Succession Planning

Succession Plan: More Than a Retirement Package
How one firm helps advisors map out a plan 10 years before retirement.
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 »
The pace of RIA dealmaking has leveled off over the last few years, with no increase in the number of deals over the previous year and aggregate AUM acquired ticking up only slightly to $47.4B from $43.7B, according to new data from Schwab Advisor Services. Read More »
For Victoria Collins and Jennifer Cagle, a succession plan was complicated by a pending public offering. One kept a valuable equity stake, the other got the client base. Read More »
The CFP Board has launched a new online portal intended to serve as a resource for people looking to start a career in financial planning. Read More »
For buyers, the cost of funds is low now. For sellers, valuations are rich. Cashing out now is an “easy case to make," says AssetMark EVP Michael Abelson. "Or they can keep riding the wave." Read More »
At TCI Wealth Management, Bob Swift wanted a succession plan that would let him distribute ownership but keep working. Here's the solution he developed. Read More »
Emphasis at the Women Advisors Forum in San Francisco is on smart strategies advisors can use to build their practices and support women in the industry. Read More »
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