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Talking Points: When a growing firm decides it's time to make the next move

September 26, 2012

The following is excerpted from “Unlocking Profitability: Key Differentiators of the Most Successful Advisory Firms,” a webcast that was sponsored by Pershing Advisor Solutions. Kelli Cruz, director of research and consulting for IN Adviser...

Advisory firm deal hype hurts advisers: Report

September 12, 2012

Don't believe the hype that sensationalizes the sale of some independent advisory firms. That's the main message delivered in a new research paper based on the experiences of six large registered investment advisers, which calls some transactions...

$3B acquisition of REIT sets 'speed record'

September 9, 2012

Realty Income Corp.'s deal to acquire American Realty Capital Trust Inc. sets a “speed record” in the real estate investment trust business, according to one REIT market specialist. The deal, announced Thursday and valued at nearly $3 billion,...

Facebook of business sparks Buckingham deal

September 6, 2012

Buckingham Family of Financial Services is boosting its Silicon Valley presence and adding $600 million in client assets by acquiring Founders Financial Network LLC in Cupertino, Calif. The additional California resources will help Buckingham...

Succession planning: It's not the exit you expect; It's what you plan for

August 22, 2012

The vast majority of respondents (92%) in our recent 2012 IN Adviser Solutions Succession Planning Study believe that not having a succession plan creates business risk. It is much more than just the risk of approaching retirement without an...

Top adviser Q&A: Rocco Scarsella

August 22, 2012

Rocco Scarsella is president and chief executive at RWS Financial Group LLC and also oversees an Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction for Cambridge Investment Research Inc. When advisers reach a point when they are ready to sell their business,...

Operational efficiencies drive M&A growth strategies

August 22, 2012

As the independent advisory industry experiences changes driven by a number of seismic shifts, leading firms are investing in their back office operations to create an agile infrastructure to capitalize on the many opportunities being created....

Top adviser Q&A: Glenn Kautt

July 25, 2012

Last April, Savant Capital Management and The Monitor Group announced they were combining firms. From a legal and tax standpoint, the deal is not considered a merger, but rather a “combination” because one firm didn't buy the other, nor...

Finding the right candidate for an M&A transaction

July 25, 2012

The right merger, sale or acquisition can be a game-changing event for an advisory firm and is one of the fastest ways to create transformational change for an organization. A critical success factor in this process is a firm’s ability to...

10 essential issues that every succession plan should address

July 25, 2012

Excerpt from the newly released IN Adviser Solutions Succession Planning Study. No single succession plan will be right for every firm. Succession plans will be as different as the individual firms doing the planning. That said, however, the...

AIG network seen as most likely buyer of Woodbury Financial

July 22, 2012

American International Group Inc. has emerged as the likely buyer of Woodbury Financial Services Inc., an independent broker-dealer being shopped by The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., according to two sources with knowledge of the impending...

Big in Boston: Colony expands with Mintz Levin merger

May 30, 2012

Two Boston-based RIA firms will be joining forces to create a combined firm with client assets of about $2.5 billion. Mintz Levin Financial Advisors LLC, with more than $1 billion in client assets, has agreed to be merged into The Colony Group...

United Capital dialed in to different type of asset with Pomeranz buy

May 16, 2012

United Capital Financial Advisers LLC's latest acquisition is a relatively minor addition in terms of new assets. It could, however, prove to be a crucial piece in the firm's plan to gain national recognition. United Capital, which has $14 billion...

Why reverse due diligence is key when selling your advisory firm

May 3, 2012

As part of my role at Focus Financial, I regularly talk to advisers who are considering selling some or all of the equity in their business. Naturally, one of the most common questions I hear is: “Is this a good deal?” Most advisers focus...

Merged Dallas, OKC firms rename, to expand regional footprint

April 27, 2012

Two RIA firms that merged last September have adopted a new name as they seek to expand their presence in the region. Oklahoma City-based Burns Advisory Group and Dallas-based Executive Financial Group will now be named Exencial Wealth Advisors....

Ironclad deal: Savant hooks up with The Monitor Group in rare RIA merger

April 25, 2012

Bigger is increasingly becoming better in the world of large registered investment advisory firms. The latest example of the trend: on Wednesday, two sizable RIAs announced they were merging and, combined, will manage more than $2.5 billion...

Big deals back as RIA acquisitions surge

April 18, 2012

Acquisitions of registered investment advisory firms soared in the first quarter, with wirehouse defections accounting for nearly half the deals. And the deals themselves are getting bigger. In the first quarter, 17 mergers or acquisitions took...

Genworth launches advisory firm matchmaking service

April 16, 2012

Genworth Financial Wealth Management Inc. today launched a business transition service geared toward helping advisers who are looking to grow through acquisitions, or set up succession plans and ease into retirement. Genworth is teaming up with...

Equity ownership: How and when to distribute

March 28, 2012

Of the myriad decisions faced by firms in today's market, none are more important or have longer-term implications than those surrounding the distribution of equity among existing and future owners. There are two key considerations when distributing...

Your most valuable asset? Your people

March 28, 2012

Every firm should have a well-documented compensation plan, which covers a lot more than just how much you pay people. A thorough compensation plan is designed to make the most of your “people investment” — by attracting and retaining...

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