June 7, 2018

 

Next Tiburon Research Call:

Break-Away Brokers: The (Overstated) Trend of Captive Investment & Insurance Advisors Going Independent: June 14, 2018

Tiburon is pleased to announce that the next Tiburon Research Call will be on Break-Away Brokers. It will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:00am PT. All employees from Tiburon CEO Summit sponsors and Tiburon members, as well as media representatives who cover Tiburon Research, are invited to join this call with Tiburon Managing Partner Chip Roame. This is one of over 40 Tiburon Research Calls set for this year. To see the full Tiburon Research Calls calendar, please click here.

If you are an employee at a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and would like to listen to this call, please email Sarah Sage to RSVP. If you are an employee at a firm that is not yet a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and would like to become a Tiburon client to obtain access to Tiburon Research Calls, please email Sarah Sage.

 


Prior Tiburon Research Call:

Online Brokerage & Advice: June 7, 2018

Tiburon is pleased to provide Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor and Tiburon member employees that missed this week's Tiburon Research Call on Online Brokerage & Advice with access to the recording on the Tiburon web site by clicking the link below and logging in with one's username & password.

If you are an employee at a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and need your username & password to access this Tiburon Research Call, please email Sarah Sage. If you are an employee at a firm that is not yet a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and would like to become a Tiburon client to obtain access to Tiburon Research Calls, please email Sarah Sage.

 


Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV April 9-11, 2018: Speakers 

Tiburon is pleased to share that Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV, which was held at the Ritz Carlton in New York on April 9-11, 2018, included more than 40 CEO-level speakers across more than fifteen sessions. Along with Tiburon's Managing Partner Chip Roame, Tiburon CEO Summit XXXIV included the following speakers:

  • Mark Casady (Former CEO, LPL Financial Holdings)
  • Bill McNabb (Chairman, The Vanguard Group)
  • Luis Aguilar (Former Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC))
  • Nathan Bachrach (CEO, Simply Money Advisors)
  • Jud Bergman (CEO, Envestnet)
  • Buck Buckley (CEO, Actua Corporation)
  • Bill Capuzzi (CEO, Apex Clearing Corporation)
  • Rita Cheng (CEO, Blue Ocean Global Wealth)
  • Bart Chilton (Former Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC))
  • Jeff Cruttenden (CEO, Say)
  • Peter deChellis (President, TD Ameritrade Retail)
  • Dave DeVoe (Managing Partner, DeVoe & Company)
  • Andrew Dodson (Partner, Parthenon Capital Partners)
  • Bob Doll (Chief Equity Strategist, Nuveen Asset Management)
  • Greg Friedman (CEO, Private Ocean)
  • Sheryl Garrett (CEO, Garrett Financial Planning Network)
  • Scott Hanson (Co-CEO, Hanson McClain Group)
  • Jason Hsu (Chairman, Rayliant Global Advisors)
  • Michael Jantzi (CEO, Sustainalytics)
  • Anders Jones (CEO, FacetWealth)
  • Mike Katchen (CEO, Wealthsimple)
  • Joe Keefe (CEO, Pax World Management)
  • Kevin Keller (CEO, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board))
  • Mike Kerins (CEO, RobustWealth)
  • Michael Kopelman (Partner, Edison Capital Partners)
  • Jon Korngold (Managing Director, General Atlantic)
  • Sallie Krawcheck (Co-Founder, Ellevate Network)
  • Hans Morris (Managing Partners, Nyca Partners)
  • Cheryl Nash (President, Fiserv Investment Services)
  • Kathy Neumann (President, SerenityShares Investments)
  • Mike O'Brien (CEO, Europe, Middle East, & Africa, JP Morgan Asset Management)
  • Eileen O'Connor (CEO, Hemington Wealth Management)
  • Josh Pace (CEO, Trust Company of America)
  • Angela Pecoraro (CEO, Advicent Solutions)
  • Mark Penske (CEO, United Advisors)
  • Charles Plosser (Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
  • Alex Potts (CEO, Loring Ward Group)
  • Samantha Roady (President, Retail, Gain Capital Holdings)
  • Skip Schweiss (President, TD Ameritrade Trust Company)
  • Paul Stevens (CEO, Investment Company Institute (ICI))
  • John Streur (CEO, Calvert Research & Management)
  • John Taft (Vice Chairman, RW Baird & Company)
  • John Thiel (Vice Chairman, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Bank of America Corporation)
  • Todd Thomson (Chairman, Dynasty Financial Partners)
  • George Walker (CEO, Neuberger Berman)
  • Steve Wallman (CEO, Foliofn); Craig Wietz (President, First Rate)
  • Kyle Zasky (Partner, SenaHill Partners)
  • Evelyn Zohlen (President, Inspired Financial) 

