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Mindy Diamond on Independence: A Podcast for Financial Advisors

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Independence offers a great deal of freedom and flexibility, but it’s not for all financial advisors. This show explores the space and other options to help advisors assess what’s right for them, their clients and their businesses.

Independence offers a great deal of freedom and flexibility, but it’s not for all financial advisors. This show explores the space and other options to help advisors assess what’s right for them, their clients and their businesses.


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Independence offers a great deal of freedom and flexibility, but it’s not for all financial advisors. This show explores the space and other options to help advisors assess what’s right for them, their clients and their businesses.




Industry Legend Ron Carson on What it Really Takes to Build a $20B Enterprise

Ron Carson joins the show to discuss the key drivers behind the rise of the Carson Group, sharing his journey from a Nebraska farm to his tenure with Private Ledger, and on to how he built a nearly $20B independent wealth management enterprise.


2021’s 10 Most Valuable Lessons from Advisors and Business Owners

Key insights shared by recent breakaway advisors and independent business owners curated from the 2021 season of the podcast series for financial advisors. Topics include why they chose independence, motivations to change, impact to clients and more.


Industry Update on 2022: 11 Trends Destined to Impact Advisors and Their Businesses

What can advisors expect as they head into 2022? In this episode we explore 11 key areas – including deals, advisor movement, evolving models, and more – and the impact each might have on advisors and the wealth management industry at large.


Barron’s Hall of Famer and Hightower Trailblazer Richard Saperstein: On Rising from Crisis, Team Building and the Real Value of a Business

Richard Saperstein rose out of the ‘08 financial crisis to build the now $20B+ Treasury Partners. He discusses that journey, his decision to affiliate with Hightower Advisors, plus the firm’s unique business model, the secret to their success and more.


Wall Street Meets Main Street: How RBC Wealth Management Combines a Global Approach with a Regional Feel

How did a bank out of Canada rise to the ranks in the US wealth management space? RBC Wealth Management–U.S. President Tom Sagissor shares an insider’s perspective, plus why their “Wall Street meets Main Street” culture is attracting some of the industry’s top advisor talent, and much more.


Creating Continuity: A UBS Breakaway on Building a Virtual Multi-Family Office

Rich Mullen of $1.75B RIA platform Pallas Capital Advisors shares creative ways he grew the business serving ultra-high net worth clients with a level of continuity that he could not achieve on his own or as an employee of UBS.


A Culture of Choice: Why Raymond James Rocks the Regional Space and Advisor Recruiting

Advisors’ desire for greater agency in serving clients and growing their businesses is driving growth toward regional firms like Raymond James & Associates. Tash Elwyn, President and CEO, discusses how choice is the foundation of the firm’s culture.


Industry Update on Merrill’s Project Thunder: Too Little Too Late?

Merrill’s recognition of the incongruence with their advisors via Project Thunder and limiting comp changes leaves some unanswered questions. This episode delves into those questions, what’s bugging advisors most and if it’s all too little too late.


Regional Culture, Global Capabilities: Stifel’s $400B Success Story

Ron Kruszewski, Chairman and CEO of Stifel Financial Corp., shares how the firm serves as an example of what a regional firm is representative of today, and discusses their extraordinary growth, the appeal of their entrepreneurial culture, and more.


Motivated by the Long Game: Why a UBS Breakaway Left a Deal Behind for Independence with Summit Financial

Monish Verma describes an instructive breakaway journey, from due diligence and decision-making, foregoing an outsized recruiting deal check, opting to sell equity and how his choice to go independent with Summit Financial is resonating today.


A Losing Battle at Merrill: Why a Former Leader Left the Herd for Independence–the Value of Culture and the “Intoxicating” Effects of Freedom

To Greg Franks, the “bankifying” of Merrill, which he served at for nearly 3 decades, was nothing short of “tragic.” The former Merrill leader shares his experience and the story of his own leap to independence to the helm of Snowden Lane Partners.


Third Gen UBS Breakaway Finds Sanctuary: $150mm in Assets and a Long Runway to Grow

Next gen Tom Stadum realized that he had a long runway and greater opportunity beyond UBS. So once his partner/father fulfilled the obligations of his retirement agreement, Tom left to build independent firm Fjell Capital with Sanctuary Wealth.


Industry Update on Recruiting: Should you go for the forgivable loan?

The convention of offering a forgivable loan or recruitment deal has been the subject of a long-standing debate in the wealth management industry. Should advisors take the upfront deal or opt for the long-term potential of independence?


Why a $5B UBS Breakaway Team Set Out to Build the “Boutique Firm of the Future”

Ex-UBS $5B advisors, Rob Sechan and Jeff Kobernick found that servicing their UHNW clients became difficult at the wirehouse and wanted more than other firms offered. So they built RIA NewEdge Wealth with EdgeCo Holdings and other UBS veterans.


Industry Guru Bob Veres on Achieving Excellence and Building the Advisory Firm of the Future

Few in the financial services media that have the experience and name recognition of Bob Veres—and less are as outspoken. He candidly discusses the advisory firm of the future, growth, client service, technology, and the role of financial advisors.


Ask the Breakaways: 3 Advisors Answer Your Questions About Making the Leap

Special Episode: A panel of 3 breakaway advisors share the details of their journeys—Lori Siegel, founding partner, Centrix Wealth Partners; Michael Henley, founder & CEO, Brandywine Oak Private Wealth; and Terry Cook, CEO, Parcion Private Wealth.


An “Industry Outsider” Shows What’s Possible When Building a Financial Planning Firm from the Ground Up

Anders Jones discusses how Facet Wealth’s combination of a lower-asset client target, specially-designed technology, remote client services and unique subscription-based model is serving as a template for financial advice firms of the future.


Better Together or Apart: A Breakaway Advisor Shares Why He and His Team Chose Separate Paths

For Dan Johnson and his multi-generational team at Merrill it became apparent they each had different goals and timelines. He discusses why they chose different paths, opting for independence over a recruitment deal or inheriting a book and more.


How CPA Referrals Drove a Former Lincoln Financial Independent Group to $12B in Just 5 Years

Paul Saganey’s 2016 decision to leave Lincoln Financial, build a multi-custodial hybrid RIA with LPL Financial and develop a CPA referral network has propelled the firm from $3.5B to $12B in 5 years. He shares how they achieved such growth and more.


How an ex-Wells Fargo Team Turned a “Paper Tablecloth” Vision into 3X Revenue and $8.5B in Assets in 5 Years

Gerry Goldberg, of GYL Financial Synergies, joins the show to share why he felt Wells Fargo FiNet wasn’t independent enough and how, as an RIA, his team tripled their assets and revenue, in partnership with Focus Financial Partners.