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.
Jim Dickson, founder and CEO of Sanctuary Wealth, revisits the show as the firm celebrates its 4th anniversary, recapping the early days of Sanctuary, discussing where the firm is today, the growth of supported independence and more.
Grier Rubeling, Advisor Transition Services, joins this special Industry Update episode to share practical portability tips and actionable transition advice for financial advisors considering or preparing to change firms.
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.
The Pull of Pure Independence: A Former FiNet Advisor’s Journey to Building a $1.7B Fully Independent Firm
Steve Dimitriou built his book in firms like MFS, Alex.Brown, AdVest and later FiNet, growing to $1.3B in AUM. Yet the call for greater independence became the motivation to launch RIA Mayflower Advisors which today manages over $1.7B.
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.
Andy Harris of Evergreen Wealth Solutions describes his journey from building a business at ING, transitioning to an IBD at Commonwealth Financial Network, and later sliding over to their RIA platform, with key learnings about both models.
Part 2 of 2 on M&A: For advisors who are reviewing their firm’s retire-in-place program, considering a recruitment deal, or looking to launch an independent firm, understanding the value on the open market is critical.
The excitement around M&A activity has many financial advisors considering their future. Is independence the right path? And if you build an independent firm, who will buy it? This episode compares and contrasts options.
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.
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