By Louis Diamond, WealthManagement.com – Traditionally, a wirehouse advisor looking to monetize his business had few choices: Either move to a firm paying a “recruiting deal” or signing on to his firm’s sunset program. But what are the options for entrepreneurial advisors looking at the independent space but still needing capital? Actually, quite a few.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Ian Wenik, Citywire – For Focus Financial Partners, money talks. In new financial data unveiled in a form 10-K it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Tuesday, the firm revealed how its typical RIA deal structure has changed in the past year.
Mindy Diamond Quoted – By Jeff Benjamin, InvestmentNews – Chicago-based HighTower continues to live up to its reputation as a hungry acquirer of larger registered investment advisers. In the latest example of its private-equity-backed growth strategy, HighTower >announced the acquisition of Schultz Collins, a $1 billion advisory group with offices in San Francisco, Washington and Towson, Md.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Lisa Shidler, RIABiz – LPL Financial has circulated two documents that paint private equity investors as hobgoblins to be avoided by IBDs, while inviting brokers to join LPL, which, ironically, has the same hobgoblins in its past and now answers to demanding stockholders.