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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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.
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.
By Joshua Tomolak – For those advisors in the $250mm asset range who are looking to break free of the limitations on their ability to grow and serve clients, the independent space offers several viable.
By Mindy Diamond, Forbes.com – Just like a marriage, the early years of a partnership often reflect the initial values and ideals you shared as a courting couple. Yet people and circumstances evolve over time, so unless you grow together, you’re likely to grow apart.
By Louis Diamond, Advisor Hub – An expanded landscape with more options than ever before has advisors wondering: “Should I go for the short-term windfall or bet on the long-term potential?” And there are good cases for both options.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – As big firms consolidate, more and more local branch offices are closing—and advisors are wondering what their options are.
By Allison Brunwasser, WealthManagement.com – While another advisor’s move may sound great, the reality is that every advisor’s business, clients, and vision for the future look different—and what works for them, may not work for you.
By Barbara Herman, InvestmentNews – With so much movement by top advisors, even diehard Merrill folks, who have been the industry’s most loyal over the years, are asking: “Why are so many people moving and what am I missing by staying?”
The Real Cost of “Waiting it Out”—Why Holding Out for the “Ideal Time” to Make a Move May Not be the Best Idea
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – For many advisors, it’s momentum vs what could be “a chance of a lifetime.” Business is booming, and life is good. Certainly, much may have changed at your firm in the last year or so—some of which may even be for the better.
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