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Mike Durbin: Now we can say: Here's the data.

Fidelity dissects the breakaway cycle with a new study
On average it's a seven-month process, and many advisors admit that they are winging it

Wednesday 2.1.12
Jack Waymire: Given a choice -- and most of the time investors are not given this choice -- how would they compensate advisors they are dependent on for specialized knowledge, advice, and services.

Should I dump my securities licenses?
The cons -- and mostly pros -- of moving from the the B-D to RIA or IAR model

Thursday 11.10.11
Brooke Southall: The RIA's ultimate value proposition is your belief that it is your destiny as one to help clients realize theirs.

What is the value proposition of a financial advisor -- and how is a budding RIA culture upping the ante?
It goes to people's relationship with money

Friday 10.28.11
Chip Roame says to look for the wirehouses to announce halfway houses in the next 12 months.

10 things worth knowing from yesterday's Tiburon CEO Summit
Chip Roame sugarcoats nothing and it keeps 150-plus top execs on the edge of their seats

Thursday 10.13.11
Jeff McClure: I still only have half the net income I had as a broker-rep, but it is a very reliable and consistent income.

Two Texans talk turkey about moving from an IBD model to an RIA model
Jeff McClure was able to bring Sean Kernan closer to his way of thinking by letting him in on his experiences

Friday 10.7.11
The term "RIA" suffers both from definers who provide too much nuance and too little.

What exactly is an RIA?
The letters stand for registered investment advisor but then it gets complicated

Tuesday 10.4.11
Tim Oden: If clients fire the market then they don't need financial advisors.

The booming breakaway market could be slowed by the sick stock market, say Raymond James and Schwab
Dislocation at places like UBS and Merrill Lynch helps recruiters until the point where clients are thoroughly spooked

Friday 9.23.11
Tony Sirianni: Our biggest issue has been overwhelming demand.

Revenge of the branch managers: Washington Wealth is rapidly putting ex-wirehouse workers in play nationwide
The fledgling RIA is swamped with interest and likes its high-class problems

Friday 8.12.11
Scott Collins: I felt there was a better way. I had one [platform] I could sell. It was like an advisor showing one mutual fund.

Two former LPL execs set up a breakaway boutique that works with Raymond James and Schwab, among others
Flush with IPO cash, Scott Collins and Scott Miller were determined to have open-recruiting architecture and more counseling

Friday 7.29.11
Michael Durbin: It may seem elegant and easy to take a check and walk across the street, but it’s important to spend the time to get to the right destination.

Fidelity study: Breakaway RIAs could pocket millions in after-tax profits
Dazzling wirehouse retainer deals are nice but going it alone can pay much, much better after taxes get figured in

Tuesday 6.7.11
Scott Dell'Orfano: The average is well up from what we saw at this time last year

Big advisors drive solid year for breakaway wins at Schwab, Fidelity, Pershing and TD
Aggregators drive momentum in 2011

Thursday 1.27.11
Rich Saperstein's practice has doubled its high net worth assets under management since joining HighTower.

Rich Saperstein helps establish new strategy for HighTower Advisors as he transforms his own $10 billion practice
New York practice executes first 'tuck-in' with addition of Steve Bogner

Tuesday 1.11.11
“We’ve always enjoyed the culture of the Smith Barney enterprise,” said Tim Oden, wryly.

Five things I learned about the subterranean breakaway movement at IMPACT 2010, including that Tim Oden's been promoted at Schwab
Big custodian grows sales staff to handle rising tide of defection-minded IBD reps, heightened demands of wirehouse breakaways

Monday 11.1.10
Elliot Weissbluth: There are so many disaffected brokers at these firms.

HighTower adds an existing RIA and two big UBS producers to a burgeoning Silicon Valley office
CEO Weissbluth says that his company's pipeline is 'massive'

Wednesday 10.27.10
Alan Rexius [left], King Martin [center] and Greg Erwin [right] took nearly three years from first exploring a breakaway to its final execution.

Schwab and Fidelity experience seasonal slowing of breakaway activity
The good news is that big wirehouse brokers and IBD reps keep nibbling

Thursday 10.14.10
John Meunier: Evidence that the great migration among advisors is over is the fact that, on average, advisors’ satisfaction with their firm is up 15% over last year, with the biggest uptick noted among the national wirehouse representatives.

Finding greater advisor satisfaction at the wirehouses, Cogent study concludes the breakaway surge is over
For the first time in history, the majority of advisory compensation comes from fees; plus 9 other findings from one of the year's most ambitious surveys

Wednesday 9.1.10
Jack Swope has no regrets about breaking away after a 23-year career at Smith Barney

Why Smith Barney is now the most target-rich environment for recruiters of breakaways
The biggest wirehouse's changes in branches, compliance and culture have opened the vault door

Monday 8.9.10
Mindy Diamond: Morgan Stanley has a supreme name and a swagger.

