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What Makes a Successful Advisor Transition?

Added on January 2022 in Join an RIA
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Summary: The most successful advisor transitions occur when all parties are fully focused on the process every step of the way. Transitions have a plethora of moving parts, and without full engagement from the advisory team involved, it becomes increasingly difficult to facilitate the change on your preferred (and in most cases, mission-critical) time line. Here is an example of a recent transition, focusing on two critical keys to success I have gathered from my experience in working with advisors.

Four Key Advisor Questions About Transitioning

Added on June 2020 in Join an RIA
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Summary: Transitioning away from a broker dealer to launching your own independent RIA is no small feat.  At times, the sheer number of “to-do(s)” on a list and the required details can seem overwhelming.  But having successfully transitioned dozens of advisors to the independent space, I strongly recommend advisors take a deep breath and strategically work through the comprehensive project plan.

Which schools offer the best on-campus, degree-granting programs that prepare students for careers in financial planning?

Added on February 2020 in Join an RIA
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SummaryWealthManagement.com decided to find out. This ranking represents the first ever data-centric approach to measure the nation’s financial planning programs offered at colleges and universities. (The survey is limited to degree-granting, on-campus programs. Wealth Management will evaluate online, distance-learning certificate college programs in a follow-up study.) WealthManagement.com ranked these programs based on a weighted matrix of nine indicators believed to be markers of excellence. 

Top Financial Planning Colleges for 2020

Added on January 2020 in Join an RIA
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Summary: WealthManagement.com decided to find out. This ranking represents the first ever data-centric approach to measure the nation’s financial planning programs offered at colleges and universities. (The survey is limited to degree-granting, on-campus programs. Wealth Management will evaluate online, distance-learning certificate college programs in a follow-up study.) WealthManagement.com ranked these programs based on a weighted matrix of nine indicators believed to be markers of excellence. 

Of Myths and Moving, 2019

Added on January 2020 in Join an RIA
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Summary: It was September 2004 when I wrote my first “Of Myths and Moving” article—a piece designed to help address some of the common concerns that advisors shared when considering a move. But the wealth management industry landscape bears little resemblance to that of years past; advisors have more options for how and where to run their businesses than ever before.

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