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Stuart DePina of Tamarac is Envestnet's RIA connection

Observations on the Envestnet Advisor Summit from the carsick seat of a Chicago taxi cab
Brian Hamburger relayed his thoughts on 36 hours at Jud Bergman's 'house' on the way to the airport

Friday 5.16.14
Elliot Weissbluth: These are not simple lift-outs.

Elliot Weissbluth pooh-poohs the idea that HighTower faces channel conflict as 'stupid and uninformed'
The roll-up has added franchise- and outsource-type channels in the wake of a capital raise that failed to materialize

Friday 3.14.14
Tom Nally: You've got to build a good team and it's not a one-man show.

What two things Tom Nally says 'no' to in managing his $270-billion RIA empire
The TD Ameritrade chief of RIA custody sees no reason to handle advisor commission business or serve roll-ups geared to hybrids

Thursday 2.6.14
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
Ed Friedman started at Morgan Stanley in 1985 as an advisor and made his name in a blizzard in Watertown, N.Y.

Dynasty Financial Partners drops its passive-referral strategy and hires a ex-HighTower talent to engineer proactivity
Ed Friedman, once at Elliot Weissbluth's left hand, becomes right-hand man of Shirl Penney after two years of cooling his heels after departure from HighTower

Tuesday 12.3.13
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
Mike Papedis: For reasons unknown, it hasn't translated to movements.

Deal-making momentum is AWOL 'for reasons unknown,' but HighTower Advisors wins an outsource deal with a fresh $500 million Morgan Stanley breakaway
This deal looks pretty normal, but the Alabama sign-on looks like a pioneer in this eerily quiet market

Wednesday 9.18.13
Cara Williams: We do really want to be relevant in the retail space.

Mercer finally makes its 25,000 investment strategies available to RIAs with HighTower as its first big client
Once institutional-only, the New York giant sees greener pastures on the lower (retail) alps of the investment business

Thursday 7.11.13
Scott Wilder: We're gonna be a home for the pissed-off broker.

This Atlanta roll-up start-up plans to reach $1 billion right quick by using hedge fund cash to execute a Schwab template
Scott Wilder offers a 'home' for the $50M-$100M RIA with a no-fine-print 70% payout, Four Seasons offices and a piece of the pie

Wednesday 6.19.13
Roger Shaffer: At first, I was looking for an option that didn't exist.

Why Roger Shaffer happily agreed to become a 'HighTower' advisor without getting paid for his practice
After two decades at Merrill and then SunTrust, the Atlanta advisor finally found the right admixture of autonomy, open architecture and paternal assurance

Tuesday 6.4.13
Andrew Marsh: It's a way for them to manage the account and get paid on it.

A $15-billion roll-up-like venture in Canada gets a US foothold with a Dynasty Financial deal -- and vice-versa
With the deal, born on a frozen lake in Montana, both companies are attempting to keep assets from crossing their borders

Wednesday 5.1.13
Paul Pagnato: They love to block off a day, off-site, out of their business, out of their home, no distractions.

$2-billion HighTower practice hosts UHNW event relating to financial -- and personal -- security
When to tell kids how rich they are and how to unmask sketchy construction workers are two topics covered

Thursday 4.11.13
Margaret Towle had stops at Russell Investments, Northern Trust, a hedge fund, an asset manager and Greycourt before coming to HighTower, and leaving it.

HighTower loses RIA with $1 billion of assets and Northern Trust street cred
Margaret Towle broke the HighTower mold somewhat for having an RIA, not coming from a wirehouse, and serving only 10 clients

Friday 4.5.13
In a deal that rocked the RIA world, David Hou (pictured) and Mark Sear sold Luminous for a staggering $125 million in cash to a San Francisco bank.

10 most influential RIA figures going into 2013 and how they're reshaping the industry, Part 1
2012 was a year of drama as sweeping deals of unexpected size were struck and the industry took to the Hill to fight against FINRA overlords

Friday 3.8.13
Mike Papedis: Partnership is not for all advisors.

