By Mindy Diamond – Each year, we take a step back to reflect on the year that’s nearing a close—and consider how events and trends will shape the coming year. For advisors, 2018 was about adapting to what had become the new abnormal: A time of disruption and change in which resilience and flexibility became the guiding principles of success.
December 5, 2018 – Louis Diamond Quoted – By Bruce Kelly, InvestmentNews – After causing an uproar earlier this year with its advisers and brokers, management at UBS Financial Services Inc. should be commended for coming to its senses, paying attention to its field force and reversing an unpopular policy that potentially interfered with advisers’ relationships with their clients.
December 4, 2018 – By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – This past September, Diamond Consultants celebrated its 20th anniversary as a recruiting firm in the wealth management space. Frankly, it’s hard to believe that so much time has passed.
Recruiting Success: What to do when there’s an undeniable gap between the expectations and the offer
By Mindy Diamond – Sadly, it’s a scenario that plays out quite often: A top-notch team meets with the hiring manager at a firm that has all the markings of a good fit: A culture and vision they could align with, great technology and a client-focused value proposition. The team describes their needs and goals in detail, and outlines their financial expectations. The manager nods in agreement. He’s enthusiastic about the team and gets them excited about the firm’s culture and how much better their professional lives would be if they joined.
October 2, 2018 – Louis Diamond Quoted – By Bruce Kelly, InvestmentNews – Wells Fargo Advisors has lost hundreds of brokers and advisers over the last two years to rivals in the wake of scandals at its parent bank, but one firm, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., has perhaps the greatest long-term success in recruiting advisers and employees from the beleaguered brokerage firm.
September 13, 2018 – By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – We hear it from advisors all the time: “Things are far from perfect, but we’re keeping our heads down and waiting to see what happens next.”
By Mindy Diamond – This week, Diamond Consultants celebrates its 20th anniversary as a recruiting firm in the wealth management space. And frankly, it’s hard to believe that so much time has passed.
September 4, 2018 – Howard Diamond Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, Financial Advisor IQ – News surfaced recently that a New York-based team with four senior brokers and more than $1 billion in client assets jumped in late June from Wells Fargo Advisors to Raymond James’ employee channel.
After RIA private equity hot-shot Genstar’s $1.7 billion purchase of ugly duckling Cetera, Robert Moore plans to take on LPL–not with acquisitions, but a recruitment storm
August 15, 2018 – Louis Diamond Quoted – By Oisin Breen, RIABiz – With Genstar’s deep pockets backing him, Moore is ready to beat LPL Financial at its own game — bone crushing scale.
August 13, 2018 – Mindy Diamond Featured [podcast] – By Lee Conrad, Financial Planning – Were 300% deals ever sustainable? What can advisors do today? And if you think it’s too late to break away, listen to the story of a 70-year old advisor who made the move. Mindy Diamond offers her insight as we continue the dialogue from our Recruiters Roundtable.
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