Stephanie Sammons on Starting a New RIA With 20 Years of Experience to Draw On

By | 2017-09-14T16:55:55+00:00 May 17th, 2017|

What if you had more than 20 years of financial services experience, then decided to start over and build a new RIA from scratch? Do you think you could take those decades of experience and build a new RIA in tune with the times? That's exactly what Stephanie Sammons is doing with her new RIA,

RIA CEO Michael Nathanson on How to Be a Real Leader That Gets Results

By | 2017-09-15T09:59:24+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|

Michael Nathanson is the chairman, CEO, and president of the Colony Group, a wealth management firm with several billion dollars in assets under management and with offices across the United States. But Michael thinks his most important title is one that isn't listed on his business card: CIO. "I sometimes joke that I'm CIO of

Dynasty’s Shirl Penney on How RIAs Can Stay Independent and Grow Their Businesses

By | 2017-09-15T10:07:32+00:00 April 19th, 2017|

There's never been a more exciting time to be a financial advisor, or a more challenging one. The Baby Boomer generation is keeping advisors busy as they age into retirement. A new generation of internet-savvy millennials is beginning to consider their investment opportunities. Competition is everywhere. Technology is both disrupting the RIA landscape, and giving

Top RIA leader Matt Cooper on the shifting trends in the RIA market

By | 2017-10-11T06:01:09+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

As the co-founder of multi-billion dollar RIA Beacon Pointe in Newport Beach, CA, Matt Cooper has a unique, in the trenches view of trends that are sweeping the financial advisory industry, on both the client and advisor side. In addition to his original, $7-billion-plus RIA, Matt founded a sister company, Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, which

Top advisor Erin Botsford on building her Seven Figure Firm

By | 2017-09-15T10:09:20+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

Erin Botsford built a seven figure firm from scratch and shares exactly how she did it. As one of the top financial advisors in the country, she is the founder and CEO of the Botsford Financial Group, which has nearly $1 billion in assets under management. She has appeared on Barron's list of the Top

How to Have “Better Conversations” With BMO’s Ben Jones

By | 2017-09-15T10:10:08+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|

Ben Jones: Where are the gaps that exist today in the critical areas that I have to achieve my vision? Once upon a time, financial planners met with clients annually, showed them a printout of how all their investments were performing, shook hands, and moved on to the next annual appointment with the

My 3 words for 2017

By | 2017-01-01T08:06:46+00:00 January 1st, 2017|

Could 3 words be the difference between success and failure for you over the next 12 months? The recent presidential election proved once again that words are powerful. The words that we use, the language that we use has the ability to move people to take action. For several years now, I’ve taken this idea

Caterpillar Exec Ed Rapp on leadership lessons and staying strong against tough odds

By | 2017-09-15T10:14:24+00:00 December 14th, 2016|

If you don’t plan your personal life with the same rigor and discipline you do your professional life, your personal life will suffer, says Ed Rapp. As a Group President and former CFO for Caterpillar, Inc. during the financial crisis, Ed was a high-level, globe-trotting senior executive who never forgot the importance of keeping family

Anthony Scaramucci on the jagged line of entrepreneurial success, DOL Rule, and politics

By | 2017-09-19T10:10:16+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|

"If you want to be an entrepreneur, you have to get comfortable with the notion of failing. Once you get completely comfortable with the idea that you're going to fail, what ends up happening is you build this resistance up and you start to think more clearly," says Anthony Scaramucci. Today's guest, Anthony Scaramucci, is

SheCapital founder Tina Powell on the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of starting a Robo-Advisor

By | 2017-09-19T10:12:17+00:00 October 14th, 2016|

Should RIAs offer an automated investing Robo-Advisor service? What are the pros and cons? How should you price the service? Will it cannibalize your existing clients? Tina Powell: I was not prepared for the amount of leads that were coming in and the amount of detail that one can glean from those leads.

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