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Jason Del Col: Our vision of the next-generation of an RIA office is they can service $200 million to $300 million with a support team in Dallas and not a lot of infrastructure.

In calculated gamble, United Capital begins to build, not buy, growth in major cities
Joe Duran will still buy firms but his $10-billion RIA will spin out six snazzy startup offices in the next two years manned by graduates of its own training program

Friday 8.22.14
The MarketCounsel Summit convened many kings of the jungle.

The 2013 MarketCounsel Summit is heavy on future shock
A Cassandra-like Steve Lockshin lead the gloomsters, Team Tech protested that the future is bright and Frank & Dodd laid an egg

Monday 12.16.13
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
Sal Zambito: Many times these RIAs are large organizations but they haven't put a true business team together.

LPL Financial tells its faithful in San Diego that a fuller-service, more dependent model will get corporate support
With Philip Palaveev overseeing the project, LPL is working to install more management expertise in the crazy-growth OSJs it both supports and competes with

Thursday 8.22.13
Bill Crager: The content race will be on and we'll open up a whole new competitive landscape for asset management.

Having won advisor assets, Envestnet's next -- more Google-like -- play is for their smarts
The Chicago outsourcer will soak up and synthesize information from 23,000 advisors and distribute it in real time in an effort to create one big giant brain out of an atomized industry

Friday 5.10.13
Philip Palaveev: Client service expectations are ... more difficult to manage profitably.

Round 2 in Vegas: Finance Logix advisor conference ponders simplicity as sophistication
As the RIA industry matures, first-time buyers are gone and differentiation is the name of the game

Monday 4.29.13
Philip Palaveev: The goal of collaboration and sharing ideas is that ideally, you would not have to make all the errors yourself.

How I advise advisors to run an advisory business from my pulpit
Philip Palaveev tells just how much he can coach and where experience kicks in -- and how to get the best of both

Thursday 3.21.13
Mike Durbin: We can't take somebody by the scruff of the neck but we can be much more methodical.

Viewing RIAs in a new light, Fidelity Institutional shifts from a top-down to a bottom-up emphasis to serve them
A couple of counterintuitive findings in a big study are part of Mike Durbin's more methodical approach to practice management

Wednesday 2.13.13
Philip Palaveev: We really want to increase the number of participants.

Philip Palaveev will help oversee effort to solve big IN-Moss Adams comp study problem -- a survey that can take a day to complete
With Kelli Cruz out the door, the ex-Moss Adams star is stepping in with plans to get the survey down to a one-hour task

Thursday 1.24.13
Mike Golaszewski: If your product has an advisor end-client-facing component and it's not mobile, you probably don't have a product in two years.

Where RIA technology stands heading into 2013 after 2012 lost some steam
Philip Palaveev, Mike Golaszewski, Spencer Segal and Joel Bruckenstein weigh in on whether the 'mega-solution' will gain traction vs. the mix and match option

Wednesday 1.2.13
Joel Bruckenstein: As things turned out, some better pure technology opportunities came along.

Joel Bruckenstein and Bob Veres part ways to do their own conferences
Veres sees a glut of conferences but has a passion to change that with a new-concept event

Monday 11.26.12
Ric Edelman: We need to serve the 99% that hate us, not just rich people.

Ric Edelman is looking to add a $1-billion RIA elephant even as he unveils an online consumer strategy aimed at the chipmunks
Already Barron's No. 1 with predominantly a mass-affluent game, the radio dynamo is ready to invest private equity to add a quick $1 billion of AUM

Monday 10.29.12
Philip Palaveev: All of the examples in the book are real clients I worked with, and some were happening literally as I was writing the chapter.

Finally, an RIA business-of-the-business book with a journalistic soul
Philip Palaveev shows his command of practice management and literary artifice in "The Ensemble Practice"

Wednesday 10.24.12
Philip Palaveev: Wirehouses would be wise to explore the opportunity to brand the teams alongside the national brand and to create compensation structures that give team captains control over the hiring and compensation of their team members.

The 10 things Morgan, Merrill, UBS and Wells Fargo could do if they really, really wanted to stem the RIA tide
Advisors are happy to hand over the blueprint to wirehouses because they're certain the firms are too fainthearted to execute it

Tuesday 10.9.12
The FPA packed them in

The FPA throws its annual gathering in a spirit of renewal after years of membership decline
The Financial Planning Association aims to rally around the CFP designation, bring in fresh blood and build membership back up

Wednesday 10.3.12
Charles Goldman: The number of hybrids has been tapering off and it's been tapering off for a while.

