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The Next Frontier: Conversation, Connection and Confidence

August 15, 2017

In contemporary American culture, people are often spending a lot of their time doing, not being. Many tend to move quickly and focus on action at the expense of self-reflection and deliberation. Constant motion coupled with endless digital...

Why financial advisers need to actively manage their continuity plans

July 5, 2017

Consider this scenario: An adviser, let's call her "Nancy," has worked hard during her career to build a solid business. After decades, her practice has become everything she dreamed it would be: she has 100 loyal clients who respect and trust...

5 ways financial advisers are handling succession plans

June 29, 2017

As part of the aging pattern of the financial-advice profession, an estimated 37% of financial advisers plan to retire within the next 10 years. Those 110,000 advisers headed toward transition are responsible for more than $5.8 trillion in investor...

RIAs must confront the emotional side of letting go of their business

June 28, 2017

When it comes to succession planning, the financial advice industry is often painted with a broad brush as being woefully ill-prepared. A closer look, however, shows that it is mostly those smaller, independent operators that stand out as being...

AssetMark offers advisers free tool to value their business

June 27, 2017

AssetMark Inc., a Concord, Calif.-based provider of investment and consulting services for advisers, has launched a free, online tool designed to help advisers determine the estimated value of their business. The tool also identifies areas of...

How to Jump-Start the Succession Planning Process

June 1, 2017

According to a May 2016 article on Forbes.com, only 30 percent of financial advisors have a succession plan. Are you one of the 70 percent of advisors who has neglected this important task? As a small business owner, you're putting your staff,...

Advisor Group's Jamie Price: The real reason why most advisers don't have a succession plan in place

May 23, 2017

Eighty percent of advisers do not have a succession plan in place, though about half of them already know they will need to transition their businesses within the next 10 years, according to Jamie Price, president and CEO of Advisor Group.

3 Obstacles to Smooth Successions

May 1, 2017

Mortality The first step of succession planning is recognizing you have a problem: you are not going to live forever. Advisors often think they will work until they die, ignoring the high probability that an illness or disability could cause...

The Right Approach for Finding the Right Senior Partner

April 1, 2017

For millennials looking to launch a career as a financial advisor, it truly is the best of times and the worst of times. Demand for young professionals who can attract young clients is at an all-time high and expected to grow. On the flipside,...

Houston-area Lifestyle Financial Advisors merges with nearby adviser

February 8, 2017

Lifestyle Financial Advisors has merged the Laura A. Nagle independent advisory practice, bringing total assets under management to $510 million, according to a press release issued by First Allied Securities, the firm's broker-dealer. Lifestyle...

3 non-traditional methods for acquiring a financial advisory practice or book of business

February 7, 2017

In the highly-competitive acquisition landscape for independent financial advice practices, successful buyers need an edge. Embracing non-traditional acquisition methods provides an essential set of tools that may make the difference between...

Banks, credit unions could start buying advisory practices

February 1, 2017

In September, when Salem Five Bank acquired Stumm Financial Services, it set in motion a financial advice model that could become a blueprint for other banks and credit unions, and also represents new distribution for platforms like LPL Financial....

Smarter sellers, buyers bog down RIA M&A activity

January 30, 2017

The number of merger and acquisitions involving registered investment advisers fell by 25% last year. The latest M&A report from Fidelity Custody & Clearing describes the 104 deals in 2016 as an anomaly, and projects transactions for the current...

Aspiriant's focus on scale and aggregation makes it a top-tier RIA consolidator

January 24, 2017

With $10.4 billion under advisement, Aspiriant is muscling its way toward the top tier of serious consolidators of registered investment advisers. Rob Francais, the enthusiastic CEO of the Los Angeles-based RIA, likes to reference his “100-year...

Why This May Be the Right Time to Sell Your Practice

January 11, 2017

There's no more daunting task than creating a succession plan for your practice. You're busy. You'd rather be serving clients. Adding to the challenge, it feels more complicated the more successful and sophisticated your business becomes. It's...

Veteran PNC Wealth Management rep goes independent

January 5, 2017

Matthew Pietzak has left PNC Wealth Management to launch his own firm, Vantage Private Wealth, based in Naples, Fla. Mr. Pietzak, who oversaw more than $300 million at PNC, will be offering financial planning and investment management services...

Steward Partners nears $5B as it continues to recruit wirehouse reps

January 3, 2017

The first hurdle for any wirehouse rep hoping to join Steward Partners Global Advisory is the “no-jerk policy,” which company founders say is more important than experience or assets under management. “We want great people, first, who...

Finding the Right Ecosystem

January 2, 2017

The rise of companies utilizing financial technology (fintech) over the past five years can no longer be ignored by traditional wealth managers and established financial services firms. Capitalizing on digitalization, big data, social media,...

Mercer Advisors acquires California RIA Fabian Wealth Strategies

December 14, 2016

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Mercer Advisors announced Wednesday morning that it has acquired Fabian Wealth Strategies, a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based advisory firm with $95 million in client assets. Mercer Advisors is the parent company of Mercer...

Aspiriant picks up $850M Silicon Valley RIA

December 12, 2016

The growth continues for Aspiriant, as the Los Angeles-based advisory firm is about to lock up its third RIA transaction in a year, with at least two more deals slated in coming months. In the latest deal, which is expected to close Jan. 31,...

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