Articles tagged "Nexus"


Mark Casady continues to pull big levers to cut costs, regain momentum and get the stock price back to where it once was.

What to make of LPL freezing the wages of most staffers -- and some reaction to the company's explanation
Cost savings may be less the issue than the desire to turn a page, change a culture and even headhunt Google- and Goldman Sachs-like visionary execs

Friday 8.19.16
Dale Brown via Skype: We filed the lawsuit to win, not to make a statement or lambaste the DOL.

Jaws drop after Dale Brown Skypes keynote address to Laser App conference with the claim: 'We were fiduciary believers long before being a fiduciary was cool'
The FSI chief's comments lit up Twitter then T3's Joel Bruckenstein and cleverDome announced a cybersecurity consortium at the San Diego gathering

Monday 8.15.16
Evan LaHuta: Is it reasonable to offer this type of discount for new clients, but not your long-term valuable existing clients?

Schwab launches biggest RIA-targeted price war in years -- but TD and Pershing say they won't play along
In what may be a prelude to commission-free RIA custody era, Schwab eliminates equity and ETF commissions for all new clients for a year; Fidelity says it is still cheaper

Friday 7.1.16
Craig Iskowitz: The market is talking and they see their assets going down. The smaller account sizes are becoming the long tail for the wealth management business.

As OneSource asset levels falter, Schwab slashes no-transaction-fee minimum to invest
The San Francisco-based firm is first to create published minimums and all the Big Three custodians point fingers at recalcitrant asset managers

Friday 1.22.16
All eyes shouldn’t be on Kellehner to see if he succeeds -- they should be on James Gorman [pictured] to see if he survives.

What the deletion of no-drama Greg Fleming bodes for Morgan Stanley, wirehouses and CEO James Gorman
Moves leading up to the 52-year-old Yalie's departure, made under duress, removed the CEO's chief rival and chief heat shield

Thursday 1.14.16
Joe Martinetto: Schwab Advisor Services' RIAs will drive about $8 billion of incremental growth to the balance sheet of the bank in 2015.

For sub-$500k accounts, Schwab is sweeping RIA client cash into its bank, pumping up corporate profits
Unlike the robo, RIAs can manually direct funds to money market funds which makes this change less controversial

Thursday 3.19.15
Jon Stein: We've been working on it for the last six months. We wanted to wait until tax loss harvesting and trust account support was in place.

Fidelity and Betterment sign a deal with Steve Lockshin and Marty Bicknell as groomsmen at the altar
The RIA principals are distributing the online asset manager service to fellow RIAs, and Fidelity is quelling an uproar of demand from RIA clients for robo answers for the mass affluent

Wednesday 10.15.14
Bernie Clark: Nearly 40% of RIA clients are retired, 30% are less than 10 years from retirement and 63% of those retired are withdrawing from portfolios, including from principal.

Framing it as opportunity, Bernie Clark delivers a chilling market warning at EXPLORE about the coming post-baby boom market
The Schwab chief tells 160 RIAs with $200-billion-plus of assets to learn to love and attract a poorer, younger, higher maintenance -- but lower mileage -- client pool

Friday 6.27.14
Jason Wenk says he brought in 105 prospective clients through blogging last month. 'No one could keep up with that.'

How a 33 year-old advisor ditched the Midwest for California and used mad blogging and SEO skills to hijack annuity-bound web traffic to propel giant growth
With $40 million and counting in new business this year alone, Jason Wenk expects to double his AUM by year's end in part by mining clients' keyword gold

Wednesday 10.2.13
Greg Friedman: Junxure Cloud will work for advisors customized for wealth management right from the start.

After years of making Junxure's future more 'cloud'-y, Friedman takes a big stage in Texas to explain
With Salesforce not even slowing to catch its breath, the RIA shows he can fight back in his own way

Wednesday 9.18.13
Esther Stearns:  I remain committed to that mission.

Why exactly LPL Financial nixed NestWise and how OSJs, once again, may be wagging the big dog
The event is eerily similar to BloombergBlack's full stop, one analyst says, but LPL's story has its own twists, it seems

Tuesday 9.3.13
Meredith Lloyd Rice: [Fee proliferation] is a trend but the RIAs are still very distinctive in their attitudes and preferences.

Cogent study shows one big RIA distinction getting swallowed up -- or not
It'll be a head-turner if, in fact, two-thirds of all retail assets are fee-based in 2015, but there may be more to the story

Wednesday 8.7.13
Mark Tibergien: We're on every continent except Antartica.

5 questions for Mark Tibergien on his 5th anniversary as CEO of Pershing RIA unit
Tim Welsh gets the consulting godfather to open up about NetX360, how roll-ups roll and the tripling of custody assets at Pershing

Wednesday 9.19.12
Philip Palaveev: If it meant leaving Fusion behind, God knows what decision I would have made.

Philip Palaveev hangs out his shingle with a new consulting model for RIAs and a money-back guarantee
The former Moss Adams star will still serve the Fusion constituency but The Ensemble Practice LLC will let him spread his wings, too

Friday 9.7.12
Roger Hewins: We could end up with thousands of small clients.

A $2.5 billion RIA makes its mass-market bid for thousands of new clients
Hewins Financial is making the no-minimum move after a six-figure investment in Tamarac software

Tuesday 9.4.12
Timothy Welsh: Campanale and his team were caught somewhat flat-footed when the story broke.

How Frank Campanale's E.F. Hutton resurrection, a TD management hire and upbeat advisors electrified IMCA's annual conference
More than 1,500 advisors came to the Potomac -- including more than a few of Campanale's Smith Barney Consulting alumni

Thursday 4.26.12
Sandi Bragar: I don't know how they can invest that portfolio without knowing what it's supposed to do.

How RIAs like Aspiriant and United Capital are working to put financial planning back at the center of financial planning firms
It's expensive, hard work, hard to charge for, difficult to deliver and adds real value

Monday 4.23.12
Matt Lynch: Tiburon's challenge is to find the right people to respond to the volume of inquiries that come in.

Tiburon Strategic Advisors signs on ex-IBD CEO and ex-Moss Adams consultant as it strives to meet rising demand
Matt Lynch is coming aboard with Chip Roame as a principal after heading up Capital Analysts for the past five years

Thursday 3.22.12
Tom Bradley: We're not seeing any inroads to our business from these smaller players.

Tom Bradley answers 10 questions about TD Ameritrade's competitive stance in his 25th year
The industry veteran takes time out from TD's Orlando, Fla. conference to talk about about how his RIA custodian can compete with bigger and smaller competitors alike

Friday 2.3.12
Surfer's Paradise: In a Gold Coast setting, FPA Australia embraces risky reforms.

Eavesdropping on FPA Australia: The group is booting big-companies and pushing advisors hard to earn their CFPs
A mirror on the other side of the planet doesn't always reflect well on the United States

Wednesday 12.1.10

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