By Allison Brunwasser, WealthManagement.com – While another advisor’s move may sound great, the reality is that every advisor’s business, clients, and vision for the future look different—and what works for them, may not work for you.
The Real Cost of “Waiting it Out”—Why Holding Out for the “Ideal Time” to Make a Move May Not be the Best Idea
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – For many advisors, it’s momentum vs what could be “a chance of a lifetime.” Business is booming, and life is good. Certainly, much may have changed at your firm in the last year or so—some of which may even be for the better.
Solving for Freedom, Control & Succession: How the Next Gen of a $330mm UBS Team Forged a Path to Independence
Next gen advisor Bryan Garris wanted what other independent advisors had: The freedom and control to serve clients as true fiduciaries. After careful due diligence and planning, he and his partners left UBS to launch RIA TriaGen Wealth Management.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – Most advisors focus their due diligence efforts on what’s best for the business today—a process that may solve short-term concerns but doesn’t always lead to the best solution for the long term.
By Louis Diamond, Investment News – It seems to be counter-intuitive for an advisor or team who may be riding the wave of their “best year ever” to change jerseys or break for independence. Yet it’s happening in record numbers.
After building a $1.2B business at UBS, Matt Kilgroe and his team found they were limited in what they could do for their clients. So in June of 2020, amidst the pandemic, they launched RIA Cyndeo Wealth Management and haven’t missed a beat.
Changing firms or models comes with some risk, one of the most critical being client portability. It was a risk that this 26-year UBS veteran and his $530mm team found was worth taking to better serve their clients without conflict and limitations. Guest Steven Tenney, Founding Partner and CEO, Great Diamond Partners.
While comfortable at UBS a decade ago, Ahmie Baum started to see things a bit differently when his son Brian joined the business. It was an awakening that made this wirehouse veteran reevaluate everything, and propelled his leap to independence.
By Barbara Herman, WealthManagement.com – In this industry, due diligence is customarily thought of as exploration in search of a destination. But what if exploration had value in its own right—separate from finding a new home and irrespective of the outcome? What if exploration was also a “thought process”—an opportunity to revisit goals and priorities, to reassess important aspects of the business and test assumptions?
In a wealth management landscape with more options for financial advisors than ever before, the need for a “strategic” due diligence process has become imperative. Mindy Diamond and Louis Diamond present 10 tips to guide the exploration journey.
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