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Michael Paley: It would have been tougher to leave three years ago. It was still in the prove-it mode.

How a $1.3-billion Manhattan, Raymond James RIA won a top exec from the roll-up down the street: Focus Financial
Michael Paley comes to Klingman & Assoc. with a mandate to add billions in AUM for his fellow-but-elder Princeton tiger

Wednesday 6.25.14
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
John Lueken - r. - with Tim Pagliara: There is a significant tax advantage ... as well as a sizeable general cost of living improvement

This 32 year-old Goldman Sachs trader chucked New York for a $1-billion RIA outside Nashville
Embodying a reverse brain drain, John Lueken bolted for for the country-music capitol -- and not because of his way with a guitar

Monday 5.5.14
Trey Tune: It's the right place to build a business in the private client space.

How an Alex. Brown spin-off grew to be a $46 billion RIA and how a Brown Brothers breakaway fits in to its plan for accelerated growth
The Baltimore-based firm, Brown Advisory, will invade Bank of America's hometown with an up-to-date investing approach and Old Money flavor

Wednesday 2.5.14
Ron Carson: I have an account at Betterment.

Why Ron Carson brought Steve Lockshin onto his team and how Betterment fits into their plans
The head of LPL's flagship RIA and Barron's top independent advisor of 2011 are pooling brainpower and embracing the possibility of deploying strategic robo-advice

Tuesday 1.28.14
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
Laurie Kamhi: Being a partner and having a say in future development is important to me.

HighTower shifts into high gear with a three-team, $1.2 billion AUM in-three-weeks spree
An alpha predator in 2010, 2011, the Chicago-based rollup, now with with 260 employees, roars again, twice at Merrill Lynch and once at UBS

Monday 12.2.13
Mark Tibergien in Part II: The balance of power has shifted to advisors, regardless of whether they are on a broker-dealer platform or a custody platform.

Part I: Is the era of the monolithic RIA custodian coming to an end?
RIAs, small custodians, co-ops, study groups, roll-ups, TAMPs, compliance shops, OSJ and IBDs are all chipping away at much of what fit under the roofs of Schwab, Fidelity, TD and Pershing

Friday 11.1.13
David Canter: From the session on valuation, we learned that it's more complex than most are willing to admit.

What happened when Fidelity Investments called 25 deal-making protagonists to its Boston sanctum for a talk about the suboptimal RIA M&A market
David Canter recounts what his company set out to do, who showed up and what the pooling of ideas yielded

Monday 9.30.13
Brad Sullivan: I have a four-year-old son. I would not put my son at risk if I didn't think this move was worth it.

Why a young Morgan Stanley team moved to Beverly Hills Wealth Management -- with a child in mind
The breakaway movement continues to revive fueled by mid-sized firms like Sullivan Wealth Management despite a bull market

Thursday 7.25.13
John Furey:  Most deals get stuck when a proposed transaction is accretive for only one party.

How, strangely, money gets downplayed in RIA deal making and why it helps explain an anemic flow
Culture, fit, philosophy and a firm handshake are all swell, but without a financial bettering of the parties' interests, a deal rarely progresses

Friday 5.10.13
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
Leo Kelly: I broached the subject and said I'd really like for us to work together some day.

This RIA recruited the Morgan Stanley manager who almost recruited him ...
... right after he grabbed a Fortigent CIO-type and hotshot Merrill advisor

Thursday 2.28.13
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
Elliot Weissbluth: Because we didn't need the money, we passed.

HighTower passes up $40 million capital raise, takes a big breather from deals and implements a pacing regimen
The Chicago-based gazelle may chase capital markets next year, but expect deals to resume in early 2013

Monday 12.17.12
John Furey:  Ignoring changes to the market could be dangerous and outright irresponsible.

How RIAs are becoming as complacent as wirehouses -- and what it'll take to snap out of it
There is empirical evidence that challenges are increasing but also reasons to believe they can be met

Monday 12.10.12
Marty Bicknell: If the phone rings, we'll be opportunistic.

Marty Bicknell self-declares a slowdown after bringing on $700 million more of RIA assets to punctuate an epic streak of deals
The Mariner CEO's personal barnstorming led to more than tripling his firm's assets from $2 billion to $6.5 billion with Brinton Eaton as 2012's finishing touch

Thursday 12.6.12
John Waldron: We know that LPL is putting things in place so that it can focus on the ultrahigh-net worth market, but we wanted to be with partners who already have those services in place.

$1.2 billion RIA breaks it off with LPL as new beaux Fidelity and Pershing vie ardently for favor
Seeking support for its superrich clients, Waldron Wealth lets the big IBD down easy, retaining its subsidiary, Fortigent

Wednesday 11.7.12
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
Eugene Lerner: As we can do some good, I'll be here.

How HighTower brought an 83-year-old, $600-million breakaway broker back from the wirehouse side
After Eugene Lerner moved his RIA to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, HighTower lured the former pupil of Milton Friedman and professor of Alan Greenspan back to the RIA world

Tuesday 7.24.12
Michael Nathanson promised deals -- and quickly delivered.

Mintz Levin sells its $1.2 billion RIA, and Focus Financial nabs the assets through a partner firm
In an all-Boston deal, The Colony Group becomes a $2.5 billion behemoth only months after hooking up with the big New York consolidator

Thursday 5.31.12
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
Christopher Mason is keeping his assets at Fidelity: "They don't have quarterly earnings and they don't do stupid things."

Why one UBS advisor broke away even knowing that his former partner would keep the 401(k) assets
Christopher Mason is establishing Fontis as part of CONCERT but hasn't given up hope of selling his portfolio management skills on UBS' platform

Thursday 5.17.12
John Furey: Everyone just hit it off.

John Furey is creating a think-tank out of six big RIAs that want to grow like roll-ups without the pressures of an IPO
The Alliance for RIAs includes Savant Capital, Carson Wealth, Beacon Pointe, Stratos and Highline

Monday 4.30.12
Joan Khoury: We have flexibility of delivering advice to a broader range of investors.

LPL lures top execs away from Merrill Lynch, MSSB
Such defections from the wirehouse world to the IBD arena would not have happened even 10 years ago, recruiters say

Monday 3.5.12
Ryan McDermott: It's a proven business model, highly, highly validated. I get to work within that.

Why a $6 billion New York RIA is finally making its California debut
The partners of BBR found a fellow Goldman Sachs alum they could trust 3,000 miles away

Tuesday 2.28.12
Tim Oden: The amount of due diligence they're conducting is so deep. I just can't imagine they'd go to that trouble to just kick the tires.

Breakaway Movement II is kicking in, say Schwab and Fidelity execs
Spurred by waning wirehouse retention packages, a wave of advisors are poised to jump ship in 2012

Wednesday 8.10.11
Ron Carson is training -- and recruiting -- out in the Arizona desert.

Eavesdropping: Ron Carson gets an electric reception at his PEAK event, and calms the waters surrounding his new RIA
A peek inside the Excell conference

Friday 5.6.11
Columnist Frank Pizzichillo on the decision points that finally led a brokerage team to make the break.

The Leading Indicator: The story of an intern, a broker and what might be the longest breakaway sales cycle ever
Merrilll Lynch's odd ducks are the independent world's $400 million AUM swans

Thursday 9.16.10
Tom Nally: I think joiners are going to take the breakaway trend to the next level.

9 things to know about the breakaway-to-RIA movement and why it's likely to get bigger
In a down market, RIAs need a new growth strategy and small brokers a safe landing place

Wednesday 5.26.10

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