By Louis Diamond and Mindy Diamond, Wealthmanagement.com – A report on 2022 trends for financial advisors explores how the constant push towards something “better” is driving change and paving the way for the fastest evolution the wealth management industry has ever seen.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, Financial Advisor IQ – Another routine that has fallen by the wayside in the remote work era: the longstanding tradition of wirehouse brokers moving firms on a Friday in order to gain more time to contact customers about their move.
Advisors considering a change of firms or models often have a lot of questions. This episode tackles the 10 most frequently asked by advisors and dispels some of the myths and misperceptions that often stop them from realizing their true potential.
By Wendy Leung – When considering a move, it’s natural for advisors to wonder whether clients will follow them to the new firm. Yet the desire to share the news can completely derail a transition to another firm. Here’s what top attorneys recommend when it comes to communicating with clients before, during and after a move.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – 3 years later, financial advisors are still asking: Will Merrill leave the Protocol? And if Merrill opts out, what does that mean for advisors at the firm?
Attorney David Gehn, of NY law firm Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, LLP, shares actionable advice for advisors including how to avoid risk, manage transitions and renegotiate promissory notes/ EFLs, plus challenges RIAs are facing and relief programs available.
The Founder of Hamburger Law Firm and MarketCounsel shares his legal and business expertise on what financial advisors need to know about a leap to independence, post-Protocol moves, M&A, technology and the leveling of the playing field.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – Advisors who are exploring their options will be the first to tell you: The world of recruiting has changed quite a bit in recent years. Just two years ago, the buzz was all about Morgan Stanley and UBS pulling out of the Protocol, which firms would be next and how it would change an advisor’s ability to move. Ultimately, advisors moved anyway.
Howard Diamond Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, Financial Advisor IQ – For the majority of Peter Sargent’s 25-year financial advisory career, he has worked at wirehouses belonging to the Protocol for Broker Recruiting Agreement. No surprise, then, that Sargent vigorously extols the virtues of what once ranked as the industry-wide keep-the-peace pact.
No doubt that the breakaway movement shows no sign of abatement and, in fact, almost every day we learn of yet another advisor who has chosen to leave their traditional brokerage firm for the greater freedom and flexibility of independence. And while any advisor who chooses to leave the mother ship is courageous in giving up the comfort and turnkey support of a major firm, it is especially brave when an advisor from a non-Protocol firm chooses to make the leap.