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What does it mean when superstar breakaway brokers bolt again?

June 12, 2019

In 2008, when a group of advisers in charge of $7 billion left Merrill Lynch to set up their own RIA, Luminous Capital Holdings, the financial advice industry was aghast. It was an audacious move, particularly for a team of all-star financial...

Superstar advisers with $17 billion in AUM bolt from First Republic

June 3, 2019

A team of All-Star financial advisers who manage $17 billion in assets for wealthy clients has bolted from First Republic Bank's elite wealth management group to set up two RIAs in California. The advisers — David Hou, Mark Sear, Robert Skinner...

Bob Oros of HighTower calls protocol exit 'form over substance'

May 15, 2019

HighTower Advisors put an exclamation point on its move away from recruiting breakaway brokers this week by officially exiting the broker protocol. "It's a little bit of form over substance," said Bob Oros, chief executive of the $50 billion...

Merrill loses $450 million breakaway team

May 7, 2019

Craig Robson, an Atlanta-based adviser managing $450 million in client assets has left Merrill Lynch to create the independent firm Regent Peak Wealth Advisors. Mr. Robson had been with Merrill Lynch since 1994. Joining Mr. Robson at his new...

Choppy stock market leads to fewer wirehouse reps fleeing the coop

April 30, 2019

The stock market correction at the end of last year is being credited with putting a damper on breakaway broker activity during the first three months of this year. The latest data from Echelon Partners show that just 94 advisers exited the...

Wells Fargo adviser managing $219 million joins Ameriprise

December 4, 2017

Michael Huffman, who managed $219 million in assets in the Mesa, Ariz., office of Wells Fargo Advisors, has joined the employee channel of Ameriprise Financial. Mr. Huffman began his securities career at Kober Financial in 1991 and spent time...

The First 90 Days:

June 27, 2017

For newly created Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firms, the first 90 days after launch can be both exhilarating and daunting in equal measure. On the one hand, firms get their first taste of independence as they begin to shape a new enterprise...

Why operations teams are the unsung heroes behind breakaways

September 20, 2017

The breakaway movement has continued to gain headlines as more teams have make the leap to the RIA channel. Most articles surrounding recent breakaways tend to focus on how much assets the adviser has managed, the adviser's experience in the...

The First Steps:

June 21, 2017

Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firms often are born from inspiring goals: to pursue greater personal independence, to forge stronger client partnerships, or perhaps to build a successful enterprise. Those making the leap to independence...

5 benefits of transitioning to independence

June 13, 2017

The RIA channel is one of the fastest-growing areas of the advisory market, expanding more than 11% annually, compared with an 8.6% rate for the overall industry, according to Cerulli Associates. This growth has been fueled in part by a migration...

Wells Fargo loses $450 million hybrid to LPL

June 28, 2018

Rockline Wealth Management, a hybrid firm that managed $415 million when its principals were affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors, has affiliated with LPL and will use the firm's corporate registered investment advisor platform. Rockline, which...

Morgan Stanley team managing $180 million joins Raymond James in California

December 27, 2017

John DeRosa and Deanna DeRosa, a father-daughter team managing $180 million at Morgan Stanley, have moved to the employee channel of Raymond James in Newport Beach, Calif. The senior DeRosa began his financial services career at Eastman Dillon...

Wells Fargo adviser jumps to Kingsview

December 5, 2017

Peter Hiltz, who managed $160 million in assets at Wells Fargo Advisors in Cincinnati, has joined Kingsview Asset Management and will open the firm's first office there. Kingsview is a registered investment adviser headquartered in Grants Pass,...

Merrill Lynch loses $1 billion Georgia team to RIA channel

March 26, 2018

A group of four advisers who managed $1 billion at Merrill Lynch in Savannah, Ga., have left to form Sound View Wealth Advisors, a registered investment advisory firm. The principals of the new firm, which was launched with the help of Focus...

Ameriprise loses $275 million team to LPL hybrid unit

June 15, 2017

A five-adviser team that managed $275 million at Ameriprise in Raleigh, N.C., has affiliated with LPL and its hybrid RIA platform. Operating as Socratic Wealth Advisors, the team includes veteran advisers Chris Demarest, Murat Kaptanoglu, Andrew...

Dynasty Financial lures breakaways with new financing deal

May 3, 2017

Dynasty Financial Partners is launching a new division aimed at providing liquidity options for registered investment advisers. The new unit, Dynasty Capital Strategies, will expand the firm's capabilities to include the purchasing of revenue...

Wells Fargo loses $265 million adviser to Raymond James

November 7, 2017

Mark Lazar, an adviser who managed $265 million in assets at Wells Fargo Advisors, has joined the employee unit of Raymond James in Cottonwood Heights, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Lazar, who is being joined by two associates, began...

HighTower snags $500M JPMorgan rep

October 5, 2017

HighTower Advisors has brought a $500 million Miami-based JPMorgan rep into the fold. Marc Shachtman, 49, is making his move to independence as founder and chief executive of the newly-launched True Wealth Advisory Group, which caters to 30...

Focus Financial adds $800M Lone Star State firm

February 7, 2017

An $800 million registered investment advisory firm based in Coppell, Texas, CFO4Life, has joined the New York-based Focus Financial Partners. In a press release, Focus said the RIA is its 44th partner firm and its first headquartered in Texas....

Lincoln Financial loses $300 million, 20 reps to ProEquities

August 30, 2017

After 17 years with Lincoln Financial Securities, Bill Pickering has decided his $300 million-plus wealth management practice will be better served by a new broker-dealer relationship at ProEquities of Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Pickering, president...

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