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Bob Oros featured in Barron’s

by on August 10, 2019

HighTower CEO Bob Oros discusses the evolution of HighTower’s business model and the future of the firm in a recent Q&A with Barron’s. From acquiring successful RIAs and solidifying partnerships with currently-affiliated advisors, to investing in core technology and marketing resources, Bob emphasizes that HighTower is focused on helping advisors grow their businesses and “building […]

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Elliot Weissbluth featured on InvestmentNews: The biggest challenge facing RIAs is ...

by on June 21, 2018

Elliot Weissbluth, Founder & CEO of HighTower, talks with InvestmentNews’ Matt Ackermann about some of the key operational challenges plaguing RIAs today at the 2018 Pershing INSITE conference. He explains that increased regulatory scrutiny, evolving technology and the ever-changing complexity of the investment universe will continue to take RIAs away from focusing on serving their […]

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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: https://www.nytimes.com/video/business/100000004807604/the-power-of-outsiders.html 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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WM.com: Lessons in Physics

by on June 26, 2017

http://www.wealthmanagement.com/equities/lessons-physics This is the one about your very first time on a rollercoaster, bringing back to memory that moment of the coaster cars slowly climbing for their initial decline – only to embark on yet another, far more violent, explosion downwards, right after the first descent. You may also recall the “breather” (that seemingly calm […]

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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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