It won't be long before HighTower's fee-for-service channel revenues draw even with its partner firm revenues
Chicago aggregator is in talks with 50 firms about signing up with the newly unveiled Network and Alliance options

Monday 3.4.13
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
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
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
Schwab held IMPACT in Chicago this year but really the city was already very much on the RIA map.

The case for Chicago as an epicenter of the RIA world
The rise of registered investment advisors here means the city, once viewed as a very secondary financial center to New York and the Bay Area, is coming into its own in a big way

Tuesday 12.11.12
Rob Mooney: This is not about Merrill Lynch.

A mini-Merrill springs up with its own broker-dealer and plans to grow
Two former Merrill higher-ups brought aboard two teams of Merrill brokers -- and they're just getting started

Monday 12.3.12
Mindy Diamond says the Luminous deal shows that the potential payday of selling an RIA far exceeds the transition packages paid by wirehouses and other firms.

How the Luminous deal is rocking the recruiting world -- and may set the stage for more fireworks
The former Merrill stars effected an outsized cash deal with First Republic, proving that independence can have monetary rewards to match the psychic ones

Thursday 11.8.12
Brooke Southall: Roll-ups can look as different as Great Danes and lhasa apsos, but we can all agree that these two breeds are both very much dogs.

Why the term 'roll-up' should stay in the RIA vocabulary
It's a short term packed with tall meaning

Tuesday 10.16.12
Shirl Penney (l.) and Elliot Weissbluth (middle) take their turns listening as Rudy Adolf (r.) explains his firm's impressive M&A feats.

What exactly the CEOs of HighTower, Focus Financial and Dynasty Financial revealed when they shared a stage in Las Vegas
Aggregator honchos appeared together under the unloved roll-up tag to highlight differing and evolving facets of their firms

Tuesday 9.25.12
Elliot Weissbluth wowed the MarketCounsel crowd in Las Vegas with the news that HighTower will take on Dynasty Financial head-to-head

HighTower throws open its doors to non-partner firms who want service and/or brand
The Chicago-based consolidator announces in Las Vegas that it is gambling that it can deliver a business model similar to Dynasty Financial Partners

Friday 9.14.12
Sheila Delutri: I didn't participate in the women's lawsuit [against Merrill Lynch].

Merrill Lynch comes up snake eyes as HighTower rakes two Sin City teams off the table on the same weekend
With about $800 million in assets combined, the teams were bone-loyal to Mother Merrill for decades before everything changed in 2008 -- and kept changing

Friday 9.14.12
Peter Hess: We are happy where we are right now and won't be participating in any more acquisitions.

12 questions for Peter Hess
The freshly minted CEO talks about playing catch-up with cloud technology, Advent's acquisition plans and his continuing partnership with Reed Colley

Thursday 9.13.12
The M Resort is a sufficient RIA magnet -- though it shares characteristics with a suburban metroplex

'Ocean's Eleven'-grade RIA sharpies set to play Vegas at MarketCounsel's 2012 Summit
A remarkably varied lineup of industry A-listers are odds-on to spark lively conversation at the compliance confab

Friday 8.31.12
Matt Dillig: Everybody calls the same people but not everyone has the same outcome.

How a young, new HighTower recruit built his business to $1 billion in assets with just 30 clients
Matt Dillig's team is the Chicago aggregator's first 'get' from Credit Suisse, known for its superwealthy clients

Wednesday 8.22.12
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
Josh Kernan: I'm most concerned about these feeder fund platforms. You've actually created an additional level of risk to be concerned about.

A cottage industry of hedge funds-to-RIAs is springing up but so far the mutual fund industry looks like the big winner
It's a minor gold rush, but the entrepreneurs jumping into the niche are quick to identify the frailties in each other's approaches

Friday 7.20.12
Drew Nordlicht: We spent more of our time explaining the trust aspect of the firm.

