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In this podcast series from Wealthmanagement.com, Editor in Chief, David Armstrong takes a deeper look at the RIA space. Topics that will be covered include how advisors are leaving full-service firms and becoming more entrepreneurial, what is driving the flood of money coming into the RIA space, brand new tech solutions that will hopefully benefit independent advisors and how ESG investing becomes part of client portfolios. There will be a lot more covered in these discussions so be sure to mark this series for the future. Enjoy!

In this podcast series from Wealthmanagement.com, Editor in Chief, David Armstrong takes a deeper look at the RIA space. Topics that will be covered include how advisors are leaving full-service firms and becoming more entrepreneurial, what is driving the flood of money coming into the RIA space, brand new tech solutions that will hopefully benefit independent advisors and how ESG investing becomes part of client portfolios. There will be a lot more covered in these discussions so be sure to mark this series for the future. Enjoy!

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In this podcast series from Wealthmanagement.com, Editor in Chief, David Armstrong takes a deeper look at the RIA space. Topics that will be covered include how advisors are leaving full-service firms and becoming more entrepreneurial, what is driving the flood of money coming into the RIA space, brand new tech solutions that will hopefully benefit independent advisors and how ESG investing becomes part of client portfolios. There will be a lot more covered in these discussions so be sure to mark this series for the future. Enjoy!

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English


Episodes

Advisor Innovations: Asset Management Pioneer Bruce Bond on the Story Behind Innovator ETFs

7/28/2022
In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Bruce Bond, CEO and co-founder of Innovator Capital Management, a pioneer in the ETF industry and three-time WealthManagment.com Industry Award winner, to discuss pushing boundaries within the ETF market, diving into where the ETF business is going and how advisors are using ETFs in their client portfolios. … Continue reading Advisor Innovations: Asset Management Pioneer Bruce Bond on the Story Behind Innovator ETFs →

Duration:00:36:49

Advisor Innovations: Live Oak’s James Hughes on Underwriting RIA Growth

7/14/2022
In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by James Hughes. head of investment advisory at Live Oak Bank, to discuss how and why Live Oak became one of the earliest lenders to RIAs, helping facilitate succession plans and the rise of mergers and acquisitions. Hughes has a bird’s eye view on the RIA industry, peering … Continue reading Advisor Innovations: Live Oak’s James Hughes on Underwriting RIA Growth →

Duration:00:35:38

Advisor Innovations: Shirl Penney on The Modern Independent Advisor

6/27/2022
In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Shirl Penney, President and CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, diving into the history and ecosystem of the independent financial advisor movement. Shirl discusses: The problem Penney and his co-founder were looking to solve when they launched Dynasty. How technology was the great enabler fueling Dynasty’s growth Replicating … Continue reading Advisor Innovations: Shirl Penney on The Modern Independent Advisor →

Duration:00:33:54

Advisor Innovations: Robert Sofia on Bringing Digital Marketing to Advisors

6/14/2022
In this episode, recorded live at the Wealth Management EDGE conference at the Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood in Florida, David Armstrong is joined by Robert Sofia, Founder and CEO of Snappy Kraken, a digital marketing platform for financial advisors. Robert discusses: What problem Sofia was trying to solve when he founded Snappy Kraken. Why each … Continue reading Advisor Innovations: Robert Sofia on Bringing Digital Marketing to Advisors →

Duration:00:28:40

Advisor Innovations: Jason Wenk on Scaling Advisor Technology the Right Way

6/6/2022
In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Founder and CEO of Altruist, Jason Wenk, to talk about the state of advisor technology and the move toward consolidation of onboarding, custodial services, trading, account management and portfolio reporting with digital applications. Wenk explains why the current state of advisory technology needed a kick to bring … Continue reading Advisor Innovations: Jason Wenk on Scaling Advisor Technology the Right Way →

Duration:00:44:52

Advisor Innovations: Dr. Daniel Crosby on Understanding a Client’s Money Mindset

5/31/2022
In this episode, David Armstrong talks to Dr. Daniel Crosby, Chief Behavioral Officer at Orion Advisor Solutions. The son of a financial advisor, Crosby holds a Ph.D in psychology from Brigham Young University, and has spent his career bridging those insights to help people understand how they think about, and plan for, money and finances. … Continue reading Advisor Innovations: Dr. Daniel Crosby on Understanding a Client’s Money Mindset →

Duration:00:33:07

Advisor Innovations: Brian Portnoy on Helping Clients Rethink Wealth

5/10/2022
Sometimes, your clients might get emotionally carried away and make irrational money decisions, especially during times of high market fluctuations. It is your responsibility, as their advisor, to remind them that money is not the end goal, but only the means to the goal — a joyful and meaningful life. In this episode, David Armstrong … Continue reading Advisor Innovations: Brian Portnoy on Helping Clients Rethink Wealth →

Duration:00:40:25

Advisor Innovations: Carter Gibson on Planning for the Future of Your Firm

4/29/2022
In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Carter Gibson, vice president and head of advisor M&A at LPL Financial. Working with a network of some 20,000 independent advisors, Gibson and his team have consulted with firms across the spectrum, giving him unique insight into how advisors think about, plan for, and execute, successful succession … Continue reading Advisor Innovations: Carter Gibson on Planning for the Future of Your Firm →

Duration:00:34:34

Advisor Innovations: Max Schatzow on The SEC’s New Rules for Advisor Marketing In 2022

4/14/2022
By November 2022, all advisors will have to be in compliance with the new rules for marketing and advertising their firms, including the use of client and third-party testimonials. Understanding what these new rules are and how they will impact an advisors’ ability to market their services is crucial. In this episode, David Armstrong is … Continue reading Advisor Innovations: Max Schatzow on The SEC’s New Rules for Advisor Marketing In 2022 →

