By Mindy Diamond, Forbes.com – For employee advisors who are taking a “bigger picture look” at their business, here are 3 valuation scenarios to consider that can help you determine if where you are currently practicing will allow you to maximize value at the end of the day.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Mark Schoeff Jr., InvestmentNews – If advisors who have less than a certain ownership threshold are free to leave an acquired firm, it could give buyers pause.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Ryan W. Neal, InvestmentNews – If Dynasty was canceling plans for an IPO, it wouldn’t make sense for it to continue disclosing this information, said Louis Diamond, president of financial adviser recruiting firm Diamond Consultants.
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 Mason Braswell, AdvisorHub – Raymond James Financial has wooed a large family team that had generated $6.5 million in annual revenue at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Zanesville, Ohio.
$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, and how that influenced his choice to build an independent firm.
Josh Brown went from mechanical engineer to the Merrill training program, building a business from 0 to $650mm. Firm changes prompted him and his team to consider their options, launching Northend Private Wealth on LPL Strategic Wealth Services.
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.
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.
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