Luring a $330 million team away from UBS, HighTower opens first San Diego office
After five years at Smith Barney, HighTower convinces the team to complete second big move in five years

Tuesday 7.3.12
Thomas Smith: There's nothing more exciting than planting the seed and watching it grow.

A giant San Francisco RIA is poaching a Northern Trust talent to create a Chicago duchy
Presidio Group is banking on Tom Smith being able to replicate his business building track record on its behalf -- a lot to live up to

Thursday 6.14.12
Elliot Weissbluth: A few years ago we had this meeting with just 20 of us in our old headquarters in the basement eating deli sandwiches.

What happened when HighTower assembled its RIAs at Trump Tower
300 aggregated folks dined lavishly and heard Ed Viesturs; and those perks may have a deeper purpose

Tuesday 5.15.12
Richard Saperstein: We wanted to keep our assets at one of the safest institutions in America.

Why some RIAs are jumping through hoops to custody assets with JPMorgan
After selling its RIA unit to RBC, its marquee name, sterling reputation and a new platform continues to draw advisors

Thursday 4.19.12
Danny Sarch: Some guys at Merrill have targeted this date for more than a year.

Merrill Lynch springs a 62-advisor, $13 billion asset leak in the first quarter
February was a cruel month for the wirehouse as payouts and retention bonuses came due; UBS came out smelling like a rose

Tuesday 4.17.12
Tony Sirianni: Everything's been faster, bigger, more.

How Washington Wealth is using a million-dollar carrot to lure centers of massive wirehouse influence
The Virginia-based firm is surpassing its growth targets by going way up the ladder for recruits

Wednesday 3.28.12
Fred St. Laurent: Sometimes it's complicated to move the other team at the same time.

Breaking away from Merrill with $1 billion of assets, a HighTower RIA returns to scoop up $200 million more
The advisors were on separate teams so Pagnato-Karp Group tested the waters then gave the all-clear signal to Charles Holt

Tuesday 3.27.12
John Copeland: We've been having a number of terrific conversations articulating our growth proposition to independent advisory firms.

AMG makes a dramatic entry into wealth management arena, buying majority stake in $10B Veritable
Veritable LP is the first in a series of very big RIAs the giant asset management firm has its eye on

Wednesday 3.21.12
Scott D'Alessandro is known to be a driven competitor and only sat out a few months after leaving Fidelity -- probably with decent severance pay.

Former Fidelity rainmaker lands at Schwab after both big custodians reshuffle their East Coast staffing
Scott D'Alessandro could boost Schwab's efforts to gain better traction with aggregators like United Capital and HighTower

Tuesday 3.20.12
Jordan Waxman: Our clients are so supportive of my athletic pursuits.

After swimming the English Channel, a $1.4 billion Merrill team member crosses over to HighTower
A New York firm with ultrarich family clients charted the tides for over a year before spanning the waters to independence

Tuesday 3.6.12
Leo Kelly: I say to my clients: This is going to be a household name.

HighTower wins a $700 million Merrill Lynch advisor in Maryland horse country and wrests an LA-based IAR from an RIA
The Chicago consolidator's transitions teams had a brutally busy Presidents' weekend bringing aboard teams on both coasts simultaneously, from Merrill and The Presidio Group

Thursday 2.23.12
Rudy Adolf: We have more capital than anyone else in the (advisory-buying) industry.

Focus Financial gains access to 'huge money' -- $320 million in credit
The capital hoard positions the big aggregator to double its advised assets, one observer says

Wednesday 2.1.12
Jim Pupillo: I looked at several vendor platforms to support us if we went completely independent.

HighTower stages its first raid of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's elite consulting unit
A famous loyalist, Jim Pupillo crusaded for years to bring about change internally at Smith Barney before finally defecting

Tuesday 1.24.12
Chip Roame: They can offer a traditional payout of 40% or so and pay for personnel, rent, technolog or they can pay a higher payout.

Wirehouses will create their own independent models, Tiburon report says
WIll 2012 be the year that wirehouse 'halfway houses' catch fire?

Thursday 1.19.12
Mike Durbin: We want to have the largest clients with the most assets. We're going after the largest teams and getting them.

