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Every Job Requires an Entrepreneur

Added on September 2011 in Thought Leadership
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Summary: The editorial challenges our government to get it right and support entreprenurial efforts to promote job growth. Schwab sites his own upstart in 1974 when that economy, like today, was bleak. Schwab urges the government to reduce regulatory roadblocks, enocurage entreprenurial investments, create a culture of certainty; all will breed the confidence that is critical for our country to thrive.

Bernie Clark and Tony Blair draw big crowds - but no protestors - at IMPACT

Added on November 2011 in Thought Leadership
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Summary: Bernie Clark rallies the troops stating that no one wants to leave this industry and that the ultimate open architecture
model is a great success and has spawned an entire industry which is just beginning. He indicated that Schwab will be launching a financing program to aid junior partners in succession planning.

Schwab encourages RIAs to adopt client segmentation but some don't approve

Added on June 2011 in Thought Leadership
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Summary: Schwab is launching a client segmentation program to aid advisors in analyzing their clients and grouping them to determine which services to offer each client group with the ability to measure profitability.

RIAs and online brokers are winning the market-share game

Added on July 2011 in Thought Leadership
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Summary: The Aite Group's most recent study, New Realities in Wealth Management: From Dust till Dawn, gives the current market share breakdown in wealth managment and the changes that have occured between late 2009 and early 2011. 

Marketshare       Wealth Management Provider      Change
      11%                             RIAs                                +1.2%  
      19%                     On-line Brokerage                  +3%  
      38%                       Wirehouses                           -1.1%
      16%             Independent Broker Dealers           -4%

The number of commission-only brokers has fallen 40% between late '09 and early '11.

Big Schwab survey: RIAs surpass 2007 former peaks in assets and revenues

Added on July 2011 in Thought Leadership
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Summary: Schwab Advisor Services and the RIA channel have surpassed revenues and asset levels where they were pre-2008 meltdown and the stage is set for a new era of growth, according to the 2011 RIA Benchmarking Study from Schwab. Median standardized operating income recovered to 18.3% up from 14.9% in 2009. This, combined with strong revenue gains, produced a surge in profits of 45% at the average firm since 2009. Schwab’s Bernie Clark believes that RIAs are poised for growth after the challenges of the past few years. Palaveev feels that advisors now need to raise prices on their services which they expanded during the financial crisis.

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