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Wayne Meier: When Amerprise sold them, I was glad to see it.

How exactly Securities America won back a $414 million team that left in a huff in 2007
The once embattled broker-dealer -- after switching out Ameriprise as owner -- is determined to woo back former advisors who left during turmoil

Thursday 9.26.13
Downtown Omaha is the fount of the RIA business with its critical mass of competent, cheerful people who can smile and work at an affordable rate.

How Omaha is emerging as the RIA business' center of gravity
With no mountains to block your views or salt air to rust your car, you can get down to business with no distractions and low expenses

Tuesday 7.30.13
Bill Wostoupal: It is highly unlikely the IBD is going to help them put a private-labeled app in the Droid and App stores.

What Securities America and NorthStar Financial are up to with the creation of Arbor Point
The Cornhusker State companies found common ground in building a home for the burgeoning 'Goldilocks' category of not-too-RIA, not-too-IBD advisor

Monday 7.1.13
Wayne Bloom: If we have an advisor who wants to be part of the community and values what we bring to the table, I could care less how they are registered.

Commonwealth and Securities America get into the RIA custody business and Wells Fargo is right behind them
IBD execs are pulling out the stops to court a finite pool of advisors in motion

Wednesday 6.12.13
Aite Group's Alois Pirker (center) moderated a conversation on the joys of independence -- and interdependence

Fidelity goes to the Wall Street Ritz-Carlton with five partner firms and preaches going independent more dependently
The takeaway at this hybrid mini-summit: Yes you can -- but probably not without some serious backup

Monday 3.4.13
Mike Bindas: We're very impressed on how they kept it together.

Securities America shifts back on offense as it wins a $350 million advisory firm from Investment Centers of America
After weathering scandal and sale, the Omaha, Neb. firm has signed on Great Plains Financial, a hybrid advisory with an eye toward growth

Friday 2.24.12
Roger Hewins: We’re talking about now having 22 locations in 12 states.

A $2.6 billion Schwab RIA grapples with gaining a $420 million Securities America rep firm -- and a big footprint
The Wipfli-Eide Bailly accounting merger doubles Hewins Financial Advisors' opportunity to convert CPA client funds to AUM, analysts say

Friday 1.13.12
Chuck Olsen: Our decision was made before the Ladenburg purchase was even announced.

Three more major firms decamp from troubled Securities America to Commonwealth
The embattled Omaha IBD did not go down without a fight and it may be effectively slowing further losses with retention bonuses

Friday 9.9.11
John Smallwood: We knew we made the wrong decision but that was July 2008 and the world blew up and we were stuck.

Three advisors tell why they fled Securities America for Commonwealth
Scandal soured the advisors on the Securities America and set them on a search for a firm with a compatible culture

Wednesday 8.3.11
Keith Mistretta: I didn’t like what I was seeing.

First Allied builds a bridge to potential Securities America defectors
San Diego IBD hires a talent in the Northeast from the embattled Omaha-based IBD

Wednesday 4.13.11

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