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Peg Pike: I looked at a number of opportunities. It's rare.

How one $1.3-billion RIA in Tiburon found its woman by taking the 'grueling' route
Steve Janachowski was determined to do 16-hour 'test-drives' of all candidates and finally Peg Pike proved more hard core than him

Monday 8.25.14
Frank Campanale: When you find competent private bankers in almost every case they have been successful at bringing business over and growing substantially.

How Frank Campanale's heist, so to speak, of young BNY Mellon Wealth Management stars fits into a bold millennial strategy
The morphed E.F. Hutton venture that is now Lebenthal looks like anything but a retirement home for dusty old brokers from yesteryear

Thursday 8.7.14
Skip Schweiss in front of the Nevada Falls: The plan was to go out in waves .... We almost needed an algorithm to figure it all out.

How a band of advisor-execs scaled 5,000 sunless feet to the summit of the Half Dome -- and the lessons the exploit yields for growing RIAs
Advisors donned headlamps, assuming considerable risk effecting the nighttime ascent in Yosemite -- including an encounter with a mama bear

Friday 7.18.14
Clayton G. Deutsch: If you know Peter Raimondi, you know we're not going to sit on cruise control.

As Boston Private and Banyan Partners merge, the Big Three roll-ups become the Big Four
Banyan's Peter Raimondi will lead the combined entity that could morph into a fearsome acquirer

Thursday 7.17.14
Dan Arnold: Their strategy is they're a product manufacturer that is amassing distribution to complement that product manufacturing.

How LPL's CFO answered the Cetera question at Morgan Stanley Financial's conference
Dan Arnold wrote off the Schorsch roll-up as PacLife, AIG or Jackson National reincarnated

Monday 6.16.14
Stuart DePina of Tamarac is Envestnet's RIA connection

Observations on the Envestnet Advisor Summit from the carsick seat of a Chicago taxi cab
Brian Hamburger relayed his thoughts on 36 hours at Jud Bergman's 'house' on the way to the airport

Friday 5.16.14
Nicholas Schorsch: It wasn't what we both wanted. Fortunately or unfortunately there can only be one person in charge.

Why exactly Valerie Brown is out of a job at Cetera -- and Larry Roth is in
Nicholas Schorsch and his CEO may have differed on the way forward as Cetera's inorganic growth runs full tilt

Wednesday 5.14.14
Charles Goldman: We bought the firm hoping the CEO would be there.

Charles Goldman speaks from the CEO Summit hotel about what he didn't see coming at AssetMark and how it changed his life
The Fidelity and Schwab veteran is criss-crossing the country as managing principal rather than part-time coach

Thursday 4.10.14
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
Bernie Clark: I couldn't stress enough that if we didn't do well then our competitors would be right behind us.

A sometimes defensive Bernie Clark makes four points pertaining to Schwab's RIA custody business in an update to Wall Street
The overseer of Schwab RIAs explains the San Francisco giant's difficult-to-do-business-with reputation and the long rollout of SII

Monday 8.26.13
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
Scott MacKillop, Frank Trotter and Alex Potts on the high-risk, 18-hour rim-to-river-to-rim hike

RIA leaders venture to Grand Canyon to get beneath Earth's surface -- and their own
Business bound these execs and advisors on a self-inflicted adventure, but their bonds were tested on a deeper level

Wednesday 7.3.13
Steve Dunlap joined Cetera for its flat organization. In his new home people 'can sit around a table and contribute ideas.'

Making sense of Steve Dunlap stepping into Barnaby Grist's 'big shoes' as Cetera's RIA czar
The Lockwood, Pershing and Schwab alumnus with a products and PM background is tasked with leading strategic development and expansion of Cetera’s RIA unit

Friday 6.28.13
Eduardo Repetto posed with Alex Potts and Chip Roame before telling advisors about a born-of-data, new ingredient in DFA funds.

Dimensional's co-CEO tells clients at Monterey event that DFA is changing its Classic-Coke intellectual fund recipe
Loring Ward advisors learned that a 'breakthrough' dimension related to profitability will be mixed into all funds by year's end

Thursday 6.6.13
Dan Arnold: Now that our footprint's in place [we're] moving into the third phase of our strategy in 2013.

