"Start by viewing your digital marketing primarily as a way to be helpful."
"A business owner has to be a genuine self-starter, a constant innovator, and her or his own most relentless taskmaster."
Financial advisors thinking of going independent know that owning their own business is an efficient way to get their expertise into the marketplace. It’s not without challenges, but the rewards of being an entrepreneur run deeper than you might think —- even if you’ve been contemplating the move for a while.
Generally, there are two reasons for buying a financial advisory business. The first is that you do not want to build a practice from the ground up, and, therefore, you would rather purchase a ready-made business, so to speak.
“Having a succession forces you to understand the real value of your practice and how to pass it on to your maximum benefit.”
“Human advice based on an experienced and professional evaluation of a client’s situation isn’t going away.”
According to Pershing’s latest Real Deals report, M&A activity between RIA firms has reached an all-time high in terms of proportion of overall industry transactions. Just 10 years ago, most financial acquisitions involved an RIA being sold to an institutional buyer or a group of investors. Over the past five years, though, deals between RIA firms have accounted for nearly half of all deals.
Independent financial advisors are often called entrepreneurs. It is because their personalities are suited to “going it alone.”
With Regulation Best Interest finalized and moving further toward implementation, independent financial firms and advisors are coming together to make the new rule’s common standard of care a reality. Although many questions remain, the Financial Services Institute (FSI) is pleased that our profession has embraced Reg BI and is gathering significant momentum toward compliance.
At the same time, unfortunately, disparate fiduciary proposals in the states threaten to undermine this momentum.
For the past 20 years at least, it’s been assumed that small firms are doomed, especially small financial-advice firms. The only way to get them the economies of scale and viable transition strategies they need — the assumption goes — is to roll them up into bigger firms until the ‘independent” RIA landscape is dominated by several dozen national entities.
Chalice, quite simply, says “no” to this paradigm.
Article aimed at providing insight for newly-weds or committed couples looking to create healthy dynamic surrounding finance mainly focused on communication and healthy communication dynamics within this subject i.e.: Learning your partner's money habits, transparent communication surrounding income, credit cards and bills, joint accounts and getting on the same page about finances to support a healthy relationship
According to the Financial Times, digital marketing is: “The marketing of products or services using digital channels to reach consumers.” The key objective is to promote brands through various forms of digital media. In short, digital marketing is a huge component of modern businesses and the way they reach consumers.
The lure of independence is stronger than ever. Close to half of potential breakaway brokers feel even more strongly about going independent than they did at the end of 2018, with 44% percent saying they will make the move in the next year. As this trend is on the rise, we are seeing more and more independently owned firms on the market.