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Brooke Southall: There are only so many flavors of trust, integrity and character.

The 10 biggest threats to the RIA business heading into 2014
The fiduciary planning model is taking shots from every angle but the jugular looks inaccessible

Friday 12.27.13
Mike Durbin: I won't be threatened until one of these folks wakes up and decides to be a custodian or a clearing firm. I don't find that to be a near- or medium-term risk.

Part II: RIA custodians' answer to challenges to their monolithic control: We still have big-time scale advantages
Roll-ups and other mezzanine firms are squeezing RIA custody margins as a value proposition but the big-brand custodians -- and some new ones -- are liking the cards they have to play

Monday 11.11.13
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 Durbin: We will be working very closely with those active clients with less than $15 million to see how we may be able to help them grow their business.

Fidelity's annual $10,000 custody fee will attach to a wider swath of small RIAs
The dinging of the under-$15-million crowd is painful for initiates but a pleasing prospect for competing custodians ready to welcome defectors

Tuesday 9.24.13
Catie Tobin: RBC intends to double its RIA assets from $10 billion to $20 billion by 2015.

A peek inside the rising RIA custodians fighting to overtake the Big Four
RBC, LPL, TCoA, Scottrade and National Advisors Trust are all pushing to gain the critical mass to get past also-ran status

Tuesday 11.29.11
John Burke: It’s pretty difficult because it’s getting into the advice business

Some Scottrade RIAs think the company's giant branch network is ripe for referrals
It would be a culture shift but Brian Davis leaves the door open

Tuesday 10.5.10
Brian Davis: Business development is a passion of mine.

Adding to the list of RIA custodians headed by execs with Schwab schooling, Scottrade promotes Brian Davis
After a wait, a spot vacated by Doug Talir gets filled by his former second in command

Monday 10.4.10
Mike Durbin: We’ve very comfortable with the move but as you might imagine, advisors have reacted negatively.

Fidelity will soon charge a big fee to small advisors
Boston-based custodian is on service crusade and economics need to work

Friday 9.24.10
Adam Honoré: Nearly 70% of financial advisors see online brokers as being no threat to their business.

Online brokers may be bigger threat to financial advisors than they realize, study says
E*Trade, Schwab and Fidelity win assets from advisors and relinquish them grudgingly, according to Aite Group report

Monday 4.19.10
Christopher Dean, managing director of Summit Partners in Boston, invested VC money in RIAs

10 things that show the RIA movement is really heating up in 2010: Part I
Observers need a scorecard to keep track of all the advances that RIAs are making

Monday 3.22.10
Steve Walkenbach is heading Scottrade's RIA custody unit but the company is seeking a replacement for Doug Talir

Scottrade is ramping up marketing -- with an interim leader at the helm
The St. Louis-based discount broker has big momentum and a big position to fill

Wednesday 2.24.10
Expect to hear more in 2010 from Mike Durbin, who leads Fidelity's fast-growing RIA custody unit

Percolating: RIA custody roundup for 2010
New faces, new programs, new technology and new assets

Thursday 12.31.09
Brian Davis: Start-up RIA firms tend to focus their efforts on client acquisition.

New RIAs gather assets more zealously than veterans
Established RIAs also more likely to report a decline in client base than newbies

Monday 12.28.09
With Doug Talir gone, Scottrade is already seeking a new leader for its custody unit

Doug Talir, director and founder of Scottrade's RIA custody business, departs
Scottrade is seeking to fill position

Friday 11.6.09
Mike Di Girolamo: “Advisors want to find out who their peers are.”

Raymond James shows it's serious about winning bigger RIAs
Raising minimums is part of creating an atmosphere more conducive to elite advisors

Thursday 10.22.09
Doug Talir: Ameritrade went upscale

Scottrade rakes in small RIAs
Discount retailer turns its sights on advisors

Friday 9.4.09

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