By Mindy Diamond – I’ve written much about the decision-making process that an advisor goes through in order to determine if his firm is the one that will continue to serve him into the future. It occurred to me, though, that the most stressful time for an advisor who plans on jumping ship is the time “in between”—the time from deciding it’s time to go to the time one actually makes the leap.
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Many of you have asked for us to re-share some of our most popular pieces from the second half of 2015, so here we present our Perspectives Wrap-Up for Q3 and 4. It’s our goal to help you stay up to speed on the ever-changing advisory business, as well as...
By Mindy Diamond – What a year! With 2015 almost in the books, it’s time yet again to reflect upon the past 12 months and consider where we are headed in 2016.
By Mindy Diamond – As adults, most of us spend the majority of our time either at work or thinking about it. So I realize – now more than ever – the importance of living what I refer to as our “Best Business Life” – that is, a life of congruence between what we believe and how we act.
By Mindy Diamond – I write this while sitting in a large ballroom of the iconic Miami Beach Fountainbleu Hotel, surrounded by the best of the best: principals of thriving RIA enterprises, top producing would-be independent advisors that will soon breakaway from the wirehouse world, service providers that have become the cottage industry supporting this diaspora toward independence, the custodians, and, of course, other recruiters like me.
Great Expectations: 4 Ways The Needs and Sophistication of Advisors and Their Clients Have Evolved the Industry
By Barbara Herman – Advisors – whether they sit within traditional firms as employees or are owners of independent practices – have expectations that are far different today than they were just 5 years ago.
By Mindy Diamond – You know the feeling: a local weather forecaster advises us that a disturbance is forming off the coast. Looking at several different weather models, they only know one thing for certain: the storm will hit, but we’re not exactly sure when or how strong it will be. Of course, we all react and rightfully so, as we need to protect what’s ours. We’re anxious, unsure of what’s to come, leaving many worried about their future.
By Deborah Aronson – Financial services is a people business—advisors spend years cultivating relationships, earning their clients’ trust and building their businesses. There’s a highly human element involved and many entrepreneurs are personally intertwined with their businesses. That said, thoughtful business owners recognize that there’s more at stake than themselves as they need to ensure that their clients and staff will be well taken care of, if and when the time comes that they can no longer serve as CEO.
By Mindy Diamond – Dear Protocol member firm:
Please don’t pull out of the Protocol.
By Barbara Herman – It has become very common for advisors – regardless of what firm they’re with – to believe they have one move in them; it’s only a matter of when. They often have a bucket list of what they need to accomplish or events that need to take place, and then it will be time to go. We all would like to believe that there will be this one perfect moment in time, when every aspect of life – both personal and professional – is perfectly aligned to support a change; we just need to wait for it to happen.
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