Executive Roundtable – October 2015

Following the FPA Major Firms Symposium in Boston, eight tenured consultants in the financial services industry gathered to discuss trends, opportunities and challenges facing financial advisors and the larger firms that support them. These executives included Marion Asnes, Idea Refinery; Bob Cogan, Strategy B4 Tactics; Julie Littlechild, If Not Now Research; Matt Lynch, Strategy and Resources; Marty Miller, Clear Path Consulting; Marie Swift, Impact Communications; Richard Scott Taylor, Innesskirk Global; Mitch Vigeveno, Turning Point, Inc. 

A white paper transcript and a set of short video clips capture their conversation. Excerpt of the conversation were published by Investment Advisor Magazine (cover story November issue 2015). See previous post.


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Download the white paper (pdf).

View the entire set of video shorts at AdvisorsThinkTank.com.

Successful Transitions: Getting It Right

Journal of Financial Planning

Succession planning is a hot topic these days, as well it should be. We are experiencing a significant graying of the profession and many advisers are considering exit plans. But succession or exit planning should be a long-term process, not an “OMG, I’d better figure this out” moment.

Every financial planning practice has a life cycle; for many advisers it looks roughly like this: survival mode, “Midas” growth phase, first stumble, success, second stumble, sustainability/decline. Each of these phases is an opportunity for the business owner to evaluate the current situation and develop a strategy for moving forward. It may seem like an obvious process, but all too often it’s simply not addressed. Advisers bring their own styles and personalities to their business lives and those characteristics often inform how they run their businesses.


Read full article:
Successful Transitions: Getting It Right
By Matt Lynch, Managing Partner, Strategy & Resources LLC.
Journal of Financial Planning, December 2015


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FPA BE, Boston MA, Sept. 25-28

Strategy & Resources Managing Partner Matt Lynch, accompanied by his resource partners, will present “Trends That Matter” at the Major Firms Symposium on September 25. Come to Booth 320 to learn more about Strategy & Resources–various partners will be there throughout the conference.


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