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Greg Verfaillie: In the conversations I've been having with advisors, it's clear this decision is not going to be made on product or platform; it's about the relationship.

Curian Capital predators position to pounce -- but a few copiously keep their distance to avoid quills
As smaller TAMPs play the finesse game, SEI, AssetMark and Envestnet, with combined $100 billion-plus AUM, see a path to play up their size and scale after the smaller TAMP falters

Monday 8.17.15
Mark Mandich: Curian has determined that it is no longer commercially positioned to provide clients high value investment programs.

Following 'irregularities' Mark Mandich says Curian Capital will close its doors in 2016
In hindsight, the $11-billion Denver TAMP had made some moves like removing key managers and installing interim ones in the wake of troubles its parent entity referred to US regulators

Friday 7.31.15
Tom Lydon: They'll do well with this partnership.

How DFA is putting its John Hancock on the ETFs category
The deep-in-Texas manager is lending index help to the Boston giant but dodging cannibalization and channel conflict

Wednesday 7.15.15
Payel Farasat: You become very humble when you have to sit across from clients and manage their life savings. This is big stuff.

Extraordinary women awaken the RIA business, shepherd billions
In a business starved for beyond-the-books talent, executives are turning to a largely untapped gender

Friday 3.6.15
This little piggy went to market forces that made allies out of Twitter foes, Mssrs. Kitces and Stein

After famous Twitter feud, Jon Stein and Michael Kitces make up and join forces
As XY Planning Network hits 61 members, its co-founder bets that Betterment Institutional is the best platform for his mostly younger RIAs

Monday 3.2.15
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
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
Eduardo Repetto: It will happen some day.

Eduardo Repetto tips Dimensional Fund Advisors' hand on long-term succession -- which likely involves an IPO
DFA's co-CEO says that any IPO talk is purely precautionary but that the board has vetted the possibility thoroughly -- and largely ruled out the possibility of a merger

Wednesday 6.13.12
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
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
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
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

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