Category: Operations and Technology

7 posts categorized as "Operations and Technology"


Advisors Explain How They Made An Acquisition Work

April 11, 2018

Aspiriant, a wealth management firm based in Los Angeles, has doubled its size since its founding in 2008, by acquiring $6 billion in assets through five mergers. The firm, with $12 billion in AUM, is a prime example of the inorganic growth achieved by those who can manage a successful merger or acquisition. PFI (Pure…

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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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Former Luminous COO to Provide Operations Consulting to RIAs

January 16, 2018

Advisors have been asking Matt Sonnen, CEO of PFI Advisors, for an outsourced COO offering since he launched two years ago. He’s no longer fighting the market. PFI Advisors, a consultancy focused on transitioning $1 billion plus breakaway teams out of the wirehouses, has introduced a new operations consulting service called COO Resource for registered…

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You already have all the tools to beat robos. Here’s how.

June 15, 2016

When meeting with advisers in their offices, I often hear, “The average age of our client base is 67 years old. We know the statistics — 90% of children fire their parent’s adviser. We are scared to death that we will lose the next generation. We need to offer a robo solution because these kids…

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