Mike Durbin is putting his stamp on Fidelity as an RIA custodian for asset-flush breakaways
The leader is working to improve its customer services as the custodian pours big bucks into upgrading its tech offerings

Tuesday 10.25.11
HighTower plucked Ann Reider from an MSSB  branch in close proximity to HighTower's Chicago headquarters

Casting a wider net for talent, HighTower poaches an MSSB branch manager
After three years of relentlessly recruiting brokers from Wall Street firms, the strategic buyer will go to wirehouses to top off its managerial talent

Friday 10.21.11
Scott Dell'Orfano is one of a long line of Fidelity executives internally drafted into new positions.

Fidelity is shopping for new head of sales after Scott Dell’Orfano is tapped for semi-secret mission
Dell'Orfano and his team are developing product services and technology the better to lure major RIAs

Wednesday 10.19.11
Felipe Luna: While the wirehouse model certainly has its detractors the one thing it does really well is it support the advisor on client-based activities and that's why they're so much more productive. That's the crux of our model.

CONCERT Wealth Management nabbed 12 wirehouse teams in the last 12 months and this wirehouse-lite is just getting started
The San Jose-based firm targets advisors with as little as $100 million and it doubled in size in the last year

Tuesday 9.27.11
Jeff Leventhal: One lawsuit in a lifetime is enough. I followed the protocol to the T.

HighTower extends its winning streak of luring breakaways near the nation's capital
The Chicago aggregator has already tied last year's annual recruiting with more than three months to pad the mark

Wednesday 9.21.11
David Darnell spent time today letting Merrill Lynch brokers know that he's a banker sympathetic to generous brokerage compensation.

David Darnell tells Merrill Lynch advisors he won't mess with their pay
But recruiters say all comp factors don't necessarily show up on the official payout grid

Thursday 9.8.11
Margaret Towle: I'm really excited about the partnership structure.

Former Northern Trust CIO brings a cool billion and lofty credentials to HighTower
The RIA-to-RIA spin-away advisor will hold down offices in Seattle and Minneapolis and build support teams from scratch

Monday 8.22.11
Many of Paul Pagnato and David Karp's clientele have security concerns so they keep a low profile - including no photos.

Fearless Merrill Lynch team breaks away with $1 billion in broad daylight
Paul Pagnato and David Karp started their day in Washington DC and ended up in Reston, Va.

Tuesday 8.2.11
Pat Allen: You have to be able to improv with RIAs. They have their own agenda. The whole idea of the ad campaign is passé.

Why RIAs would rather go to Twitter than talk to a wholesaler
Asset managers are cutting out the middle-man by going straight to the Web, study says

Tuesday 8.2.11
Scott Collins: I felt there was a better way. I had one [platform] I could sell. It was like an advisor showing one mutual fund.

Two former LPL execs set up a breakaway boutique that works with Raymond James and Schwab, among others
Flush with IPO cash, Scott Collins and Scott Miller were determined to have open-recruiting architecture and more counseling

Friday 7.29.11
Mike Papedis: HighTower has had five 'eighth-inning' conversation in the last two weeks with with wirehouse teams with a combined $9 billion of assets.

Three telling conversations about where the RIA business is headed
In which RIABiz editor Brooke Southall talks with a recent widow in search of an advisor, the recruiting director of HighTower and the CEO of Focus Financial and gains a snapshot of the RIA arena, circa summer 2011

Thursday 7.14.11
Jeff Grinspoon faced one interesting breakaway challenge relating to his 100 year-old grandmother.

Big Morgan Stanley team on the Beltway hightails it to HighTower on second thought
The learning curve required for complete independence looked unpalatable when it came to decision time

Wednesday 7.13.11
Elliot Weissbluth: I can tell [advisors] life is better for you outside of the wirehouse and I didn’t know this fact three years ago.

