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Bucking industry skepticism, Jon Stein is pitching his robo as a one-stop 401[k] shop for legacy firms.

The 10 biggest RIA moves of 2015 and what conclusions to draw from them
PE dollars, succession angst, women executives seeking same and, of course, the robo sweepstakes spurred these advisor-entrepreneurs to dare and to risk much

Monday 1.4.16
Tom Gooley: We're setting up specialized queues for death, divorce and retirement.

LPL Financial undertakes painstaking overhaul of service spurred by capacity overwhelm and RIA demand for Schwab-style pods
In addition to aggressive hiring, training and creating 'queues,' Tom Gooley and Tim Hodge are tackling the big one -- service culture

Tuesday 11.24.15
Matthew Audette: There's not a bunch of balance sheet capital that's necessary.

How hedge fund control and E*Trade's former CFO helped Mark Casady see that making LPL a blue chip was a fool's errand
Matthew Audette concedes that he came to LPL lured by its potential for higher leverage

Monday 11.2.15
Mark Casady: That is an extreme. I don't see that happening, but that is kind of the range of the thinking.

LPL CEO floats orphaning 3% of its brokerage business in prelude to DOL 'travesty'
Mark Casady says he may lop off brokerage accounts of $15,000, citing looming rule changes

Friday 10.30.15
John Scully was on the Advent Software board and his firm, SPO, now controls 9.2% of LPL's outstanding shares.

After stealthily buying up LPL stock, a 'wolf pack' of activist hedge funds has a leg hold
San Francisco-based SPO, FPR and Marcato are forbidden to coordinate their efforts per SEC rules but seem to be looking in the same direction

Wednesday 10.28.15
Greg Verfaillie: In the conversations I've been having with advisors, it's clear this decision is not going to be made on product or platform; it's about the relationship.

Curian Capital predators position to pounce -- but a few copiously keep their distance to avoid quills
As smaller TAMPs play the finesse game, SEI, AssetMark and Envestnet, with combined $100 billion-plus AUM, see a path to play up their size and scale after the smaller TAMP falters

Monday 8.17.15
Tech boss Victor Fetter claimed LPL had effected 1,500 improvements in its technology this year, many regarding its tee-up of ClientWorks.

LPL Financial tosses its sales pitch to 7,000 in its HQ city of Boston
The only constant for LPL is Mark Casady and change as the broker-dealer slogs to the far shore from the 'messy middle'

Thursday 7.30.15
Raymond 'Rocky' Daigle: I am able to read 401(k) plan documents and talk to a plan administrator and know what I mean.

A $350-million-AUM team of ex-lawyers-turned-advisors lands at Commonwealth after stops at Edward Jones and LPL
Best pals since middle school and partners since 2001, the advisors use their mad depostition skills to hone in on client needs and their tenacity to make sure of follow-through

Tuesday 7.28.15
Dan Arnold: We want to hit this head on and deliver a complementary robo-solution.

LPL will launch third-party robo for advisors and eliminate some fees
Dan Arnold laid it on the line: LPL is being disrupted but taking the challenges head-on

Monday 7.27.15
Tom Gooley: You need to continue to evolve system and service platforms to make sure you're keeping up.

LPL taps the man who saved Morgan Stanley's bacon to take service to a Schwab RIA-level echelon
Tom Gooley sacrificed 36 weekends and a happy home life in Larchmont to smooth the way for 15,000 stockbrokers in the biggest wirehouse merger ever

Monday 6.29.15
Matthew Audette: The firm's entrepreneurial outlook and strong track record of growing market share and attracting new business provides an ideal opportunity.

LPL poaches E*TRADE's CFO and turnaround specialist as its chief finanical officer
Matthew Audette, 41, is moving from New York to San Diego and will begin his new job in late September

Monday 6.1.15
Jamie Dimon: We are completely comfortable with partnering [with startups] where it makes sense.

JP Morgan gets a 39-page blasting of its corroded culture and ground lost to Silicon Valley robos -- authored by its CEO Jamie Dimon
The letter to shareholders by Wall Street's sultan shows uncharacteristic humility but some analysts question the missive's sincerity

Thursday 5.28.15
Mark Casady has a new beard but his firm's views on fiduciary rules may differ from FSI by more than a whisker.

LPL reconsiders FSI as it drops out of its board, offers own DOL stand and hires own lobbyist
The giant IBD-custodian breaks from Financial Services Institute pack with pro-DOL statement as FSI posts more negative view on Labor Dept.'s 'fiduciary' definition

Thursday 4.16.15
Mark Casady: I think one or two of these robo-advisors will survive.

Mark Casady settles the question of whether LPL will start its own robo-advisor
In the wake of the aborted NestWise effort and a quieter robo rollout by his firm, the LPL Financial CEO doesn't buy the economics of the opportunity

Thursday 2.26.15
Bill Chetney: I went to Mark Casady and Robert Moore and said: This is my natural habitat. I'd like to lead but from this format.

Bill Chetney is back to compete with LPL (among others) and Mark Casady is very much on board
His new $40-billion OSJ start-up will use the LPL hybrid platform and get a hand from the broker-dealer in procuring a right-to-recruit agreement and software

Wednesday 7.9.14
Mark Casady: We are standing on the threshold of a new era.

