By Jason Diamond, WealthManagement.com – A step-by-step framework for evaluation of the when, how, and what of strategic due diligence.
By Barbra Herman, InvestmentNews – Financial advisors may spend months, even years, performing the due diligence that leads them to their next best opportunity. Yet still, they often overlook some of the finer points that allow for a better post-move experience. Here are 8 tips to help advisors enjoy a less stressful experience during and after a move.
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.
By Barbara Herman, WealthManagement.com – In this industry, due diligence is customarily thought of as exploration in search of a destination. But what if exploration had value in its own right—separate from finding a new home and irrespective of the outcome? What if exploration was also a “thought process”—an opportunity to revisit goals and priorities, to reassess important aspects of the business and test assumptions?
By Mindy Diamond – There’s a great degree of discomfort, and even fear, attached to the unknown. That’s why so many choose to hang on to the status quo, because there is a familiarity and comfort there—despite the likelihood that greater potential may await elsewhere.
By Wendy Leung – When considering a move, it’s natural for advisors to wonder whether clients will follow them to the new firm. Yet the desire to share the news can completely derail a transition to another firm. Here’s what top attorneys recommend when it comes to communicating with clients before, during and after a move.
By Louis Diamond, WealthManagement.com – All journeys begin with a direction. And whether you’re driving in your car, taking a walk, or even going for a hike, having some preconceived notion around where you’re headed helps to ensure that the desired destination is ultimately reached without getting lost along the way.
By Barbara Herman – The search for a “better culture” has emerged in recent years as one of the single greatest drivers of advisor movement. Yet the term “culture” itself can evade simple definition. Culture can encompass an organization’s system of values and priorities, and influence every decision. It’s the undercurrent that directs, either subtly or overtly, the choices made and the paths taken.
By Mindy Diamond – In a landscape with more opportunity than ever before, many financial advisors who are looking for recruiting deals still find themselves chasing a perfect option that doesn’t exist. Here’s how to escape that trap.
By Barbara Herman – The strength of even the most successful partnerships may be tested when advisors consider changing firms. Many get stuck, reaching an impasse that can lead to a loss of momentum in both the business as well as the exploration process. Here are 4 paths to consider.
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