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Wayne Bloom:  We're really a great big RIA.

What's up with J.D. Power naming Commonwealth top IBD for the fourth straight year
One trick, Wayne Bloom says, is that he relentlessly squeezes feedback out of his 1,600 advisors

Wednesday 7.2.14
Diane Russell:  It's just not been at the top of advisors' lists for running their businesses.

Why RIAs are shunning mobile apps and why Black Diamond, Orion, Fidelity and others are still placing their chips on an iPad future
Many providers are stuck at 10% mobile adoption rate, but Fidelity has hit 40% and Orion 30% with their RIA clients

Monday 3.19.12
Lou Harvey: It's really going to annoy the hell out of the plan sponsors.

Which three of DOL's new 401(k) rules represent the biggest land mines for financial advisors and plan sponsors
Accepting gifts, estimating fees and using asset allocation models all demand treading lightly

Tuesday 2.14.12
Ryans Shanks: What’s stopped you in the past is that internal mechanism that tells you not to run your own business. Now, you can see all of the firms.

Ryan Shanks and Ned Van Riper eHarmonize big-fee broker recruiting
JoinAFirm.com is expected to give independent firms more play by offering more options and keeping it casual

Thursday 10.27.11
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
John Smallwood: We knew we made the wrong decision but that was July 2008 and the world blew up and we were stuck.

Three advisors tell why they fled Securities America for Commonwealth
Scandal soured the advisors on the Securities America and set them on a search for a firm with a compatible culture

Wednesday 8.3.11
Commonwealth's Todd Estabrook: “This is one of the things that are really important. We believe it’s important to be part of an integrated marketing strategy.”

Cambridge, Commonwealth vault advisors into social media; the boost is mostly free, for now
Will partnerships with, respectively, Socialware and Erado, translate into elusive growth-via-networking?

Friday 5.6.11
Merion's Richard Hughes: HIs job will be to integrate advisors who want to offload back-office operations and remain active equity partners, the company said.

Merion Wealth Partners, Cambridge Investment Research and Mariner Holdings make hires with big-league experience
New employees come from Envestnet, Janus and JPMorgan

Friday 3.18.11
Eric Schwartz: The SEC and FINRA obviously didn’t ask the right questions when they were in Madoff’s office. So, there’s a much higher burden (now) and they don’t go by the same cook book.

Cambridge, Commonwealth see reverse breakaways due to compliance fears
Some IBDs are morphing into Super RIAs that make money by charging for oversight of fee-based assets

Monday 3.7.11
Jim Roth says that the economic of the IBD business have shifted to make a hybrid model a necessity for IBDs.

Pershing warns IBDs to embrace hybrid business model or risk being marginalized
Schwab gives hybrid advisors another vote of confidence in its own new study yesterday

Friday 2.25.11
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
Frederick Van Den Abbeel has made CNBC his ally in recruiting RIAs to his Florida-based custodian

Trade-PMR is elbowing its way into the RIA custody market with cheap software and expensive advertising slots
Florida custodian is opening its doors to career-changers and smaller IBD reps who want to become RIAs

Wednesday 2.10.10
Jim Warren: I promised Art [Tambaro] I would seek out reasons to stay as opposed to reasons for leaving

Why a Royal Alliance champion gave up the cause after AIG made changes
Jim Warren made personal pleas to Art Tambaro but a small IBD nabbed his RIA

Monday 12.7.09
Brooke Southall: I separate brokers as people from brokers as an institution

Welcome to RIABiz on day one
Online publication for financial advisors debuts from Sausalito, Calif.

Thursday 8.6.09
Mark Tibergien: Plays role in marrying RIA and brokerage assets

Pershing puts RIA custody on desktop of thousands of IBD reps (One of three articles in a series)
Pershing makes mini-custodians out of broker-dealers

Thursday 8.6.09

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