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Steve Anderson became RIABiz' top Q1 newsmaker when he announced his firm had 'fired' $25 billion worth of 401(k) clients.

How rising RIA super-bloggers, 401(k) brush fires and a short RIA-Salesforce courtship captured RIABiz readership
As we examined our top 10 articles Q1, the common denominator was ... an RIA intangible that you know when you see

Thursday 4.24.14
Elliot Weissbluth: These are not simple lift-outs.

Elliot Weissbluth pooh-poohs the idea that HighTower faces channel conflict as 'stupid and uninformed'
The roll-up has added franchise- and outsource-type channels in the wake of a capital raise that failed to materialize

Friday 3.14.14
Tom Nally: You've got to build a good team and it's not a one-man show.

What two things Tom Nally says 'no' to in managing his $270-billion RIA empire
The TD Ameritrade chief of RIA custody sees no reason to handle advisor commission business or serve roll-ups geared to hybrids

Thursday 2.6.14
Mike Durbin: I won't be threatened until one of these folks wakes up and decides to be a custodian or a clearing firm. I don't find that to be a near- or medium-term risk.

Part II: RIA custodians' answer to challenges to their monolithic control: We still have big-time scale advantages
Roll-ups and other mezzanine firms are squeezing RIA custody margins as a value proposition but the big-brand custodians -- and some new ones -- are liking the cards they have to play

Monday 11.11.13
Jamie McIntyre: The out-of-pocket fees can be almost zero because we've embedded it into the investment management fees for research.

An LPL-ified Fortigent bursts back on the scene with new software, new pricing and a surge of growth
After a tense waiting period, the outsourcer is unveiling alternatives to six-figure research contracts and the launch of an online portal for all services

Monday 10.14.13
Michelle Smith: Wow, I'm going to capitalize on this. ... I drove a truck through [that] gap.

On Barron's panel at IMCA, three top advisors tell what knocked them on course
I compulsively listened to a divorce opportunist, an ex-Goldman, now Merrill fellow, and a Morgan Stanley consultant offer a diverse array of nuggets

Monday 6.3.13
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
Andrew Marsh: It's a way for them to manage the account and get paid on it.

A $15-billion roll-up-like venture in Canada gets a US foothold with a Dynasty Financial deal -- and vice-versa
With the deal, born on a frozen lake in Montana, both companies are attempting to keep assets from crossing their borders

Wednesday 5.1.13
Jud Bergman: I think institutions are seeing this as a way go participate in large trends.

As Envestnet shares soar, the firm extends its offerings further beyond RIAs with $33-million deal
With the Chicago-based outsourcer's stock now up about 75% in the past year, it picks up a Prudential unit that has sweet ties to trust companies

Monday 4.15.13
In a deal that rocked the RIA world, David Hou (pictured) and Mark Sear sold Luminous for a staggering $125 million in cash to a San Francisco bank.

10 most influential RIA figures going into 2013 and how they're reshaping the industry, Part 1
2012 was a year of drama as sweeping deals of unexpected size were struck and the industry took to the Hill to fight against FINRA overlords

Friday 3.8.13
Mike Papedis: Partnership is not for all advisors.

It won't be long before HighTower's fee-for-service channel revenues draw even with its partner firm revenues
Chicago aggregator is in talks with 50 firms about signing up with the newly unveiled Network and Alliance options

Monday 3.4.13
John Furey:  Ignoring changes to the market could be dangerous and outright irresponsible.

How RIAs are becoming as complacent as wirehouses -- and what it'll take to snap out of it
There is empirical evidence that challenges are increasing but also reasons to believe they can be met

Monday 12.10.12
Mindy Diamond says the Luminous deal shows that the potential payday of selling an RIA far exceeds the transition packages paid by wirehouses and other firms.

