Updated Saturday, October 25, 2014 as of 3:48 PM ET
Succession: Can You Give Up Control?
When it's time to give up control of your firm, will you know what to do?
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What questions are advisors not asking when buying a firm? more »
As advisors look to mergers and acquisitions to fuel growth strategies and succession plans, firms need to look beyond the transaction itself and think strategically about how a combined firm will operate, experts said this week at the FSI's financial advisor summit. more »
The industry is losing about 3,000 to 4,000 advisors annually who aren’t being replaced, says Pershing CEO Mark Tibergien. more »
Should small and midsize RIAs be required to have a succession plan in place for their firms? State securities regulators are asking for input from practitioners as they wrap up the rulemaking process. more »
Discounted cash flow is the most important valuation method financial advisors can use, according to strategic consultant David DeVoe. more »
The number of transactions jumps to 16 in the second quarter, up from 13 in the first, with the average size of acquired firms rising to $1.18 billion. more »
As longevity increases, advisors must find smart new ways to prepare clients for the cost of an extended retirement. more »
Most advisors won't get the price they want from selling their practices -- and don't really want to sell anyway, one study finds. more »
As his private equity owners start to look toward an exit, the founder seeks to bring in new management to position the firm for growth. more »
Are advisors doing clients a disservice when they prepare to hand over the reins? more »
The industry talks a lot about transparency, but issues get tricky when you’re working with families, money and personal relationships. more »
Small firms need continuity strategies to protect themselves if an advisor dies or is incapacitated. more »
Attendees at the recent Women Advisors Forum, held in New York, shared tips and experiences when helping clients fund philanthropy, branding their practices and investing fine arts. And advisors heard from industry veterans like Sallie Krawcheck. See the smartest takeways from the conference in our slideshow. more »
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