There have been reports of some significant changes brewing at Goldman Sachs that seem to indicate that the firm is going all-in on the RIA custody business. What does that mean for Goldman Private Wealth Advisors and the industry at large?
With nearly 60% of advisors currently working from home, how is that impacting their client relationships? And how are so many advisors still choosing to move in these uncertain times? Mindy Diamond discusses that and more in this Industry Update.
In this 10-minute update, Mindy Diamond explores the recent uptick in financial advisor recruiting activity, answers the questions we’re hearing most often from advisors, and shares the threshold question for advisors considering change.
Matt Crow, President of Mercer Capital, a leading authority on firm valuations in the wealth management space, shares his perspective on the future of valuations, M&A and potential changes in the RIA space as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
By Mindy Diamond – Advisors at big firms find themselves in a zero-tolerance environment where infractions that once garnered a slap on the wrist now may be considered grounds for termination. Here’s how to protect yourself and your business in this new world order.
By Barbara Herman and Allison Brunwasser – We’re accustomed to having advisors speak candidly and confidentially to us, sharing the things that annoy or disappoint them most about their firms, the industry and about being an advisor. But over the past 6 to 12 months, advisors have become more vocal about areas of discontent. That is, more seem to openly admit that they’re not happy with their firm.
By Mindy Diamond – With the anticipated announcement of an enhanced CTP, Mindy Diamond spoke to Merrill breakaway executive Vince Fertitta for his take on what it could mean for advisors, next gen and clients.
By Mindy Diamond – In a landscape with more options than ever before, a move from one big brokerage firm to another is more often the exception than the rule these days. So, in an evolved landscape with more options than ever before, why would a quality advisor – who can have his pick of the litter – choose to make what might be considered a “lateral move” to a wirehouse?
By Mindy Diamond – As firms cut back on recruiting and amp up their retention efforts, the balance of power shifts further and further away from the advisors—diminishing leverage, business value and opportunity, and leading down a path that advisors fear most.
By Mindy Diamond – For a financial advisor to justify a move to another firm or model, the pain of staying must be significant, but there must be an option waiting that positively impacts these 3 key areas.