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Danny Sarch: I don't think this is desperate at all. If you don't have money, then you can't make the deals.

Ameriprise makes its move upmarket by first moving its bonus payouts to Wall Street levels
The Minneapolis-based broker jacks its sticker bid to 150% bonuses of brokers' last 12-months of revenue

Friday 6.13.14
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
Mike Papedis: We are not engaged in responding to gossip and we are sticking to our business strategy.

Top recruiter Kevin Geary exits HighTower
The departure of the acclaimed Schwab veteran is a palpable sign for some that the roll-up is going in a new direction

Monday 1.27.14
 Raymond James recruited Becky Wiles, Terry Wiles, Heather Monzote, Ryan Smith and two hound puppies, Maia and Sky, in December.

The story behind how Raymond James won two big teams from LPL and Wells Fargo in the past couple of weeks
When the mid-sized Florida broker-custodian takes on bigger giants, it plays the little-guy card

Tuesday 1.7.14
Patrick Burns: The shift was sudden.

Backs to the wall, wirehouses renew legal efforts to stem team breakaways -- with junior partners sparking the tension
Lawsuits by Merrill, UBS, Morgan Stanley have been spiking in recent months, according to industry observers and lawyers, and it can take precious time and big money to make them go away

Wednesday 10.23.13
Sharon Miller: We partner back and forth between Merrill Lynch and Merrill Edge so it is seamless.

The amazing success of Merrill Edge and why some legacy Merrill brokers think it's eating their seed crop
It won $87 billion in brokerage assets in three years, but some old Merrill Lynch vets say it's just pulling emerging accounts away from thems

Monday 9.23.13
Ryan Marcus: My job is to bring them to the big dance.

After a head-fake, Royal Bank of Canada shows it's back (or never left) in the RIA game with two NextGen hires
100 brokers have moved to RBC's broker dealer or RIA unit in the last 4 years though some recruiters need convincing that the RIA unit is more than a retention tool

Thursday 9.5.13
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
Mark Casady: When our same-store sales are up, then recruiting is typically down.

LPL, Raymond James and TD data -- and Walt Bettinger, Mike Durbin comments -- reveal rotten first quarter for breakaways
Mark Casady's explanation is hard to swallow for Danny Sarch, Mindy Diamond; Bettinger inveighs against 'rat trap' of checkbook recruiting; Ryan Shanks says advisors are "numb to the chaos"

Friday 4.26.13
Matt Sonnen: I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and I hope I can help others avoid those.

Focus Financial goes after $100-million wirehouse brokers after hiring five employees suited to the task
The big New York aggregator will put the brokers through a one-year seasoning process before placing them in RIA foster homes

Monday 4.15.13
Scott Curtis says the payout changes were made with RIA custodians like Schwab, TD Ameritrade and Pershing in mind more than broker-dealers.

Raymond James launches 'phenomenal' RIA-like pay structure to the $100 million set
The custodian hopes its keep-all-the-gravy pay scheme will keep its own advisors from defecting and win would-be RIAs

Tuesday 3.19.13
Howard and I were passing the 'cool old house' and noticed a 'For Rent' sign.

How a top RIA recruiter made an 18th century landmark into a breakaway safe house
Burgundy ooze and bats were daunting but the American Revolution-era structure is now home to cloud technology and flat-screen TVs

Thursday 3.7.13
Mindy Diamond: You can imagine the size of transition packages that he was offered and turned down.

HighTower grabs sought-after $650 million Merrill Lynch 'life sciences' team and shrugs off recent deal slowdown
In the old money town of Philadelphia, the strategic buyer is 'planting a flag' and going after new wealth created in the biotech realm

Wednesday 2.20.13
Haley Rockwell: It didn't make sense to structure it as an acquisition, because I want to grow with the business.

How three small firms backed with big-time M&A muscle brought in $450 million with strategic buys
There are vivid back stories behind each Focus-owned firm's deal; taken together they could show the way forward for the aggregator model

Thursday 1.24.13
Dwight Mathis: By the time they graduate after 43 months it'll put clear blue sky between us and our competition.

