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John Deremo: Once we paid the government back in excess of $22 billion, we consider that whole matter is behind us and we're tackling challenges of tomorrow.

AIG puts its once-tarnished brand on a small band of obscure insurance brokers -- perhaps testing the waters for Royal Alliance and friends
The insurance giant isn't ruling out whiting out the motley brands of Royal Alliance, FSC, SagePoint and Woodbury

Thursday 1.16.14
Meg Green: If you ask a question, I'm going to answer.

Sterne Agee makes its RIA custody debut after customizing for Meg Green's $650-million RIA
It started as 25 people with notepads and Southern accents surrounding the Royal Alliance-using Miami--based advisor principals

Wednesday 9.5.12
Larry Roth: We're attracting more interest and more advisors [than at any time] since I've been in the business. It's not luck. It is our size, scale and platform.

Larry Roth has AIG playing offense again in the advisor game
The CEO is looking for big acqusitions and ways to compete for big RIAs

Friday 7.22.11
Bruce Levitus is betting that a $2 million first-year hit will pay off in gains longer term.

AIG's Advisor Group introduces a 100%-payout for big RIAs as part of a massive revamp of its fee-based platform
The company is seeking to address the issue of having 65% of its advisors still managing assets themselves rather than using managers

Thursday 6.9.11
Wayne Winthrow: A philosophical shift.

After AIG presses for new deal, SEI unbundles TAMP offerings
The arrangement between the companies had endured a multi-year "dormancy"

Monday 5.23.11
Steve Cassaday: Now, the parts are interchangeable: These guys are largely my peers in terms of their skill sets.

How a top Royal Alliance advisor is selling his practice to young staffers
First Steve Cassaday cloned himself then he began executing his succession plan

Wednesday 5.18.11
Scott Thomas: He's catching some in the 401(k) world, too.

Head-to-head: How one advisor went up against a giant of the retirement plan world and won
The $80 million Royal Alliance firm had help from Loring Ward's new 401(k) platform -- and a fiduciary crusader

Thursday 2.17.11
The breakaway team held conference calls with LPL in David Armstrong's car.

Two years later, a Merrill Lynch breakaway team has no regrets
No one took a pay cut, no one is answering to a manager anymore, and there's never a question about buying a stapler

Friday 5.21.10
Legislators haven't been under this much pressure to reform financial services since after the Great Depression.

Regulatory Wire: Everything an RIA needs to know about the reform agenda in Washington
If major change doesn't occur, it won't be for lack of effort

Friday 4.9.10
Maggie Serravalli: It is about taking it to the next level and making it a distinctive experience

Fidelity names buck-stops-here service czar for all of its financial advisory channels
Maggie Serravalli is aiming for service quality consistency

Monday 3.15.10
Arthur Tambaro: It validates all the work we have done and the technology we continue to develop

How Royal Alliance won a big-time RIA after a string of losses
Rehmann Financial loves the AIG subsidiary's alliance with Pershing

Friday 3.12.10
During Steve Cassaday’s first year of independence, he watched his life savings dwindle. “I was crushed like an eggshell,” he says.

A breakaway story, old-school style
Cassaday's wirehouse departure began as a tailspin but 17 years later he's an RIA and top producer with Royal Alliance

Friday 1.22.10
Jim Warren: I promised Art [Tambaro] I would seek out reasons to stay as opposed to reasons for leaving

Why a Royal Alliance champion gave up the cause after AIG made changes
Jim Warren made personal pleas to Art Tambaro but a small IBD nabbed his RIA

Monday 12.7.09
Barry Glassman: There are restrictions as far as the kinds of things we can say and document if one has the ability to earn commissions.

New RIA with a Royal touch
Glassman takes assets to Schwab and outsources some services to Fortigent

Monday 11.2.09

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