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.
Disrupting the Landscape: How a $12B+ Multi-Family Office is Making Waves Amongst Advisors and Their Clients
Avy Stein, Founder and Co-Chairman of Cresset, talks about how the firm fills a gap in the landscape for advisors who serve high net worth clients, how Cresset compares to firms like Rockefeller, what’s driving recent growth and much more.
By Louis Diamond, CityWire.com – In years past, a $1B+ independent firm would have automatically considered themselves a legitimate buyer. But today, with the red-hot M&A market spurred by scores of private equity capital, serial acquirers, and the emergence of mega-RIAs boasting a full suite of comprehensive client services, AUM is no longer a predictor of buyer status.
Why Some Firms Are “Outperformers”—An Exclusive Deep Dive into the 2020 Schwab RIA Benchmarking Study
An exploration of the 2020 Schwab RIA Benchmarking Study with Lisa Salvi of Schwab Advisor Services. Beyond key trends, she shares the drivers and habits of top RIA firms, with actionable information for both advisors and independent business owners.
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.
A Goldman Sachs Play in the Custody Game: What Could This Mean for Advisors and the Industry At-Large?
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – Recent moves by Goldman Sachs appear to indicate the firm is preparing to enter the custody space. What does this mean for financial advisors and the wealth management industry?
20 years ago, CAPTRUST launched with just $2.5mm in revenue and $400mm AUA. Today the firm reports $400B AUA and a valuation of $1.25B. Rush Benton discusses the firm’s growth methodology in an episode that demonstrates the potential of independence.
In part 2 of 2, Mark Sear and David Hou pick up where their story left off after the 2008 break from Merrill, the sale of their RIA Luminous Capital to First Republic in 2012, and their decision to go back to independence as RIA Evoke Advisors.
Mark Sear and David Hou, Managing Partners of Evoke Advisors, talk about their 2008 breakaway from Merrill Lynch to form RIA Luminous Capital, why they chose to sell Luminous to First Republic, their decision to leave First Republic for independence again, and much more in part 1 of a 2-part podcast episode.
Mega-RIA firms are setting the pace of massive growth through ambitious acquiring practices and smart recruiting. Marty Bicknell, of Mariner Wealth Advisors, talks about his firm’s successes, shares advice for firm owners and breakaways, and more.
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