LPL Financial is dumping North Carolina as a headquarters, moving south to make room for 1,800 more employees
The Boston-, Charlotte- and San Diego-based broker-dealer is constructing a giant office-park eco-building

Monday 6.16.14
Bill Morrissey epitomizes LPL's ability to grow rapidly.

What Derek Bruton's replacement may say about the departure that still has people shocked
Bill Morrissey is known to grind out quantifiable results

Monday 4.14.14
LPL advisors will join Mario Andretti and other jet-setters on the French Riviera next week.

LPL is taking its elite RIAs and other top producers to Monte Carlo in out-of-beribboned-box move
The broker-dealer's record first time sign-ups show the European haven strikes a chord with Orlando-weary advisors

Wednesday 3.5.14
Andrew Ghezzi: The most sensitive issue, hands down, was how to convey trust in an online environment.

A departing NestWise advisor tells what he learned from the whole experience
Andrew Ghezzi's experience with the mass-market, online entity was a pleasant surprise, but it was troubling that he was winning clients largely in proportion to their physical proximity to Boston

Tuesday 10.29.13
Mark Casady: Before, I was an externally focused CEO, doing acquisitions, focused on getting us public, We weren't as attentive as we could be.

In WSJ article, Mark Casady issues a series of mea culpas and positions LPL as a turnaround story
In the esteemed publication, CEO Mark Casady positions his company and his attitude toward advisors as a turnaround story built on two-hour deadlines

Tuesday 9.17.13
Mark Casady: These latest distributions underscore how far LPL Financial has come since their initial investment.

As LPL Financial braces for a share sell-off and loss of two directors, a Citi analyst says it'll be good
Hellman & Friedman will shed all of its 12.6 million shares to 'partners' and TPG will reduce holding to 17% of LPL's float

Thursday 8.15.13
Andy Kalbaugh and Derek Bruton do a takeoff of an ESPN sports show called “Pardon the Interruption.”

LPL shows flashes of its new image at Financial Masters 2013
Mark Casady talked up a more 'personal' approach and Robert Moore suggests an increased focus on the high net worth market

Tuesday 3.19.13
Mark Casady: They got the tone and pitch right.

LPL's marketing destiny got reshaped by a dark horse in a dark room
After several days of dog-and-pony shows by LA and NY-type marketing giants, Bernstein-Rein, inventors of the Happy Meal, went last and crushed it

Friday 3.1.13
Bill Dwyer is at peace with his decision to leave -- and it was his decision, according to John Hyland.

LPL's Bill Dwyer decides to call it quits and Robert Moore is taking over his duties
The make-it-happen statesman salesman atop a B2B selling scheme cedes control to a Mark Casady favorite

Friday 3.1.13
Dan Arnold: I'll reinforce there are no customer-facing roles [that will be cut].

LPL's RIA assets skyrocketed in 2012
Outsourcing is are still on the agenda though the CFO categorically denies advisor-facing jobs will be lost

Wednesday 2.6.13
Victor Fetter will be the face of LPL's technological skunkworks in North Carolina

LPL poaches top Dell exec to rewire outsourcing and head hundreds in new technology 'town'
Victor Fetter is reporting directly to Mark Casady and will help hire 60 techies in the next 45 days

Friday 12.14.12
Scott Collins: Some of these large firms found the holes and exploited them.

LPL reaches hard-won agreement to rein in bonuses to big advisors that had proved to be overly generous
OSJs were riding high on incentive systems designed more for solo practices

Friday 11.2.12
Mark Casady: This is the first time we've ever lost a large client.

LPL loses a mega-client -- but not to a competitor
The big IBD also confirmed long-whispered rumors that it's begun to offshore some operations

Wednesday 10.31.12
Nathan Sonnenberg is the first member of the Fortigent executive suite to depart since the firm was bought by LPL five months ago.

Two top Fortigent talents leave in the same week as industry-watchers ask: Was it them or was it LPL?
The LPL-owned investments outsourcer may not replace CIO Nathan Sonnenberg and alternative investments director Robert Mileff

Thursday 8.30.12
Sallie Larsen: It's critical in shaping our culture.

LPL Financial hires a hiring, retention and culture czar
Sallie Larsen will report directly to Mark Casady in her role as chief human capital officer

Thursday 5.17.12
Mark Casady is taking his most proven talent and giving her a challenge with a potentially momentous payoff.

LPL cannibalizes executive talent and launches mass-market entity
If anyone can crack the uncrackable low-end market, it's Esther Stearns, analysts and headhunters say

Thursday 4.19.12
Robert Moore: We like transparency.

LPL sees bright spots amid sideways 4Q earnings report
The firm is buoyed by increase in advisors, a perceived edge in the 401(k) segment and interest generated by the Fortigent deal

Wednesday 2.8.12
Mark Casady and other LPL execs were front and center at the exhibit hall available to talk to advisors.

Six important things I learned about LPL at its focus11 conference in Chicago
Amid market madness, LPL announced that it had a rollover plan, gave its blessing to advisors starting their own RIAs and much more.

Wednesday 8.10.11

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