Content tagged "LPL Financial"



Gary Carrai is the executive who maintains an LPL tie with Fortigent.

LPL invites 180 of its bigger-book reps to Dana Point as part of its latest Fortigent-fortified bid to move upmarket
Attendees said fast-talking presenters belied LPL's aspirations but perhaps bolstered its claim that the hoi polloi won't be forgotten

Thursday 5.5.16
Chris Harris: I'm not sure why then you'd buy so much stock ahead of that trend, as opposed to waiting until after the fact and then you'd have all kinds of dry powder.

Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo analysts ask unobsequious questions as LPL shares fall below 2005 private equity levels and Mark Casady pleads the 'Spanish Inquisition' defense
LPL Financial's CFO Matthew Audette promises to put brakes on buybacks after decision to spend $250 million on them in December proves ill-conceived

Friday 2.12.16
Steve Dunlap: One of the things I was always so outspoken about was the engineering was great but the user-interface and the experience was something that could have been better.

Ex-Lockwood CEO Steve Dunlap takes on role at FolioDynamix after being a customer with a bone to pick
With new Actua ownership, Dunlap and capital, FolioDynamix CEO Joseph Mrak says his firm has Envestnet in its sights

Friday 1.29.16
Burt White: We may not have seen full-blown panic, but we have gained some confidence that the upside opportunity for stocks from here may outweigh the downside.

Any bulls left? If not, that could be a good thing, opines LPL Financial's CIO
The ominious 'death cross' phenomenon suggest the market could be scraping bottom

Thursday 1.21.16
Sharron Ash: If there's one rule about raiding it's this: there are no rules.

The odd case of MetLife's claim that it's being bullied by LPL
The $60 billion market-cap insurer alleges LPL was underhanded in luring away 60 employees -- but thousands have already left its broker-dealer without LPL's help

Tuesday 8.18.15
Tech boss Victor Fetter claimed LPL had effected 1,500 improvements in its technology this year, many regarding its tee-up of ClientWorks.

LPL Financial tosses its sales pitch to 7,000 in its HQ city of Boston
The only constant for LPL is Mark Casady and change as the broker-dealer slogs to the far shore from the 'messy middle'

Thursday 7.30.15
Troy Hammond: If we sold our enterprise to CAPTRUST, I think it would have felt weird to our advisors.

As $160-billion CAPTRUST makes a snack of $10-billion Pensionmark, Fielding Miller accelerates his roll-up plans with a liberal structure
The Raleigh, N.C.-based firm's willingness to buy 49% reduces 'weird' and may set the stage for life as more of a 401(k) franchisor

Monday 4.6.15
Robert Moore leaves LPL after steadying the firm.

Robert Moore walks from LPL Financial president role for new gig, but Dan Arnold softens the blow by filling the void
Mark Casady's second-in-command was hired as CFO from a bank early in the 2008 crisis but Arnold is known as entrepreneurial soul who can 'do' corporate

Tuesday 3.3.15
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
Robert Moore: Today, our independent RIA business accounts for approximately 65% of our new business development.

LPL Financial shares hit rough patch on $18-million surprise as RIAs now represent the vast majority of the firm's business development
Wall Street dings the IBD for spiralling compliance costs but hybrid RIA assets are serious bright spot

Thursday 10.23.14
Sanders Wommack: I took a close look at underlying data and came to significantly different -- in some instances polar opposite --  conclusions.

Why I respectfully reject the harsh take on unconstrained bond funds expressed by Google and LPL co-authors
An article by LPL's Adam Cohen and Google's Jingwei Lei in IMCA's publication flukily conicided with the revelation of Bill Gross's new job managing just such a fund

Monday 10.13.14
Bill Chetney: I went to Mark Casady and Robert Moore and said: This is my natural habitat. I'd like to lead but from this format.

Bill Chetney is back to compete with LPL (among others) and Mark Casady is very much on board
His new $40-billion OSJ start-up will use the LPL hybrid platform and get a hand from the broker-dealer in procuring a right-to-recruit agreement and software

Wednesday 7.9.14
Victor Fettter: We believe there's a special sauce that LPL can provide and I don't think there's one size fits all.

Victor Fetter turns his guns on LPL's thorniest software challenge -- 21st century performance reporting
The former Dell guru eschews a best-of-breed strategy as his firm plays a game of catch-up under a big tent

Monday 4.21.14
Matt Enyedi: Anytime we do something at LPL, it's under the lens of how can we do this for RIAs. Five years ago, if we'd rolled this out, it would have been only for LPL corporate firms.

LPL Financial gets beyond the halfway-house model to compete with Schwab, Fidelity for advisors that are wholly RIAs
The big broker-dealer is making moves that do not discriminate against, may in fact favor, pure RIAs, but hybrid habits die hard, skeptics say

Tuesday 12.17.13
Ruth Papazian: LPL was at that stage of really wanting to grow like H.D. Vest is today, and I love to grow things.

Ruth Papazian bursts back on the scene to jolt H.D. Vest out of its accountancy coma
The ex-LPL marketing czar lands at the Dallas firm as marketing and recruiting chief tasked with losing the 'stale' marketing and replenishing an army of low-producing advisors

Friday 10.18.13
Mark Casady: Before, I was an externally focused CEO, doing acquisitions, focused on getting us public, We weren't as attentive as we could be.

In WSJ article, Mark Casady issues a series of mea culpas and positions LPL as a turnaround story
In the esteemed publication, CEO Mark Casady positions his company and his attitude toward advisors as a turnaround story built on two-hour deadlines

Tuesday 9.17.13
Derek Bruton: The sales cycle has lengthened.

At the $50 billion mark, Derek Bruton discusses how LPL's hybrid unit became 'wildly successful' and why Fortigent helps put the $100-billion target closer still
Booming markets have slowed recruiting, but the IBD's RIA custody unit will only get better as it affords itself more and more of Fortigent brainpower

Wednesday 6.19.13
With MetLife playing an air game, Cetera was happy to buy up Snoopy's ground game.

Cetera raises its strategic profile to 'baby LPL' status with MetLife deal
The size of the insurance-IBD roll-up has moved it into a realm between boutique and biggie

Monday 4.8.13
Darin Pastor: I don't think anybody's going to offer what we have.

Why exactly a $1-billion LPL advisor thinks he's the guy to buy and turn around the Phoenix Coyotes?
Hockey lover Darin Pastor's plan revolves around making Glendale, Ariz. people happy -- and applying managerial smarts that produced serial business successes

Wednesday 4.3.13
Esther Stearns: We are not really recruiting advisors in the sense LPL does. We're training them to become good advisors.

NestWise is starting to take shape and take flight under LPL's wing -- and from under Schwab's shadow
The San Fran-based venture, headed by a former Schwabie, is pioneering technology, mass-affluent retainers and choice of labor pool, for starters

Wednesday 2.13.13
Robert Moore skipped the sugarcoating: 'It takes an advisor a year or two to ramp from zero to their prior production levels

What five things LPL president Robert Moore told investors that stood out for me
Wall Street reacted well to the hype-free message about germinating recruits and serious cost-cutting plans

Monday 12.3.12
Jason Roberts: The broker wants to make sure the advisor isn't taking the clients to lunch.

Why brokers from Nationwide, LPL, Merrill Lynch and others are giving RIAs a cut of their 401(k) action
RIAs and brokers alike are wary of the fox-in-hen-house effect but DOL is creating strange bedfellows

Tuesday 5.29.12

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