Here on HTGI, we like being independent -- so we may tend to gloss over the fact that it is not for everyone. This episode is the first in a series walking you through the whole process: from the first awareness that being independent is possible to the day you make a move. I cover some obvious reasons to continue down the path researching independence as well a few reasons that you probably shouldn't.
When you are making a firm change, it is a natural time to question your business model and consider making changes you would like have in place for the future. This episode discusses the pros and cons of making a change in business model at the same time you are setting up your own practice.
Many independent advisors brag about their 90% payout, but we all know that is not net. But how do you go about comparing your payout at an employee firm to what you might net in an independent business model? This episode gives you an overview of how to get started on that comparison.
Kate worked at several places-- large, small, investment-focused, insurance-focused, you name it-- before realizing she needed to try her hand at starting her own. She's on the leading edge of advisors serving younger and/or clients with few investable assets, using technology and a monthly subscription model.
Brandon Day carefully planned his move to independence, which not only made his transition smooth but led to opportunities that dramatically increased his income. He talks about how being independent gives him the ability to take advantage of things you could never dream of as an employee.
Matt Sonnen coordinated the jump to independence for a team with close to $2 billion AUM. A few years later, the firm was sold to a bank for $100+ million....so he has helped create literally tens of millions of dollars of value for advisors in his career
Todd was comfortable at the only firm he only knew for his first 10+ years in the business, but had to transition to another firm under less than ideal circumstances. After realizing he wasn't in the right place for the long term, he was able to make a successful move to independence. Listen to his journey to hear what lessons learned he has for all of us.