Mindy Diamond on Independence: A Podcast for Financial Advisors Considering Change

Mindy Diamond on Independence: A Podcast for Financial Advisors Considering Change


Latest Episodes

Life After Goldman Sachs: A Story of Extraordinary Success
May 28, 2020

Justin Berman left Goldman Sachs 10 years ago to build his own independent firm, at a time when such a move was much less common. How did he find the courage to leave the Goldman imprimatur, brave the firm's Garden Leave,

The Evolution of an RIA from Practice to Enterprise
May 21, 2020

Tim Bello of Merchant Investment Management discusses the growth of the independent space and the burgeoning cottage industry that fills capital, service and support gaps, creating new paths for those who have a desire to grow their own enterprises.

Back to Basics on Leadership, Business Management and Succession
May 14, 2020

Ben Harrison from BNY Mellon’s Pershing discusses the role a custodian plays in the lifecycle of an independent business, taking over for retiring industry icon Mark Tibergien as the head of Pershing’s RIA custody unit, the COVID-19 crisis, and more.

The Most Misunderstood Broker Dealer in the Independent Space
May 07, 2020

Bill Williams of Ameriprise Franchise Group discusses how dramatic shifts in recruiting practices, plus improvements in infrastructure, support, technology and marketing have resulted in great success for the century-old independent broker dealer.

How this Wells Fargo Breakaway is Thriving During the COVID-19 Crisis
April 30, 2020

Joe Eschleman, president of Towerpoint Wealth, tells Louis Diamond how leaving Wells Fargo with the help of Dynasty Financial Partners to launch his own independent firm allows him to freely and creatively engage with clients and prospects.

The Post-Crisis World for Financial Advisors: 10 Predictions
April 23, 2020

There’s a new wave of evolution coming in the post-crisis world which we expect will impact advisors no matter where they work. The good news is much of these changes will be for the better. Mindy Diamond shares 10 predictions for what the wealth manag...

The Real Truth About Business Ownership from a $600M Ex-Morgan Stanley Advisor
April 16, 2020

Lee Korn, who launched the independent firm Opal Wealth Advisors in January of 2019, shares how pulling together all the moving parts that go into building an RIA is a task that takes time, energy and a good amount of learning as you go—but worth it!

How the Freedom to Communicate During a Crisis and Beyond Translated to 4x Growth for this ex-Morgan Stanley Team
April 09, 2020

The freedom to be creative and follow one’s instincts without a larger corporate agenda has enabled many independent advisors to successfully navigate the COVID-19 crisis. David Bahnsen of The Bahnsen Group shares his story and advice.

The Real Impact of the Crisis on Valuations and the Independent Space as a Whole
April 02, 2020

Matt Crow, President of Mercer Capital, a leading authority on firm valuations in the wealth management space, shares his perspective on the future of valuations, M&A and potential changes in the RIA space as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

A Lawyer’s Advice on How to Protect Your Business Now and Into the Future
March 26, 2020

Attorney David Gehn, of NY law firm Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, LLP, shares actionable advice for advisors including how to avoid risk, manage transitions and renegotiate promissory notes/ EFLs, plus challenges RIAs are facing and relief programs.