HighTower dangles array of hedge funds to lure breakaways
Wirehouses have nothing on independents when it comes to access to hedge funds, firm says citing three-year study

Thursday 6.23.11
Robert Schein: Ten advisors called me. They said: 'You guys moved.' What more is there to the story?

HighTower is starting to run the poaching table in Palm Desert
The Chicago firm's phone is ringing after it wins a top Morgan Stanley team on the heels of nabbing Merrill breakaways

Thursday 6.2.11
Brian Amidei: We’ve gotten flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries.

HighTower wins a Palm Desert Merrill Lynch team in lightning fashion
Amidei, a former gas station owner and bond trader, knew what he wanted and acted fast

Monday 5.9.11
Rudy Adolf: “This is an area we wanted to invest in and we wanted to add additional resources. The thing we’ve figured out better than anyone else is how to invest in entrepreneurs.”

Focus Financial pivots to breakaway strategy with Fidelity recruit
Mark Dupont will put a new spin on the big aggregator but entrepreneurial bent remains

Monday 5.9.11
Dave Emma: Athletes get taken advantage of and that happened to me.

A hockey star went from being a Merrill Lynch client to a Merrill Lynch advisor to the latest Merrill Lynch breakaway
Despite misgivings for 20 years, Dave Emma stayed largely for the culture and then Bank of America came along

Friday 3.25.11
Ed Simmons has a doctorate from Harvard and a 24-year tenure with Merrill Lynch. He became an RIA on Friday.

Merrill Lynch and Bank of America cultural tension may spin out a new round of breakaways, recruiters say
A big Maine team goes to HighTower; more Merrill brokers in pipeline, says Weissbluth

Thursday 2.24.11
Chip Roame: This round of financial advisor aggregators is far better capitalized, and has far deeper management teams – and boards of directors.

This generation of advisor aggregators puts the roll-up ghosts to bed, for now
Questions linger about what some firms will look like post-IPO or merger

Thursday 2.3.11
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey: We’re in the beautiful position to buy best of class (products and services) nevertheless you need an in-house function to hold it together.

HighTower makes an executive out of a partner to fine-tune advisor access to investments
Former UBS advisor will simplify the bewildering investment-related choices afforded by open architecture

Wednesday 1.26.11
Rich Saperstein's practice has doubled its high net worth assets under management since joining HighTower.

Rich Saperstein helps establish new strategy for HighTower Advisors as he transforms his own $10 billion practice
New York practice executes first 'tuck-in' with addition of Steve Bogner

Tuesday 1.11.11
David Wisehaupt: It's "the greatest utility that I have owned in my business life."

Advisor Tested: iPad proves ideal for advisors on-the-go; the surprise is the effect on clients
The rock star of the mobile world evolves into a tool for reassurance and retention

Monday 1.10.11
Mark Hurley touched a nerve in 2010 by questioning the enterprise value of RIA practices.

The next 20 top stories and what they say about where the RIA business is headed
Big companies, big innovators, exclusive conferences and the 401(k) market riveted advisor attention

Wednesday 12.29.10
Shirl Penney: We wanted [the company] built to last rather than built to flip.

What exactly is Dynasty Financial Partners and why is the Smith Barney execs' startup gaining so much attention?
Some combination of a bold business model, powerful backers and good PR -- lawsuit aside -- made for a good break out of the gate

Monday 12.13.10
Barnaby Levin: When Morgan Stanley bought Smith Barney, their priority was to integrate platforms.

Inside the mind of one recent Morgan Stanley Smith Barney breakaway who landed at HighTower
Barnaby Levin chafed at how the wirehouse restricted the way he could serve a client list made up of top execs at start-ups

Monday 12.6.10
Mike Papedis: Elliot [Weissbluth CEO of HighTower] and I have been all over the country and getting sleep-deprived.

HighTower hires top recruiters from Schwab and LPL to help populate five new offices
Explosive West Coast growth -- including new offices in Portland, Scottsdale, LA and San Diego -- coupled with openings in Washington DC and Boston demands hiring more recruiters for more bandwidth

Friday 12.3.10
The Morgia Group breakaway to HighTower Advisors and Fidelity proceeded despite the big snow in Watertown, N.Y.