If you are a CEO, other C-level executive, executive vice president, or partner at a firm that is not yet a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and interested in becoming a Tiburon client to attend Tiburon CEO Summit XXXV, please email Sarah Sage.

 

Skip & Chip's Excellent Adventure 7.0:
South Central Alaska, August 5-9, 2018

Tiburon Managing Partner Chip Roame and Tiburon client Skip Schweiss (President, TD Ameritrade Trust Company) will co-lead the annual Skip & Chip's Excellent Adventure on August 5-9, 2018 to South Central Alaska. The group will hike the Crow Pass Trail, mountain bike in Alyeska, & kayak in Seward, Alaska. For more information, please email Skip Schweiss (President, TD Ameritrade Trust Company).

Skip & Chip's Execellent Adventure 6.0 was co-led by Tiburon Managing Partner Chip Roame and Tiburon client Skip Schweiss (President, TD Ameritrade Trust Company) on July 9-13, 2017 in Kauai. While on Skip & Chip's Excellent Adventure 6.0, the group hiked the Kalalau Trail in-and-out for a total of 22 miles & kayaked the seventeen miles along the Napali Coast. To view the Skip & Chip's Excellent Adventure 6.0 photo gallery, please click here. To read Skip Schweiss's article reviewing Skip & Chip's Excellent Adventure 6.0 at RIA Biz, please click here. To learn about the results of Skip & Chip's Excellent Adventure 6.0, please email Alex Potts (CEO, Loring Ward Group).

Skip & Chip's Excellent Adventure 7.0 will be the seventh in the series of adventures, in which participants have reached the tops of Mount Whitney & Mount Shasta, traversed the Grand Canyon, summited Half Dome in Yosemite, and completed both the Kalalau Trail in Kauai & the Four Pass Loop outside of Aspen, CO. The annual outing combines a challenging outdoor adventure with a fun weekend together. If you are interested in the Skip & Chip's Excellent Adventures generally, would like to propose a future Excellent Adventure, and/or would like to inquire about taking part in a future Excellent Adventure, please email Skip Schweiss (President, TD Ameritrade Trust Company).

 

Tiburon Impact Adventure 3.0:

Mexico, January 15-16, 2019

Tiburon Managing Partner Chip Roame and Tiburon clients Scott Hanson (Co-CEO, Hanson McClain) & Craig Wietz (President, First Rate) will co-lead Tiburon Impact Adventure 3.0 to build a home for a family in need in San Antonio Del Mar, Mexico on January 15-16, 2019. For more information, please email Craig Wietz (President, First Rate).

Tiburon Impact Adventure 3.0 will be the third in a series Tiburon Impact Adventures which are intended to connect first world finance with developing world needs. Tiburon Impact Adventure 2.0 was co-led by Tiburon Managing Partner Chip Roame and Tiburon clients Scott Hanson (Co-CEO, Hanson McClain) & Craig Wietz (President, First Rate). Twenty or so group members built and fully furnished a home for a family in need in San Antonio Del Mar, Mexico on January 27-28, 2018. Tiburon Impact Adventure 1.0 had been led by Tiburon Managing Partner Chip Roame and Tiburon clients Ben Cukier (Managing Partner, Centana Growth Partners), Scott Hanson (Co-CEO, Hanson McClain), & Aaron Klein (CEO, Riskalyze) in Ethiopia on January 15-18, 2017. That group raised over $100,000 for the construction of a fifth through eighth grade classroom building in the village of Adami Tulu.

Tiburon Impact Adventures are intended to connect first world finance with developing world needs. If you are interested in the Tiburon Impact Adventures generally, would like to propose a future Tiburon Impact Adventure, and/or wish to inquire about taking part in future Tiburon Impact Adventures, please email Scott Hanson (Co-CEO, Hanson McClain).

