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'If the goal is to maximize value, selling to an external buyer is always better,' says Pershing's Mark Tibergien. 'If the goal is based on commitments to clients and associates, selling internally is better.' more »
Developing successful training programs that embrace Millennial advisors is the single most important way to attract and maintain the wealth of this new generation. more »
Planners thinking of retirement often seek young partners to share the business. But such pairings can be tricky to pull off. more »
Having a long-term horizon for the sale of a business puts the owner in a better position to optimize tax strategies. It's also an opportunity for advisors angling for the investment business a sale will produce. more »
United Capital has started providing regular liquidity to advisors with some first stock sales proceeds exceeding $500,000. more »
A "sunset program" for soon-to-retire advisors is already underway at some banks. But there is still much to be done, industry executives say. more »
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is putting the spotlight on advisor training with its appointment of Racquel Oden as head of new advisor development. more »
With the advisor population aging and looking to retire, more wealth management firms are stepping up their efforts to recruit and train a new generation of advisors. more »
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