By Jason Diamond – What’s changed at Ed Jones—and what’s driving so many advisors to seek other options? While many brokerage firms have seen noticeable advisor attrition in recent years, the velocity of moves away from Ed Jones, a firm that built its legacy on a strong culture, begs a few important questions.
$1B+ Multi-Generational Merrill Breakaway Team Leaves Behind the Big Brand to Gain “More” for Clients
Matt Liebman, Founding Partner and CEO of RIA firm Amplius Wealth Advisors discusses the complexity of considering change with a multi-generational team, the difficulty of walking away from a big brand name, the concept of clients being the real “boss” and how that influenced his choice to build an independent firm—and much more.
By AdvisorHub Staff – A five-member Knoxville, Tennessee team this week joined UBS Wealth Management USA, exiting Merrill Lynch, where it produced $3.2 million in annual production on $596 million in client assets, according to a source.
By Meghan Seawell, AdvisorHub – Going independent is a big decision. For Adam Goldstein, it became a foregone conclusion. When the Arizona advisor – named Best-in-State Wealth Advisor by Forbes in 2020 – learned about LPL Financial’s new breakaway solution, Strategic Wealth Services, he knew he had found something intriguing.
By Alex Padalka, Financial Advisor IQ – Wealthcare said it grew its client assets by more than half a billion dollars last year, bringing its total to $4.8 billion. The firm — a business unit of Financeware, a NewSpring Holdings platform company — also says it brought on 18 new advisors during last year, bringing its total to more than 165.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Diana Britton, WealthManagement.com – Waltham, Mass.–based independent broker/dealer Commonwealth Financial Network has confirmed that it recently shifted the way it structures the deals it gives prospects as an incentive to join the firm. It now offers forgivable notes based on an advisor’s asset levels, rather than a percentage of production, which has historically been the norm.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, AdvisorHub – A long-running trend of experienced broker attrition from wirehouses is ebbing, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo executives claimed in the past week. But the advisor teams that do breakaway from the wirehouses continue to have an adverse impact since they leave with large chunks of assets, the recruiters said.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Janice Kirkel, Financial Planning – Analysts say the decision by Dynasty Financial Partners, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based RIA and turnkey asset management platform with $65 billion in client assets, to launch a $100 million IPO is what would be expected from a firm that has undergone measured rather than explosive growth with managers who have significant experience in the public markets.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Jeff Benjamin, InvestmentNews – Dynasty Financial Partners is turning to the public equity markets to support its strategy of helping wirehouse representatives break away to become independent financial advisers. “The IPO is very exciting as a further validation of the success of the RIA space,” said Louis Diamond, president of Diamond Consultants.
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