Welcome to the GeoWealth Consultant Series! Each article will highlight a consultant, coach, or organization focused on helping independent advisors improve practice management, accelerate success, and drive growth for their business.

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Welcome to the GeoWealth Consultant Series! Each article will highlight a consultant, coach, or organization focused on helping independent advisors improve practice management, accelerate success, and drive growth for their business.

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Our From the Desk of the COO series features stories, strategies and solutions from GeoWealth’s Chief Operating Officer, Jack HannahThis ongoing series will provide insights for those working in, or heading up, back and middle offices. Enjoy these views from our resident Operations Guru, Jack!

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Our From the Desk of the COO series features stories, strategies and solutions from GeoWealth’s Chief Operating Officer, Jack HannahThis ongoing series will provide insights for those working in, or heading up, back and middle offices. Enjoy these views from our resident Operations Guru, Jack!

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A recent industry surveyindicates that one hundred percent (that's right, 100%!) of advisors who have broken away from a broker-dealer or wirehouse are happier to be independent and would do it all again.

When you think about the reasons advisors pursue independence, it makes sense: higher...

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There’s certainly no question that today’s advisors understand the importance of creating an exceptional client experience. And especially with investor emotions and concerns rising as a result of the inflation, rising interest rates, global unrest and pandemic uncertainty we’ve experienced over...

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Because it’s directly correlated to revenue, total AUM is the most common gauge for RIA growth. But AUM fluctuates based on market cycles, meaning it isn’t always indicative of the overhead required to operate the RIA.

In down markets, a firm’s total number of clients and accounts serves as a more...

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If you’ve had any kind of onboarding experience before, with either a TAMP or traditional advisor technology provider, it was probably accompanied by several of these popular buzzwords: Flexible. Comprehensive training. Personalized. White glove. Onboarding should include all of those things – but...

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It’s a widely accepted rule that human beings can’t do, or recall, more than three things at a time (at least not very well).This applies to low-stakes situations, like not being able to remember what you need at the grocery store without a list or where your car is in the parking garage, and at...

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The industry at large spends a lot of time focusing on the “P” in TAMP—that is, the Platform’s technology features and capabilities. And we aren’t denying the critical importance of cutting-edge technology to help advisory firms streamline operations, relieve back-office burdens, and deliver a...

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If you’re an advisor using a legacy TAMP to run your business, you’ve probably thought this to yourself several times a day:I’m fine. It’s fine. Everything’s fine.But it’s far more likely that everything is not fine, and trying to convince yourself otherwise is only going to delay the...

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TAMPs get a bad rap.They’re viewed as rigid and inflexible, forcing advisors to adjust their businesses to accommodate the TAMP platform instead of offering the flexibility and control to construct portfolios based on their own investment expertise and research.They’re built on cumbersome, outdated...

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What Clients Want

If you want to create and sustain a great experience for your clients, you first need to understand what they want and expect from you. In a recent and fairly exhaustive study on what clients expect from their investment advisors, Jeremiah Desmarais, one of the leading voices for...

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Whether you are considering using a Turnkey Asset Management Platform (TAMP) or are currently using a TAMP’s services, it is worth highlighting three essential areas of your practice where the right partner can ease a lot of your stress and anxiety.

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We often hear from clients that one of the allures of becoming an independent investment advisor is the freedom to build your business the way you want to, without fighting through the bureaucracy one would encounter with a broker-dealer.

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John was a 50-year-old advisor who had been at 3 different wirehouses over his 25-year career in financial services. Before becoming a financial advisor, John had been an institutional trader for 10 years. John was managing about $100m in AUM with 80% in fee-based accounts and 20% in traditional...

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Breaking away from a broker-dealer is never an easy decision, but the momentum towards independence is accelerating, as more advisors than ever consider the move. There is nothing quite as rewarding as building and owning your own truly independent practice.

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Why did you become an independent advisor? There are likely several reasons, including a deep desire to help people fulfill their dreams of building a secure and prosperous financial future. The notion of service and personal commitment runs deep in your veins. You get to know your clients like...

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Many advisors recognize the value of partnering with a TAMP to provide clients with superior investment management services. But what you may not fully realize is how a TAMP's back office services can ease the daily burden of managing your practice and free you up to spend more time with clients...

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Count yourself in the select group of investment advisor representatives whose RIAs are growing. Well done. However, your success comes with challenges, and one you are likely facing is how to scale your business by adding new staff.

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