What’s driving the acquisition appetite of mega-RIAs? Peter Mallouk of $55B RIA Creative Planning has been driving inorganic growth like never before. He talks about his latest deals, his formula for growth, tips for buyer and sellers, and more.
Industry Update: Why Rockefeller, First Republic and Other Boutique Firms Are Attracting So Many Top Advisors
The 3rd of a 3-part series on the landscape of the wealth management industry explores today’s boutique firms – a quasi-independent model – focusing on the top 2 firms in particular: Rockefeller Capital Management and First Republic Wealth Management.
Beginning her deep dive into the ever-changing landscape of the wealth management industry, Mindy Diamond explores the defining characteristics of wirehouse and regional firms, how they’ve changed in recent years, and much more.
Mega-RIA firms are setting the pace of massive growth through ambitious acquiring practices and smart recruiting. Marty Bicknell, of Mariner Wealth Advisors, talks about his firm’s successes, shares advice for firm owners and breakaways, and more.
3 “ex-wirehouse-turned-independent-industry-leaders” in a rare single forum: Shirl Penney of Dynasty Financial Partners, Jim Dickson of Sanctuary Wealth and Rich Steinmeier of LPL Financial. They join Mindy Diamond to share an “insider’s view” of the wirehouse world, wealth management, independence, and more.
Jeff Concepcion of Stratos Wealth Partners shares why he chose Emigrant Partners as a capital partner, what independent firm owners need to do when preparing for an acquisition, how he grew his firm from zero to $14B AUM in just 12 years, and more.
Part 1 of 2 on M&A: Karl Heckenberg, president and CEO of Emigrant Partners, discusses how the firm’s value proposition, plus the well-established clout of the Milstein family, is representative of a “new breed of acquirers” in the RIA space.
Ben Harrison from BNY Mellon’s Pershing discusses the role a custodian plays in the lifecycle of an independent business, taking over for retiring industry icon Mark Tibergien as the head of Pershing’s RIA custody unit, the COVID-19 crisis, and more.
In this segment of Industry Update for Financial Advisors, Mindy Diamond takes a look at where advisors are going, how movement is fueling the landscape’s evolution, and what’s serving as a “barometer” of change for the industry at large.
Jodi Perry, President of RJFS Independent Contractor Division shares insights on the firm’s success, its culture and client-first ethos, and how that resonates with advisors looking for freedom and flexibility plus scaffolding and support.
Subscribe for Updates
Get updated by email when a new article is added.
Recent News & Articles
- All in the Family: Former $1.3B Wells Fargo Advisor on Building a Multi-Generational Firm
- RIAs Must Define Value Props to Recruit Top Talent: Schwab
- Home Office News: Wires Hang Help-Wanted Signs (Experience a Plus!); Alts at LPL; Morningstar’s ESG Analytics
- Outgrowing the Employee Model: How an ex-Merrill Advisor Found Autonomy & Abundance in Independence
- An Advisor’s Guide to Termination: A Proactive Approach to Protecting Your Life’s Work