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James "Chip" Mahan: If you ask any banker about the SBA, they'll say it's messy with a lot of paperwork and sometimes the SBA won't pay. But we disagree.

Fidelity's M&A program reload looks 'game-changing' after it partners with a middleman to get Uncle Sam to guarantee RIA deals
The piece de resistance is a maverick-owned North Carolina bank with an RIA-savvy ex-Schwabbie and software that fights SBA red tape

Thursday 6.20.13
Brian Davis: This isn't meant to be a deep dive, but to answer those yes and no compliance questions RIAs have on a day-to-day basis.

Scottrade proclaims itself the 'compliance custodian,' partnering with RIA In a Box and staffing a hotline with ex-regulators
But the mega-custodians are having none of it, saying the initiative is good as far as it goes, but lacks the horsepower to tackle the big questions

Friday 12.7.12
Mike Durbin: We've stabilized this foundation.

Fidelity to play midwife to RIAs-in-the-making now that WealthCentral is firmly on its feet
Fidelity RIA execs envision a post-WealthCentral landscape that incudes marketing consultations, strategic planning sessions and M&A facilitation

Friday 10.19.12
Scott Leonard (pictured with his wife Mandi and three sons) is discovering that the race does not always go to those in the fast lane.

The advisor who sailed off grid and found a new business model for his $550-million RIA on the way
The head of a latter-day Swiss Family Robinson has been running his firm from a 50-foot catamaran for more than two years -- with unexpected results

Monday 8.13.12
Mike Byrnes: Likely, the advisor's lack of preparation leads to a fire sale, or even worse, the business just disbands and the clients are left out in the cold.

Have an aversion to succession plans? Consider a continuity pact as a vital baby step
Dying without any plan is inviting disaster for family, employees and clients

Wednesday 2.1.12
David Canter is bringing an open architecture approach to assimilating intellectual capital at Fidelity.

Fidelity gives its execs a one-day crash course in RIA practice management
As a harbinger of a bigger initiative, the financial services giant called Mssrs. Skiles, Welling, Hurley and Rogers to a room in Boston

Monday 10.31.11
David Canter: We hear from advisors at least on a weekly basis that they're looking to upgrade technology.

Fidelity jumps into the game of providing technology for picking RIA technology
Unlike Actifi technology used by TD Ameritrade, the Boston giant's gizmo declines to suggest vendor names

Thursday 9.15.11
Zachary Gronich: "For the state registered people, I’m not really seeing any outrageous new costs beyond that new ADV 2a/2b.”

New Fidelity survey shows advisors are running scared about compliance costs
RIAs, compliance experts and a research group diverge wildly on future costs but a baseline increase in the single-digit thousands seems inevitable

Monday 3.7.11
David Canter: This lets advisors in a really targeted way identify high net worth individuals that they wish to pursue as prospects.

Fidelity launches gigantic referral database to give advisors a shortcut to wealthy prospects
Advisors gain from referrals, but hate asking for them

Friday 3.4.11
David Canter: It’s not just business development.

Fidelity teams with Manpower to bolster RIA efforts to staff up
Custodians see advisory firms in hiring mode

Friday 1.14.11
David Canter: We’re hearing from clients weekly – large firms considering acquiring other large firms. That’s different from last year and 2008.

Fidelity steps up M&A efforts as RIAs step up the pressure for answers
Deal-related consulting fits a core strategic objective -- RIA growth

Friday 9.17.10

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