To Greg Franks, the “bankifying” of Merrill, which he served at for nearly 3 decades, was nothing short of “tragic.” The former Merrill leader shares his experience and the story of his own leap to independence to the helm of Snowden Lane Partners.
Next gen Tom Stadum realized that he had a long runway and greater opportunity beyond UBS. So once his partner/father fulfilled the obligations of his retirement agreement, Tom left to build independent firm Fjell Capital with Sanctuary Wealth.
The convention of offering a forgivable loan or recruitment deal has been the subject of a long-standing debate in the wealth management industry. Should advisors take the upfront deal or opt for the long-term potential of independence?
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – No doubt that changing market conditions, looming regulatory and tax law modifications, asset allocation and client requirements weigh heavily on the minds of all advisors—but for those considering change, there’s even more that they’re losing sleep over.
Anders Jones discusses how Facet Wealth’s combination of a lower-asset client target, specially-designed technology, remote client services and unique subscription-based model is serving as a template for financial advice firms of the future.
By Mindy Diamond, Forbes.com – Just like a marriage, the early years of a partnership often reflect the initial values and ideals you shared as a courting couple. Yet people and circumstances evolve over time, so unless you grow together, you’re likely to grow apart.
For Dan Johnson and his multi-generational team at Merrill it became apparent they each had different goals and timelines. He discusses why they chose different paths, opting for independence over a recruitment deal or inheriting a book and more.
Gerry Goldberg, of GYL Financial Synergies, joins the show to share why he felt Wells Fargo FiNet wasn’t independent enough and how, as an RIA, his team tripled their assets and revenue, in partnership with Focus Financial Partners.
When it comes to building a strong business, nothing is better than a great partnership. Yet the shared mindset can change over time. Learn 10 questions to help determine if you’ve just hit a rocky patch or if breaking up may be the best path.
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.