By Louis Diamond, Advisor Hub – An expanded landscape with more options than ever before has advisors wondering: “Should I go for the short-term windfall or bet on the long-term potential?” And there are good cases for both options.
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Louis Diamond Quoted – By Peter Rawlings, Financial Advisor IQ – Wirehouses have been sweetening their succession programs in a bid to keep as many client assets in-house as they can. The recent changes can be a boon to outgoing financial advisors, who can cash out at higher rates and to newer advisors who might get the chance to buy a book of business.
Louis Diamond Interviewed – With Matt Ackerman and Rob Sandrew, Integrated Partners – Now, more than ever, advisors have options and opportunities to put them ahead of the competition. In this episode, Matt Ackermann is joined with Louis Diamond of Diamond Consultants and Robert Sandrew of Integrated Partners as they discuss the process of making the move to being an independent advisor.
Louis Diamond Mentioned – By Sam Del Rowe, Financial Advisor IQ – Registered investment advisor Robert Harris, a wirehouse veteran, believes being independent is better for advisors. Harris is a senior wealth advisor at Avidian Wealth Solutions, a Houston-based RIA firm. He spent 19 years with UBS before moving to Avidian in 2019.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Charles Paikert, Barron’s – A growing talent shortage and the need to retain planning firms’ best employees and attract new ones is one of the most pressing issues facing RIAs. Efforts to retain top wealth managers can be brutal, according to Charles Schwab’s latest compensation report, with half of the country’s RIAs planning to poach advisors and other staffers from competitors this year.
By Jake Martin, AdvisorHub – Wells Fargo Advisors on Wednesday pulled from UBS Wealth Management USA a 10-person team that had been generating $7 million in annual revenue at the wirehouse, a spokeswoman for Wells confirmed.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Peter Rawlings, Financial Advisor IQ – Wirehouses are unlikely to reward financial advisors and staff for working through the pandemic in the same way that other financial services firms have and will probably resume implementing compensation changes later this year, according to recruiters.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Jake Martin and Mason Braswell, AdvisorHub – Merrill Lynch Wealth Management President Andy Sieg on Wednesday acknowledged an issue with broker attrition and sought to reassure the Thundering Herd that the wirehouse is focused on retention and making Merrill the firm “of choice.”
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Mark Schoeff Jr., InvestmentNewst – An executive order President Biden signed Friday afternoon could make it easier for financial advisers to switch firms and harder for financial institutions to merge.
The executive order is designed to promote competition in the economy and encompasses 72 initiatives across a dozen federal agencies, according to a White House fact sheet.
By Jake Martin, AdvisorHub – As two Merrill Lynch veterans left to launch their own registered investment advisory firm, the wirehouse hired a pair of JPMorgan Chase Private Client advisors into its Accelerated Growth Program, underscoring the brokerage’s continued focus on cultivating early-career and novice brokers.
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