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Jeffrey Fratarcangeli is the dream FiNet recruit -- big assets from a big rival.

The perplexing case of Wells Fargo's non-wirehouse advisors: A blueprint for Merrill, UBS and Morgan or a cheap lesson in what not to do
The good news is that FiNet is the fastest growing channel at Wells Fargo; the bad news is that its brand and compliance can be hindrances

Tuesday 7.29.14
Mark Tibergien on digital advisors: We will see if these platforms grow broke.

Mark Tibergien: Pershing is poised to double RIA assets in two years
In a Q&A the chief of the BNY/Pershing RIA custody says the volume of new $1-billion accounts is his basis for optimism

Thursday 6.5.14
Jeffrey Krum: It wasn't what we were missing at Merrill but we wanted more.

Loving Merrill but leaving Merrill, two 38-year olds and an 'old guy' take $700 million of assets to an RIA citing the model's better mousetrap
The three advisors found they had less and less in common with other Merrill advisors in the Portland, Ore. office

Tuesday 3.4.14
Erik Strid will head the new company and execute under a new brand and plan after what he calls a decade of pseudo independence.

Schwab wins $350-million Philly RIA from Wells Fargo Profit-Formula program with Dynasty Financial's help
The Main Line Strids set the stage for a succession plan and a new round of growth from a King of Prussia perch

Thursday 2.20.14
Ron Sallet: I am delighted to now be able to talk to these advisors as a fellow entrepreneur.

Dynasty snatches a top 'road warrior' from FiNet
The former Smith Barney, Wells Fargo recruiter will now prey on his own kind

Wednesday 1.22.14
Ed Friedman started at Morgan Stanley in 1985 as an advisor and made his name in a blizzard in Watertown, N.Y.

Dynasty Financial Partners drops its passive-referral strategy and hires a ex-HighTower talent to engineer proactivity
Ed Friedman, once at Elliot Weissbluth's left hand, becomes right-hand man of Shirl Penney after two years of cooling his heels after departure from HighTower

Tuesday 12.3.13
Jonathan Blau: We never knew there was a way to partner with someone like Dynasty.

Dynasty Financial leads a second $1 billion-range team -- now Fidelity RIA -- out of Wall Street in as many weeks
Fusion Family Wealth LLC presumed the economics of buying top research wasn't there -- but was shown otherwise

Wednesday 11.13.13
Hal Lambert: You're viewed as a $15-billion firm.

Pershing, Dynasty and Envestnet gang-tackle Credit Suisse and jolt loose $1 billion duo
Hal Lambert and Jeff Wildin held their breakaway fire for several years until they could get all the capabilities -- and keep 100% ownership

Monday 11.4.13
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
Tom Petrone is back in the game, but this time he'll be squaring off against his old charges.

After several quiet months, Dynasty Financial hunts a big ex-Citi head to unblock the sales process and make good it's original promise to corner-office prospects
By luring Tom Petrone out of Greenwich hibernation, the NYC platform company can tell would-be breakaways that their offering is strictly hard-bodied

Wednesday 9.25.13
Frank Zecca: We do so much for our athletes. We don't have a lot of time to figure out how to run our business.

How exactly a sports super agency plans to use Dynasty Financial to extend its dominance to the RIA business
Octagon has 800 employees, Michael Phelps and the like as clients but it wealth management arm is not so major league, yet

Tuesday 2.26.13
Shirl Penney: We're keeping the numbers small.

Dynasty Financial turns two, picks a new long-term goal and shows off $2 billion of SMA assets
The New York corner-office outsourcer guys leave plenty of room to grow but will never have Smith Barney numbers

Monday 12.17.12
Mark Sear says that referring clients to outside lenders was not working well for his firm.

First Republic pays a staggering sum for Luminous Capital, sources say, and shifts the breakaway and M&A games in the bargain
Recruiters are getting renewed interest from big wirehouse teams and the $125 million deal shows that breakaway brokers can realize big enterprise value in short order

Thursday 11.8.12
Todd Thomson lives on an evacuated island but decided to stay with neighbors and depend on generators.

How RIA business players in New York are roughing it through Hurricane Sandy
Principals at Dynasty, Envestnet and AppCrown are engaging in guerrilla tactics to brave near-impossible business conditions

Wednesday 10.31.12
Jonathan Morris has seen it all after having been at Lehman during the collapse.

Dynasty Financial hires a heavy-hitting lawyer to oversee a sea of contracts
A former Barclays and Lehman gun, Jonathan Morris will handle the myriad of deals the platform provider forms with vendors and advisors alike

Thursday 9.20.12
John Sullivan: At some point, there was no turning back.

Dynasty Financial recruits another field general from the Citi-Smith Barney army
John Sullivan will do some of the heavy lifting from Chicago on advisor service and be a subject matter expert for lending

Wednesday 7.25.12
David Westcott broadcasted to 20,000 advisors and now he's bringing his powers to bear for Dynasty RIAs.

Dynasty Financial Partners launches a branding and marketing subsidiary peopled by ex-Citi execs
The New York-based virtual corner office provider now has wirehouse talent at virtually every level -- from advisors to PR folks to CEO

Thursday 6.28.12
Monique Miller knows alternative investments from her days with Caxton Associates.

