A conversation with Louis Diamond
While the podcast started out 5 years ago exploring the independent space, it evolved to sharing a wide range of topics and welcomed guests from throughout the wealth management industry. In this special episode, Mindy Diamond and Louis Diamond explore the most popular themes for financial advisors and independent business owners.
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About this episode…
It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since launching the first episode of this show.
As many long-time listeners may already know, it’s a journey that started with creating a handful of episodes exploring the independent space.
Then we realized that we were on to something.
Word spread. The number of downloads increased, as did the number of devoted listeners.
And while the theme of independence served as the launch pad for this series, the content came to represent far more.
We welcomed many extraordinary guests – from breakaways who candidly shared the stories of their journeys, on to leaders from the c-suites of top firms, and industry thought leaders who graciously offered their wisdom and experience.
And here we are today, the result of an industry that has evolved to become one of abundance and not scarcity. That is, advisors have a wealth of options available to them—more than ever before.
Yet as new options seem to enter the space daily come both opportunities and challenges. One of the most significant challenges is staying informed on what’s happening in the wealth management landscape—and how this constant evolution impacts your business life.
In this episode, we explore the five themes that resonated most over the last five years and the impact on how advisors grow their practices and serve their clients.
It’s a conversation relevant to both employee advisors and independent business owners alike.
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What’s driving the momentum towards independence – and will it continue?—with Shirl Penney, Dynasty Financial Partners
How a Legacy Merrill Team Experienced 600% Growth in 10 Years—with Special Guests Bill Loftus of Coastal Bridge Advisors and Mark DuPont of Focus Financial Partners
Mindset, Motivation and Momentum: What’s really driving all the movement—with David Canter, Head of Fidelity’s RIA Segment
How This Former Merrill Insider Once Drank the Kool-Aid, Then Set Out to Build a Better Toolbox—with Jim Dickson, Founder and President of Sanctuary Wealth Partners
An Investment Banker’s Perspective on Building a Firm for Maximum Value—with Liz Nesvold of Silver Lane Advisors
A Best-of-All-Worlds Model: Full-Service Independence with Equity Upside—with Jim Gold, CEO and Founding Partner of Steward Partners
Rockefeller Capital Management Demystified—with Chris Dupuy, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
A Model of Supported Independence That Fills the “Fear Gap”— with Rob Bartenstein, CEO of Kestra Private Wealth Services
Michael Kitces on How to Differentiate and Grow in a Competitive Environment
5 Things Josh Brown’s Firm Does Differently—And How it Resulted in Over 100X Growth in 6 Years
What are Top Advisors Doing Differently—with Matt Oechsli of the Oechsli Institute
How These 3 Firms Carved a New Path and are Changing the Wealth Management World At Large—with Shirl Penney of Dynasty Financial Partners, Jim Dickson of Sanctuary Wealth and Rich Steinmeier of LPL Financial
Growing Up with Merrill Lynch: A Next-Gen Breakaway Story—with Elizabeth “Lizzie” Evans of Evans May Wealth and host Louis Diamond
Industry Update: Why Rockefeller, First Republic and Other Boutique Firms Are Attracting So Many Top Advisors
5 Tips for Financial Advisors on How to Get From $500mm to $5B—with Steve Sanduski
Learning from the Leaders: Bob Mulholland on Roadblocks, Change and the Wave Towards Independence
Advisor-Turned-CEO: How a $2.4B Ameriprise Firm Cracked the Growth Code—with Jon Kuttin of Kuttin Wealth Management, and Louis Diamond
The Limitations of Building a Billion-Dollar “Boutique Firm” within a Wirehouse: A UBS Breakaway Story—with Terry Cook of Parcion Private Wealth
