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Ron Carson: If you are on a growth path, then you need to get to $1 billion in AUM.

TD Ameritrade hosts a posh 'billion-dollar club' summit at a seaside Ritz Carlton
With 190 cosseted advisors representing $215 billion of AUM, Fred Tomczyk laid out the bucks for Ben Bernanke and more

Thursday 6.12.14
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
Ron Carson: It's beautiful.

Ron Carson chooses Orion-Salesforce software for his $5-billion RIA as he lines up an additional $3 billion
Besides Carson Wealth Management Group using it, his roll-up/TAMP, Carson Institutional Alliance, will also become an Orion/Salesforce shop

Friday 12.13.13
Mark Casady: Before, I was an externally focused CEO, doing acquisitions, focused on getting us public, We weren't as attentive as we could be.

In WSJ article, Mark Casady issues a series of mea culpas and positions LPL as a turnaround story
In the esteemed publication, CEO Mark Casady positions his company and his attitude toward advisors as a turnaround story built on two-hour deadlines

Tuesday 9.17.13
Downtown Omaha is the fount of the RIA business with its critical mass of competent, cheerful people who can smile and work at an affordable rate.

How Omaha is emerging as the RIA business' center of gravity
With no mountains to block your views or salt air to rust your car, you can get down to business with no distractions and low expenses

Tuesday 7.30.13
Joe Piazza:  I have always felt that I was "interrupted" 10 years ago.

With big LPL backing, the Robertson Stephens brand revives to roll up advisors to the suddenly wealthy
Joe Piazza is taking the once-premium San Francisco investment banking brand and combining with Fortigent to lure brokers to a hybrid platform

Tuesday 3.12.13
Jason Lahita: This was scarier than anything I'd ever experienced, and made the 'difficulty' of the decision seem laughable.

How my experiences with RIA pioneers, and the love of my mother, inspired me to a different breakaway story
Jason Lahita had mentoring from Joe Duran, Ron Carson and Mindy Diamond but his mother's early onset dementia gave him the final nudge to take a risk

Monday 2.18.13
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
Ron Carson: There was a lot more to [acquisitions] than we thought.

Ron Carson launches roll-up/TAMP-like venture with Envestnet, TD Ameritrade and Advizent as puzzle pieces
The biggest of LPL's affiliates shows a walk-before-run approach to inorganic growth

Monday 9.24.12
Knut Rostad demanded to know what Elliot Weissbluth meant by 'zero conflicts of interest.'

The two dramatic moments everyone was buzzing about at the MarketCounsel conference
Elliot Weissbluth, Knut Rostad, Charles Goldman and Joe Duran helped show us why thought leadership begins when sparks fly

Tuesday 9.18.12
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
Bill Dwyer gave a high-energy speech predicting 500% asset growth among independents as 401(k)s roll over.

What went down at Barron's Top Independent Advisors Summit in the Arizona desert
Many of the biggest and best RIA stars showed up and put Bernie Clark, Mike Durbin, Tom Nally, Mark Tibergien, Bill Dwyer, Charles Goldman and Barnaby Grist in one room

Monday 3.26.12
Ron Carson: It came to me that there was a better way to approach the industry.

The top 10 people to watch in the RIA business in 2012, Part 1
Forces changing the trajectory of the RIA movement

Monday 3.12.12
Ron Carson: There is talk of a ‘seismic shift’ having started in our industry, a shift to true independence.  Let me tell you something – it hasn’t even truly begun.

LPL's biggest advisor rallies his proteges Nebraska style
Ron Carson brings his Peak members to his home base of Omaha and surprises them with a famous, and local, coach

Friday 10.14.11
Mark Casady and other LPL execs were front and center at the exhibit hall available to talk to advisors.

Six important things I learned about LPL at its focus11 conference in Chicago
Amid market madness, LPL announced that it had a rollover plan, gave its blessing to advisors starting their own RIAs and much more.

Wednesday 8.10.11
Ron Carson is getting information to clients faster: 'Now we have our own compliance process.'

Ron Carson quickly sees benefits of converting his practice to an RIA
Positive client feedback centers around faster flow of information under new compliance arrangement

Wednesday 7.20.11
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
Success for Ron Carson (far left) is measured in summits, both of the mountaintop variety and billions of AUM. LPL's soon-to-be mega-RIA principal is photographed here on Mt. Ranier south of Seattle.

Why exactly is Ron Carson forming an RIA and why is it happening now?
LPL still works as a custodian for his $3-billion practice, but the lack of custodial flexibility was hurting his plan to bring on scores of new partner firms

Wednesday 5.4.11
Ron Carson: We want to continue to stay ahead of the competition and this required a move to our own RIA.

LPL's biggest rep, Ron Carson, will convert his firm to an independent RIA
The big IBD is staying in the picture but Carson is also forming its own broker-dealer; Schwab, TD Ameritrade get assets

Monday 5.2.11
Steve Sanduski is overseeing an effort to quadruple the PEAK clientele by creating an affordable web-based product

The top LPL producer has a second RIA-related company that could eclipse the stature of the first one
Ron Carson started PEAK in 2001 and it's already grown to an impressive size

Friday 8.13.10

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