Talkin' Shop

Talkin’ Shop: Adam Cmejla And An Advisor’s Value

The value provided by a financial advisor is much greater than what shows up on a quarterly investment report. The trouble with trying to measure a financial advisor’s value is it’s not easy to measure and it’s also not necessarily easy for clients to identify. I asked my good friend Adam Cmejla to join me for a conversation about what…

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Talkin' Shop

Talkin’ Shop: RIA Firms and Wall Street Money

Last week I came across an article referenced by Michael Kitces discussing the recent IPO of Focus Financial, a large Registered Investment Advisor. Focus Financial raised $500 million in its initial public offering, which will be used to purchase up to 500 smaller RIA firms as it attempts to grow via acquisition. Although growing via acquisition isn’t my ideal growth strategy, I don’t…

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