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.
A Growth Story 87 Years in the Making: Why Boutique Firm William Blair is an Attractive Home for Top Advisors
Ryan DeVore, of William Blair, joins the show to discuss the success of the boutique model, and talk about the amazing growth of the firm and how it compares to others like First Republic and Rockefeller, and much more.
Ex-UBS advisor Robert Harris felt that the firm no longer allowed his team to serve their clients’ best and greater potential existed elsewhere. His partner didn’t agree. It’s a common thread amongst many partnerships who reach this crossroads.
Solving for Freedom, Control & Succession: How the Next Gen of a $330mm UBS Team Forged a Path to Independence
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.
Mindy Diamond discusses how harnessing the power of content marketing has proven to be a powerful growth engine for her firm. She shares tips and advice for employee and independent financial advisors on how to build your own “marketing machine.”
Mindy Diamond Featured – With Bruce Kellay and George Moriarty, Investment News – George Moriarty, our chief content officer, makes his inaugural visit to the podcast to chat about Bruce’s amazing Neal award. Mindy Diamond starts off the episode with a conversation about adviser movement, the wirehouses, compensation and why there aren’t more female RIAs.
As a Managing Director at Northwestern Mutual, Brett Gilliland had a unique perspective of the limitations at the firm. So after 13 years and with $300mm in AUM, he left to build Visionary Wealth Advisors, today a $1.8B firm.
Kurt Miscinski shares how a serendipitous meeting with billionaire entrepreneur Howard Milstein led to the 2009 launch of HPM Partners. After starting from zero, the firm now Cerity Partners, manages over $31B in assets for ultra-high net worth clients and corporate executives.
One of the major motivations for advisors who choose independence is to build an enterprise via recruitment and M&A. But inorganic growth opportunities are not exclusive to independent firms. Although more limited, wirehouse advisors have options too.
Andy Schwartz went from selling insurance at Northwestern Mutual to managing $3.5B in assets and leading one of the firm’s largest groups. In 2014 they left to go independent as Bleakley Financial Group, now managing $8B in assets as a hybrid RIA.
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