Duration:00:36:02

Advisor Innovations Podcast: GeoWealth’s Colin Falls

3/11/2022
In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Colin Falls, president of GeoWealth, on the firm’s growth trajectory, what it means to be an “advisor-driven” turnkey asset management platform for RIAs, and how technology can ease the tension for RIAs between model portfolios and customized investment management, and what the company’s recent capital raise means … Continue reading Advisor Innovations Podcast: GeoWealth’s Colin Falls →

Duration:00:26:00

Advisor Innovations: Merit Financial’s Kay Lynn Mayhue on Plotting an Aggressive Growth Trajectory

3/4/2022
In this episode, David Armstrong talks with Kay Lynn Mayhue, president of Merit Financial Advisors, about the $7 billion firm’s aggressive growth trajectory.. Kay Lynn discusses: The strategy that’s fueled Merit’s aggressive growth rate since 2017. Merit’s “hub and spoke” approach to acquisitions and partnerships. How Merit evaluates its acquisition prospects—and what will kill a … Continue reading Advisor Innovations: Merit Financial’s Kay Lynn Mayhue on Plotting an Aggressive Growth...

Duration:00:39:35

TAMP Technology Changing The Onboarding Process with Scott MacKillop

2/23/2022
In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Scott MacKillop, CEO of First Ascent to discuss TAMP services, differentiating themselves from the competition through the team they have and how their team works. Scott shares the benefits of technology within the business, both for the advisors they work with and within their own team, while … Continue reading TAMP Technology Changing The Onboarding Process with Scott MacKillop →

Duration:00:44:49

Advisor Innovations Podcast: Facet Wealth’s Anders Jones

2/15/2022
Facet Wealth’s Anders Jones on Building a Hyper-Efficient Financial Planning Firm for the Mass Affluent. In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Anders Jones, co-founder and CEO of Facet Wealth, to discuss the firm’s recent $100 million equity raise, how the business model of Facet Wealth has evolved from a buyer of clients’ business … Continue reading Advisor Innovations Podcast: Facet Wealth’s Anders Jones →

Duration:00:32:02

19. CAIS’s Matt Brown on Connecting Advisors to Alternative Investment Managers

1/31/2022
Traditional 60/40 portfolios are not delivering the returns clients are looking for, argues Matt Brown, a former financial advisor and now CEO of CAIS, an alternatives investment platform for wealth managers. In the current market, alternative investing has increased in demand, prompting advisors to look for more information on these investment options. In this episode, … Continue reading 19. CAIS’s Matt Brown on Connecting Advisors to Alternative Investment Managers →

Duration:00:33:18

18. Advisor Innovations: Mark Bruno on Billion-Dollar RIA

12/28/2021
Ten years ago, the idea of a $1 billion AUM client-facing RIA was hard to fathom. Today, the $100 billion RIA is the new hurdle, and a few have already crossed it. That speaks to the incredible growth and whirlwind of mergers and acquisitions in the independent advisory channel, and few have watched that transformation … Continue reading 18. Advisor Innovations: Mark Bruno on Billion-Dollar RIA →

Duration:00:34:18

17. The Wealthtech Landscape with LPL’s Gary Carrai

12/22/2021
In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Gary Carrai, former financial advisor, co-founder of Fortigent with Steve Lockshin, and currently executive vice president of LPL Financial in charge of third-party technology partnerships. Gary discusses the evolving affiliation options LPL Financial has opened for financial advisors and how he views the fintech ecosystem around wealth … Continue reading 17. The Wealthtech Landscape with LPL’s Gary Carrai →

Duration:00:34:26

16. Adam Holt on The Role of Technology for Advisors in Creating a Client’s Plan

12/10/2021
Winners of Wealth Management’s 2021 Best Financial Planning Technology, Asset-Map has grown from personal use cases to helping thousands of financial advisors make meaningful decisions to grow their business. In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by the CEO and founder of Asset-Map, Adam Holt. Adam shares why he started Asset-Map, and how its success … Continue reading 16. Adam Holt on The Role of Technology for Advisors in Creating a Client’s Plan →

Duration:00:37:06

15. Ric Edelman Looks To the Future

11/30/2021
In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Ric Edelman, founder of Edelman Financial Services (now Edelman Financial Engines) and the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals. Edelman discusses how he founded his firm with a focus on middle class savers when every other advisory firm was only looking for HNW clients, and grew the … Continue reading 15. Ric Edelman Looks To the Future →

Duration:00:48:41

14. How To Invest Sustainably with Jay Lipman

11/22/2021
Clients largely respond positively to values-based investing—when it can be explained to them. In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Jay Lipman, co-founder of Ethic, a direct-indexing investment platform for advisors. Ethic can demonstrate to clients how to construct portfolios that reflect their values, or demonstrate how far their current portfolios are from their … Continue reading 14. How To Invest Sustainably with Jay Lipman →

Duration:00:33:50

13. LPL’s Tom Murphy on the Firm’s Efforts Toward Modernizing the Advisor-Client Relationship

11/19/2021
In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Tom Murphy, senior vice president of LPL’s advisory program. Tom discusses how LPL has augmented advisor services while the industry has evolved from facilitating transactional relationships with clients toward a more holistic planning approach, with all the inefficiencies and customization that requires. He gives an insider look … Continue reading 13. LPL’s Tom Murphy on the Firm’s Efforts Toward Modernizing the Advisor-Client Relationship →

Duration:00:32:19