Succession Planning

Advisor Headcounts Rise After Years of Decline
The total number of advisors across the industry rose 1.1% in 2014, according to a report from Cerulli Associates. But the research firm warns they may fall again in years to come.
Advisors can assist their aging clients having a hard time keeping a family-run business in the family. Read More »
“It’s the most important thing you can do for your business, the single greatest value driver,” said Rick Schwartz, managing director for business consulting at Schwab Advisory Services. Read More »
“Owners of advisory firms don’t realize there’s a new school approach to succession planning,” – David Grau Jr., president and CEO of Succession Resource Group. Read More »
"If I said I had worked for AT&T for 33 years, anybody would ask me, 'Well, when are you going to retire?' But our industry is unique. It's not like a utility company, where after 30 or 35 years, you're done," says Larry Palmer, an advisor at Morgan Stanley. Read More »
A new book by advisors for advisors sheds light on transition issues facing firm principals and their successors. Read More »
How one firm helps advisors map out a plan 10 years before retirement. Read More »
Advisor Hugh Johnson has a simple focus: provide near-market performance with less volatility and risk. Read More »
“Why should a really good smaller firm that’s growing have a lower multiple than a big firm that’s crappy?” asks Peter Raimondi, president of Boston Private Wealth. Read More »
The primary buyers of advisory firms are RIAs, banks and roll-up companies. Read More »
Senior advisors say they've discovered they can be the best recruiters for landing a younger partner, and one who might one day inherit their business. Read More »
As new state regulations loom, experts caution that examiners already expect advisors to have a business continuity and succession plan in place. Read More »
Focus Financial expand into Southeast with family-owned firm that has $600 million in AUM but no succession solution. Read More »
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