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Adam Bold: What if the casual observer isn't able to discern what one franchisee does versus another.

Alleging gambling habits, SEC concerns and steady AUM declines, The Mutual Fund Store is offering $5.5 million to Jeff Roper to sell and walk away
What Adam Bold wants, he says, is to force a settlement to keep the reputational fire from spreading out of control

Thursday 11.14.13
Jeff Roper: It's hundreds of pages for millions of dollars.

The Mutual Fund Store sues its own mega-franchisee to force sale of three stores
Franchisee Jeff Roper says he's good on the price and terms but still not comfortable about the 'hundreds of pages' accompanying the term sheet

Tuesday 11.5.13
Christopher Dean: Our view is that more assets are going to move out of the traditional brokerage channel.

The 19 ways private equity has juiced up the RIA business and how it's working out
RIAs, rollups, technology companies, RIA-friendly IBDs are among the firms soaking up the high-ROI capital

Wednesday 1.2.13
Mitchell Reiner: It's advisors that created this, [it's] not a 1-800 number.

How a $1 billion Atlanta RIA is getting fellow RIAs to funnel it their small-ticket clients
Wela nabbed $40 million right off the bat from its parent, Capital Investment Advisors LLC, and has Schwab veteran Paul Scudellari to ensure that assets are soon measured in billions

Thursday 10.4.12
Anthony Rochte will bring his State Street ETF smarts to bear at Fidelity's new division, SelectCo.

Fidelity launches major division in Denver with an 'ETF quarterback' calling the shots
The new venture appears to be the Boston giant's long-awaited foray into exchange traded funds but some details are still being carefully guarded

Monday 9.17.12
Ric Edelman: We are very actively seeking a buyer who will provide a better offer than Lee.

Ric Edelman strikes a private-equity deal that subtracts $2 million in expenses -- now let the after-bidding begin
Edelman Financial prepares to marry Lee Equity, but it's also open to a better offer

Tuesday 4.17.12
CEO Asheesh Advani aspires to partner Covestor with broker-dealers and institutional investors, and to expand the firm's content.

Unfazed by declining assets, VC-backed Covestor has another go with a new CEO and some concessions to the old-fashioned machinery of investment advice
The good news is that it has 400 clients -- up from 150 a year ago -- but can the company still be seen as primarily web-based?

Friday 3.23.12
Shirl Penney and Todd Thomson: The reason to [go independent] is that you want to build equity in something that's yours."

The top 10 people to watch in the RIA business in 2012, Part 2
Keeping an eye on those gaining the most ground in the fleet-footed RIA industry

Tuesday 3.13.12
John Bunch: I felt like I can go out on top and do something different.

A few words with John Bunch as he steps into the CEO spot at The Mutual Fund Store
Getting recruited away from TD Ameritrade was a shock but ultimately one that captured his heart

Tuesday 2.14.12
John Bunch's decision to join The Mutual Fund Store sets up a major expansion.

John Bunch is hired as the new CEO of The Mutual Fund Store
The TD Ameritrade and Schwab veteran is charged with dotting the country with MFS company outlets as Adam Bold moves over

Wednesday 2.8.12
Gene Goldman: I had butterflies in my stomach because I was so excited about the opportunity to work here.

Commonwealth, Cetera and The ETF Store take notable actions
Commonwealth replaces Fidelity technology; Cetera snags Gene Goldman; an LPL vet, and upstart ETF Store takes another page out of Adam Bold's book

Monday 8.22.11
Michael Martin has a new business plan for The Mutual Fund Store that involves big-league capital and expertise.

How Warburg Pincus plans to grow The Mutual Fund Store several-fold
National advertising, a shift to more company stores from franchises, delivering services by an e-commerce site and using ETFs are on the table at The Mutual Fund Store

Monday 8.1.11
Adam Bold says to expect more stores and more marketing

Mutual Fund Store sells controlling interest to Warburg Pincus
Giant of private equity world will play a passive role and Adam Bold will continue to run the show

Friday 7.29.11
Adam Bold: I got calls 10 years, 10 weeks and 10 days ago and as a prudent person, I listen to these things....clearly the bigger the company gets, the bigger all the numbers get in terms of growing the business.

Adam Bold: The Mutual Fund Store is not for sale
Company owner denies report but says he takes phone calls of outside financiers

Monday 6.27.11
Ric Edelman: It hasn’t proven to be a problem for Charles Schwab.

Radio-star RIAs drive giant growth at national chains one $400,000 investor at a time
Edelman and Mutual Fund Store each surpass $6 billion of assets and, post-recession, they're throwing up stores with abandon

Friday 3.25.11
Walt Bettinger: The Schwab brand is under-distributed.

Schwab eyes massive branch network expansion using independent operators
Leaner concept could become dominant retail channel for big San Francisco broker

Thursday 2.10.11
Paul Weisbruch: ETFs can trade at a discount or premium to NAV, but the statistically insignificant differences are used as a device of fear.

Criticism of ETFs is based on fear more than factual basis: columnist
Concerns over the illiquidity, manipulation and prices of ETFs get way overblown

Tuesday 6.22.10
Adam Bold: Higher trading costs will offset in whole or part ETFs’ lower operating costs.

How ETFs have been oversold when it comes to flexibility, lower costs and tax efficiency
ETFs are the new sacred cow, but Adam Bold calls them hamburger

Monday 5.10.10
Jeff Roper keeps a part-time legal practice in St. Louis but also owns RIAs in Harrisburg, Pa. Seattle and Fresno

Why and how a lawyer in St. Louis is running RIA franchises in Fresno, Seattle
A close-up look at how one investor uses The Mutual Fund Store as a way to tap the RIA opportunity

Monday 4.12.10
Stacey Schreft: Developed algorithm and back testing in attempt to best annuity methods

Big RIA cuts annuity companies out of the deal with new retiree program
Adam Bold creates cash flow system designed to avoid distress sales in bad times

Friday 9.25.09
Barron's editor: Study methodology kept opaque to public for competitive reasons

Barron's offers insight but declines interview about Top 100 study
Dow Jones editor clears up some issues by e-mail

Thursday 9.3.09
Ric Edelman: The classic mistake is for an advisor to hire himself.

What lessons can Barron's #1 rated financial advisor teach us?
The practices of Ric Edelman, Ken Fisher and Adam Bold share similar approaches

Monday 8.31.09
Adam Bold: We've found a world where people are in cash.

Branch openings at The Mutual Fund Store ground to a virtual halt
Pipeline of new franchisees starting to fill for 2010

Wednesday 8.26.09
Ric Edelman:Expects to double staff to 400 by end of 2010

RIA aims to take NYC with six new offices; Chicago, Detroit, SF, Miami to follow
Edelman move into greater Gotham is based on strong seminar response rate

Friday 8.21.09

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