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Joel Bruckenstein: When you're strong you can afford to overpay a little bit.

How Joe Mansueto's purchase of ByAllAccounts is mostly a show of faith in the Morningstar brand, global reach and the future of asset-quarterbacking as a billable service
The Woburn, Mass.-based aggregator has the dubious distinction of being a near-monopolist that can't quite crack the profits puzzle, sources say

Friday 4.25.14
Joe Mansueto sees the buy 'particularly bolstering our offerings that support an advisor’s workflow.'

Why Morningstar's purchase of ByAllAccounts might be a bigger deal than its paltry $28-million price tag shows
The Chicago firm becomes the king of charging for held-away assets facilitation and has a view into the data of its competitors

Wednesday 4.2.14
BloombergBlack, which registered as an RIA with the SEC in 2010, has 33 employees, including former branch managers from TD Ameritrade and Fidelity will occupy a few square feet of this building.

What is up with Bloomberg launching an RIA, BloombergBlack, and hiring a bunch of ex-TD, -Fido and -Schwab folks to staff it?
It's not clear how this fits in with Bloomberg's bigger plan and the effort seems a little tentative but the data giant has resources

Wednesday 5.8.13
John Prendergast: [Current data aggregation is] like buying copper pipe when you want a finished bathroom. Blueleaf is the finished bathroom

How Blueleaf sees itself taming the RIA's two betes noire -- and how it is being challenged on that
The new-ish Cambridge-based company has big deals with Redtail and MoneyGuidePro and hopes, amid skepticism aplenty, to literally change wealth management

Monday 2.11.13
Mike Paulus: Our goal is to be transformative from a technology perspective.

Addepar means to be the only technology platform RIAs will ever need -- and has MIT minds and PayPal money to back it up
The Silicon Valley fast-riser already won over Mark Zuckerberg's advisor and aims to serve the complex, high-end advisory offices

Monday 6.11.12
Reed Colley: We don't make people pay twice for two programs.

Black Diamond is setting its sights on smaller advisors and other things I learned over breakfast with Reed Colley
Advent Custodial Data and Moxy are now part of the Black Diamond arsenal and pricing may become attainable for small RIAs with moxie

Wednesday 6.6.12
Iconiq's San Francisco offices are little more than a receptionist's desk and a row of trading screens -- but it's more than enough to manage the assets of Facebook's billionaires.

How the Facebook IPO is creating the mother of all RIAs, Iconiq, and what an in-your-face it is for Wall Street
Breakaway out of Morgan Stanley, Divesh Makan, attracts the Mark Zuckerbergs and Sheryl Sandbergs of the world with his pedigree and presence

Friday 5.18.12
James Carney: The cost of [paying] us versus what they get [in revenues] is a rounding error.

ByAllAccounts doubled advisory assets aggregated to $400 billion in 2011
New partners like Redtail Technology, Envestnet and AssetBook helped pave the way

Monday 3.12.12
Tim McAfee:There should be a better way to allow independent reps to have access to great technology.

Advisor Tested: Market76 is trying to be a better, cheaper platform for advisors -- free, in fact
A former advisor is trying to find the happy medium between jerry-built in-house systems and platforms with too many moving parts

Thursday 3.1.12
James Carney: Advisors are not a focus of their business (at CashEdge).

Fiserv purchase of CashEdge could affect account aggregation space
$465 million deal is mostly a payment processing technology-grab, according to ByAllAccounts

Thursday 7.7.11
Jim Lumberg: Our ambition is to become the leading provider of aggregation performance reporting and billing solutions in the marketplace, and we’re investing accordingly.

Envestnet unbundles portfolio management software for RIAs and it won't be a sideshow
The Chicago firm serves 19,000 TAMP clients with technology, now it wants to take on Advent/Black Diamond

Wednesday 7.6.11
Scott Dell'Orfano: Two years ago, advisors were all about calming clients down.

What a slew of recent RIA surveys say about the firms' hunger for growth
Firms are ready to hire and recruit investors but they're aware that pitfalls abound

Thursday 6.16.11
Rob Major: If you have 200 reports that do everything but cook you breakfast in the morning, you have a system that is unaffordable for 80% of the advisors that are out there.

After tortoise-like beginnings, AssetBook is now on-the-hop in portfolio management software
Rob Major takes what he learned in building Techfi to make AssetBook a functional, no-frills system

Wednesday 5.25.11
Frank Maiorano: “It’s like Intel inside. Our advantage is that your rebalancing and performance reporting will be part of the process without taking an additional step.”

Trust Company of America adds inexpensive Black Diamond technology -- in its own way
Certain advisors want hyper-customized performance reporting

Tuesday 4.19.11
Ron Fiske: Bachelorhood is overrated.

(Updated) Ron Fiske comes aboard at Envestnet as company unveils its grander technology vision
The former high-level advisory exec at Fidelity will sit at the right hand of Bill Crager and court RIA custodians

Monday 11.29.10
Venture capitalist Skip Besthoff: You can't just get a bunch of engineers and throw them at the problem... That gave me confidence as an investor.

ByAllAccounts scores another round of venture capital by dominating niche
The account aggregation company impressed new VC firm with high growth and sunny prospects

Thursday 9.9.10
James Carney: It’s starting to grow because it works.

After more than a decade of trying, ByAllAccounts is gaining momentum with advisors -- by taking a new tack
The account aggregation company is working with former competitors like Advent Software

Thursday 6.3.10
Karla Paxton: We don’t care what we pull, we don’t care where we send it to.

Tech Review: ByAllAccounts has built its company brick by brick and the result is a solid product
The account aggregation provider's interface isn't flashy, but it functions well

Thursday 6.3.10
James Carney: There's little pushback from clients on the idea of fees on held-away assets

Nearly half of advisors now charge clients to manage held-away assets
Shift in billing protocol solves problems for advisors and the clients

Thursday 2.18.10

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