By Lavanya Nair, Financial Advisor IQ – RBC Wealth Management hired an advisor from Merrill Lynch who oversaw $250 million in client assets, according to the company.Joining the Florham Park office in New Jersey, veteran advisor David Hollenberg has 24 years of experience in the financial services industry. He spent the entirety of his career at Merrill Lynch, according to FINRA BrokerCheck records.
About Barbara Herman
Senior Vice President – Known for her sound advice, unique perspectives and ability to identify creative solutions. Barbara has developed deep and longstanding strategic relationships with financial services firms – from wirehouses to boutiques, as well as the diverse independent space – and works with some of the most sophisticated teams and individual advisors. Learn more...
By Mason Braswell, AdvisorHub – A New Jersey broker who had spent his 24-year career with Merrill Lynch shifted last week to RBC Wealth Management, expressing irritation with the firm’s Bank of America parentage.
By Alex Padalka, Financial Advisor IQ – After slow growth in its advisor ranks in the first quarter and several departures in April, Raymond James has lured a pair of advisors from UBS, Raymond James says.
By Barbara Herman – It’s human nature to want to protect the status quo— familiarity is reassuring. Comfort level aside, quality advisors still periodically reevaluate where they are. And those who believe they can do substantially better for their clients and teams opt to move elsewhere.
Barbara Herman Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, Financial Advisor IQ – To boost its recruiting and retention efforts, Wells Fargo Advisors has announced that, effective April 1, it will offer more generous options for FAs on both sides of its succession packages — those retiring and those getting the retirees’ books of business.Specifically, WFA will offer retiring advisors who commit to a warm hand-off of their book of business to remaining WFA FAs a loyalty award of 25% over their trailing 12 months production.
Barbara Herman Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, Financial Advisor IQ – Last October, almost three weeks before Merrill Lynch Wealth Management’s Andy Sieg disclosed that his wirehouse’s 2019 compensation plan for advisors included a haircut, his management team pre-emptively attempted to downplay the reduction’s significance.
Barbara Herman Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, Financial Advisor IQ – Wirehouse Wells Fargo recently unveiled the identities of the first two advisors to join its new RIA channel. Both were already advisors within the Wells Fargo organization. But questions remain as to whether this new channel will have broad appeal to broker-dealers looking to move to the RIA model.
By Barbara Herman – Most people, when facing a life choice, approach the decision-making process by weighing the pros and cons. But the process can often be sidetracked by concerns or objections—that is, distractions that quickly become time wasters. This is especially true when advisors are considering a change. How do they identify the true heart of the matter, so they can be strategic and thoughtful in the due diligence process and avoid getting stuck, focused on a “red herring” – that is, a thought that diverts attention from the real issue or concern
By Barbara Herman – Advisors constantly juggle between meeting the short-term demands of their businesses while working towards their longer-term goals. To complicate things further, short- and long-term views are frequently not aligned at a particular moment in time—creating a greater lack of clarity and frustration. While it’s important for all advisors to check-in with themselves regularly to assess the balance between the two, it’s even more important for those considering a move. While the “perfect opportunity” would solve for all goals equally, it’s unrealistic to expect that perfection actually exists in one single option.
By Barbara Herman – Whenever an advisor contemplates a move – regardless of the destination being a wirehouse, boutique, regional or independence – it’s important to assess the portability of the business. That is, identifying if the assets can be moved, and whether or not your clients will follow. Only when you have worked through this thought process can you really determine if a move makes sense.