Tiburon Impact Adventure 3.0 (Mexico)

 

 


Tiburon Written Research:

Online Brokerage & Advice: The Rapid Rise of Robo or Digital Advisors

Tiburon is pleased to highlight its research on Online Brokerage & Advice. The purpose of this research is to provide readers with an initial understanding of online brokerage & advice. Stay tuned for a more detailed summary of this research.

This research addresses the historical phases of online brokerage & advice, including Early Phase, Middle Phase and Recent Phase.

This research defines two markets segments, including Discount & Online Brokerage and Online Advice.

And this research makes the following future predictions for online brokerage & advice, including Rapid Growth for Online & Advice Brokerage Firms and International Opportunities.

If you are an employee at a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and need your username & password to access Tiburon's Written Research, please email Sarah Sage. If you are an employee at a firm that is not yet a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and would like to become a Tiburon client to obtain access to Tiburon Written Research, please email Sarah Sage.

 

Tiburon Written Research:
Loring Ward Group: An Asset-Class Oriented TAMP Leveraging Dimensional Fund Advisors

Loring Ward Group was founded as RWB Advisory Services by Carl Reinhardt, Alan Werba, & John Bowen in 1990 and is based in San Jose, CA. Loring Ward Group has two offices, 112 employees and is led by its Chairman Alan Werba, CEO Alex Potts, & Chief Operating Officer Howard Lee. Its web sites can be found at www.loringward.com, www.advisorinsightsblog.com, www.totalretirement.com, www.myadvsiorcenter.com, & www.charlestoninvestmentadvisors.com.

Loring Ward Group's comprehensive Power Point deck below includes a synopsis of its history, including its key phases: Reinhardt Werba Bowen Phase, RWB Advisory Services Phase, Assante Phase, Loring Ward Group International Phase and Loring Ward Group Phase.

Its profile includes the key statistics of the firm, including its number of employees, revenues, pre-marketing expenses profits, EBITDA, pre-tax & other expenses profits, pre-tax profits, net profits, & cash flows. Its profile includes detailed outlines of its core businesses, including: LWI Financial (RIA), Structured Investing Advantage & Strategic Investing Portfolio Services (TAMP), Strategic Portfolio Services (Strategist), Sub-Advisory Services, Loring Ward Total Retirement, SA Funds Investment Trust, Loring Ward Securities (Broker/Dealer) and The Wealth Management Alliance. And its profile concludes with the highlights of its organizational structure & ownership.

If you are an employee at a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and need your username & password to access Tiburon Written Research, please email Sarah Sage. If you are an employee at a firm that is not yet a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and would like to become a Tiburon client to obtain access to Tiburon Written Research, please email Sarah Sage.


Recent Tiburon Research Calls

Tiburon is pleased to provide all employees at Tiburon CEO Summit sponsors & Tiburon members with access to Tiburon Research Calls led weekly by Tiburon Managing Partner Chip Roame. To listen to recent Tiburon Research Calls, click the link below for your topic of interest, and enter your Tiburon username & password:

If you are an employee at a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and need your username & password to listen to recent Tiburon Research Calls, please email Sarah Sage. If you are an employee at a firm that is not yet a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and would like to become a Tiburon client to obtain access to Tiburon Research Calls, please email Sarah Sage.

 

Recently Posted Tiburon Written Research

Tiburon is pleased to provide all employees at Tiburon CEO Summit sponsors & Tiburon members with access to Tiburon's Written Research library of 1,900+ topics and profiles. To access Tiburon Written Research, click the link below for your topic of interest, and enter your Tiburon username & password:

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If you are an employee at a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and need your username & password to access Tiburon Written Research, please email Sarah Sage. If you are an employee at a firm that is not yet a Tiburon CEO Summit sponsor or Tiburon member and would like to become a Tiburon client to obtain access to Tiburon Written Research, please email Sarah Sage.

