Mindy Diamond Quoted
By Michael Wursthorn
A team of Merrill Lynch financial advisers who manage more than $1 billion resigned on Tuesday to form an independent advisory firm to offer more specialized services to clients, such as paying bills and providing advice on custom-designed investments.
Brokerage recruiter Mindy Diamond said the ability for advisers to offer family services is a big reason for teams to go independent. “A lot of advisers are looking for more ways to differentiate themselves,” said Ms. Diamond, president of Morristown, N.J.-based Diamond Consultants Inc. “In order to do so, they need to be able to offer services beyond investment management and credit management.”