Making Sense of Steve Dunlap Stepping into Barnaby Grist's 'Big Shoes'

Cetera Financial Group Inc. has replaced Barnaby Grist with somebody who knows him, likes him, knew him from the days of Grist was at Schwab Advisor Services and 'humbly’ hopes to step into his shoes.

The Los Angeles-based aggregator of independent broker-dealers, announced yesterday that Steve Dunlap will join the company as executive vice president of wealth management. The former Lockwood executive will be charged with the delicate task of keeping Cetera’s advisors on track as IBD reps while pushing the envelope toward a more fee-based, RIA-based future.

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