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David Zier apparently was questioned about money managed for friends and relatives outside the RIA he managed.

Barron's: David Zier's death takes another tragic twist
The Convergent executive's death was likely a suicide related to non-Convergent money managed for family and friends by Zier in a 'personal account'

Saturday 10.25.14
David Zier was a successful and beloved financial advisor.

The RIA business mourns the death of David Zier
The chief executive of Convergent Wealth Advisors was only 44

Saturday 10.25.14
Jon Stein: We've been working on it for the last six months. We wanted to wait until tax loss harvesting and trust account support was in place.

Fidelity and Betterment sign a deal with Steve Lockshin and Marty Bicknell as groomsmen at the altar
The RIA principals are distributing the online asset manager service to fellow RIAs, and Fidelity is quelling an uproar of demand from RIA clients for robo answers for the mass affluent

Wednesday 10.15.14
Ali Rosenberg: I found myself evangelizing Wealthfront.

After bagging Google, Wealthfront hires a Facebook web-traffic pied piper to manage mega-prospects knocking at the door
With 'bigger' deals than Google in the works, Alison Rosenthal hits the ground running -- fast -- at the online RIA

Thursday 10.2.14
Tony Hallada: They'll be far beyond in two years where they are today.

Envestnet-Tamarac wins four more RIAs with an average of $5 billion of AUM by selling a vision
The Seattle-based firm signs on CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, Beacon Pointe Advisors, Convergent and Freestone

Wednesday 9.10.14
Walter Bettinger: We are fast at work.

What's up with Schwab getting into the robo-style online advice business and is Windhaven the linchpin?
Walt Bettinger's options for building using existing ETF portfolio capabilities or buying one of the many robos in existence point to a no-lose move

Friday 7.25.14
Jon Stein: I think anything's possible. That  [Betterment RIA business] could be the larger business [than the retail one] in the long term.

How Jon Stein plans to make the most of $45 million of VC money in remaking the RIA business
The Betterment founder says he is open to his B-to-B, read RIA unit, knocking his B-to-C business out of the spotlight

Tuesday 4.22.14
Ron Carson: I have an account at Betterment.

Why Ron Carson brought Steve Lockshin onto his team and how Betterment fits into their plans
The head of LPL's flagship RIA and Barron's top independent advisor of 2011 are pooling brainpower and embracing the possibility of deploying strategic robo-advice

Tuesday 1.28.14
Jamie McIntyre: The out-of-pocket fees can be almost zero because we've embedded it into the investment management fees for research.

An LPL-ified Fortigent bursts back on the scene with new software, new pricing and a surge of growth
After a tense waiting period, the outsourcer is unveiling alternatives to six-figure research contracts and the launch of an online portal for all services

Monday 10.14.13
Chip Roame: The problem is, the people with the debt aren't the same people who have the assets, so per capita we're very overleveraged.

Chip takes a 90-minute rip at wealth management at the Tiburon CEO Summit
The event's name oozes self-importance until Roame takes the stage and blasts everybody, himself included

Wednesday 10.9.13
Steve Lockshin: I think we were surprised at the resistance from the entire industry.

What led to Advizent's end and why Steve Lockshin is unfazed, even energized
The RIA business -- including custodians, asset managers and advisory firms -- lived up to its reputation of resisting cooperation

Wednesday 5.15.13
Martin Smith: We never considered this investigative in the sense that it wasn't information that was already out there.

Why the industry needs to accept some blame for 'flaws' in PBS Frontline's 'Retirement Gamble'
The PBS report was slanted, simplistic and went in for shock value, say critics, but some in the industry say too-high fees are in fact the root of the problem

Wednesday 5.15.13
Charles Goldman: Once you take someone else's money, you have a commitment.

Advizent will close its doors after a final flurry of negotiations
Charles Goldman and Steve Lockshin had a moment of truth after receiving offers for funding

Thursday 3.28.13
Jack Bogle was lending his experience and reputation to Advizent.

