By Mindy Diamond – Advisor Group’s acquisition of American Portfolios Financial Services reminds independent reps whose broker dealer recently sold that whether content or not with your firm, the news is unsettling. So what does an IBD advisor do next?
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By Mindy Diamond, Forbes.com – The truth is that taking the time to get educated about the opportunities available is a smart business decision—regardless of whether you want or are ready to make a move.
From Blinders to Binoculars: Why the Shift to a Longer-Term “Business Owner” Mentality is Driving Movement
By Jason Diamond, WealthMangement.com – There was a time when many advisors would never have considered a move. Why would they? In the short term, there was nothing to solve for. But now they’re thinking differently.
By Jason Diamond – What’s changed at Ed Jones—and what’s driving so many advisors to seek other options? While many brokerage firms have seen noticeable advisor attrition in recent years, the velocity of moves away from Ed Jones, a firm that built its legacy on a strong culture, begs a few important questions.
By Wendy Leung – FinancialPlanning.com – Many advisors cite “improving client service” as the catalyst for a move—but knowing what the real impact will be is critical.
By Mindy Diamond, Forbes.com – Tenured advisors have invested a lifetime in building a business with real value, yet many don’t have a succession plan. Why the delay? And what are their options?
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – Those who are having second thoughts about signing on as heir apparent to their senior advisor’s book shouldn’t feel “hopeless,” according to Tom Lewis, Certified Civil Trial Attorney at Stevens & Lee in Princeton, NJ.
By Mindy Diamond & Louis Diamond, Barron’s – There’s been an interesting shift in movement amongst private bankers. Transitions by this constituency have risen dramatically over the last two years. What’s driving the change and what do private bankers need to know before making a transition to a wealth management firm?
By Joshua Tomolak, InvestmentNews – For entrepreneurial advisors questioning the best next step for their business, the independent space offers several options—yet there are four that provide the highest level of freedom and control for those who manage over $500mm.
By Jason Diamond, WealthManagement.com – A step-by-step framework for evaluation of the when, how, and what of strategic due diligence.
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