UBS breakaways John Klaas, Jr. and David Millington share their journey to launching independent firm Puzzle Wealth Solutions with Gladstone Wealth Partners and resulting growth to $2B in assets year one.
Building a Multi-Family Office: How an Ex-Goldman Advisor Experienced Autonomy and Growth in Independence
Gary Hirschberg began to question if he was able to act as a true fiduciary to his clients at Goldman Sachs. Plus, he had the nagging desire to build a brand of his own. So in 2018, he left to launch Aaron Wealth Advisors.
On his 25th anniversary with Merrill, Craig Robson resigned to launch RIA Regent Peak Wealth in Atlanta, GA. It was a bold move designed to “liberate and empower” him and his team to serve their clients completely and with objectivity.
Dan Katz of Revolve Wealth Partners talks about his role as the next gen of a business started by his father, opting to build an RIA firm from scratch, and how their past experiences at UBS and Oppenheimer shapes the vision of their firm today.
From Musician to Advisor: $500mm Northwestern Mutual Breakaway Finds Her Voice and a 5x Valuation in True Independence
Katherine Forrester Schneewind left a country music career behind to follow her dream of becoming a financial planner and instead became a star at Northwestern Mutual. In 2019, she left to launch RIA High Note Wealth with brother Michael Forrester.
For Brock Moseley, the choice to leave Morgan Stanley for a 2nd time in 2007 to launch RIA Miracle Mile Advisors was about living true to his ethos by building a business from the ground up, based on everything he couldn’t find anywhere else.
Jim DeCota started his career in wealth management in the financial advisor training program at Edward Jones, building his business to $85mm in AUM in just over a decade, before leaving to build what is today $2B+ Enso Wealth Management.
$1B+ Multi-Generational Merrill Breakaway Team Leaves Behind the Big Brand to Gain “More” for Clients
Matt Liebman, Founding Partner and CEO of RIA firm Amplius Wealth Advisors discusses the complexity of considering change with a multi-generational team, the difficulty of walking away from a big brand name, the concept of clients being the real “boss” and how that influenced his choice to build an independent firm—and much more.
Josh Brown went from mechanical engineer to the Merrill training program, building a business from 0 to $650mm. Firm changes prompted him and his team to consider their options, launching Northend Private Wealth on LPL Strategic Wealth Services.
Key insights shared by recent breakaway advisors and independent business owners curated from the 2021 season of the podcast series for financial advisors. Topics include why they chose independence, motivations to change, impact to clients and more.
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