Louis Diamond Quoted – By Ian Wenik, Citywire – Parthenon Capital is pursuing a sale of RIA aggregator Allworth Financial, sources familiar with the situation told Citywire. The private equity firm has hired Raymond James to serve as its investment banker, one source said.
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Louis Diamond Quoted – By Diana Britton, WealthManagement.com – LPL Financial announced its first foray into the W-2 affiliation model when it closed on its acquisition of Allen & Co., a Lakeland, Fla.-based broker/dealer and RIA with 30 advisors and $3 billion in assets under management, last year. Since then, the firm has been building out the business channel, and this week the firm officially opened it to the market with the opening of an office space in Boston, where it is currently recruiting.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Bruce Kelly, InvestmentNews -LPL Financial said last year it was expanding its platform to capture advisers who are employees rather than independent contractors, the firm’s bread and butter. Now, LPL is putting its money where its mouth is and this morning revealed it would pay those advisers top dollar, with an adviser who generates $1 million annually in fees and commissions seeing a potential as much as a 33% pay increase.
By Erika Wheless, Financial Planning – Raymond James snapped up five former Merrill Lynch advisors who managed a collective $515 million in client assets, according to the firm. All five cited Raymond James’ technology platform as motivation for making the career change.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Ian Wenik, Citywire – A new study from Charles Schwab indicates that RIAs are increasingly looking amongst themselves for new talent. According to the RIA custodian’s 2020 RIA benchmarking study, other RIAs were the most popular source of talent for advisory firms with more than $250m in assets under management. Schwab found that 39% of respondents to its survey — which contained self-reported data from 1,010 firms — recruited staffers from fellow independent advisory businesses in 2019.
By Jacqueline Sergeant, FA Magazine – Five former Merrill Lynch advisors who collectively managed $515 million have joined Raymond James & Associates’ employee advisor channel in Burlington and Boston, Mass., according to a company release. The advisors – Eric Hobin, Jiles Robinson, Antonio Sordillo, Jason Whittier and Kristen Ragusin – continue RJA’s expansion in the Northeast and will become part of RJA’s Southern New England Complex led by Bill Drew, the release said.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Ian Wenik, Citywire – M&T Bank is moving its retail brokerage and advisory business to LPL Financial, the two companies said on Wednesday. The move will add roughly $20bn in client assets under management and 170 advisors to LPL’s institutional platform. LPL said that M&T Bank will be the largest financial institution it serves.
Meet 9 top recruiters financial advisers should know as remote work sparks a wave of moves across the industry
Mindy Diamond and Louis Diamond Featured, Business Insider – Among the most visible financial adviser recruiters in the industry today — and the most-recommended by industry sources to Business Insider for this list — are Mindy Diamond and her son, Louis, who run Diamond Consultants with Mindy’s husband, Howard.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, Financial Advisors IQ – UBS has unveiled to employees plans to shutter its U.S. private bank unit at the beginning of next year and recruiters are predicting advisor attrition and client defections. Jason Chandler, head of wealth management USA, and Sylvia Coutinho, head of wealth management Latin America and country head of UBS Group Brazil, issued in June a company-wide memo detailing the plans.
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