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Andrew Salesky will step up to oversee Schwab's ground game.

Schwab hits the nine-franchise mark as it seeks one new, first-rate chief to head it up
New franchises are hitting asset goals and five more franchises are in the hopper for launch

Monday 11.12.12
Sallie Krawcheck writes:  I have woken up earlier than my husband almost every day since we have been married.

Sallie Krawcheck talks tough -- and with disarming openness -- online about the glass ceiling and lip gloss
With 45,517 followers on LinkedIn alone the ex-wirehouse exec is using a first-person voice to reinvent herself and expand her sphere of influence, observers say

Friday 11.2.12
Rene' Nourse: Creating the brochure, I wanted to make sure there were women and people of color represented.

Seeing her small clients take Morgan Stanley's brunt, a 12-year Smith Barney vet decamps with $100 million after meeting with Schwab
Rene' Nourse joins CONCERT to avoid telling smaller clients that MSSB benefits were being taken away and to create a brand aimed at middle class urbanites

Friday 6.22.12
Tweets Krawcheck: "Mind-numbing details [about the difference between RIAs and B-Ds] make it hard to get anyone to stay awake thru it."

What to make of Sallie Krawcheck's emergence as a Twitter-sphere celebrity
The ex-Merrill Lynch exec reveals a self-deprecating bent but the 'crazed UNC basketball fan' still doesn't seem sold on the differences between RIAs and stockbrokers

Wednesday 5.2.12
Walt Bettinger: This is a whole new ball game when you're a franchise with Schwab

Walt Bettinger explains to Wall Street why some prospects are balking at investing in Schwab franchises
The Schwab CEO tells listeners of the interim update that the $10 million asset-gathering quota is a psychological hurdle -- but one that can be overcome

Friday 4.27.12
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
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
Fred St. Laurent: The advisor will lose all of those bottom-end customers and Merrill will lose them too.

Merrill Lynch unveils changes to broker compensation
LPL, Schwab, TD, and RIAs are poised to reap a windfall as Bank of America says no thanks to the $250,000 set

Friday 12.30.11
Fred St. Laurent: A number of smart brokers are going to see this as one of the best deals on the street.

What one recruiter learned about Schwab's franchises after talking to Mary
Initially skeptical, on closer inspection and after talking to Schwab's first franchisee, our correspondent sees a real value proposition in the offing

Wednesday 12.21.11
With Sallie Krawcheck purged, 'the game is about to change in a big way', a former Merrill exec says.

Merrill Lynch brokers brace for sweeping comp changes as Sallie Krawcheck departs BoA and takes her advocacy with her
It's like 2008 all over again with some brokers just wanting out as clients question choice of employer, recruiter says

Wednesday 9.7.11
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
Ric Edelman: I needed to give my staff a breather.

Edelman expansion slows; back office 'overwhelmed'
$5.5 billion RIA pours money into top-line Microsoft CRM

Thursday 10.21.10
Bernie Clark: The average assets of new teams that custody with Schwab has doubled compared to 2009.

Both Schwab and TD Ameritrade smash breakaway recruiting marks from last year
Schwab nets eight breakaway teams with more than $250 million of AUM each

Thursday 7.22.10




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