LPL to Wall Street types: We're in phase three
At a Merrill Lynch forum, the IBD's CFO explains that Phase I was the mass accumulation of advisors and Phase 2 was about RIA-ification

Monday 5.20.13
Walter Bettinger: We did not expect conflict. We're not seeing it.

Some Schwab independent branches are raking in assets as much as 200% above goals, Schwab CEO says
Analysts applaud the scant data but one RIA has the opposite reaction to what Walt Bettinger said

Thursday 5.2.13
Alex Potts: In the end, I hope for one idea, or concept, to arise and challenge my thinking.

What three consumer-investors told CEOs at the Tiburon conference in New York
It's not, not, not the products and the returns that keep them coming back

Wednesday 4.17.13
Like the almost-completed Freedom Tower, as seen from the Ritz-Carlton at Battery Park, the RIA channel continues to grow in Wall Street's backyard.

From a Wall Street perch, Chip Roame imparts wry skepticism anaerobically at Tiburon CEO Summit of 2013, spring edition
The independent channel is booming -- but objects in the mirror may still be in front of you, the Tiburon guru warns

Wednesday 4.10.13
With MetLife playing an air game, Cetera was happy to buy up Snoopy's ground game.

Cetera raises its strategic profile to 'baby LPL' status with MetLife deal
The size of the insurance-IBD roll-up has moved it into a realm between boutique and biggie

Monday 4.8.13
Barnaby Grist: I do hope to come back to this industry and even to Cetera if the timing is right.

In the wake of an unusual HR event, Cetera is seeking its new Barnaby Grist
Donald Marron has worked to bring class to the IBD business ands Grist captured that in human form

Monday 4.8.13
Nicholas Gerber: By working with BlackRock, they gain scale but under their own banner.

Fidelity and BlackRock are cooking up a (de facto) de novo ETF company deep in the Rockies
The Boston giant appears to be renting the iShares first-mover advantage as a way to get big in a hurry

Thursday 3.14.13
Mike Durbin: We've stabilized this foundation.

Fidelity to play midwife to RIAs-in-the-making now that WealthCentral is firmly on its feet
Fidelity RIA execs envision a post-WealthCentral landscape that incudes marketing consultations, strategic planning sessions and M&A facilitation

Friday 10.19.12
Hoofing it from the San Fran Ritz to the Tiburon Ferry, the unlikely and distinguished foursome of Jon Jones, Mike Durbin, Tif Joyce and Skip Schweiss.

How RIAs looked the winner at the Ritz Carlton in San Fran this week
The Tiburon CEO Summit had its usual charge of energy as Walter Bettinger, Ric Edelman, Mike Durbin and Bernie Clark appeared at every turn

Thursday 10.18.12
Larry Roth's proposed purchase proves that AIG's Advisor Group is finally playing offense after the 2008 meltdown of its parent organization.

Press report: AIG pays in the ballpark of $115 million -- or $82,000 per rep -- for Woodbury
The low price-per-rep may reflect the fact that few of Woodbury's advisors are high-end producers with sophisticated clients, one analyst says

Wednesday 8.1.12
John Sullivan: At some point, there was no turning back.

Dynasty Financial recruits another field general from the Citi-Smith Barney army
John Sullivan will do some of the heavy lifting from Chicago on advisor service and be a subject matter expert for lending

Wednesday 7.25.12
Debra Taylor:  None of my clients has balked at it. If a manager doesn't perform, they will be fired.

LPL Financial sees explosive asset growth of model portfolios by linking BlackRock and J.P. Morgan-level brand names to the little guy
The big IBD saw a 72% jump in assets for its Model Wealth Portfolios platform to near $9 billion after lowering account minimums to $25,000 from $100,000

Friday 7.13.12
Eric Clarke and Chip Roame atop Mount Whitney

How RIA industry execs took on the ultimate teamwork challenge: Conquering the highest summit in the lower 48
Training regimens for the group -- including a Green Beret and a Gulf War veteran -- ranged from crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to Google searches for portable bottles of oxygen

Thursday 7.12.12
Steve Onofrio: We needed the new wealth platform to enable a new business model.