Dynasty Financial hires an expert to help it build an alternative-investments inventory
Monique Miller brings her Caxton expertise and Dynasty is also poaching Austin Philbin, overseer of 100-plus MSSB advisors,

Friday 6.1.12
Michael Araiz: We realized this was more than a meet and greet.

A hungry NYC-based firm takes aim at a bigger future by signing on with Dynasty Financial Partners
Further Lane kept hearing about the vendor of vendors -- then paid a visit, and also put Black Diamond and Callan in its cart

Friday 5.4.12
Tony Wood: We may be a minority owner, but we want to manage the firm and develop a business growth plan for them.

Dynasty is on the ground floor of a roll-up-like venture grabbing RIAs inside the largest accounting firms
Atlanta-based Method will parachute in to take over operational and management control of wealth managers providing advisory expertise their CPA-firm parents may lack

Thursday 4.12.12
Jerry Eberhardt: I know a lot of people [from Smith Barney] who may be appropriate to look at the independent space.

Extracting a mentor from retirement, Shirl Penney continues to make Dynasty look more like Smith Barney than Smith Barney
Jerry Eberhardt oversaw Citi's wirehouse for the Western U.S. and now he's eager to help advisors looking to transition from the big branded firms

Thursday 4.12.12
Larry King: No one owns us...It's really the best of all worlds.

Dynasty adds Larry King, a cornerstone advisor of legacy Smith Barney's family wealth unit
At Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, the Saratoga Springs team had about $1.2 billion

Monday 2.6.12
Lori Van Dusen has been thinking about starting an RIA for 20 years but the 'pieces' couldn't be assembled to her liking, until now.

Dynasty Financial wins the account of Lori Van Dusen's new RIA through Focus Financial
The arrangement holds the possibility of a symbiotic advisor-vendor relationship between the wealth management platform and the big aggregator

Tuesday 10.18.11
Scott Welch says his company's success can be attributed to putting manager research and reporting under one roof.

How Fortigent got $50 billion on its platform by treating an RIA pain-point
The Rockville, Md.-based company was early in the high-end of the market but other outsourcers are catching on

Monday 9.12.11
Timothy Bello was hired to ride shotgun with advisors

Dynasty Financial Partners brings on Timothy Bello from SkyBridge Capital
A big part of the new hire's job will be to make sure RIA clients make good use of the Dynasty platform

Monday 9.12.11
Erik Joh is using Dynasty Financial to ward off every wealth management brand and Madoff's ghost in Palm Beach

Three RIA happenings this last week
Dynasty Financial's newest customer speaks; a big RIA forms a women's division; and a dislocated Silicon Valley RIA tucks into a larger firm

Wednesday 7.27.11
Shirl Penney: They want more wallet share.

Dynasty Financial nabs a big Florida RIA as a client, pulling closer to Schwab
The New York start-up has known Cypress since a conversation in 2008

Friday 7.22.11
Dynasty's T. Patrick Mulvey: Charles Schwab is an important partner for Dynasty, and we believe Loren will make that partnership even stronger.

Schwab strengthens its hand against Fidelity via hot NY startup
Loren Morris's move from Schwab to Dynasty looks a bit like an arranged marriage

Wednesday 4.6.11
Shirl Penney: We all believe this is a unique time for a mature industry.

RIABiz goes to New York in search of RIA life in the land of investment banking giants
The ambitions of Dynasty Financial's Shirl Penney and Focus Financial's Rudy Adolf match the city's scale

Thursday 3.24.11
Ed Orazem was one of a fistful of former Citi executives that Alan Harter got back in his camp.

How Harter broke away from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to find new vendors -- and found old friends
Citi wealth management alumni are deeply entrenched at Fidelity and Dynasty Financial Partners and working on better mousetraps

Wednesday 2.9.11
Alan Harter: Nobody looks at me like I have three heads.

Why an elite Morgan Stanley Smith Barney advisor jumped ship and plans 10 offices around the globe
Breakaway is using high-profile startup Dynasty to access key vendors

Tuesday 2.8.11
Shirl Penney: We are very satisfied with the terms of the agreement.

Dynasty Financial Partners ends legal squabble with Bank of America, clearing deck for growth
The high-profile startup may have passed up chance to win its case, an attorney says

Tuesday 1.25.11
Mark Hurley touched a nerve in 2010 by questioning the enterprise value of RIA practices.

The next 20 top stories and what they say about where the RIA business is headed
Big companies, big innovators, exclusive conferences and the 401(k) market riveted advisor attention

Wednesday 12.29.10
Shirl Penney: We wanted [the company] built to last rather than built to flip.

What exactly is Dynasty Financial Partners and why is the Smith Barney execs' startup gaining so much attention?
Some combination of a bold business model, powerful backers and good PR -- lawsuit aside -- made for a good break out of the gate

Monday 12.13.10
Bank of America is trying to stop a giant private banker from waltzing away with $5.9 billion.

Bank of America throws a legal wrench at big wealth management start-up
U.S. Trust breakaway team headed by Mike Brown says it followed Protocol as it seeks quick transfer of $5.9 billion of assets

Friday 12.10.10

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