Louis Diamond Quoted – By Cheryl Winokur Munk, Barron’s – For wirehouse advisors considering a leap to the independent channel, getting the process right can mean the difference between a smooth landing and a face-flop.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Charles Paikert, Barron’s – It’s not just a seller’s market for RIA owners. Advisors looking for greener pastures are also finding demand for their skills is outstripping supply. Louis Diamond, president of Diamond Consultants, which specializes in executive search for RIAs, agrees. “Every firm is on the hunt for quality talent,” Diamond says.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Charles Paikert, Barron’s – A growing talent shortage and the need to retain planning firms’ best employees and attract new ones is one of the most pressing issues facing RIAs. Efforts to retain top wealth managers can be brutal, according to Charles Schwab’s latest compensation report, with half of the country’s RIAs planning to poach advisors and other staffers from competitors this year.
Barbara Herman Quoted – By Charles Paikert, Family Wealth Report – What keeps owners of wealth management firms up at night? Compensation, recruiting, retention and equity certainly top most lists. According to Schwab’s 2020 Compensation Report, median compensation costs are 70 percent of revenues for firms with over $100 million in AUM.
Who are the investors? How are deals structured? Why would an advisor choose to sell all or a portion of his business? What’s the downside? When to monetize? The answers to those questions and more for wirehouse and independent advisors.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Erick Bergquist , WealthManagement.com – Jim Dickson, founder and CEO of Sanctuary Wealth, told WealthManagement.com that his firm will roll out a new financing program for its partner firms to make their own sub-acquisitions, using Sanctuary’s capital. Sanctuary Wealth takes only a minority stake in the sub-acquisition, with the partner firm keeping a majority.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Ian Wenik, Citywire – For Focus Financial Partners, money talks. In new financial data unveiled in a form 10-K it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday, the firm revealed how its typical RIA deal structure has changed in the past year.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Ian Wenik, Citywire – HighTower Advisors may now have an unobstructed view of an IPO. The RIA firm, which oversees around $68.6 billion, had long planned to go public, but those plans had been shelved by January 2018, when private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners bought a 50% stake in the firm’s holding company.
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