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Rajeev Sharan: I function as a market ‘shock absorber’ for clients.

Two 'super RIAs' -- Aspiriant and Salient -- hire risk officers in a sign of what clients value post-2008-'09, post-Madoff
In the post-Madoff era, explicit downside is becoming more important -- and lets Aspiriant justify its $7,500 planning fee better

Sunday 11.24.13
Departed Schwab retail advisors protested the firm's termination policies on the first day of IMPACT.

Schwab IMPACT 2013 is another great bash but picketers and Fidelity siphoned off some precious RIA attention
Attendees were greeted by disgruntled ex-Schwab advisors chanting 'Find out how Schwab terminates' and Fidelity's RIA campaign jumped out at you on every sidewalk

Thursday 11.14.13
Rob Francais: It gets a little easier each time. We learn how to do it more effectively.

Aspiriant sets the stage for its next big buy -- and only RIAs with more than $1 billion in assets need apply
Now that the $7-billion Los Angeles firm has digested Deloitte, its executive M&A team ponders its next move

Tuesday 3.5.13
Tim Kochis: I winced when I detected a slight tone of condescension in the presentation.

Ex-RIA chief: 'How I learned more in a month as a client than in 20 years as CEO'
Aspiriant's Tim Kochis and his wife experienced firsthand the upsides and downsides of being paying clients

Wednesday 7.25.12
Tim Kochis: No one should be CEO for life.

Tim Kochis retires, months earlier than scheduled, but also years later than planned
The Aspiriant founder sent an e-mail to fellow employees on April 27th saying he's bolting a little early because of projects he wants to pursue.

Friday 5.11.12
Rob Francais: You can look at our growth in the last three-and-a-half or four years and say it's off the charts, but it's all been part of a very patient well thought-out process.

How Rob Francais combined two giant RIAs and then added the assets of Deloitte Investment Advisors
Kochis Fitz, Quintile Wealth Management and Deloitte are now $7.2 billion Aspiriant and there are more plans to grow -- carefully

Monday 10.3.11

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