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Felipe Luna: We're moving beyond advisors who just need turnkey.

With LPL as its new BFF, CONCERT seeks bigger game and more RIAs
San Jose-based firm wirehouse-lite is up to $3 billion of AUA but was hitting roadblocks with some bigger candidates that it believes LPL technology and RBC big-boy services can remove

Thursday 4.18.13
Felipe Luna: We're seeing ... high-net-worth clients ... who want to be more aggressively involved in alternative investments.

How CONCERT is leveraging a full-service alternatives platform to boost its carriage trade clientele
CONCERT sees CAIS catering to the $200 million-plus set while its current alts provider tends to those who may like their hedge funds in mutual-fund wraps

Tuesday 8.21.12
Christopher Mason is keeping his assets at Fidelity: "They don't have quarterly earnings and they don't do stupid things."

Why one UBS advisor broke away even knowing that his former partner would keep the 401(k) assets
Christopher Mason is establishing Fontis as part of CONCERT but hasn't given up hope of selling his portfolio management skills on UBS' platform

Thursday 5.17.12
Leslie Ferrone was impressed with how Merrill overcame its problems with women advisors but was repelled when it couldn't overcome creeping bank culture.

She settled with Merrill Lynch over discrimination, loved Merrill again for years but then bigger problems arose
A lover of the herd, Leslie Ferrone couldn't stomach the bankification of her wirehouse

Monday 5.7.12
Myles Pritchard: They were making it more difficult and they were getting ready to close accounts down.

Myles Pritchard thought it was better in the Bahamas and Merrill Lynch didn't -- so he left for life with CONCERT Wealth Management
With half of his clients offshore, the LA advisor grew disenchanted with Merrill's lack of appetite for international business

Friday 4.6.12
Shirl Penney and Todd Thomson: The reason to [go independent] is that you want to build equity in something that's yours."

The top 10 people to watch in the RIA business in 2012, Part 2
Keeping an eye on those gaining the most ground in the fleet-footed RIA industry

Tuesday 3.13.12
Brad Stratton: I realized that [Merrill Lynch] was going in a different direction.

Veteran Merrill Lynch manager leaves seven registrations on the table to return to his pure-RIA roots
Fed up with BofA and faced with a choice between managing advisors and being one, Brad Stratton moves to CONCERT

Wednesday 2.22.12
Felipe Luna: While the wirehouse model certainly has its detractors the one thing it does really well is it support the advisor on client-based activities and that's why they're so much more productive. That's the crux of our model.

CONCERT Wealth Management nabbed 12 wirehouse teams in the last 12 months and this wirehouse-lite is just getting started
The San Jose-based firm targets advisors with as little as $100 million and it doubled in size in the last year

Tuesday 9.27.11

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