The Diamond Appraisal

Should this super star advisor use a recruiter to represent his interests? Does he need to?

Benjamin Franklin said, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Franklin was right. While it may seem obvious that business growth is central to any advisor’s ultimate success, in today’s highly complex and competitive marketplace, the importance of growth cannot be overstated.

Independent business owners associated with broker-dealers have a real chance today to capitalize on the frustrations that wirehouse advisors are experiencing with regard to increasing compliance burdens, lack of support and compensation limitations. Mindy Diamond says that a big problem, however, is that most of the firms these principals represent are not positioned properly to benefit from this unique opportunity.

There's no evidence that indicates the breakaway advisor trend is slowing down. While that's great news, Financial Planning blogger Mindy Diamond says this means that these advisors have their work cut out for them in the way of due diligence.

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