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Skip Schweiss in front of the Nevada Falls: The plan was to go out in waves .... We almost needed an algorithm to figure it all out.

How a band of advisor-execs scaled 5,000 sunless feet to the summit of the Half Dome -- and the lessons the exploit yields for growing RIAs
Advisors donned headlamps, assuming considerable risk effecting the nighttime ascent in Yosemite -- including an encounter with a mama bear

Friday 7.18.14
Jim Lowell: The big news here is that Fidelity and Vanguard still can't seem to figure out a way to play nice in our multi-trillion dollar sandbox.

Fidelity Investments soon to jack up commissions on DFA and Vanguard Group mutual fund trades
At the same time, the Boston giant slashes commissions on 99% of the other mutual funds and, analysts say, may have declared war on Vanguard and Schwab in one move

Thursday 12.5.13
Charles Goldman: Any company on the block for a year ... that's not good.

Charles Goldman becomes board chairman for Genworth Financial Wealth Management after playing a mastermind role in its purchase by private-equity buyers
The Advizent co-founder and former Fidelity and Schwab RIA chief sees potential to jumpstart the $20-billion TAMP after its two-year slump

Monday 10.7.13
Scott MacKillop, Frank Trotter and Alex Potts on the high-risk, 18-hour rim-to-river-to-rim hike

RIA leaders venture to Grand Canyon to get beneath Earth's surface -- and their own
Business bound these execs and advisors on a self-inflicted adventure, but their bonds were tested on a deeper level

Wednesday 7.3.13
Karl Thunemann: Tibergien stops me and says, 'I want to be very emphatic about this. There is nothing wrong with a solo practitioner. Nothing at all.'

Investor Karl interviews Mark Tibergien -- guru, author, chief -- who tells why solo practices are far from extinct
The gospel of RIA says these days that big and complex is The Way, but the Pershing Advisor Solutions chief proves an unexpected champion of the mom-and-pop advisory shop

Wednesday 7.3.13
Eduardo Repetto posed with Alex Potts and Chip Roame before telling advisors about a born-of-data, new ingredient in DFA funds.

Dimensional's co-CEO tells clients at Monterey event that DFA is changing its Classic-Coke intellectual fund recipe
Loring Ward advisors learned that a 'breakthrough' dimension related to profitability will be mixed into all funds by year's end

Thursday 6.6.13
Jud Bergman: Many of them have experienced an ah-ha moment. That's the moment that all pioneers love. (Photo courtesy of Tiburon Strategic Advisors)

Envestnet breaks out ENV2 to oohs, aahs and a few groans at its bust-out event in Chicago
After years of cobbling on capabilities, the TAMP streamlined and made tablet-compatible its web presence, though not to pure approbation

Thursday 5.2.13
Alex Potts: In the end, I hope for one idea, or concept, to arise and challenge my thinking.

What three consumer-investors told CEOs at the Tiburon conference in New York
It's not, not, not the products and the returns that keep them coming back

Wednesday 4.17.13
Hoofing it from the San Fran Ritz to the Tiburon Ferry, the unlikely and distinguished foursome of Jon Jones, Mike Durbin, Tif Joyce and Skip Schweiss.

How RIAs looked the winner at the Ritz Carlton in San Fran this week
The Tiburon CEO Summit had its usual charge of energy as Walter Bettinger, Ric Edelman, Mike Durbin and Bernie Clark appeared at every turn

Thursday 10.18.12
Palladiem founders Stephanie Mackara, Joseph Scavetti Jr., David Feldman and CEO Donald Robinson

After bringing in $500 million in first year, breakaway Lockwood execs set sights on bigger growth
Palladiem is now investing in a big sales talent to reap previously unsolicited clients

Friday 8.24.12
Consumers on the panel identified most advisors as being suspect communicators.

Loring Ward tells a focus group to let loose on advisors -- and it does
A tony Monterey RIA event becomes blood sport as 15 private investors unleash frustration on professionals

Monday 6.11.12
Alex Potts: It's the biggest investment we've ever taken on.

With help from Envestnet and a former Genworth technology whiz, Loring Ward is revamping its TAMP platform
The San Jose firm is counting on competitors and former talent of competitors to make sure it spends its millions efficiently

Tuesday 5.8.12
John Coyne: It wasn't that we had a problem with performance. The industry had a problem with performance.

With formerly hot TAMP category hitting a cold patch, Envestnet stays on a roll
Genworth had great annual results but hit an asset-gathering wall this summer; Brinker, a dark horse, makes solid showing

Friday 3.9.12
Dan Goldie: They already know the investment approach before we even talk.

Dan Goldie tells how his NY Times bestselling book has changed his practice, and how his co-author affected his life
The ex-tennis pro now has windfall prospects but still structures his RIA firm so he can spend all his time with clients

Friday 12.2.11
Alex Potts: One thing is certain. This battle will continue at least through the end of this year.

Where the rewrite of financial regs stands relating to RIAs
The stakes are high and the outcome is still uncertain; here's what we know

Friday 9.30.11
David Booth: We work so hard it's a shame to call us passive.

Dimensional Fund Advisors tells RIAs it's getting active in its quest for 401(k) assets
DFA says this new plan will complement, not compete with, the services an advisor offers

Thursday 7.14.11
Bill Crager: Business is very good.

Envestnet and other TAMPs keep the asset train rolling in the first quarter
Genworth had a rare deceleration in net flows but it'll be short-lived after a new product launch, according to Gurinder Ahluwalia

Thursday 5.19.11
Gurinder Ahluwalia : We’re Trader Joe’s and they’re WalMart.

TAMP assets came easily to Genworth, Envestnet and Loring Ward in 2010 and the fourth quarter sizzled
Giant SEI had a big turnaround but ended on a down quarter

Thursday 3.10.11
Scott Thomas: He's catching some in the 401(k) world, too.

Head-to-head: How one advisor went up against a giant of the retirement plan world and won
The $80 million Royal Alliance firm had help from Loring Ward's new 401(k) platform -- and a fiduciary crusader

Thursday 2.17.11
Alex Potts, CEO of Loring Ward: "To throw more bureaucracy at a system that has been working well ... it almost makes you cringe."

Six things to know about this week's big DC news
RIAs have the winning business model, but also more competition

Friday 1.21.11
Mike Henkel: We looked at [traditional hedge funds and LPs] and said: It just doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Genworth, SEI and Envestnet make alternative investments moves amid 'huge interest'
The big TAMPs are reacting to advisor demands as hedge fund assets swell to near record levels

Thursday 10.21.10
Mike Lane: It’s really been our choice. We choose 14% of the advisors who contact us.

Dimensional Fund Advisors still has low RIA acceptance rate and stunning growth
The Santa Monica-based fund company is certain as ever of its mission -- and even more successful

Monday 9.13.10



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