Merrill Lynch makes bold moves to train new recruits for an RIA-centric future
The rethought training program suits up new advisors -- many of them career changers -- for independence as well as for the wirehouse path

Wednesday 11.21.12
Mark Sear says that referring clients to outside lenders was not working well for his firm.

First Republic pays a staggering sum for Luminous Capital, sources say, and shifts the breakaway and M&A games in the bargain
Recruiters are getting renewed interest from big wirehouse teams and the $125 million deal shows that breakaway brokers can realize big enterprise value in short order

Thursday 11.8.12
Matt Dillig: Everybody calls the same people but not everyone has the same outcome.

How a young, new HighTower recruit built his business to $1 billion in assets with just 30 clients
Matt Dillig's team is the Chicago aggregator's first 'get' from Credit Suisse, known for its superwealthy clients

Wednesday 8.22.12
Scott Smith: It almost seems like collecting the $15 fee would be more labor for UBS then it's worth.

Is UBS channeling its inner IBD in levying $15 charges on its advisors for redundant mobile devices?
The wirehouse's charges seem on target on paper but are they penny rational and pound foolish?

Wednesday 8.8.12
Walt Bettinger: This is a whole new ball game when you're a franchise with Schwab

Walt Bettinger explains to Wall Street why some prospects are balking at investing in Schwab franchises
The Schwab CEO tells listeners of the interim update that the $10 million asset-gathering quota is a psychological hurdle -- but one that can be overcome

Friday 4.27.12
Tim Oden: If this doesn't get you motivated to make calls every morning then you need to check your pulse.

Fed up wirehouse advisors more eager to leave than ever, study says
A whopping three out of four advisors would take a call from an RIA recruiter, the Schwab study shows -- but what then?

Tuesday 2.28.12
With Sallie Krawcheck purged, 'the game is about to change in a big way', a former Merrill exec says.

Merrill Lynch brokers brace for sweeping comp changes as Sallie Krawcheck departs BoA and takes her advocacy with her
It's like 2008 all over again with some brokers just wanting out as clients question choice of employer, recruiter says

Wednesday 9.7.11
Bill Dwyer: They probably just wore us down. The press just asked for more and more access.

LPL opens focus11 to reporters for first time - with provisos
With the big IBD's business mix tilting more toward RIA custody, more open media policies seem to have followed

Friday 8.5.11
Alois Pirker: Firms will have to renew retention bonuses next year or brokers will jump ship.

RIAs and online brokers are winning the market-share game
Wirehouses will have to re-up retention bonuses or see mass migrations of top producers

Wednesday 7.27.11
Michael Durbin: It may seem elegant and easy to take a check and walk across the street, but it’s important to spend the time to get to the right destination.

Fidelity study: Breakaway RIAs could pocket millions in after-tax profits
Dazzling wirehouse retainer deals are nice but going it alone can pay much, much better after taxes get figured in

Tuesday 6.7.11
John Peluso: "We believe in choice."

FiNet's wirehouse-lite model scores with advisors
Investment in recruiting pays off with highest average assets among IBDs

Thursday 5.12.11
Mindy Diamond: In a perfect world, most advisors would say that they would love to have their own business, and control their destiny.  But it’s not a perfect world.

The six traits that separate successful independents from wirehouse denizens
Mindy Diamond's advice on how to see the realistic reflection in the mirror.

Friday 4.29.11
Mindy Diamond: Right now, independence is what’s hot.

Why Mindy Diamond is morphing her firm away from pure wirehouse recruiting
Fees are still paid on contingency so a sit-down with her consultancy costs nothing

Friday 4.29.11
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
Charles Huebner: You can see it in their eyes. They say: You can tell what it is like to take the risk.

Two senior UBS brokers pass on retirement to pursue aggressive breakaway plan
Huebner and Jagger are winding up, not down with multi-faceted growth strategy

Tuesday 3.16.10
Chet Helck: We are still attracting top-tier advisors

Raymond James wins breakaway brokers that are 'pragmatists'
With the get-me-out-of-here mentality mostly gone, a breakaway of a more deliberate stripe steps forward, recruiter says

Saturday 2.13.10




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