By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, brokerage firms have doubled down on their efforts to retain top talent. With a vast arsenal of retention tools at the ready, advisors regularly face choices that solidify their obligations – as well as their assets – to the firms they work for.
By Mason Braswell, AdvisorHub – Transcend Wealth Collective, a registered investment advisory firm founded last year by a former Merrill Lynch complex manager, a former New York Stock Exchange and a former high-yield fund manager, has landed another Merrill veteran. Andrew Moss, who worked at the wirehouse in Bloomfield, MI, for 26 years, joined Transcend earlier this month to open the New Jersey-based firm’s second office in Birmingham, MI.
By Allison Brunwasser, ThinkAdvisor.com – Despite the persistent challenges the pandemic has brought, the desire among advisors to best serve their clients and grow their businesses remains strong. And firms looking to attract top talent are motivated to make whatever changes necessary to showcase their capabilities, conduct home office visits and complete transitions.
By Wendy Leung, WealthManagement.com – 2020 was off to a great start for advisors seeking new opportunities. Who could dispute the expansion of the landscape, advances in technology and widespread access to resources once only available at wirehouses? It seemed clear that advisors had more choice and opportunity than ever before. Then COVID-19 hit—changing the course of the year and of our world.
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.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Asia Martin, WealthManagement.com – Bleakley Financial, a firm affiliated with Private Advisor Group, an office of supervisory jurisdiction of LPL Financial, announced it had added an advisor with $170 million in client assets from Northwestern Mutual. The advisor, Lyle Weintraub, joined last week as the coronavirus continued to wreak havoc on the markets.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Mrinalini Krishna, Financial Advisor IQ – Big jumps in advisor loans reported by and LPL Financial reflect concentrated recruiting efforts at those shops that can set the tone across the industry, recruiters and company executives say. The increase in Stifel’s loan numbers is likely a result of the growing number of advisors they are hiring rather, not a signal that the firm is cutting bigger checks per deal, says Louis Diamond, executive vice president and senior consultant with Diamond Consultants.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – As the year winds down in preparation for the coming of 2020, now is the perfect time to take a step back, revisit your goals and develop a plan to achieve them. But “goal planning” processes often get put aside because they seem complicated and time-consuming, or are preempted by day-to-day business requirements.
By Barbara Herman – Most people, when facing a life choice, approach the decision-making process by weighing the pros and cons. But the process can often be sidetracked by concerns or objections—that is, distractions that quickly become time wasters. This is especially true when advisors are considering a change. How do they identify the true heart of the matter, so they can be strategic and thoughtful in the due diligence process and avoid getting stuck, focused on a “red herring” – that is, a thought that diverts attention from the real issue or concern
By Mindy Diamond – For most advisors, the thought of making a move is met with both excitement and a certain level of trepidation. The promise of being able to better serve your clients and grow your business provides the energy needed to juggle all the moving parts that come with such a major change—with concerns over client portability at the top of that list. But, if client relationships are strong and the move is being made for all the right reasons, clients are very likely to follow. Once the dust has settled, advisors and their clients are typically happy with the decision and life goes on.
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