By Barbra Herman – UBS advisors describe a culture defined by wins and losses—and they are asking tough questions about what the future holds.
By Jason Diamond, WealthManagement.com – Advisors considering change want something more than what they have at their current firm. The good news is that there’s plenty to choose from. But that’s the bad news, too.
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.
By Mindy Diamond – No doubt the headlines exclaiming that UBS pulled out of the Protocol for Broker Recruiting (AKA the Protocol) have reached you by now. Certainly announcements like this cause an abundance of emotions from fear and anxiety to anger and everywhere in between for advisors who were protected by the seminal document. There are some realities that every advisor should be aware of, before allowing your emotions to get the best of you.
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