HighTower veteran helps Morgan Stanley Smith Barney team break away upstate New York style
A breakaway story from the perspective of the facilitator

Tuesday 11.30.10
Elliot Weissbluth: There are so many disaffected brokers at these firms.

HighTower adds an existing RIA and two big UBS producers to a burgeoning Silicon Valley office
CEO Weissbluth says that his company's pipeline is 'massive'

Wednesday 10.27.10
Charles Goldman: Off advisors' minds.

What do advisors care about? The new SEC that emerged in July, for one thing.
Plus, what a Smith Barney breakaway team is finding out about financial plans

Thursday 8.12.10
Andrew Morse: I have yet to work for an investment bank that hasn’t gone out of business or was brought back from the brink.

HighTower wins big UBS team and clinches 'critical mass'
The Chicago-based aggregator is breaking even and signing leases for more office space in three cities

Tuesday 8.3.10
Brett Sharkey: Quite honestly, I was not interested in the idea at first. Look! We have done it; we are out [of Smith Barney]. That taste of freedom is sweet.

HighTower wins its first-ever existing RIA after offering the breakaway a new way to do business -- and a chat with David Pottruck
Three Bridge Wealth Advisors surpised itself by giving up its 'sweet' freedom to regain the advantages of scale

Friday 7.23.10
Matt Camden shows off an iPad that is now compatible with HighTower's tech platform

HighTower Advisors and United Capital seek to stamp out wirehouse feel by embracing Apple technology
The aggregators see risk in standing pat with PC technology when advisors use Macs at home

Thursday 5.6.10
Elliot Weissbluth: The Dean Witter and Morgan Stanley cultures never integrated so you have two cultures taking in a third culture – Smith Barney.

HighTower doubles recruiting staff and seeks green pastures of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney brokers
Unforeseen interest in potential breakaways accelerates plans of big aggregator

Thursday 4.22.10
Readership on RIABiz has been surprisingly international

What do RIAs care about?
A breadcrumb path through RIABiz into the mind of financial services entrepreneurs

Wednesday 4.7.10
James Poer: NFP Securities has undergone a vast evolution and now aims to serve a broader market.

With Schwab [and maybe Fidelity] as custody partners, NFP is positioned to make a run at the hybrid market
If NFP IndeSuite catches on, the success could make up for some struggles on the roll-up side of the business

Friday 3.19.10
Malcolm Gladwell's insights on entrepreneurs in last week's New Yorker pertain to RIAs

What RIAs can learn from Malcolm Gladwell’s writings on entrepreneurs as risk averse
RIAs' success as entrepreneurs is in keeping with studies covered in a New Yorker article

Wednesday 1.20.10
Elliot Weissbluth is turning his guns on the Los Angeles market now that he's secured $100 million

Weissbluth lands war chest for HighTower Advisors [Updated]
The $100 million haul means the Chicago company can battle wirehouses for talent on equal footing

Tuesday 1.12.10
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey is helping to create a blueprint for globally-minded breakaways

HighTower Advisors nabs a UBS team and shifts to new recruiting gear
Chicago company creates comfy nest for breakaways with overseas clients

Tuesday 11.10.09
Ed Friedman: “We ask them, do you really need somebody just to get lunch and coffee?”

The seven things I learned from roll-up executives in Princeton, including not to call them that
Four CEOs of aggregators choose four different paths to growth

Tuesday 10.27.09
Brian Hamburger: “I’ve been critical of investment advisers. I don’t think they’ve taken advantage of this time [of upheaval].”

Merger and breakaway experts convene near Princeton at old Merrill Lynch lair
Attendees will shares notes on how to dismantle wirehouse salesforces

Thursday 10.22.09
John Furey: Breaking away can still be a rough passage

The transition process is still too rough for gusher of breakaway advisors
Aggregators are showing the way in smoothing the bumps

Monday 8.24.09




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