Richard Fogg is President of Pacific Coast Financial Planning Group, an Ameriprise Advisor firm. In his 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Richard has purchased four distinct financial advisor client books – and has even sold a portion of his own client book as well. In my interview with Fogg, I learned […]
Continuity, Succession & Exit Planning
Bradley Shammas’s began his career at Conaway & Conaway. There, he worked for six years as a paraplanner. Conaway & Conaway sold a variety of commissioned financial products. They also charged financial planning for a fee. The firm hit an issue with compliance that required a break-up of the company. As part of that break-up, Shammas launched […]
If buying a book of business from retiring advisor interests you, know that there are many stages in the Exit planning process: Prospecting for your target acquisition (i.e. go find an advisor looking to retire!) Agreeing to the terms of the sale structure Executing the terms of the deal (i.e. bringing the new clients into […]
Continuing with the theme I’ve covered previously of interviewing professionals experienced in succession planning, I recently spoke with Ian Kutner. Now retired after having sold his financial planning practice to a San Diego wealth management firm, Ian shared some interesting details about how his transaction unfolded. Working within an acquiring wealth management firm Following a […]
What Is Live Oak Bank? John Turner is the senior lending advisor for Investment Advisory Vertical (Industry) at Live Oak Bank. (If you haven’t heard of Live Oak Bank, you’ve likely never used Succession Link, where Live Oak’s ads are plastered everywhere.) Live Oak bank specializes in financing financial advisory business succession plans. What quantifies specialization? Last […]
I can’t help but think of the parallels in the perceived complexity of creating a Continuity Plan with the perceived complexity of creating an investment portfolio.