How the Luminous deal is rocking the recruiting world -- and may set the stage for more fireworks
The former Merrill stars effected an outsized cash deal with First Republic, proving that independence can have monetary rewards to match the psychic ones

Thursday 11.8.12
Elliot Weissbluth wowed the MarketCounsel crowd in Las Vegas with the news that HighTower will take on Dynasty Financial head-to-head

HighTower throws open its doors to non-partner firms who want service and/or brand
The Chicago-based consolidator announces in Las Vegas that it is gambling that it can deliver a business model similar to Dynasty Financial Partners

Friday 9.14.12
Peter Hess: We are happy where we are right now and won't be participating in any more acquisitions.

12 questions for Peter Hess
The freshly minted CEO talks about playing catch-up with cloud technology, Advent's acquisition plans and his continuing partnership with Reed Colley

Thursday 9.13.12
New York not the center of the RIA world? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Why the slow-evolving metro New York area is still on course to be the capital of the RIA business
The city's sheer wealth and jungle-like powers of regeneration alone mean that it can stomp San Francisco

Wednesday 8.8.12
Michael Hull: There's no question we were going to be together.

Brothers reunite as a $3.8 billion ex-Graystone team forms its own RIA
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney's elite consulting unit pushed out the older brother based on alleged wrongdoing and his younger brother spearheaded a breakaway to rejoin him

Wednesday 7.11.12
Independence doesn't have to be thought of in terms of bayonets and bandages, or does it?

Dynasty fetes its RIAs with bottles of bubbly on the Fourth -- but with an anti-revolutionary message
Popping a cork to celebrate newly independent advisors is a grand idea. But is it revolution or evolution?

Thursday 7.5.12
Steve Prostano: [SFOs] still don't want to invest in the business.

How WilmerHale is positioning its $3.3B-AUA RIA as outsourcer and owner in a $750-billion market
Silver Bridge, backed by the high-power law firm and headed by a former JPMorgan Chase division president, is exploiting the need of single-family offices to gain scale without merging to become multifamily offices

Monday 6.25.12
Robert Matthews: We look to most people as much like an RIA as a bank.

Bank founded by ex-Merrill chiefs spurs RIA arm to $3 billion after hiring a former Citi chief as CEO
Fieldpoint took off after hiring Robert Matthews who's attracted advisors from US Trust, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Goldman, Bank of America, JPMorgan and Wilmington Trust

Tuesday 5.29.12
Chad Clary (l.) and Dane Crunk channeled their West Texas clientele who run entrepreneurial businesses poised to capture the new oil boom.

Merrill Lynch PBIG team breaks away in tumbleweed country to better pursue next-gen oil fortunes
Chad Clary and Dane Crunk are bringing Dynasty Financial's technology to UHNW folks with dusty boots, deep tans and around $800 million of assets

Tuesday 5.8.12
Chip Roame sees a coming explosion of discount brokerage branches.

8 notable takeaways from the spring 2012 Tiburon CEO Summit
The breakaway movement still depends more on Wall Street's moves than Main Street's moxie

Wednesday 4.18.12
John Copeland: We've been having a number of terrific conversations articulating our growth proposition to independent advisory firms.

AMG makes a dramatic entry into wealth management arena, buying majority stake in $10B Veritable
Veritable LP is the first in a series of very big RIAs the giant asset management firm has its eye on

Wednesday 3.21.12
Larry King: No one owns us...It's really the best of all worlds.

Dynasty adds Larry King, a cornerstone advisor of legacy Smith Barney's family wealth unit
At Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, the Saratoga Springs team had about $1.2 billion

Monday 2.6.12
Michelle Smith is looking for ways to handle growth.

Dynasty Financial and Black Diamond combine to pick off a big family office helmed by women
Alexandra & James Wealth Management uses the duo to replace Fortigent as it nears $1 billion of AUA

Friday 1.20.12
Ed Swenson: This is the big bang.

Attack of the killer app: Dynasty targets the corner-office broker by combining Envestnet and Callan
Cheap research, big manager access and smooth technology may prove a magnetic force

Monday 12.5.11
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

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