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Charles Goldman: Any company on the block for a year ... that's not good.

Charles Goldman becomes board chairman for Genworth Financial Wealth Management after playing a mastermind role in its purchase by private-equity buyers
The Advizent co-founder and former Fidelity and Schwab RIA chief sees potential to jumpstart the $20-billion TAMP after its two-year slump

Monday 10.7.13
Steve Lockshin: I think we were surprised at the resistance from the entire industry.

What led to Advizent's end and why Steve Lockshin is unfazed, even energized
The RIA business -- including custodians, asset managers and advisory firms -- lived up to its reputation of resisting cooperation

Wednesday 5.15.13
Charles Goldman: Once you take someone else's money, you have a commitment.

Advizent will close its doors after a final flurry of negotiations
Charles Goldman and Steve Lockshin had a moment of truth after receiving offers for funding

Thursday 3.28.13
Jack Bogle was lending his experience and reputation to Advizent.

Jack Bogle steps aside as senior standards chairman at Advizent
The Vanguard legend reportedly had competing interests for his time

Friday 12.28.12
Readers most 'liked' a May story that featured an enigmatically unpeopled office (think IPO cash) and some old fashioned gumshoe reportage.

RIABiz' 10 most-read stories of 2012: What fascinated you and why
Facebook, fallout from DOL's new 401(k) regs and happenings at Advizent, Addepar and Windhaven were reader catalysts

Wednesday 12.26.12
Michelle Draper: Bringing in other custodians to RIA Stands for You is still on the table.

Schwab is set to connect RIAs outside its referral network to HNW investors through its 'Got-milk'-style campaign
RIA Stands for You will use things like digital New Yorker ads, messaging and candid videos with RIAs is funneling down to phone calls from virgin prospects

Monday 11.19.12
Bernie Clark: It's highly unlikely you'll see a five-year program. We'll continue to morph.

Schwab is creating an RIA MBA-equivalent to grease the skids of internal succession -- and internships to build an RIA worker-bee talent grab pile
One area of weakness for RIAs is finding the resources, time and expertise to train people, and Schwab is addressing the need

Thursday 11.15.12
Philip Palaveev: Wirehouses would be wise to explore the opportunity to brand the teams alongside the national brand and to create compensation structures that give team captains control over the hiring and compensation of their team members.

The 10 things Morgan, Merrill, UBS and Wells Fargo could do if they really, really wanted to stem the RIA tide
Advisors are happy to hand over the blueprint to wirehouses because they're certain the firms are too fainthearted to execute it

Tuesday 10.9.12
Charles Goldman: The number of hybrids has been tapering off and it's been tapering off for a while.

How Charles Goldman, Philip Palaveev, Brian Hamburger and Tim Oden -- and my cabbie -- caught my attention at MarketCounsel Summit
Tussles over scale, branding and professional service played out vividly in Vegas

Friday 9.28.12
Joe Duran: Your competition will not be Merrill Lynch. It will be the big players with value that you can't match.

Joe Duran lays out his latest case for why wirehouses -- and classic RIAs -- risk losing out to a coming oligopoly of new-model holistic firms
The coming 'life management' model won't be addressed by the big guys or the little ones in this very young industry, says the United Capital CEO

Friday 9.21.12
Knut Rostad demanded to know what Elliot Weissbluth meant by 'zero conflicts of interest.'

The two dramatic moments everyone was buzzing about at the MarketCounsel conference
Elliot Weissbluth, Knut Rostad, Charles Goldman and Joe Duran helped show us why thought leadership begins when sparks fly

Tuesday 9.18.12
If any characteristic should be rewarded, it's courage.

5 recent acts of courage in the RIA business
Scott Leonard, Tim Kochis, Ron Rhoades, Steve Lockshin and Mike Brown have each shown backbone in their own way

Monday 9.10.12
Steve Lockshin: We cannot be left to regulate ourselves.

Lockshin: All advisors must deal with the threat of low industry standards -- before investors do it for them
The gains of the last 20 years could be scuttled if advisors don't band together to raise the standards of training and education

Friday 8.17.12
Rob Francais: I knew they were cut from the same cloth.

Why Deloite Touche talent is such a coveted building block at some esteemed RIAs
The changing challenge of serving the ultra-affluent is demanding skills that look more like Big Four accounting than the four wirehouses

Thursday 8.16.12
Rep. Spencer Bachus fired off a WSJ Op-Ed pushing for his bill two weeks after he had tabled it -- leaving advisors gobsmacked.

Amazed and confused: Advisors struggle to make sense of Bachus' Wall Street Journal Op-Ed salvo
House panel chief dives back into the oversight fray, but confusion persists over timing, intentions

Tuesday 8.7.12
Jack Bogle is the first of seven big names that Advizent plans to put on its board.

Advizent makes Jack Bogle its standards czar, a no-pay, no-conflict position
The RIA brand will depend on a gold standard of rules and audits

Tuesday 7.31.12
Frank Troise: There's exceptional demand. We just don't have enough advisors on the platform.

How one firm is supposedly cracking the lead generation code to the tune of 50,000 advisors supplied -- by, for now, not trying to create referrals
Investor Watchdog, FreeRetirementReport and Vestorly are among the firms seeing growth but are grappling with vetting issues -- of both advisors and clients

Thursday 6.21.12
Charles Goldman: We've barely scratched the surface of our networks.

Advizent hits $100-billion asset target in a matter of weeks triggering hires
The RIA grand brand and co-op gains momentum as Charles Goldman goes all-in

Monday 6.4.12
Monique Miller knows alternative investments from her days with Caxton Associates.

Dynasty Financial hires an expert to help it build an alternative-investments inventory
Monique Miller brings her Caxton expertise and Dynasty is also poaching Austin Philbin, overseer of 100-plus MSSB advisors,

Friday 6.1.12
John Burns: We knew we weren't qualified to get this figured out.

RIAs are merging then making up names like Exencial, Syntal, Aspiriant and Private Ocean but experts question the practice
Creating names solves a multitude of problems but may also create a bigger one in a high touch industry

Wednesday 5.9.12
Pig ugly? The offending image on Betterment's blog post

After outcry, Betterment 86's (but not on purpose) a blog post inflaming advisors
BrightScope and Josh Brown lead charge against up-and-coming web-based investment management companies for their bad-itude against advisors

Friday 5.4.12
Gerald Graves: Scope creep can be disastrous to an individual and to a company.

How Gerald Graves grounded a high-flying career trajectory to get back to basics -- with a 6-foot-11 former NBA player at his side
After top executive spots at Schwab Institutional and M Financial, Graves started Filagree Advisors from scratch and is careful to avoid 'scope creep'

Tuesday 4.24.12
Jon Jones: Five years ago, I would have said I would never spend $500,000 a year on marketing. But now I'd be surprised if I don't spend a million.

Why a $2-billion RIA is embracing the idea of a $1 million annual marketing tab, and how Advizent fits in
Brighton Jones is getting marketing religion despite needing very little to get to its current size in 12 years

Monday 4.9.12

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