Wirehouse veteran Bob Mulholland shares his experience at Merrill and UBS, plus perspective on changes at the wirehouses, the drivers towards independence, stemming advisor attrition at big brokerages, changing advisor sentiment and much more.
About Mindy Diamond
President and CEO – By counseling advisors on how to ask the right questions and “dig deep”, she helps them look at all of the opportunities available to find the one that allows them to reach their full potential. That is, to best serve their clients and live a life that is in sync with their own beliefs and values. Learn more...
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – 3 years later, financial advisors are still asking: Will Merrill leave the Protocol? And if Merrill opts out, what does that mean for advisors at the firm?
A look at how financial advisors can take a giant leap in growth, for example, going from managing assets of $500mm to $5B or more. Financial advisor coach, podcast host and New York Times bestselling author Steve Sanduski joins the show.
With nearly 60% of advisors currently working from home, how is that impacting their client relationships? And how are so many advisors still choosing to move in these uncertain times? Mindy Diamond discusses that and more in this Industry Update.
What’s driving the acquisition appetite of mega-RIAs? Peter Mallouk of $55B RIA Creative Planning has been driving inorganic growth like never before. He talks about his latest deals, his formula for growth, tips for buyer and sellers, and more.
By Mindy Diamond – The process of considering change is a complex one, where an advisor’s goals often conflict with preconceived notions—the latter of which can take hold, distracting him from focusing on what’s best for the business overall. It’s a mind game that many get stuck playing, essentially driven by FEAR: That is, False Evidence Appearing Real. Deep down, they know it’s time to make a change, but are fixated on what they think “might happen” if they do.
Who are the investors? How are deals structured? Why would an advisor choose to sell all or a portion of his business? What’s the downside? When to monetize? The answers to those questions and more for wirehouse and independent advisors.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, brokerage firms have doubled down on their efforts to retain top talent. With a vast arsenal of retention tools at the ready, advisors regularly face choices that solidify their obligations – as well as their assets – to the firms they work for.
Why would a $6B team choose to leave behind the safety of Morgan Stanley – not to mention two-thirds of their assets – to make the leap to independence? Breakaway Jason Fertitta explains how he and his team decided to make the leap, forming RIA Americana Partners, how their high-net worth clients reacted to the news, and much more.
Many advisors wonder whether their business value can be maximized under a brokerage umbrella. Louis Diamond shares 3 valuation scenarios, as well as sheds light on why so many advisors choose to go independent on the back 9 of their careers.
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