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Steve Anderson: None of the consultants are utilizing our business model.

Schwab fesses up to Wall Street just how hard winning plan sponsors to its 401(k) ETF platform will be
Convincing plan sponsors and pension consultants to join a ETF paradigm shift to ETFs is a big ask, its executives tell Wall Street

Tuesday 2.18.14
Rob Isbitts: It was amazing to see how far this field has come. And yet, I wonder if it's already gone the way of too many advisory industry trends: Overkill!

Top 10 alternatives to alternative investments for RIAs: 2013 edition
Our alts maven gives his thumbs-up and thumbs-down on products and strategies and offers ways to cultivate a taste for off-the-menu offerings in clients

Monday 7.15.13
Vince Lowry: It's worth noting that we have gotten little resistance on fees.

This $9-billion Philly RIA is launching an ETF company financed by Chinese private equity
Vince Lowry, an ex-cop and Smith Barney managing director has made a big bet on Chinese ETF market that's mushroomed from $12 million $38.8 billion in the last decade

Friday 6.21.13
 Rob Isbitts: That ensemble offering you create does not have to be a group of 20 people under the same roof.

5 entrenched ruts in which advisors are idling -- and how to shift gears to peel out of them
If you're trying to be an asset-gathering ninja and an investment management guru simultaneously, meet Jack

Tuesday 3.26.13
Paul Weisbruch questions whether Schwab is providing the same apparent ETF value once trading spreads are figured in.

Schwab makes play for ETF-distribution domination but not without risks
Low margins, a small list of ETFs, plenty of competition and possible trade-spread issues make this OneSource bid no slam-dunk

Friday 2.8.13
Gordon J. Bernhardt with keynote speaker Condi Rice

Three RIA citizen journalists file dispatches from the TD Ameritrade conference
Our duly deputized scribes -- two RIA presidents and a social media consultant -- fanned out in San Diego last week and reported back from very different perspectives

Wednesday 2.6.13
Stephen Cucchiaro: Think of all the bad things that could happen in the future.

As Windhaven assets head moonward, Stephen Cucchiaro keeps right on warning of falling skies in New York
At IMCA event, the Schwab investments superstar is selling catastrophe-proofing at Dow 14,000 as well as he was at Dow 7,000

Tuesday 2.5.13
Andy Rachleff: Mark Zuckerberg should not use us.

Looking more like Windhaven after a revamp, Wealthfront names a noted academic CIO and boosts its assets 15-fold
Andy Rachleff's new strategy omits RIAs-as-managers in favor of a centralized ETF-manager approach with Burton Malkiel calling the big shots

Tuesday 11.27.12
Walt Bettinger: They’re not in response to something else that someone has said.

Walt Bettinger strikes back to show that Charles Schwab won't be bested in the brewing ETF price war
The Schwab CEO says that moves are permanent and that ETFs are not a loss-leader for his firm

Friday 9.21.12
Walt Bettinger: There's hundreds of billions in assets that are not under an advisory relationship.

Schwab adds $2 billion of assets from Windhaven, with RIA help, and another $2 billion of assets from 41 new RIAs
Walter Bettinger lauds the 'fairly rapid growth' of the recent acquisition

Tuesday 5.1.12
Gus Fleites: It is no longer possible for me to continue to represent the firm.

After a short engagement, Gus Fleites splits from his CEO spot with an Oregon 401(k) platform provider
Invest n Retire is shifting to pouring resources into technology right now after looking at a sales buildup that Fleites was expected to facilitate

Monday 4.23.12
Andrew Arenberg: Our goal is to build Russell 1.0, not iShares 2.0.

How Russell is faring since joining the competitive ETF party with an all-star ex-Barclays crew
The team is offering two dozen enhanced ETF offerings, hoping to gain traction with advisors in an increasingly competitive market

Monday 2.27.12
Chris Greene finds some ETFs he likes.

Picking through the ETF pile for some relatively safe high yields
Low-cost, income-oriented exchange based products may be the real story in next-gen ETFs

Friday 12.2.11
J. Garrett Stevens: You have to be fast in this business. The barriers to entry have been so high for the individual RIA.

New company will allow RIAs to manufacture ETFs
Exchange Traded Concepts hopes that a cheap, simple ETF process will lure mid-sized firms onto the playing field

Tuesday 7.19.11
Walter Bettinger, Schwab's CEO, is high on ETF-infused 401(k)s combined with independent advice

What to make of yesterday's Wall Street Journal report on Schwab's 401(k) 'bet'
RIAs favor WSJ's suggestion that Financial Engines is getting a close look as an outsourced 401(k) advice provider

Thursday 6.2.11
Matthew Robinson: Even many advisors are bewildered when it comes to choosing among 800 different ETFs.

Would the intern buy an ETF?
After an investigation into ETFs, Matt Robinson, RIABiz's intern from the fall, says he wants the low-stress approach to investing

Wednesday 3.16.11
Walt Bettinger: Let’s cut through the noise that is out there. A participant spending a career in a program offering an index oriented line up of investments will retire with $115,000 more over a similar participant using actively managed funds.

Schwab's CEO engages in a Q&A about how his company's deep-discount, more-advice 401(k) plan will work
It's the fees and the index approach that's important, Bettinger says -- not that Schwab plans to offer the capacity to trade

Wednesday 2.16.11
Gary Gastineau: ETFs are a great improvement over mutual funds, but you can’t deliver their full value to your clients unless you trade them economically.

The basic ETF trading practices that can save your clients money
How NAV-based trading will change the market

Monday 1.17.11
Ben Bernanke's popularity with advisors stays steady in turbulent markets

9 things worth knowing from Schwab's newest advisor study
Social media is not catching on with big advisors but alternative investments are

Wednesday 8.25.10
Derek Bruton's hybrid RIA platform receives an endorsement from an unlikely source: Morgan Stanley

Top 10 findings of Morgan Stanley report include: Schwab as the best RIA custodian, LPL for highest advisor satisfaction
Wall Street's endorsement of the RIA model is a sign of the times in the industry, analysts note

Tuesday 2.2.10
Charles "Chuck" Schwab: He is a big backer of his company's push into ETFs

10 reasons why Schwab's move into ETFs may be an even bigger deal than it appears
Big broker's move could be precursor to ETF equivalent of OneSource

Wednesday 11.4.09
Bruce Bond: "It's been a good time to refocus."

Bond puts mutual fund assets in PowerShares' ETF sights
Barclays, State Street see less urgency for investing actively using passive vehicle

Friday 10.9.09

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