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Steve Cucchiaro: I have to say that I've particularly enjoyed entrepreneurial experiences.

As Schwab noncompete expires, Steve Cucchiaro jumps back into the ETF management game with old staff
After selling $4.5-billion Windhaven to Schwab for $150 million he eventually left at $19 billion, then missed the culture of independence

Wednesday 1.20.16
David Cabot: I know this has been, and remains, a difficult process

Bean Town Brahmins -- ex-Windhaven execs -- may pay as much as $100 million for F-Squared remains
The embattled Wellesley, Mass.-based ETF manager filed Chapter 11 to make a sale contingent on transitioning its remaining $5 billion of managed assets

Friday 7.10.15
Walt Bettinger: We ended 2014 with record client account levels.

Reading between the lines of Schwab's 2014 earnings release to understand investor indifference
Windhaven's results and Schwab Private Client's non-resullts could have investors on edge despite record assets from RIAs

Tuesday 1.20.15
Walt Bettinger: Against a backdrop of heightened market volatility during the quarter, we saw increased utilization of the help and advice available through Schwab.

Top 7 RIA takeaways, including some ouches, from Charles Schwab's earnings commentary
Windhaven's reverses are official, Schwab is minting advisors at its 'Wealth Academy' and the ETF 401(k) plan found just one taker but Schwab's asset growth is stellar

Friday 10.17.14
Walter Bettinger: With the right full-service model for serving today’s investors, we are driving sustained momentum in our business.

8 takeaways from Schwab's earnings report and commentary including: We are 'full-service', dammit
The San Francisco-based company is upping its rhetoric relating to its bid to bring higher-level investment counsel to high net worth investors

Friday 7.18.14
Liz Ann Sonders is taking the wheel of Windhaven's investment committee after Cucchiaro's sudden departure.

With Stephen Cucchiaro out, Liz Ann Sonders takes the Windhaven reins
The founder of the once-explosive ETF manager didn't have the same investing magic in the wake of his sale

Friday 6.27.14
Greg Gable on behalf of Charles Schwab:  Clients who participate in a planning process are more engaged.

Schwab's financial plan production skyrockets in 2013 as part of 'Chuck's' upmarket push
TD and Fidelity hold their fire on playing the planner role as Schwab clients get a full-on planner-executed fee for $2,000 and others are satisfied with more limited plans executed by 1,000 branch advisors for free

Thursday 1.23.14
Charles 'Chuck' Schwab seems to be betting that Merrill Lynch won't try 'accountability' in its line-blurring ads

How Schwab is calling out wirehouses with its 'accountability' blitz and what collateral effects could hit RIAs
Chuck's new money-back guarantee sends a 'shot across the bow' to wirehouses but Schwab RIAs won't be untouched

Thursday 12.26.13
Andy Gill: We believe we'll continue to attract affluent clients at an accelerated pace.

Schwab drops pretense: $2-million clients its staple branch diet in bid for fresh $2 trillion
The San Francisco-based broker has named its composite perfect ideal client 'Tobin' -- representing a graying, masculine entreprenuer

Tuesday 11.5.13
Stephen Cucchiaro: Think of all the bad things that could happen in the future.

As Windhaven assets head moonward, Stephen Cucchiaro keeps right on warning of falling skies in New York
At IMCA event, the Schwab investments superstar is selling catastrophe-proofing at Dow 14,000 as well as he was at Dow 7,000

Tuesday 2.5.13
Karl Thunemann: Schwab has an opportunity to put its values into action by radically changing its separation policies.

Why I moved my account from Schwab's RIA and what Chuck could do to improve Schwab Private Client
After the double defection of the assigned branch and portfolio manager, a loyal but disillusioned customer sends an emphatic message to the front office

Friday 2.1.13
Readers most 'liked' a May story that featured an enigmatically unpeopled office (think IPO cash) and some old fashioned gumshoe reportage.

RIABiz' 10 most-read stories of 2012: What fascinated you and why
Facebook, fallout from DOL's new 401(k) regs and happenings at Advizent, Addepar and Windhaven were reader catalysts

Wednesday 12.26.12
Andy Rachleff: Mark Zuckerberg should not use us.

Looking more like Windhaven after a revamp, Wealthfront names a noted academic CIO and boosts its assets 15-fold
Andy Rachleff's new strategy omits RIAs-as-managers in favor of a centralized ETF-manager approach with Burton Malkiel calling the big shots

Tuesday 11.27.12
Walt Bettinger: There's hundreds of billions in assets that are not under an advisory relationship.

Schwab adds $2 billion of assets from Windhaven, with RIA help, and another $2 billion of assets from 41 new RIAs
Walter Bettinger lauds the 'fairly rapid growth' of the recent acquisition

Tuesday 5.1.12
Bryan Olson: These funds are there to protect on the downside and there will be a lower kick on the upside in a stronger equity market.

Windhaven misses its 12-month benchmarks again but still hits asset-gathering mark
More advisors are using Schwab's ETF manager but some of them dislike the company's tactical approach

Friday 11.18.11
Jason Lahita: Trying to somehow gloss over this or claim it was justified would pour gas on the fire - take your lumps for an honest mistake and move forward.

Schwab's rapid response to letter snafu seems to be smoothing ruffled feathers
The custodian garnered praise for its straightforward apology, but does the blunder point up a larger conflict of interest?

Thursday 8.25.11
Bryan Olson says the explosive growth doesn't include many RIA assets, which are expected to start kicking in soon..

Schwab's purchase of Windhaven made its asset growth soar -- and RIA assets may be the afterburners
The Boston-based phenom has gathered assets mightily in good markets but may do even better in bad ones

Monday 8.15.11
Roger Hewins: It was worth being there when you got there.

Schwab EXPLORE goes deep into the Rockies with big RIAs
Top executives from corporate, Advisor Services and Windhaven mingled with advisors representing 5% of RIA assets in U.S.

Monday 6.27.11
State Street's Anthony Rochte: Some ETF managers are building true institutional-powered portfolios. Some have strong performance records and can take their solution and market it to other RIAs or investors.

Windhaven's success draws attention to emerging ETF managers
Aided by big companies like State Street and BlackRock, managers offer a leg up to RIAs seeking ETF strategies

Wednesday 4.6.11
Stephen J. Cucchiaro spoke with Chuck Schwab and Walt Bettinger before deciding to sell his company to theirs.

A look inside Schwab's big deal with a small asset manager
Windward sold for a big premium but Schwab may be the bigger winner

Friday 11.12.10
Who is to windward?

Schwab closes the Windward Investment Management deal but relinquishes the brand
A small advisory firm also had a claim on the ETF manager's name

Friday 11.12.10




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