 
 
 

 
 

Tiburon Market Seminars

Tiburon is able to deliver detailed presentations and/or actively participate in detailed conversations on a wide range of products and markets within the banking, insurance, brokerage, and investment management markets without significant lead time. This ability is based upon both the depth of its existing written industry knowledge (over 1,900 topics and 500,000 PowerPoint charts and graphs) and its broad CEO-level industry contacts. As a result, Tiburon Market Seminars have become ideal for clients which need a quick and yet thorough understanding of industry dynamics and leading players in growing markets. This is also an ideal low-cost method for new Tiburon clients to tap into the firm's years of industry experience and prior research efforts. If you are interested in scheduling a Tiburon Market Seminar, please email Sarah Sage.

 
 
 

 
 

Tiburon Job Opportunities

Tiburon has immediate openings for Marketing & Administration Coordinator and three Production & Administration Assistants.

Marketing & Administration Coordinator:

Tiburon is currently looking for an experienced Marketing & Administration Coordinator. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated and responsive team player who can support current marketing and administrative needs. This role can be part- or full-time, with morning hours being critical. A job share could also possibly work. Office is located in downtown Tiburon, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Answer telephones, greet guests, check voicemails, and respond to clients’ needs 
  • Present professional business demeanor over the telephone and in person
  • Collect and distribute mail, manage inventory & order supplies, and manage office vendors
  • Post job openings, assist new employees with employee paperwork, train new employees on office technology, and collect payroll timesheets & contractor invoices
  • Assist in managing the firm’s contacts database in Salesforce
  • Participate in inbound and outbound service & sales efforts (including preparing managing partner for calls)
  • Assist in managing the firm’s substantial online presence through its weekly research releases, web site updates, & social media efforts.
  • Assist with other marketing projects as necessary, including numerous steps related to semi-annual Tiburon CEO Summits
  • Support managing partner with scanning & other general administration tasks

Requirements

  • Two or more years of marketing & administration work experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications, especially PowerPoint 
  • Exceptional organizing and time-management skills; ability to manage oneself in a fast-paced working environment and meet multiple deadlines with limited supervision
  • Ability to learn quickly and solve problems
  • Experience in professional services firm (e.g., management consulting firm, private equity firm) and experience with Salesforce is a plus

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience ($25-$40 per hour)
  • Please email resume to Sarah Sage.

Production & Administration Assistants:

Tiburon is currently looking for three production assistants. Core responsibilities are to deliver three PowerPoint assignments per day. PowerPoint completion includes making noted additions & enhancements, completing research & printing assignments, publishing all document parts to the Tiburon web site, confirming that all parts’ links work, delivering a complete printed package to the managing partner, and sending the executive summary to the managing partner. More experienced members of the team should be able to complete three or more PowerPoint assignments per day and also add more value in research.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, edit and format PowerPoint presentations daily
  • Support with scanning, managing partner assistance, and other general administration tasks

Requirements

  • Two or more years of administrative or relevant work experience with market research firms 
  • Intermediate skills and experience with MS Office applications required
  • Ability to learn quickly and using systems and tools/technology
  • Organized and able to multi-task while juggling deadlines in a fast-paced working environment
  • An excellent writer / speller / proofreader with exceptional attention to detail
  • Very good communication abilities
  • Exceptional organizing and time-management skills
  • Must be able to work in our Tiburon office

Compensation

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience ($25-$40 per hour)
  • Please email resume to Sarah Sage.

Contacting Tiburon
Interested parties should send a resume with a short cover letter addressing position of interest as well as how their skills would meet Tiburon’s needs to Careers@TiburonAdvisors.Com.

 
 

 
 

Tiburon Media Coverage

Tiburon was quoted recently in RIABiz article  titled Ric Edelman's RIA Empire to Merge with Legacy The Mutual Fund Store in $3 Billion Deal that Takes Financial Engines Private. The article discusses how Hellman & Friedman stakes the eye-popping sum in cash to outright own an RIA with nearly $195 billion of assets under management including robo advised 401K assets. Article quotes Tiburon saying it cannot comment due to Tiburon managing partner serving as a board member at Edelman Financial Services.

Tiburon executives have been quoted quite extensively throughout the industry and general media. A list and brief synopsis of those articles that the Tiburon staff has been able to locate (Tiburon accepts that there are probably hundreds of other quotes circulating) can be found at the link below. These short summaries are intended to help prospective Tiburon clients, conference planners, and media representatives understand Tiburon's views on a wide variety of issues throughout the financial services industry. If you are a media representative interested in covering Tiburon, please email Sarah Sage.