Clarity On Schwab's In-House RIA Program?

Wednesday, June 08, 2011 07:14
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Clarity On Schwab's In-House RIA Program?

Although Charles Schwab executives maintain that the firm's new RIA franchising model won't compete directly with existing affiliates, it's hard to see exactly how that's going to happen.

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On one hand, everyone from Chuck Schwab on down swears that the new Independent Branch Services program exists only to take the Schwab brand into "underserved regions" and the mass affluent market.

 

But the details seem to be all about Schwab and its strategy, and not about existing RIAs who might've been looking at the mass market themselves.

 

 

 

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