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David Canter and Marty Bicknell have expanded a growing partnership between the Boston and Leawood, Kan. firms.

Marty Bicknell and Fidelity enter into the mother of all cross-RIA referral deals
What the Mariner CEO promises the Boston giant is that the 'S' word -- segmentation -- will only apply to advisors, not clients

Thursday 4.9.15
Steve Lockshin: The long play is as this generation of advisors turns over that we’ve created the time and space for advisors to focus on things that give their clients joy.

Debriefing a post-Convergent Steve Lockshin as he once more builds a classic RIA -- or is it neo-classical?
AdvicePeriod's chief says he won't poach Convergent (if he can avoid it) and hopes that his $300-million RIA will have a Betterment feel

Thursday 1.8.15
Robert Thomas: They knew what they were doing.

Marty Bicknell buys a $1.1 billion RIA that serves the mass affluent, and taps credit for the first time
In buying Vantage with borrowed funds, 'liquidity' per se was not the issue for Mariner Wealth; speed of execution was

Wednesday 1.7.15
David Stofer: At SageView I had to sell and service clients....I want to be a consultant.

How Mariner Holdings is angling to become a $3-billion 401(k) company overnight by co-opting a local SageView office
The $40-billion RIA/asset manager plans to combine $2 billion from Randy Long's RIA to $1 billion of existing 401(k) assets

Tuesday 10.21.14
Peter Mallouk: We're laser focused on clients and absolutely not focused on acquisitions and breakaways and trying to merge cultures. I'm not trying to be the most well-known person in the industry.

By outing a reluctant star in Peter Mallouk, Barron's Top 100 advisors list yields a surprise winner -- Leawood, Kansas
Is it the water supply, fate or a bizarre coincidence that Peter Mallouk and Marty Bicknell, Barron's No. 1 and No. 2 advisors for two years running, are based in the same obscure 12,000-household suburb?

Friday 8.29.14
Kevin Corbett: For me, it was picking my favorite client and spending more time with them.

In two-part deal, Fidelity sacrifices a top talent to its top RIA client then fills the gap with an impressive hire from Schwab
Mariner's Marty Bicknell nabs Kevin Corbett and Fidelity's Bob Oros in turn snaps up Catherine Davies

Wednesday 7.16.14
Justin Richter: I wanted to avoid the tortured stares of my older colleagues, who went into investment banking and sold their souls.

A 32-year-old Kansas advisor -- at all upheaval costs -- followed his mentor to Mariner Wealth Advisors
Losing clients and leaving money on the table are risks that more young advisors are willing to take, especially with social media as a viable workaround to the non-solicitation straitjacket

Thursday 2.27.14
Marty Bicknell: I don't consider this to be an afterthought.

Marty Bicknell jumps into the mass market with no 'robo-advisors' and a missionary zeal
After amassing $6 billion in his RIA and $18.5 billion in his asset manager, the Mariner Holdings chief is opening FirstPoint, its Old Navy for the impecunious to fill a Gap

Friday 10.4.13
Peter Raimondi and Scott Dell'Orfano are building on a relationship forged as client and custodian exec in Boston.

Scott Dell'Orfano lands at a $1.4 billion RIA with plans to deal its way to $10 billion
The ex-Fidelity RIA exec will oversee the spending of private-equity capital on behalf of Peter Raimondi's burgeoning RIA

Friday 1.25.13
Valerie Newell is young, ambitious and happy to hand off some headaches to Marty Bicknell. She says: We want to continue to do what we've done.

With as much finesse as cash, Marty Bicknell wins a $1.3 billion RIA in an auction-style contest
Mariner Wealth Advisors brushed aside a host of competitive bids to absorb Cincinnati-based RiverPoint -- a rare jewel for its size, quality and availability

Tuesday 10.30.12
Ron Ferguson revitalized the RIA-owned trust company when he came aboard in 2008.

Ron Ferguson steps down as CEO of National Advisors Trust after 4-1/2 years
The executive proved an adept turnaround artist; now the RIA-owned company is left to search for his replacement

Wednesday 9.12.12
Marty Bicknell: It's not a coincidence at all.

On its march to $50 billion, Mariner finds its groove buying RIAs connected to accounting firms
First it was CBIZ, now Orizon Investment Counsel, and Marty Bicknell doesn't plan to stop there as he notes accounting firms want to get back to their core business

Thursday 7.12.12
William Greiner: What excites me isn't trying to beat an index by 20 basis points and saying: aren't I smart.

Mariner Wealth poaches a chief investment officer from a big local mutual fund company
In an intra-Kansas City move, Marty Bicknell lures Bill Greiner from Scout Investment Advisors

Tuesday 4.3.12
Marty Bicknell: There will absolutely be more deals [this year].

Mariner Wealth Advisors buys a $1.3 billion wealth manager that first unwound its ties to a bank
CEO says Kansas firm will also add 100 advisors in its quest to become $50 billion company

Thursday 2.2.12
Brian O'Regan: I love building things and I could do that both with Fidelity and Mariner.

Big Midwestern RIA hires away a Fidelity exec to realize its $50 billion plan
Mariner Wealth Advisors has reached a critical size where professional management is called for

Friday 12.9.11
Marty Bicknell: It’s definitely about growth geographically, and we’ve struggled with it.

Big Midwestern RIA buys itself a national presence in deal with CBIZ
Mariner Holdings passes $8 billion of AUM; still eyeing $50 billion

Tuesday 1.4.11

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