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Andrew Ghezzi: The most sensitive issue, hands down, was how to convey trust in an online environment.

A departing NestWise advisor tells what he learned from the whole experience
Andrew Ghezzi's experience with the mass-market, online entity was a pleasant surprise, but it was troubling that he was winning clients largely in proportion to their physical proximity to Boston

Tuesday 10.29.13
Esther Stearns:  I remain committed to that mission.

Why exactly LPL Financial nixed NestWise and how OSJs, once again, may be wagging the big dog
The event is eerily similar to BloombergBlack's full stop, one analyst says, but LPL's story has its own twists, it seems

Tuesday 9.3.13
Esther Stearns: We are not really recruiting advisors in the sense LPL does. We're training them to become good advisors.

NestWise is starting to take shape and take flight under LPL's wing -- and from under Schwab's shadow
The San Fran-based venture, headed by a former Schwabie, is pioneering technology, mass-affluent retainers and choice of labor pool, for starters

Wednesday 2.13.13
Victor Fetter will be the face of LPL's technological skunkworks in North Carolina

LPL poaches top Dell exec to rewire outsourcing and head hundreds in new technology 'town'
Victor Fetter is reporting directly to Mark Casady and will help hire 60 techies in the next 45 days

Friday 12.14.12
Kent Smetters: One of the pain points of a TAMP is that it takes so long to put together a plan.

LPL Financial rolls up an unusual RIA to use as a cornerstone of its TAMP-like mass-market venture
The big broker-dealer is buying Veritat Advisors, renaming it NestWise, and using a Wharton professor's technology to crack the case of managing multi-hundred-client practices

Tuesday 7.10.12
Mark Casady is taking his most proven talent and giving her a challenge with a potentially momentous payoff.

LPL cannibalizes executive talent and launches mass-market entity
If anyone can crack the uncrackable low-end market, it's Esther Stearns, analysts and headhunters say

Thursday 4.19.12

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