Articles tagged "HighTower"


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Michael Bapis to leave HighTower and become the first high-profile Rockefeller Capital recruit as CEO Greg Fleming scores major poach

Bapis was Elliot Weissbluth's first recruit to HighTower in 2008 and now he is also Rockefeller CEO Greg Fleming's first poach

September 8, 2018 — 2:00 AM UTC

Greg Fleming dips into RIA gene pool with expected hire of Chris Dupuy to fish for elite wirehouse advisers in drive to reach $100 billion in UHNW assets

But can the CEO of Rockefeller Capital Management, a brand associated with a 19th century robber baron, convince 21st century tech magnates and next-gen middling millionaires to rub shoulders with Rockefellers... and Derek Jeter?

August 28, 2018 — 1:53 AM UTC

How HighTower's executive shuffle, kicking CEO Elliot Weissbluth upstairs, opens door for new talent and paves way for Thomas Lee-fueled acquisitions splurge

Since Thomas H. Lee's $350 million February purchase of HighTower, the firm has sought ways to separate dealmaking and operational duties, but recruiting goes to outsourcer and M&A goes to Marc Cabezas.

August 20, 2018 — 7:57 PM UTC

RIAs and RIA vendors churn talent madly in March and April '18 as 'New Moves in the Biz' captures 35 of them

Serial HR moves by Raymond James, FinMason, American Century and Vestwell helped them expand into new territories, add job descriptions and more varied product lines

May 18, 2018 — 9:23 PM UTC

HighTower closes $450-million deal that ups advisor stake, inks deal with Elliot Weissbluth

The Chicago-based roll-up sold '50-60%' stake -- for $350 million plus $100 million

February 10, 2018 — 12:40 AM UTC

HighTower blindsides its own Palm Desert team with pink slips leaving pregnant questions in the arid air

The Chicago roll-up cites improprieties by its partner-employees but recruiters find the timing interesting as the team was actively seeking an exit

July 16, 2016 — 12:05 AM UTC

After chats with Phyllis Borzi, a flagship HighTower team executes a 'deliberate' breakaway to form a $2.5-billion RIA

Citing post-DOL-rule concerns about serving their super-rich clientle and hungering for more alternative alternatives, Paul Pagnato and David Karp have ankled the captive brokerage world but are keeping ties to the Chicago roll-up

June 1, 2016 — 9:00 PM UTC

With a reminiscent fire, Elliot Weissbluth personally leads a new charge to buy RIAs

The CEO of HighTower, with a big assist from Liz Nesvold and a $150 million line of credit, is on the prowl for large practices

March 18, 2016 — 4:44 AM UTC

With 'revenue sharing' as primary consideration, Guggenheim transfers its in-house RIA to HighTower

HighTower gets a substantial bounty of fee-generating assets and clients and Guggenheim avoids having to scale up

July 29, 2015 — 8:20 PM UTC

Roll-ups are off at an acquisition clip in 2015 as $2 billion washes over the transom in a single week

Focus follows Dynasty into Canada as the three big aggregators toggle between organic and inorganic growth

April 17, 2015 — 6:20 PM UTC

United Capital chases DFA's MO, trains '1099 advisors' and co-opts Starbucks brand guy

The multitasking Newport Beach-based national RIA also announced closing on two more RIA purchases with about $625 million of AUM

April 16, 2015 — 9:23 PM UTC

Envestnet turns its guns on the 401(k) business

With a 57% stake in a new venture, the Chicago SMA supermarketer tackles a second TAMP gusher

December 9, 2014 — 1:35 AM UTC

Tony Robbins prohibits reporters from covering his two-hour MarketCounsel speech

His PR firm says that no-coverage rules are part of his standard contract but the 11th hour heads-up today to journalists on legal points raises confusion

December 5, 2014 — 2:43 AM UTC

Tony Robbins is set to crash the RIA party with two hours of testosterone

The maestro of motivators became a client of Brian Hamburger and now he is speaking at the lawyer's Vegas conference next month

November 12, 2014 — 1:45 PM UTC

Elliot Weissbluth will referee -- with a human bias -- a debate on robo-advisors starring Joe Duran, John Michel, and Jon Stein

MarketCounsel Summit also adds a second panel: Fortigent's Jamie McIntyre mediating Envestnet’s Jud Bergman, LPL’s Victor Fetter, and ActiFi’s Spencer Segal on an advisor support futurist theme

August 28, 2014 — 5:48 AM UTC