To help advisors in the due diligence process, we have created the following tools and resources. By downloading these PDFs, you will have access to important questions and valuable checklists which will help you to organize your thoughts and evaluate the various options you may be considering. We are happy to assist at any point, without obligation, and help to streamline what can seem like an overwhelming process.
Landscape of the Wealth Management Industry: A Survey of 2017
Even if you aren’t considering a move, keeping up to speed on where the advisory world is heading will help you better understand how these changes affect where you sit today and how you will grow your business for tomorrow.
That’s why we create our annual report for advisors, “The Landscape of the Wealth Management Industry”—to arm you with the knowledge needed to make life-changing decisions from a position of strength. And this year’s survey is incredibly important for several reasons. We’ve seen more compelling shifts in one year than we’ve seen since the financial crisis in 2008. And it’s no secret that deals have changed. Yet we have also seen the emergence of new models, as well as the expansion and strengthening of some names you may be familiar with.
The Advisors “Gut Check”
Have you experienced that “feeling in your gut” that says, “I’m not sure that where I am is serving my clients best”? Yet many advisors get stuck at this point, not sure on how to qualify whether that feeling has any basis in reality. Drawing from our experience in working with advisors just like you, we’ve created this “Gut Check” tool, providing you with the right criteria by which to evaluate your current firm, as well as any others you may be considering. Click here to download it…
The Independent Advisors “Gut Check”
Many IBD advisors find themselves at a point in their career when they question whether where they are is indeed the right place to best serve their clients. It’s that same point when you realize that what got you “here” may not get you “there”. That’s why we created this “Gut Check” — to provide you with benchmarks by which you can evaluate your current broker dealer, as well as any others you may consider. Click here to download it…
For those considering a change…The Decision-Methodology Infographic
Strategic Exploration and the Road to Taking Control of Your Professional Destiny Advisors use our proprietary decision methodology – illustrated in this infographic – to help assess where they’re at, what they want to accomplish, and how they want to get there. Together with counsel from our top recruiters, Diamond Consultants can guide you toward your best business life.
- For Advisors Considering Exploring or Changing Investment Firms
- For Advisors Considering Exploring or Changing Broker Dealers
- For Advisors Considering Exploring or Changing Custodians
- For Advisors Considering Joining an Existing Practice
- Evaluation for Advisors Considering Going Independent
- For Owners of Wealth Management Firms Considering Growth & Their Long and Short Term Goals
- Business Start-up Checklist Going Independent
Mergers & Acquisitions
- Considerations for Firms Exploring a Sale or Merger – Sellers
- Considerations for Firms Exploring a Purchase or Merger – Buyers