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.
From Bigger to Better: How a Former Smith Barney Superstar Found Her Competitive Advantage in Independence
Lori Van Dusen shares a perspective that spans over 3 decades—a career that started with Shearson Lehman Brothers in 1987, a bold breakaway from Citigroup Smith Barney to independence in 2008, followed by a second leap to build her current firm LVW Advisors.
Kurt Miscinski shares how a serendipitous meeting with billionaire entrepreneur Howard Milstein led to the 2009 launch of HPM Partners. After starting from zero, the firm now Cerity Partners, manages over $31B in assets for ultra-high net worth clients and corporate executives.
Disrupting the Landscape: How a $12B+ Multi-Family Office is Making Waves Amongst Advisors and Their Clients
Avy Stein, Founder and Co-Chairman of Cresset, talks about how the firm fills a gap in the landscape for advisors who serve high net worth clients, how Cresset compares to firms like Rockefeller, what’s driving recent growth and much more.
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.
Andy Schwartz went from selling insurance at Northwestern Mutual to managing $3.5B in assets and leading one of the firm’s largest groups. In 2014 they left to go independent as Bleakley Financial Group, now managing $8B in assets as a hybrid RIA.
By Deborah Aronson – Advisors choose to move from one wirehouse to another for a number of reasons, not the least of which is their turnkey nature and brand cachet. In the last few years, though, a new motivator has emerged: the desire to make an interim move before making the leap to independence.
Chris Winn of AdvisorAssist makes the topic of managing compliance less daunting in this conversation that dives into policy setting, how risk differs as an RIA, the relationship to workflow management, a changing regulatory environment and more.
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?
By Mindy Diamond – Certainly, none of us are getting any younger—and no one wants to make their life more challenging as they edge closer to what could be the cusp of their career.
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