SEI makes its play for big RIAs by doing some un-SEI things
The Oaks, Pa. TAMP, long doctrinaire about its closed approach, is taking big steps to open up but it still may not be enough, say some advisors and competitors

Tuesday 6.26.12
Eduardo Repetto: It will happen some day.

Eduardo Repetto tips Dimensional Fund Advisors' hand on long-term succession -- which likely involves an IPO
DFA's co-CEO says that any IPO talk is purely precautionary but that the board has vetted the possibility thoroughly -- and largely ruled out the possibility of a merger

Wednesday 6.13.12
Alex Potts: It's the biggest investment we've ever taken on.

With help from Envestnet and a former Genworth technology whiz, Loring Ward is revamping its TAMP platform
The San Jose firm is counting on competitors and former talent of competitors to make sure it spends its millions efficiently

Tuesday 5.8.12
Matt Lynch: Tiburon's challenge is to find the right people to respond to the volume of inquiries that come in.

Tiburon Strategic Advisors signs on ex-IBD CEO and ex-Moss Adams consultant as it strives to meet rising demand
Matt Lynch is coming aboard with Chip Roame as a principal after heading up Capital Analysts for the past five years

Thursday 3.22.12
Bill Van Law: The RIA space is where the growth is. We looked at it and said: "We're not really capturing it"

Raymond James launches a separate RIA unit and appoints a former Merrill Lynch breakaway to head it
Calling the RIA business a 'strategic imperative', Chet Helck is making Bill Van Law the founding president of the RJ investment advisors division

Monday 2.13.12
Rudy Adolf: We have more capital than anyone else in the (advisory-buying) industry.

Focus Financial gains access to 'huge money' -- $320 million in credit
The capital hoard positions the big aggregator to double its advised assets, one observer says

Wednesday 2.1.12
Chip Roame: They can offer a traditional payout of 40% or so and pay for personnel, rent, technolog or they can pay a higher payout.

Wirehouses will create their own independent models, Tiburon report says
WIll 2012 be the year that wirehouse 'halfway houses' catch fire?

Thursday 1.19.12
Roger Hewins: We’re talking about now having 22 locations in 12 states.

A $2.6 billion Schwab RIA grapples with gaining a $420 million Securities America rep firm -- and a big footprint
The Wipfli-Eide Bailly accounting merger doubles Hewins Financial Advisors' opportunity to convert CPA client funds to AUM, analysts say

Friday 1.13.12
Is LPL chairman and CEO Mark Casady looking to add a jewel to the the mammoth B-D's crown?

LPL and Fortigent may be cooking up a merger, sources say
A strategic alliance could give LPL access to VIP RIAs and make Fortigent's highly customized offerings more profitable

Tuesday 12.6.11
Schwab is moving Schwab Private Client completely out of its branches to a remote RIA.

Starting 2012 with a bang, Schwab will place its private client business under a new RIA
The Bay Area firm says it's making the move to avoid compliance clashes with ERISA; others say Schwab's riding the coattails of the RIA movement

Thursday 12.1.11
Scott Dell'Orfano is one of a long line of Fidelity executives internally drafted into new positions.

Fidelity is shopping for new head of sales after Scott Dell’Orfano is tapped for semi-secret mission
Dell'Orfano and his team are developing product services and technology the better to lure major RIAs

Wednesday 10.19.11
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
TD Ameritrade Institutional is moving staff into this San Diego building as part of its growth

What's happening at RIABiz this week and why it matters
We've got our eye on TD Ameritrade's growth, do-it-yourself hedge fund analytics and two elite conferences starting Wednesday

Monday 10.10.11
Dan Arnold impressed his bosses with his recent performance.

LPL Financial names a strategy czar
The big IBD puts Dan Arnold into the newly created position

Tuesday 10.4.11
Scott Welch says his company's success can be attributed to putting manager research and reporting under one roof.

How Fortigent got $50 billion on its platform by treating an RIA pain-point
The Rockville, Md.-based company was early in the high-end of the market but other outsourcers are catching on

Monday 9.12.11

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