How Charles Goldman, Philip Palaveev, Brian Hamburger and Tim Oden -- and my cabbie -- caught my attention at MarketCounsel Summit
Tussles over scale, branding and professional service played out vividly in Vegas

Friday 9.28.12
Joe Duran: Your competition will not be Merrill Lynch. It will be the big players with value that you can't match.

Joe Duran lays out his latest case for why wirehouses -- and classic RIAs -- risk losing out to a coming oligopoly of new-model holistic firms
The coming 'life management' model won't be addressed by the big guys or the little ones in this very young industry, says the United Capital CEO

Friday 9.21.12
Mark Tibergien: We're on every continent except Antartica.

5 questions for Mark Tibergien on his 5th anniversary as CEO of Pershing RIA unit
Tim Welsh gets the consulting godfather to open up about NetX360, how roll-ups roll and the tripling of custody assets at Pershing

Wednesday 9.19.12
Bob Veres engages CEO of Moss Adams Wealth Advisors Rebecca Pomering and Tim Kochis, former CEO of Aspiriant, on issues of scale.

Veres and Bruckenstein lure big RIAs to Denver to discuss getting even bigger
Tim Kochis and the virtual Moss Adams all-stars brought firepower to the 2nd annual Business and Wealth Management Conference

Monday 9.17.12
Philip Palaveev: If it meant leaving Fusion behind, God knows what decision I would have made.

Philip Palaveev hangs out his shingle with a new consulting model for RIAs and a money-back guarantee
The former Moss Adams star will still serve the Fusion constituency but The Ensemble Practice LLC will let him spread his wings, too

Friday 9.7.12
Stuart Silverman: We're not saying: 'Let's take the culture for 250 (the existing Fusion advisors) and bring it to (all) 1,400 (NFP reps firms).

National Financial Partners buys longtime partner Fusion signaling a shift away from the 'roll-up' model
The New York-based agglomeration of financial businesses is looking to inject higher levels of intelligence, best practices and culture by bringing the services of Fusion in-house

Wednesday 7.18.12
Jason Del Col calls the radio show a ''massive opportunity.''

United Capital unveils national mass-affluent strategy keyed to a radio program
With the success of Edelman Financial and The Mutual Fund Store in mind, Joe Duran will take the mike regularly, but Steven Pomeranz will be the regular host

Wednesday 5.16.12
Philip Palaveev: Advisory firms may not even realize what great employers they are.

Career Arbitrage: How independent advisors are gaining the upper hand over big corporations in the hiring game
Better compensation, a more closely knit culture and the holy grail of personal wealth -- equity --are some driving factors in this counterintuitive trend

Tuesday 5.1.12
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
Sean Gultig: It's not often in business that you get to do a mulligan.

Ex-Fiserv executives bid to create a new force in RIA custody by taking the Equity Trust bull by the horns
The year-old Denver-based firm touts technology cost savings via its Orion-driven platform

Wednesday 3.14.12
Philip Palaveev: 'Super-ensembles' are the most dangerous competitors to independent firms today.

How a swath of billion-dollar-plus RIAs are posing a threat to indie advisors
Forget the aggregators -- a specific segment of RIAs is gunning for mom-and-pop shops and wirehouses alike

Monday 3.5.12
Philip Palaveev: The more icy and snowy the road the less you want to hit the accelerator or the brake.

Best advice for 2012: Risk being a bit boring and focus on the organic growth of your practice
Growth from within is a challenge across all channels and needs to be addressed

Monday 2.20.12
Brian O'Regan: I love building things and I could do that both with Fidelity and Mariner.

Big Midwestern RIA hires away a Fidelity exec to realize its $50 billion plan
Mariner Wealth Advisors has reached a critical size where professional management is called for

Friday 12.9.11
Catie Tobin: RBC intends to double its RIA assets from $10 billion to $20 billion by 2015.

A peek inside the rising RIA custodians fighting to overtake the Big Four
RBC, LPL, TCoA, Scottrade and National Advisors Trust are all pushing to gain the critical mass to get past also-ran status

Tuesday 11.29.11
Tom Bradley: We consider ourselves the Apple of the industry.

Once good for a few million, TD Ameritrade's foot-in-the-door strategy is starting to net billions
With the paperwork signed, TD goes to work wooing big RIAs with technology, special pricing and a maverick culture

Tuesday 10.11.11
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
Bernie Clark: We win a disproportionate share of business.

Schwab Advisor Services is nearing $800 billion of RIA assets but analysts are split over whether it can continue to dominate
Fidelity keeps flexing its muscles as Schwab raises its hybrid-friendly profile, reaches out to IBDs and rolls out an ambitious vendor platform

Tuesday 9.6.11

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