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    Krawcheck: Wirehouses undaunted by RIA growth

    Former brokerage executive Sallie Krawcheck downplayed the rise of wirehouse breakaways, telling a conference of advisers that wirehouses have more important things to worry about.

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    Service firms race to help advisers create digital platforms

    Custodians and rollups are in a mad dash to develop automated ways for advisers to make serving younger or less-wealthy clients profitable.

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    Fidelity Institutional weighs own robo offering

    Months after teaming with Betterment, Fidelity has added LearnVest to its platform, and may even one day launch its own automated advice platform.

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    Ex-Schwab broker barred for alleged theft of $1 million in office supplies

    Former rep purchased office equipment through the firm's order system without authorization, then sold them to individuals, Finra alleged.

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    Fidelity, Pershing, Schwab join suspension of Schorsch REITs

    The clearing and custody giants have followed B-Ds by suspending sales of nontraded REITs controlled by Nicholas Schorsch, presenting another potential blow to the real estate czar's business.

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    JPMorgan unwinds B-D clearing biz

    Fidelity Investments stands to reap the benefits as JPMorgan Chase & Co. unwinds its legacy Bear Stearns broker-dealer services clearing and custody unit.JPMorgan said it had chosen Fidelity's National Financial Services unit as the “preferred clearing provider” for its broker-dealer customers and

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    Focus Financial teams up with top Chicago RIA

    Rudy Adolf's firm has completed 23 RIA and broker lift-out transactions this year.

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    Rival Fidelity shows up uninvited at Schwab Impact

    Fidelity takes an opportunity to steal some of Charles Schwab's spotlight during the Impact conference, bombarding attendees with its own marketing assault.

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    Schwab sues ex-advisers, RIA over “conspiracy”

    Firm accuses Tampa, Fla.-based Camelot Wealth Management, formed earlier this year by a former branch manager, of unlawful practices in hiring two former Schwab advisers.

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    Pershing playing catch-up with competitors as custodian considers offering commission-free ETFs

    Platforms, popular with RIAs, post tremendous growth for firms, fund managers.

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    Pershing “actively” considers launching commission-free ETF platform

    Custodian considering jumping on bandwagon popular with RIAs as other platforms grow big.

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    TD Ameritrade's Veo dashboard gets boost from big data

    Firm looks to capitalize on adviser growth with tech upgrades, but no new robo-adviser in the offing.

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    Charles Schwab to launch free 'robo'-adviser next quarter

    Launching its own online advice platform, Charles Schwab is aiming to make low-cost, web-based advice even cheaper, but some industry watchers say it could rankle advisers who keep assets with the custodian.

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    How should custodian technology influence you?

    Picking the right custodian requires analysis of more than just how a custodian executes trades; you must consider reputation, service, pricing, accuracy, etc.

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    Schwab signs Morningstar to provide equity research, ratings

    Deal will give advisers access to sector reports and pick lists, as well as daily, weekly and quarterly outlook reports.