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Adviser's Consultant: Hammering out succession plans that work for everyone

June 26, 2017

Charlie Fitzgerald spent the last five years or so figuring out how to equitably pass on his 19-year-old financial advice firm, Moisand, Fitzgerald, Tamayo, to the next generation. The Orlando-based firm structured agreements three years ago...

Is Now the Right Time for Practice Acquisition?

June 1, 2017

With the financial services industry potentially going through a new round of regulatory changes in 2017, some advisors are already embracing change. Growth-focused advisors are on the lookout for a strategic move that can improve their competitiveness....

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,...

Best Buy founder among outsiders betting on financial advice firms

November 22, 2016

The demand for advisory firms to grow larger and larger has some reaching out to strange bedfellows for financial support. Best Buy founder Richard M. Schulze is among the investors who recently took a 25% stake in Meristem Family Wealth, a...

Ask the Ethicist: How to make a U-turn after retirement

November 21, 2016

This month's question concerns a woman who worked for many years in wealth management before retiring to an hourly consulting practice. Now she's thinking of returning to the workforce at a registered investment adviser firm. Q: I worked for...

Top reasons for independent advisers to consider a merger instead of an acquisition

October 20, 2016

Among the independent financial adviser community, merger and acquisition discussions tend to revolve purely around acquisitions. But mergers also represent a very useful strategic path. By merger, I am referring to the joining together of two...

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