How did Buckingham Wealth Partners become a $50B+ mega-RIA enterprise? CEO Adam Birenbaum shares his M&A strategy, the role of an investment partner, plus advice for prospective breakaways and independent advisors, dealmaking red flags and more in this interview with Louis Diamond.
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...
The Limitations of Building a Billion-Dollar “Boutique Firm” within a Wirehouse: A UBS Breakaway Story
As a wirehouse advisor, Terry Cook found it became too difficult at UBS to meet the increasing demands of his high net worth clients. The only way to act as a true fiduciary meant “taking the ankle weights off” by making the leap to independence.
Advice from the top 10 independent advisors featured in 2020, a special episode representing the 100th in this podcast series for financial advisors. It’s a distillation of key commentary that answers the threshold question: Why independence?
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – No one could have predicted what 2020 had in store for us, yet through it all, many financial advisors are finding themselves better off because of it. That said, there’s a certain groundwork that’s been laid for 10 trends emerging in 2021.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Ian Wenik, Citywire – SVB Financial Group, the parent of commercial bank Silicon Valley Bank, plans to buy Boston Private for about $900m in shares and cash.
Mindy Diamond on the One Away Show with Bryan Wish – In this episode of the One Away Show, Mindy Diamond switches seats to share her journey with host Bryan Wish of BW Missions.
In a year nobody could have predicted, financial advisors are reporting the best years of their careers and we’re seeing the greatest amount of movement in a decade. Mindy Diamond explores that phenomenon, plus reveals 10 emerging trends for 2021 destined to reshape the industry for financial advisors and firms.
By Mindy Diamond, Forbes.com – The ever-expanding wealth management industry landscape represents a waterfall of possibilities for every advisor and their clients. And having a clear understanding of the environment you’re building your business in is critical—regardless of whether you have a desire to move or not.
Mindy Diamond Quoted, Financial Advisor IQ – The landscape of the wealth management industry continues evolving at a rapid pace, but most firms fall into one of several buckets along a “continuum,” from the most restrictive models to the ones offering the most flexibility, according to one industry consultant.
Jon Kuttin reveals how he built a $2.4B independent practice on the Ameriprise Financial platform—a strategy that includes a unique referral engine, the decision to transition from a client-facing advisor to CEO, plus great mentors and hard work.
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