By Mindy Diamond – Advisor Group’s acquisition of American Portfolios Financial Services reminds independent reps whose broker dealer recently sold that whether content or not with your firm, the news is unsettling. So what does an IBD advisor do next?
By Mindy Diamond – When it comes to freedom and control, there are key differences amongst the independent broker dealer (IBD) and registered investment advisor (RIA) spaces that every advisor should be aware of.
By Louis Diamond, InvestmentNews – An interesting trend is developing amongst the largest and most successful independent broker dealer (IBD) practices. It’s a high-class problem to have—one that we see at every IBD when the top 5–10% of individual practices (those typically generating in excess of $3-5mm of GDC) reach a point where they begin thinking about their end game and how they will monetize their life’s work. They are essentially “growing themselves out of the market.” That is, their practices have reached a point in which there is not a viable successor within their broker dealer network.
Bill Williams of Ameriprise Franchise Group discusses how dramatic shifts in recruiting practices, plus improvements in infrastructure, support, technology and marketing have resulted in great success for the century-old independent broker dealer.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Asia Martin, WealthManagement.com – Under the premium affiliation model, LPL will handle some of the more daunting tasks involved in going independent while allowing advisors to be self-employed.
By Louis Diamond, WealthManagement.com – The wealth management industry was already evolving rapidly to match the needs of clients and advisors, yet the COVID-19 crisis is likely to accelerate the pace even faster. While each segment of the financial services ecosystem will no doubt be impacted, there’s one area in particular likely to evolve more than others: the Independent broker dealer (IBD) channel.
By Mason Braswell, AdvisorHub – Two lifetime Merrill Lynch brokers in Alexandria, Virginia, who said they had been generating around $7.5 million in annual revenue have affiliated with Raymond James Financial as independent contractors.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Brooke Southall, RIABiz – LPL Financial is going to zig to Charles Schwab & Co’s zag on zero commissions — by matching the move–but only in its RIA custody unit. The Fort Mill, S.C., broker-dealer is “likely…doing something to address” Schwab’s price cut, said Dan Arnold, CEO of LPL Financial in response to a direct question on the matter this week from Alex Blostein, the Goldman Sachs research analyst who covers the big broker-dealer.
Rob Nelson, CEO and Founding Partner of NorthRock Partners, talks about his explosive growth after a shift from IBD to RIA, the value of a capital partner, professional athletes as clients as well as team members, and much more.
A conversation about the IBD model with Commonwealth Financial Network Managing Principal of Business Development, Andrew Daniels. Learn how the firm, 40 years in the making, has evolved, and how their model differs from others in the independent space.