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Mercer acquires Jackson Financial and $510 million in assets

June 19, 2019

Mercer Global Advisors has acquired Jackson Financial Management, a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based RIA managing approximately $510 million in assets. (More: Consider diversity when it comes to mergers and acquisitions) The JFM acquisition brings Mercer's...

RIA takes a bigger piece of the pro athlete market

June 17, 2019

MAI Capital Management, a $6 billion Cleveland-based RIA, has expanded into its sixth market with the acquisition of MTX Wealth Management, a $400 million advisory firm in the Washington area. The firms share a specialty — working with current...

Goldman CFO eyes wealth management acquisitions in Europe

June 6, 2019

Goldman Sachs Group may seek to manage more of the fortunes of Europe's wealthy as the Wall Street brokerage looks to expand beyond the volatile returns of equity and bond trading. The company currently only has a "single-digit" share of the...

Advisor Group executives to hit the road this summer

June 5, 2019

Now that the sale of Advisor Group is in the bag, the management of the broker-dealer network will hit the road this summer, visiting to financial advisers in 20 cities to provide an update from CEO Jamie Price. Last month, Advisor Group said...

Lessons learned from 21 deals

June 3, 2019

While I didn't start out as a deal-maker in wealth management, I have found it to be a dynamic, fast-paced, exciting and fulfilling role in my nearly 20-year career as an executive at Mercer Advisors, currently a $15 billion independent registered...

Dynasty Financial boosts M&A tools for RIAs using its platform

May 30, 2019

Dynasty Financial Partners said Thursday that it is amplifying its support for registered investment advisers who use Dynasty's platform so they can better compete in the hot RIA mergers and acquisitions market. The new business line and suite...

Selling your firm, even if you've never thought about it

May 29, 2019

Even if you've never thought about selling your financial planning firm or practice before, now's the time to familiarize yourself with the landscape. Just look at what's going on in our industry: Goldman Sachs is buying United Capital. Ric...

Bob Oros opens up about HighTower's aggressive growth strategy

May 29, 2019

After Goldman Sachs' agreement this month to purchase United Capital for $750 million, "good vibrations" are spreading across the registered investment adviser industry. And why not? Since summer is almost here, it would be appropriate to cite...

Sometimes a sale is the best succession plan

May 28, 2019

When Kara Duckworth and her father Michael Duckworth began looking for ways to transition ownership of the advisory firm they launched in 1998, selling the business was not what they had in mind. "We were originally going to do an internal succession...

LPL expanding platform to include employee brokers

May 22, 2019

LPL Financial, which has grown into one of the largest brokerage firms in the country by hiring advisers who act as independent contractors, is creating a new model which would employ brokers working directly for the firm. In a presentation...

Dakota Wealth Management to acquire Springside Partners

May 21, 2019

Dakota Wealth Management, a Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based RIA managing $1 billion in assets, has agreed to acquire Springside Partners, a female-founded and operated registered investment adviser in Akron, Ohio, managing about $258 million...

Goldman Sachs acquires United Capital

May 16, 2019

Goldman Sachs' acquisition of United Capital for $750 million in cash will give the storied New York investment bank an opportunity to reach more high net worth clients, namely those with $1 million to $15 million in assets. Currently, Goldman...

Private equity loves IBDs, but will that last?

May 14, 2019

A few years ago, the independent broker-dealer industry was supposed to be in its death throes. Margins were in sharp decline. Costs from technology and regulation, in particular the Department of Labor's dreaded fiduciary rule, were eroding...

Goldman Sachs said to be near deal to buy United Capital

May 10, 2019

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is close to buying United Capital Financial Partners Inc., a leading roll up and aggregator of registered investment advisers, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Friday and InvestmentNews sources....

Focus Financial sees brisk activity in the M&A market for RIAs

May 9, 2019

Focus Financial Partners continues to see plenty of deal activity in the RIA space, reporting Thursday that it had 24 transactions that either closed or were pending so far in 2019. Focus, which became a publicly traded company last year, narrrowed...

Advisor Group expected to be sold for $2.3 billion

May 9, 2019

Advisor Group, a group of independent contractor broker-dealers with close to 11,800 financial advisers, is close to announcing that it will be acquired by private equity investors for a price tag of $2.3 billion, according to sources familiar...

Former broker wins $600,000 arb award for claims related to sale of business

May 8, 2019

A former broker won a $600,000 arbitration award for claims that another broker reneged on a deal to sell his book of business. According to a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. filing, former Ameriprise Financial Services broker Peter...

LPL Financial opening its coffers for adviser acquisitions

May 6, 2019

LPL Financial is letting its affiliate advisers know that if they want to expand, it can help with the financing. Indeed, the firm has kicked off 2019 by raising the issue with advisers at conferences and has increasingly been willing to discuss...

Cresset acquires $500 million Cypress Wealth Advisors

May 2, 2019

Cresset Asset Management has acquired Cypress Wealth Advisors, a San Francisco-based RIA with more than $500 million in assets under management. With the acquisition, Cresset, which also is based in San Francisco, now manages $4.5 billion in...

Cerity Partners acquires $500 million hybrid

May 2, 2019

Chicago-based Cerity Partners has acquired Karsten Advisors, a Fort Worth, Tex.-based hybrid firm manages $500 million in assets. Cerity now has nearly $22 billion in assets under advisement. Last month, it bought Blue Prairie Group, which oversees...

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