Counterpoint: Intra-Wall Street recruiting by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has picked up in the past 60 days
Results of reinvigorated efforts may show up on Labor Day

Monday 8.9.10
Bernie Clark: The average assets of new teams that custody with Schwab has doubled compared to 2009.

Both Schwab and TD Ameritrade smash breakaway recruiting marks from last year
Schwab nets eight breakaway teams with more than $250 million of AUM each

Thursday 7.22.10
Frank Pizzichillo: LLCs are king 'but there are situations in which an S-Corp may be appropriate and, much less often, where a C-Corp may be the way to go.'

The Leading Indicator: Do not forget corporate concerns in the transition to independence
The quick-hit S-Corp.-versus-LLC rundown for breakaway brokers

Tuesday 7.6.10
Jeff Spears: Some people needed it and spent it and will never be able to leave but I truly believe a high percentage are responsible and disciplined.

7 things to know about retention bonuses and why the post-check ether may be wearing off
Brokers who got checks report higher satisfaction but many still have their eyes on the exits

Wednesday 6.9.10
Alois Pirker: Wirehouses are watching the breakaway movement slowly and are likely to adapt. "They're not stupid."

Study: Breakaway trend may slow as wirehouse mergers start to click
To keep brokers, some wirehouses may offer more independent platforms

Tuesday 6.1.10
Glen Shepherd: Everyone was busy before the transition and now they are expected to add on a heavy load of tedious tasks to get the transition accomplished.

Facing the breakaway paper blob with a game plan and a quarterback
Half the battle is getting the right forms with the red arrows plastered by the signature lines

Friday 5.21.10
Michael Stier: Firms that are serious about attracting breakaway advisors increasingly find themselves engaged in potentially cathartic internal re-evaluations

How the breakaway movement is driving the outsourcing trend
Simplifying day-to-day tasks is at a premium for firms set on executing intensive growth strategies

Monday 5.17.10
Matt Camden shows off an iPad that is now compatible with HighTower's tech platform

HighTower Advisors and United Capital seek to stamp out wirehouse feel by embracing Apple technology
The aggregators see risk in standing pat with PC technology when advisors use Macs at home

Thursday 5.6.10
Elliot Weissbluth: The Dean Witter and Morgan Stanley cultures never integrated so you have two cultures taking in a third culture – Smith Barney.

HighTower doubles recruiting staff and seeks green pastures of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney brokers
Unforeseen interest in potential breakaways accelerates plans of big aggregator

Thursday 4.22.10
Scott Dell'Orfano: The average is well up from what we saw at this time last year

Breakaway broker signings get off to hot start in 2010 for Fidelity, TD and Schwab
RIA custodians report big increases in both size and number of recruits from wirehouses

Tuesday 4.13.10
Frank Pizzichillo: I met reps down the street at Starbucks, in living rooms of their homes while their dogs shed all over my freshly dry-cleaned suit, at the food court of a local mall.

The Leading Indicator: Trends and tales from the breakaway broker movement
Frank Pizzichillo takes on a regular column for RIABiz that includes fascinating, inspiring, and heart-wrenching stories

Tuesday 4.13.10
Tom Giachetti: Brokers say: Tom, Do I need to repay that loan and the answer is ‘yes’.

11 steps to becoming an RIA without upsetting Merrill Lynch, the SEC or your clients
Concerns over regulatory challenges are way overblown

Thursday 12.10.09
John Furey: Top advisors only engage professionals referred within their networks

Deal killers for almost-breakaway brokers
How to break the dam of 60,000 wirehouse employees

Wednesday 12.9.09
Mindy Diamond says of today's breakaway prospects: These are numbers guys.

Top breakaway panel schools RIAs on how to create a cushier deal for financial advisors than a wirehouse
RIAs want to bring aboard wirehouse producers and they want to do it now

Friday 10.23.09
Thomas McGuirk: I didn't like the person I was during those three months

The number one obstacle to completing a clean breakaway from a wirehouse
Leading a double life is not for the faint of heart

Monday 10.5.09
Bernie Clark: Team liftouts have contagious effect

Top 10 things I learned at Schwab IMPACT about the smoldering breakaway movement
Wirehouses do little to resist leakage of talent

Thursday 9.17.09
John Furey: Breaking away can still be a rough passage

The transition process is still too rough for gusher of breakaway advisors
Aggregators are showing the way in smoothing the bumps

Monday 8.24.09
Bernie Clark: Clients have "moved on emotionally" from wirehouses

Schwab: Breakaway uptick is part of secular trend (part 1 of 2 in series)
Breakaway pick-up is mere acceleration of awareness

Tuesday 8.11.09



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