After years of strong growth, many successful independent businesses find themselves at a plateau. Inorganic growth – via mergers and acquisitions (M&A) or recruiting – offers these firms a way to expand into new markets, improve buying power, gain scale and capture operating leverage. M&A can also increase the metrics on which the valuation of the business is based, and help solve for succession.
Independence may sound “isolating” to many financial advisors exploring the space. In this episode, Mindy dispels that myth, exploring how independent advisors can find support, synergy and a community to share ideas. [podcast]
Prospective breakaways and independent business owners alike often ask us about the long-term, bigger picture potential for their firm. In this episode, Nathan Bachrach of Simply Money Advisors joins Mindy to discuss the answers so many independent business owners ponder. [podcast]
It’s no small task to build an RIA firm. There are some breakaway advisors willing to do the heavy lifting on their own, others do not have the capacity, time nor desire. In this podcast episode, Matt Sonnen of PFI Advisors gives a realistic view of resources and requirements, plus compares and contrasts the different paths you can take. [podcast]
Before independence was in vogue, Dorie Fain left the comfort and familiarity of a big-name firm – plus significant chips on the table – to build her own RIA. And she did it without leveraging a service provider. Here’s what she learned… [podcast]
Employee advisors are often limited to organic growth alone. For those who want to meaningfully accelerate their growth and use multiple initiatives to do so, organic growth alone can feel limited. It’s these advisors often feel the greatest pull towards independence. In this podcast episode, Mindy will drill down on the specific things that really contribute to the turbo-charged growth of an independent firm.
At a time when many other advisors would be focused on retirement, this senior advisor and his team took “the road less traveled” in order to better serve their clients and business. [podcast]
Many advisors who explore full-on independence find that it’s just too much of a leap. For those folks, the quasi-independent space may be just the ticket. Learn more about quasi-independence in this podcast episode of Mindy Diamond on Independence.
How do the economics of going independent compare to the value of taking a recruiting deal from a major firm? In this podcast episode, Mindy Diamond will help answer that question by walking through a real-world example of a traditional recruiting deal offered to a wirehouse advisor and what that same advisor could expect by going independent.
While the freedom and flexibility of the independent space are attractive to many, it’s the long-term economic potential that’s the real draw for entrepreneurial-minded financial advisors. Special guest and industry expert Louis Diamond shares the top ways independent advisors monetize in the long-term.
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