Jack Bogle steps aside as senior standards chairman at Advizent
The Vanguard legend reportedly had competing interests for his time

Friday 12.28.12
Readers most 'liked' a May story that featured an enigmatically unpeopled office (think IPO cash) and some old fashioned gumshoe reportage.

RIABiz' 10 most-read stories of 2012: What fascinated you and why
Facebook, fallout from DOL's new 401(k) regs and happenings at Advizent, Addepar and Windhaven were reader catalysts

Wednesday 12.26.12
Michelle Draper: Bringing in other custodians to RIA Stands for You is still on the table.

Schwab is set to connect RIAs outside its referral network to HNW investors through its 'Got-milk'-style campaign
RIA Stands for You will use things like digital New Yorker ads, messaging and candid videos with RIAs is funneling down to phone calls from virgin prospects

Monday 11.19.12
Bernie Clark: It's highly unlikely you'll see a five-year program. We'll continue to morph.

Schwab is creating an RIA MBA-equivalent to grease the skids of internal succession -- and internships to build an RIA worker-bee talent grab pile
One area of weakness for RIAs is finding the resources, time and expertise to train people, and Schwab is addressing the need

Thursday 11.15.12
If any characteristic should be rewarded, it's courage.

5 recent acts of courage in the RIA business
Scott Leonard, Tim Kochis, Ron Rhoades, Steve Lockshin and Mike Brown have each shown backbone in their own way

Monday 9.10.12
Steve Lockshin: We cannot be left to regulate ourselves.

Lockshin: All advisors must deal with the threat of low industry standards -- before investors do it for them
The gains of the last 20 years could be scuttled if advisors don't band together to raise the standards of training and education

Friday 8.17.12
Jack Bogle is the first of seven big names that Advizent plans to put on its board.

Advizent makes Jack Bogle its standards czar, a no-pay, no-conflict position
The RIA brand will depend on a gold standard of rules and audits

Tuesday 7.31.12
Charles Goldman: We've barely scratched the surface of our networks.

Advizent hits $100-billion asset target in a matter of weeks triggering hires
The RIA grand brand and co-op gains momentum as Charles Goldman goes all-in

Monday 6.4.12
Pig ugly? The offending image on Betterment's blog post

After outcry, Betterment 86's (but not on purpose) a blog post inflaming advisors
BrightScope and Josh Brown lead charge against up-and-coming web-based investment management companies for their bad-itude against advisors

Friday 5.4.12
E. F. Hutton may need to listen harder than ever to become the fifth wirehouse in an RIA world.

What the reincarnation of E.F. Hutton says about the pace at which RIA business is moving
It's the latest in a series of recent ventures marked by infectious enthusiasm by founders -- and few details about their business plans

Tuesday 4.24.12
Gerald Graves: Scope creep can be disastrous to an individual and to a company.

How Gerald Graves grounded a high-flying career trajectory to get back to basics -- with a 6-foot-11 former NBA player at his side
After top executive spots at Schwab Institutional and M Financial, Graves started Filagree Advisors from scratch and is careful to avoid 'scope creep'

Tuesday 4.24.12
Jon Jones: Five years ago, I would have said I would never spend $500,000 a year on marketing. But now I'd be surprised if I don't spend a million.

Why a $2-billion RIA is embracing the idea of a $1 million annual marketing tab, and how Advizent fits in
Brighton Jones is getting marketing religion despite needing very little to get to its current size in 12 years

Monday 4.9.12
Steve Lockshin: We are never going to succeed unless we build a brand.

Steve Lockshin and Charles Goldman begin to unveil Advizent, a venture that could put thousands of RIAs under a single cooperative
The Convergent CEO and ex-chief of the Schwab and Fidelity RIA custody units will refer consumers to advisory firms -- but only after doing an intensive 'audit'

Thursday 4.5.12
Charles

Charles Schwab will speak and his fellow CEOs will listen
Schwab chairman gets short-changed one award, says other recipient

Friday 10.2.09

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