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Bill Crager: Financial planning creeps closer to us. We'd like to build or be strategic.

How it is that the new, new thing in financial advice is an old, old thing retreaded and vastly improved
Financial planning software is hot everywhere you look, from the M&A market to the robo pipelines, driven by a reframing of its very reason to exist

Tuesday 4.21.15
Joe Martinetto: Schwab Advisor Services' RIAs will drive about $8 billion of incremental growth to the balance sheet of the bank in 2015.

For sub-$500k accounts, Schwab is sweeping RIA client cash into its bank, pumping up corporate profits
Unlike the robo, RIAs can manually direct funds to money market funds which makes this change less controversial

Thursday 3.19.15
John Thiel: People are looking for advisors who understand that the retirement conversation isn’t about a math equation.

How Merrill Lynch Clear looks so impressively RIA-like and what shows how deceptive looks can be
The big iPad-laced and rhetoric-laced wirehouse initiative toward goals-based investing may have selling insurance as its primary goal

Wednesday 6.18.14
Steve Anderson became RIABiz' top Q1 newsmaker when he announced his firm had 'fired' $25 billion worth of 401(k) clients.

How rising RIA super-bloggers, 401(k) brush fires and a short RIA-Salesforce courtship captured RIABiz readership
As we examined our top 10 articles Q1, the common denominator was ... an RIA intangible that you know when you see

Thursday 4.24.14
Mike Norton: They need new sources of revenue -- especially recurring revenue.

Bankers show muted confidence in competing with RIAs, Fidelity study shows
The projections from the most optimistic set of bankers predicts sub-5% growth annually, even on steep part of growth curve

Thursday 3.6.14
Alois Pirker: Innovation is now more of a visionary thing, and an appetite thing, rather than about the monetary angle.

The 6 biggest trends affecting the RIA business
Alois Pirker, Mike Durbin and Meredith Rice help RIABiz paint the Big Picture for private wealth management in the U.S. and beyond

Monday 2.24.14
Tyler Cloherty: Without organic growth, they'll continue to lose on both hands.

The prognosis for Morgan, Merrill, UBS and Wells is even grimmer than the negative hype, Cerulli report shows
The wirehouses have stopped training, are ruthlessly chopping lower producers. and many advisors they'd like to keep march out the door

Tuesday 10.2.12
Mark Evans: Zywave's proven track record as a highly regarded innovator and commitment to advancing next-generation financial planning technology for advisors and their clients make it the ideal partner.

EISI strikes a deal to cash out its shareholders
The buyer, Zywave, is a force in the property-and-casualty world

Tuesday 10.25.11
Dominick Paoloni: I think every money manager secretly does want to become a hedge fund - at least if they can break the code.

Macro-economic analysis comes to the everyday RIA, and is welcomed post-2008
Still not the kind of power an RIA would need to run a hedge-fund like operation, say analysts

Wednesday 10.12.11
Greg Friedman: We are researching this as we speak and thinking about how we want to work with this relative to Junxure and our future Cloud product.

As advisors flunk social media 101, CRM makers are starting to pick up the slack
Salesforce, Junxure, and other CRM companies look to tap the rich vein of information on Facebook

Wednesday 9.14.11
Bill Dwyer: We decided you were right.

What's behind LPL's decision to slash its ticket charges for advisors
The IBD is in a generous mood as it also pays dues to FSI on behalf of thousands

Tuesday 8.9.11
Linda Strachan was one of the founding team members of EISI when she was a PhD student under Mark Evans at the University of Manitoba.

Review: EISI is producing a simpler NaviPlan in an effort to keep its towering market share
The 21-year-old company, which has swung from complex to simple and back, now aims to be both at once

Thursday 7.28.11
Sophie Schmitt: You have to look at the client experience from day zero.

Financial advisors need to look at client onboarding in a whole new light
Aite Group study shows that advisors are seeing the critical phase in back office/front office terms, not as a way to excel

Monday 7.11.11
Aite's Sophie Schmitt: A lot of firms are looking to move from their GoldMines and their Rolodexes.

Aite Group report: CRM software industry wins RIA respect -- and dollars
Tops execs for Redtail and Junxure say growth likely to be much higher than report's estimates

Wednesday 4.27.11
(Pictured in the center) Thong Nguyen: We’ve barely scratched the surface. (Also pictured) Dick Silverman, left, vice chairman, U.S. Trust, and Keith Banks, president, U.S. Trust and co-head, Private Wealth Management, Bank of America

U.S. Trust seeks to add hundreds of wealth managers with West Coast-facing poaching campaign
The challenges are obvious, but with Thong Nguyen directing the effort, the Old Money bank stands a chance in the land of nouveau riche, analysts say

Monday 1.3.11




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