By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – Most advisors focus their due diligence efforts on what’s best for the business today—a process that may solve short-term concerns but doesn’t always lead to the best solution for the long term.
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By Louis Diamond, Investment News – It seems to be counter-intuitive for an advisor or team who may be riding the wave of their “best year ever” to change jerseys or break for independence. Yet it’s happening in record numbers.
By Barbara Herman, ThinkAdvisor.com – The desire for greater control and flexibility has become the single most powerful driver of advisor movement and change. This concept of “wanting greater agency over their business lives” cuts across all business models and has never been more prevalent.
By Mindy Diamond, Forbes.com – The due diligence process is intentionally done “under the radar” to ensure that advisors remain in compliance and in no way expose the fact that they’re exploring. But eventually the team needs to know—some sooner than others.
By Wendy Leung, WealthManagement.com – In a vastly expanded industry landscape with more high-quality options than ever before, some advisors settle for “good enough” when the potential for “great” is often within reach. What’s holding them back?
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – What are the recent recruiting practices by UBS and Merrill telegraphing to advisors about their ideal candidates and overall hiring strategy of the firms? Are they heading toward a salary-bonus model?
By Deborah Aronson – Advisors choose to move from one wirehouse to another for a number of reasons, not the least of which is their turnkey nature and brand cachet. In the last few years, though, a new motivator has emerged: the desire to make an interim move before making the leap to independence.
By Mindy Diamond – While many advisors are drawn to the freedom and control that independence offers, there are those for whom it may not be the “right” path.
By Joshua Tomolak – In a world that seems to focus on billion-dollar firms making the leap to independence, advisors at a lower asset threshold are wondering how they too can gain greater freedom and control. Here are 4 solid options.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – While the rules may not have changed, it appears the consequences have—and advisors are feeling more vulnerable than ever.
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