trading and rebalancing suite and stick with Fortigent for research and performance offerings

Tuesday 1.15.13
David Lo: Firms struggling with the key best practices identified in the study are also paying the highest retention and signing bonuses.

J.D. Power and Associates hints strongly at wirehouse deficiencies as it puts Commonwealth Financial and Raymond James on a pedestal
The two firms ranked one and two for independent advisor satisfaction among financial investment firms; Schwab is third in the employee-advisor category

Thursday 3.29.12
Bill Dwyer gave a high-energy speech predicting 500% asset growth among independents as 401(k)s roll over.

What went down at Barron's Top Independent Advisors Summit in the Arizona desert
Many of the biggest and best RIA stars showed up and put Bernie Clark, Mike Durbin, Tom Nally, Mark Tibergien, Bill Dwyer, Charles Goldman and Barnaby Grist in one room

Monday 3.26.12
John Coyne: It wasn't that we had a problem with performance. The industry had a problem with performance.

With formerly hot TAMP category hitting a cold patch, Envestnet stays on a roll
Genworth had great annual results but hit an asset-gathering wall this summer; Brinker, a dark horse, makes solid showing

Friday 3.9.12
Valerie Brown says that the deal cements Cetera's message about scale and diverse capabilities.

What the Cetera-Genworth IBD deal says about where these companies are headed
Cetera starts looking more like an IPO candidate and Genworth shucks a distraction from its asset-magnet TAMP

Thursday 1.12.12
Brian Gendreau: Business investment has been surprisingly strong.

The state of the 2011 investment landscape and how it bodes for 2012
We're still nursing a long-term hangover from 2008 but there are some stealthy signs of recovery

Thursday 12.29.11
Peter Hess: It's so much better (collaborating) than if we're at opposite sides of the country wondering what the other side is doing.

Advent and Black Diamond are looking like soul mates but the Axys-to-BlueSky 'Easy Button' is still on the to-do list
The merged companies still maintain a vision of converting Axys users to BlueSky in a few clicks of the mouse

Thursday 9.15.11
Gene Goldman: I had butterflies in my stomach because I was so excited about the opportunity to work here.

Commonwealth, Cetera and The ETF Store take notable actions
Commonwealth replaces Fidelity technology; Cetera snags Gene Goldman; an LPL vet, and upstart ETF Store takes another page out of Adam Bold's book

Monday 8.22.11
Vinton Fountain had to go to Dimensional Fund Advisors for training before he could complete the acquisition of Langer's practice.

How a solo RIA sold his 20-year DFA-based practice to an IBD rep
Ready to call it quits but with no plan, Peter Langer found an unlikely white knight

Friday 5.27.11
Barnaby Grist: We’re starting with large advisors and there’s quite a wait list.

Cetera spends millions on rebalancing software to make its reps more RIA-like
Automation of investment management using Folio Dynamix follows Advent implementation

Monday 5.16.11
Barnaby Grist: "We’re big enough where we can spend a lot of money. We’re ready to show the world. We want them to come look at us."

Cetera's big fee move with a game-changing twist
Barnaby Grist has been laying the groundwork for the incentives change for a year

Friday 3.18.11
Allison Couch: At Cetera, we’re not trying to retrofit an advisor into our structure.

West Coast talent grab: Cetera hires an LPL exec and Presidio Financial makes a big hire from NY-based Offit
Allison Couch and Paul Boscacci get recruited; their new employers have well-publicized growth plans

Thursday 3.3.11
Mark Palmer will manage aggressive growth plans for Presidio Financial Partners LLC.

Mark Palmer departs Cetera and joins big West Coast RIA
Presidio Financial Partners knew the veteran from his Schwab days and lured him back to San Francisco

Friday 2.25.11
Dale Brown is leading an expansion of the Financial Services Institute, the IBD's main lobbying group.

Nine things I learned as an RIA infiltrator in an IBD world
Squeezed by low-interest rates and high costs, IBD execs at FSI's OneVoice were looking to the RIA model with a little bitterness

Friday 2.4.11
Barnaby Grist: An industry veteran announced her retirement at a sponsor dinner.  She said, quite simply, that with all the new regulations, the business just isn’t fun anymore.

Eavesdropping on FSI OneVoice: An industry under pressure, but looking for the opportunity
At FSI's largest conference ever, regulatory changes dominated the discussion

Thursday 2.3.11
Marie Swift: Advisors are at risk if they don't show their clients how much they are cared for.

Eavesdropping on a Cetera company's elite conference
What have you done for me lately: a strategy to head off DIY clients

Monday 10.25.10
Legislators haven't been under this much pressure to reform financial services since after the Great Depression.

Regulatory Wire: Everything an RIA needs to know about the reform agenda in Washington
If major change doesn't occur, it won't be for lack of effort

Friday 4.9.10
Jay Quinn will help Barnaby Grist to make Cetera's broker-dealers better for hybrid RIAs

Jay Quinn joins Cetera subsidiary to help Barnaby Grist pave way for more hybrid RIAs
Two ex-Schwab executives unite in Los Angeles to upgrade old ING platform

Wednesday 2.24.10
Barnaby Grist helped develop sales and business development strategies for Schwab

Barnaby Grist is leaving Schwab and Jon Beatty is stepping up
The prominent Schwab executive goes for a new opportunity in Los Angeles

Friday 2.5.10

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