By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – James and Nancy, a wirehouse team in a southeastern city, began looking around for new digs in 2008 but it took them a few years to make the leap. James and Nancy had been at a regional firm that was ultimately acquired by their wirehouse in the early part of the decade. Together, James and Nancy generate around $1 million in annual production. While they never would have chosen to move to a wirehouse on their own, given their aversion to additional layers of management and red tape, they tried to make it work at first.
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By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – Sometimes financial advisors leave their firms over a series of minor events that accumulate over time. Firms might benefit from making little moves that keep their best producers happy and eliminate such headaches.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – So many financial advisors aspire to work with ultra-high-net-worth clients, you would think more of them would find their way to the rarified private wealth management or private banking divisions of the big Wall Street firms. But relatively few advisors occupy this space — even though many qualify based on the assets they manage and the kinds of clients they already work with. For the majority of advisors who don’t reside in big money-center cities, are looking to work for a well known firm and want upfront money, today’s wirehouses offer a good alternative.
Mindy Diamond Quoted – By Elizabeth MacBride, Forbes – A seven-person advisory team managing $550 million broke away from Merrill Lynch in Portland, Maine, to join HighTower Advisors on Friday. The team, Simmons Wilkes Investment Advisors, extends HighTower’s reach to the largest city Down East. The advisors declined to be interviewed. HighTower says they are too busy setting up shop to take phone calls.
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