Articles tagged "Commonwealth"


Brad MacMillan: I'm going to be using fewer and fewer qualifiers—and the day when I drop them entirely will probably come sooner than you might expect.

That employment boom is pretty much here
With the Great Recession in the rear-view mirror, all signs point to a job-creation bonanza not seen since the 1990s

Friday 4.22.16
Raymond 'Rocky' Daigle: I am able to read 401(k) plan documents and talk to a plan administrator and know what I mean.

A $350-million-AUM team of ex-lawyers-turned-advisors lands at Commonwealth after stops at Edward Jones and LPL
Best pals since middle school and partners since 2001, the advisors use their mad depostition skills to hone in on client needs and their tenacity to make sure of follow-through

Tuesday 7.28.15
Lance Nelson:  It got to be that we were making two calls on every case to make sure we had the same story.

Why it took 13 years and one bad Beverly Hills moment for a $92-million AUA advisor to leave LPL for Commonwealth
As smaller IBDs struggle for ground against the giants, they need to first demonstrate their tenacity on the sales gridiron

Monday 11.3.14
Wayne Bloom:  We're really a great big RIA.

What's up with J.D. Power naming Commonwealth top IBD for the fourth straight year
One trick, Wayne Bloom says, is that he relentlessly squeezes feedback out of his 1,600 advisors

Wednesday 7.2.14
Bill Wostoupal: It is highly unlikely the IBD is going to help them put a private-labeled app in the Droid and App stores.

What Securities America and NorthStar Financial are up to with the creation of Arbor Point
The Cornhusker State companies found common ground in building a home for the burgeoning 'Goldilocks' category of not-too-RIA, not-too-IBD advisor

Monday 7.1.13
Tom Bartholomew: I don't have to have the downtime and overhead and the legal costs of running the independent RIA.

How one IBD rep just zoomed to $1 billion AUM -- on his way to $2 billion -- but remains impervious to calls from RIA custodians
Tom Bartholomew says that his pull with Commonwealth gives him more time with clients and extra-responsive service

Wednesday 3.27.13
Bryan Chew (l.) with his team: I felt there wasn't anyone I could turn to at LPL.

Commonwealth racks up a $100 million LPL team by using its broker-dealer's greater size against it
The Waltham, Mass.--based IBD believes this is LPL's soft underbelly because small-and -familial is why many advisors joined the old Linsco/Private Ledger from wirehouses in the first place

Thursday 8.9.12
Larry Sinsimer: This is a statistic that advisors have the power to change.

Three items of RIA interest
Fidelity study shows 70% of recent widows fire their advisors, Commonwealth and embattled PIEtech strike a deal and Modera Wealth brings aboard a senior planning specialist

Thursday 12.29.11
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

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