From Intern to CEO: How an Accidental Entrepreneur Built a $50B+ RIA Empire—with Adam Birenbaum of Buckingham Wealth Partners, and Louis Diamond
Transitions, Retire-in-Place Programs and Termination: A Top Attorney’s Perspective—with Tom Lewis, Certified Civil Trial Attorney at Stevens & Lee
A Rare Glimpse into the Culture, Cachet and Success of First Republic—with Robert Thornton, Executive Vice President & President of Private Wealth Management
6 Months Later: Why a Former UBS Lifer Considers Independence His “Do Over”—with Ahmie Baum, Founder and CEO, Interchange Capital Partners
Michael Kitces on Everything Financial Advisors Need to Know About Growth
From Insurance Sales to $8B RIA: A Northwestern Mutual Breakaway Story—with Andy Schwartz, Principal, Bleakley Financial Group
Disrupting the Landscape: How a $12B+ Multi-Family Office is Making Waves Amongst Advisors and Their Clients—with Avy Stein, Co-founder & Co-chairman, Cresset
From Start-Up to $31B Behemoth RIA: The Catalysts Behind the Growth of Mega-Firm Cerity Partners—with Kurt Miscinski, President, Cerity Partners
Solving for Freedom, Control and Succession: How the Next Gen of a $330mm UBS Team Forged a Path to Independence—with Bryan Garris, Managing Partner, TriaGen Wealth Management
A Growth Story 87 Years in the Making: Why Boutique Firm William Blair is an Attractive Home for Top Advisors—with Ryan DeVore, Partner, Director and Global Head of Private Wealth Management, William Blair
How CPA Referrals Drove a Former Lincoln Financial Independent Group to $12B in Just 5 Years—with Paul Saganey, Integrated Partners
Why a $5B UBS Breakaway Team Set Out to Build the “Boutique Firm of the Future”—with Rob Sechan, NewEdge Wealth
Third Gen UBS Breakaway Finds Sanctuary: $150mm in Assets and a Long Runway to Grow—with Tom Stadum, Fjell Capital
Regional Culture, Global Capabilities: Stifel’s $400B Success Story—with Ron Kruszewski, Stifel Financial Corp.
A Culture of Choice: Why Raymond James Rocks the Regional Space & Advisor Recruiting—with Tash Elwyn, Raymond James & Associates
Wall Street Meets Main Street: How RBC Wealth Management Combines a Global Approach with a Regional Feel—with Tom Sagissor, RBC Wealth Management-US
Industry Legend Ron Carson on What it Really Takes to Build a $20B Enterprise—with Ron Carson, Carson Group
Rockefeller Revisited: What’s Driving the Success of this 3-Year-Old “Modern” Multi-Family Office?—with Michael Outlaw, Rockefeller Global Family Office
Edward Jones Breakaway: From Knocking on Doors (Literally) to Building a $2B Independent Enterprise—with Jim DeCota, Enso Wealth Management
A Nearly 200-Year-Old Success Story: How Janney Montgomery Scott Built a $135B Firm—with Jerry Lombard, Janney Montgomery Scott
Finding Independence in a Big Firm: Top UBS Team on Their Shift to Wells Fargo Advisors—with Vincent Finney, and Joseph P. Panfil, Bibler, Finney, Panfil Private Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
The Mindset of a Mentor: How a 2x Morgan Stanley Breakaway Built a $3B+ RIA Firm—with Brock Moseley, Miracle Mile Advisors
Coach to the Advisor Elite: CEG’s John Bowen on What it Really Takes to Build a Blockbuster Business—with John Bowen, CEG Worldwide
From UBS to Oppenheimer to Independence: A Next Gen Shares his Playbook for 2x+ Growths—with Dan Katz, Revolve Wealth Partners
The Pull of Pure Independence: A Former FiNet Advisor’s Journey to Building a $1.7B Fully Independent Firm—with Steve Dimitriou, Mayflower Advisors
Sanctuary Wealth $25B Later: An Inside Look at the Firm’s 4-Year Growth and What Lies Ahead—with Jim Dickson, Sanctuary Wealth
Investing in Growth: Exploring KKR’s Attraction to $25B+ RIA Beacon Pointe—with Matt Cooper, Beacon Pointe and Sasank Chary, KKR
How to Deliver Massive Value: Turning the Tables on The Perfect RIA’s Matthew Jarvis —with Matthew Jarvis, The Perfect RIA
One-on-One with Rudy Adolf: How Focus Financial Partners Revolutionized RIA M&A—and Went Public in the Process —with Rudy Adolf, Focus Financial Partners
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