Louis Diamond Quoted – By Miriam Rozen and Mason Braswell, AdvisorHub – UBS Wealth Management USA has recast its offers for private bank recruits as it looks to make its recruiting deals more attractive to the non-traditional hiring pool, according to two recruiters with knowledge of the firm’s deals. UBS’s willingness to put more money on the table upfront likely signals that its bank recruits have been paying off, said Louis Diamond, an industry recruiter in New Jersey.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – Financial advisors who opted-in to Merrill’s CTP (Client Transition Program) are finding they are stuck in the ironclad agreement, bound by a strict non-compete and clawbacks. It’s a cautionary tale for advisors who have yet to sign on.
The Limitations of Building a Billion-Dollar “Boutique Firm” within a Wirehouse: A UBS Breakaway Story
As a wirehouse advisor, Terry Cook found it became too difficult at UBS to meet the increasing demands of his high net worth clients. The only way to act as a true fiduciary meant “taking the ankle weights off” by making the leap to independence.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, Financial Advisors IQ – UBS has unveiled to employees plans to shutter its U.S. private bank unit at the beginning of next year and recruiters are predicting advisor attrition and client defections. Jason Chandler, head of wealth management USA, and Sylvia Coutinho, head of wealth management Latin America and country head of UBS Group Brazil, issued in June a company-wide memo detailing the plans.
By Investment News – A three-adviser team managing $330 million in assets at UBS has formed TriaGen Wealth Management, a registered investment adviser, in Calabasas, Calif.
By Mindy Diamond – Over the years, there have been many signs and signals sent from firms that advisors may have dismissed or ignored. As such, they also missed a chance to discern the real meaning or intent—and their opportunity to take a more strategic and proactive stance.
Barbara Herman Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, Financial Advisor IQ – In what is regarded as a conciliatory move, UBS extended the deadline for its advisor teams to meet new higher production revenue thresholds announced earlier this month as part of the wirehouse’s 2020 comp plan.
By Mindy Diamond – The change in compensation that UBS recently announced reflects a tightening of the reins by the firm’s Swiss banking parent. This combined with a retrenchment in recruiting sends a strong message that the battle for control between advisor and firm is slowly but surely being lost by advisors.
While UBS leadership spins this comp change as a positive, generally speaking, advisors are not seeing it that way.
UBS ALFA Program: Understanding the Real Impact on All Advisors, Their Clients, Their Teams and Their Future
By Barbara Herman – The opportunity for an advisor to monetize his life’s work without having to change firms can be very compelling. However, the reality is that the decision to do so comes with some important caveats requiring careful consideration by the advisor looking at retirement as well as his successors. Uncovering the potential and hidden risks of retire-in-place programs like ALFA often comes down to answering these 8 questions.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Mason Braswell, AdvisorHub – UBS Wealth Management officials have said they continue to selectively recruit high-producing brokers in the U.S. while keeping a tight rein on expenses, but the inflow of advisers year to date has been sparse.
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