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Mike Foy: We were wondering if hiring more women is a good strategy for making women investors happy and we found out it isn't.

In tight race, Fidelity and Edward Jones tie for top honors in J.D. Power survey as spiky markets drive down satisfaction scores across the board
In a first, J.D. Power asked women the importance of a same-sex advisor -- and got a surprising response

Thursday 4.9.15
Jerry Chafkin: The old [formula for managing investment risk] is less than fully baked.

AssetMark keeps to the ex-Schwab theme, tapping Jerry Chafkin as chief investment officer
After a prolonged search, Charles Goldman hires the former CEO of $240-billion AUM Natixis, president of Charles Schwab Investment Management and Yalie

Wednesday 9.3.14
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
Walter Bettinger and Charles Schwab: It is time to treat the cancer aggressively.

Chuck Schwab and Walter Bettinger issue call to squash flash traders but RIAs question hysteria over the issue
Calling robo-traders a 'cancer', the Schwab execs lash out while Norm Boone and other advisors question whether this is a battle to pick

Thursday 4.3.14
Mark Casady: When our same-store sales are up, then recruiting is typically down.

LPL, Raymond James and TD data -- and Walt Bettinger, Mike Durbin comments -- reveal rotten first quarter for breakaways
Mark Casady's explanation is hard to swallow for Danny Sarch, Mindy Diamond; Bettinger inveighs against 'rat trap' of checkbook recruiting; Ryan Shanks says advisors are "numb to the chaos"

Friday 4.26.13
Roger Hewins: What the heck are they doing for clients to earn this?

Industry leaders puzzled by RIAs' being paid by Schwab and Fidelity for investing in funds
Some RIAs see it as an unacceptable conflict, but the custodians are unabashed about the arrangements

Friday 4.19.13
Karl Thunemann: I realized that it is a lot easier to be dispassionately critical of a financial company you've just left than of one you've just connected with.

How I'm doing after my advisor left Schwab Private Client to join a $2 billion RIA
I pay a higher fee, visit a higher-rise building and may end up with a new level of advice

Monday 4.1.13
Kevin Chisholm: I don't think you can have the conversation about cost without talking about asset allocation and, ultimately, performance.

Schwab garners $4 billion in index-only 401(k) assets fast out of the gate
Critics applaud the San Francisco broker's early success but wonder whether such a cost-focused approach is really enough

Friday 2.22.13
Paul Weisbruch questions whether Schwab is providing the same apparent ETF value once trading spreads are figured in.

Schwab makes play for ETF-distribution domination but not without risks
Low margins, a small list of ETFs, plenty of competition and possible trade-spread issues make this OneSource bid no slam-dunk

Friday 2.8.13
Phyllis Borzi is poised to continue her mission of protecting 401(k) investors in 2013: "The laws need to keep up."

10 most influential individuals in the 401(k) industry affecting RIAs in 2012, Part 2
Executives and lawmakers are leading the charge on a fast-shifting landscape as retirement funds gain increasing importance to an aging US population

Friday 1.4.13
Charles Schwab: A person like me will have to write a larger check.

Why Chuck Schwab is fine with boosted taxes -- and even Dodd Frank -- and believes RIAs should be, too
Schwab's chairman also gives an interesting window into his view of alternative investments

Thursday 11.15.12
Liz Ann Sonders: A lot of people think analysts are in la-la land.

Liz Ann Sonders: Markets may have to tank before lawmakers step back from the fiscal cliff
Speaking at IMPACT, Schwab's chief strategist also weighs in on the net effect of long-term low interest rates and the looming cliff after the looming cliff: The debt ceiling

Wednesday 11.14.12
Andrew Salesky will step up to oversee Schwab's ground game.

Schwab hits the nine-franchise mark as it seeks one new, first-rate chief to head it up
New franchises are hitting asset goals and five more franchises are in the hopper for launch

Monday 11.12.12
Jason Roberts: I’m seeing a lot  of unintended consequences…

Fidelity tries out new DOL-influenced 401(k) fee disclosures on clients -- and gets plenty of response
The retirement king is putting it out there ahead of most competitors, but there is some resentment that Fidelity failed to warn advisors

Tuesday 6.12.12
Tim Oden: If this doesn't get you motivated to make calls every morning then you need to check your pulse.

Fed up wirehouse advisors more eager to leave than ever, study says
A whopping three out of four advisors would take a call from an RIA recruiter, the Schwab study shows -- but what then?

Tuesday 2.28.12
Chuck Schwab: The advisor's role today is as complicated as any time in my lifetime.

What Chuck Schwab's talk showed about his complex relationship with RIAs
The Schwab chair let loose a barrage of strong personal opinions yesterday; people mostly noted the candor

Friday 11.4.11

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