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Ram Nagappan: Everything has a computer inside it, so the goal is to find simple ways to send data that is contextual.

INSITE 2014 unveils wired body armor for the advisor of the future as it rolls out a slew of NetX360 upgrades
Mark Tibergien delivered a personal challenge to advisors at the overflowing South Florida Pershing confab as INSITE announces plans to shift ground in '15

Monday 6.9.14
Dan Arnold: Now that our footprint's in place [we're] moving into the third phase of our strategy in 2013.

LPL to Wall Street types: We're in phase three
At a Merrill Lynch forum, the IBD's CFO explains that Phase I was the mass accumulation of advisors and Phase 2 was about RIA-ification

Monday 5.20.13
Dwight Mathis: By the time they graduate after 43 months it'll put clear blue sky between us and our competition.

Merrill Lynch makes bold moves to train new recruits for an RIA-centric future
The rethought training program suits up new advisors -- many of them career changers -- for independence as well as for the wirehouse path

Wednesday 11.21.12
Andrew Salesky will step up to oversee Schwab's ground game.

Schwab hits the nine-franchise mark as it seeks one new, first-rate chief to head it up
New franchises are hitting asset goals and five more franchises are in the hopper for launch

Monday 11.12.12
Michael Hull: There's no question we were going to be together.

Brothers reunite as a $3.8 billion ex-Graystone team forms its own RIA
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's elite consulting unit pushed out the older brother based on alleged wrongdoing and his younger brother spearheaded a breakaway to rejoin him

Wednesday 7.11.12
Leslie Ferrone was impressed with how Merrill overcame its problems with women advisors but was repelled when it couldn't overcome creeping bank culture.

She settled with Merrill Lynch over discrimination, loved Merrill again for years but then bigger problems arose
A lover of the herd, Leslie Ferrone couldn't stomach the bankification of her wirehouse

Monday 5.7.12
Danny Sarch: Some guys at Merrill have targeted this date for more than a year.

Merrill Lynch springs a 62-advisor, $13 billion asset leak in the first quarter
February was a cruel month for the wirehouse as payouts and retention bonuses came due; UBS came out smelling like a rose

Tuesday 4.17.12
Brad Griswold: Many of the changes were beneficial to the [LPL] advisors as a whole, but did not offer as much value to our practice.

Why an 18-year LPL rep moved most of his firm's $250 million of assets to Schwab
Brad Griswold had a fondness for Schwab from using PortfolioCenter and is determined to remove all obstacles to growth, profitability and offering choice to clients

Wednesday 4.4.12
Tim Oden: If this doesn't get you motivated to make calls every morning then you need to check your pulse.

Fed up wirehouse advisors more eager to leave than ever, study says
A whopping three out of four advisors would take a call from an RIA recruiter, the Schwab study shows -- but what then?

Tuesday 2.28.12
Scott Curtis: Going over to the independent contractor model is kind of like going back to where I started.

With Dick Averitt retiring, Raymond James taps a star from within to take on LPL
Scott Curtis' background includes GE Financial, Raymond James and life as the son of a Dartmouth coach

Thursday 12.8.11
Scott Collins: I felt there was a better way. I had one [platform] I could sell. It was like an advisor showing one mutual fund.

Two former LPL execs set up a breakaway boutique that works with Raymond James and Schwab, among others
Flush with IPO cash, Scott Collins and Scott Miller were determined to have open-recruiting architecture and more counseling

Friday 7.29.11
Jon Eaton: We think there’s much more than a niche; we think we have a better solution.

LPL Financial confirms that Akellian hire means big plans for its clearing services
The firm is eying fellow IBDs as customers and it aims to gain footing with Pershing and NFS

Friday 6.3.11
John Moninger: We think we’ve struck a great balance.

LPL has a new high-margin, high accolade advisory platform but SAM's sticking around
Under Model Wealth Portfolios, the advisor stops picking investments, but they still pick strategies.

Tuesday 5.24.11
Frank Pizzichillo: The road less traveled has a few more footprints on it.

The overlooked option for breakaways: tucking-in
A new channel to independence emerges, complete with soft-landing service providers

Tuesday 5.10.11
Richard Prout: We found TD to be really interested in the growth of our firm, and they put together an economic package that was superior to the Schwab package.

TD Ameritrade uses greater financial incentives to attract custody clients
Breakaways say they appreciate the economic boost and that it makes them feel welcome

Monday 4.18.11
Barnaby Grist: "We’re big enough where we can spend a lot of money. We’re ready to show the world. We want them to come look at us."

Cetera's big fee move with a game-changing twist
Barnaby Grist has been laying the groundwork for the incentives change for a year

Friday 3.18.11
Mike Byrnes: Plan now. The resulting greater success will be compounded over time.

What if you spent one hour a day on the #1 idea to free up time and cash flow?
10 people in the RIA business offer their best thought for making the second half of 2010 more productive

Thursday 7.1.10

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