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Old Wall Street’s Creatively Dishonest Attack on the DOL Fiduciary Rule

by on November 12, 2017

How can you fight against regulation that protects working-class American families from fraud without destroying your own reputation? That has been the question facing old Wall Street wirehouses as they try to kill the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule, a new standard for financial advice that could save retirement investors $17 billion per year in unnecessary […]

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Fight the Corrupt Dinosaurs: 3 Tips for Rapid Business Growth

by on September 13, 2017

For the sixth straight year, HighTower made Inc.’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The winning streak qualifies us for the magazine’s Honor Roll, a distinction gained by less than 10% of honorees. Here are 3 lessons on how we did it: 1)     Disrupt the corrupt establishment Humans are wired to seek meaning from their lives. […]

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In Age of Fintech, People are More Important than Ever

by on July 19, 2017

According to a recent LinkedIn survey, 25% of finance professionals are worried about losing their jobs due to automation. Their fears are not misplaced, or unique to the industry. Just as technology hollowed out American manufacturing and eliminated the middle-man in commerce, it’s driving significant disruption and disintermediation on Wall Street. New technologies are squeezing […]

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The Smart Stranger, Part 2: The Power of Outsiders

by on July 04, 2017

“What can the story of an outsider tell us about spurring innovation?” asks this New York Times video, featuring Charles DuHigg: The video tells the story of Malcolm McLean who, in the 1930s, had an idea about speeding up the cargo shipping industry. Instead of a crew unloading 40 bales of goods from each truck […]

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Bye-Bye, Fat Broker Signing Bonuses

by on June 05, 2017

One of Wall Street’s most storied traditions—the fat signing bonus—is on the chopping block. The New York Post reports that Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and UBS are “calling an abrupt end — for now — to hiring raids and the seven-figure upfront signing bonuses they once paid to poach each other’s talent.” According to the article, wirehouses […]

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Inspiring Discussions at the Crossroads of Health and Wealth: Apex 2017

by on May 19, 2017

At HighTower, we are firm believers that financial success is not an end-goal in and of itself, but rather a catalyst to achieving an extraordinary quality of life. We also know that the connection between financial health and overall wellness is profound. That’s why later this month, the HighTower community will gather in San Francisco for our […]

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A Transformational Transaction: HighTower Acquires WealthTrust

by on April 25, 2017

We are very proud to welcome WealthTrust to the HighTower community. The transaction is the largest in HighTower’s history, bringing the company’s total client assets to nearly $46 billion—an almost four-fold increase in less than four years. For more details, please see this Reuters story and our announcement. This is a big deal for HighTower that also speaks […]

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