When it comes to freedom and control, there are key differences amongst the independent broker dealer (IBD) and registered investment advisor (RIA) spaces that every advisor should be aware of.
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Motivated by the Long Game: Why a UBS Breakaway Left a Deal Behind for Independence with Summit Financial
Monish Verma describes an instructive breakaway journey, from due diligence and decision-making, foregoing an outsized recruiting deal check, opting to sell equity and how his choice to go independent with Summit Financial is resonating today.
A Losing Battle at Merrill: Why a Former Leader Left the Herd for Independence–the Value of Culture and the “Intoxicating” Effects of Freedom
To Greg Franks, the “bankifying” of Merrill, which he served at for nearly 3 decades, was nothing short of “tragic.” The former Merrill leader shares his experience and the story of his own leap to independence to the helm of Snowden Lane Partners.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – So you’re considering independence and the potential of taking on a capital partner. Is that the right move—or is there a better way to financially de-risk the leap? Here are 5 things to consider.
Next gen Tom Stadum realized that he had a long runway and greater opportunity beyond UBS. So once his partner/father fulfilled the obligations of his retirement agreement, Tom left to build independent firm Fjell Capital with Sanctuary Wealth.
The convention of offering a forgivable loan or recruitment deal has been the subject of a long-standing debate in the wealth management industry. Should advisors take the upfront deal or opt for the long-term potential of independence?
Ex-UBS $5B advisors, Rob Sechan and Jeff Kobernick found that servicing their UHNW clients became difficult at the wirehouse and wanted more than other firms offered. So they built RIA NewEdge Wealth with Edge Co Holdings and other UBS veterans.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – No doubt that changing market conditions, looming regulatory and tax law modifications, asset allocation and client requirements weigh heavily on the minds of all advisors—but for those considering change, there’s even more that they’re losing sleep over.
Few in the financial services media that have the experience and name recognition of Bob Veres—and less are as outspoken. He candidly discusses the advisory firm of the future, growth, client service, technology, and the role of financial advisors.
Special Episode: A panel of 3 breakaway advisors share the details of their journeys—Lori Siegel, founding partner, Centrix Wealth Partners; Michael Henley, founder & CEO, Brandywine Oak Private Wealth; and Terry Cook, CEO, Parcion Private Wealth.
Recent News & Articles
- IBD vs. RIA Revisited: Two Independent Pathways for Advisors to Consider
- Motivated by the Long Game: Why a UBS Breakaway Left a Deal Behind for Independence with Summit Financial
- A Losing Battle at Merrill: Why a Former Leader Left the Herd for Independence–the Value of Culture and the “Intoxicating” Effects of Freedom
- ‘Crawl before you run’ and ‘wear all the hats’: Uncensored tips for going independent
- Transition Announcement: $1B Merrill Team Leaves for Regional Firm
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