Matt Sonnen Joins Folio Institutional’s Expert Interview Series to Discuss “The Ins and Outs of Breakaways”

June 8, 2018

CEO Matt Sonnen recently sat down with Folio Institutional President Greg Vigrass to discuss, among other things, the Top 3 Questions Every Breakaway Advisor Asks: Should I Stay (at the wirehouse)? Should I Go (to the Independent channel)? If I Go (to the Independent channel), How the Heck Do I Do It? PFI Advisors helps…

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PFI ADVISORS ANNOUNCED AS FINALIST IN TWO CATEGORIES OF THE WEALTHMANAGEMENT.COM INDUSTRY AWARDS

May 30, 2018

We are excited to announce that PFI Advisors has been selected as a Finalist in WealthManagement.com’s 2018 Industry Awards for our retainer-based COO Resource offering, as well as for our M&A white paper, Becoming a Professional Buyer, Part 2. Our COO Resource is intended to help RIAs in five different scenarios: Newly-Launched, such as breakaway…

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Matt Sonnen Joins Mindy Diamond to Discuss “What it Really Takes to Build an RIA Firm”

May 17, 2018

CEO Matt Sonnen sat down with Mindy Diamond to discuss the lessons he learned from launching Luminous Capital 10 years ago, as well as the advice he gives billion-dollar breakaway teams today that are looking at Independence.  He paints a realistic picture of what it REALLY takes to build an RIA firm, whether you go…

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Harnessing RIA M&A strategies for growth

May 11, 2018

With the RIA industry setting itself up for further consolidation based on the macro trends impacting the industry, the opportunity for peer-to-peer M&A activity is increasing dramatically. Multiple industry studies are anticipating record levels of deal-making in 2018, with volumes expected to increase dramatically in the years to come. Scale is becoming critical for RIAs…

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Advisors Explain How They Made An Acquisition Work

April 11, 2018

Karen DeMasters of Financial Advisor Magazine detailed the strategies used by some of the most successful RIA acquirers in our industry.  We were honored to cover these firms in our most recent white paper.  See Karen’s full article here

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PFI Advisors White Paper: Becoming a Professional Buyer Part 2

April 5, 2018

We are excited to present the latest installment in our “Becoming a Professional Buyer” research series.  This white paper highlights five industry leaders and the lessons they have learned from their varied experiences in the M&A arena: Aspiriant, Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors, EP Wealth Advisors, Mercer Advisors, and Parallel Advisors. We hope you enjoy the…

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3 Requirements for Successful Project Management

March 21, 2018

As an operations and technology consulting firm that works with both breakaway advisors and existing RIAs in growth mode, we have become adept at project management and the importance of maintaining a strict schedule with many moving parts.  Building an RIA from scratch is typically a 10-month project that requires work over long nights and…

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Mark Tibergien’s Latest Book Could Put RIA Consultants Out of Business

March 4, 2018

As a consultant to both breakaway advisors and RIAs, some may question my title to this article, and others may question my timing, as “The Enduring Advisory Firm: How to Serve Your Clients More Effectively and Operate More Efficiently” was released over a year ago.  To the first point, any RIA struggling with profitability in…

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Ready to Take Your Firm to the Next Level? Let Professional Management Lead the Way…

February 19, 2018

As RIAs grow, they continue to struggle with the optimization of their back office operations to achieve increased profitability as they gain clients and additional AUM.  It’s no secret that there are inefficiencies that creep into RIAs’ processes over time, and it is our experience that at some point in the evolution of the firm,…

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Matt Sonnen Joins Steve Sanduski’s “Between Now and Success” Podcast to Discuss RIA Technology

February 2, 2018

With the accelerating pace of technological change, how can you be sure you are making the right technology choices? What should your tech stack look like? One of the biggest changes in the financial advisory business over the past 10 years or so has been the rise of technology. Now, of course, technology has always…

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