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Tools for Transition

    10 best ways to execute a succession plan

    Holding on to a firm's clients during a sale should be a priority for the buyer and especially the seller, since the number of clients who stay can have a direct impact on the amount of money that is paid for the practice, or book of business.

    Five keys to consider when evaluating your next move

    Considering changing your B/D affiliation to position your firm for growth? This is a change that no advisor takes lightly. But because few advisors change B/Ds often, they may not know what questions to ask as they make their decision.

    Recruiter questions Merrill Lynch's client retention numbers

    In my opinion, no article published in the wealth management industry trade press in the last month has garnered as much attention as the Feb. 23 piece in InvestmentNews, written by Christine Idzelis, titled “Merrill Lynch keeps a tight grip on clients."

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    Commonwealth Financial Network

    Commonwealth is home to advisors earning the highest average annual payout among independent broker/dealers, as reported by InvestmentNews (April 2015). Discover how the broker/dealer's RIA that's held true to its founding mission for more than 35 years can help you and your clients thrive. Learn More »

    Schwab Independent Branch Services (Franchise)

    The Schwab Franchise is your chance to take control of your success like never before. With our unique franchise ownership model, Schwab Independent Branch Leaders leverage the power of Schwab's brand to gather assets, the strength of Schwab's infrastructure to efficiently operate their business and the integrity of the Schwab promise to always keep their clients' interests first. Learn More »

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