Succession Planning Strategies for Wealth Advisors
Nearly 70,000 advisors, controlling more than $2 trillion in assets, will retire over the next decade. Less than one-third have put in place an actionable succession plan for transitioning their firms.
Succession Planning is a legally critical, multi faceted and time consuming task. Doing it wrong can be very costly and injurious to reputation and to long built relationships. Join us to hear from this expert panel who will share aspects, considerations, tools, and resources to help you create the right succession plan for you, your clients and your wealth management partners.
Jeffrey Powell, Managing Partner, Polaris Greystone
Jeff is the firm’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. Jeff has grown his firm organically and through strategic acquisitions of firms and solo practitioner practices. He has almost 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and is the designer of all PGFG’s tactical portfolios. Prior to Polaris Greystone, Jeff worked for Franklin Funds, Smith Barney, and Merrill Lynch. Jeff is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg News, and Fox Business News and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC Online, the Washington Post, U.S. World and News, and RIA Business News. He serves on TD Ameritrade’s Presidents Council, an advisory board that works with senior management to find ways to improve the industry. Jeff holds a BS in Finance and Marketing from the University of Oregon with minor in economics.
Brie P. Williams, Head of Practice Management, Intermediary Business Group
Brie Williams is a Vice President of State Street Global Advisors and the Head of Practice Management. She is responsible for developing SSGA's comprehensive practice management platform which provides a forum for financial advisors to exchange ideas and access State Street Global Advisors industry leading intellectual capital. Prior to joining SSGA, she was a Senior Vice President at Putnam Investments responsible for marketing communications excellence in support of Putnam's global brand and retail mutual fund product line. She was a member of the senior global marketing team and served as a strategic partner across all global distribution divisions, including investment product and portfolio management teams, and channel sales force professionals. Her professional background includes a career in advertising that began in 1994, where she managed accounts in the retail, packaged goods, and health-care industries for valued brands, including Frito-Lay, McDonald's, Time Inc., Target, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 2006, her work on Vonage earned her a Bronze Effie for advertising effectiveness. She received her MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College, and has a BA in Journalism with a minor in International Political Science from Southern Methodist University. Brie holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Scott Holsopple, Principal, Focus Financial Partners
Scott focuses on identifying top RIA firms on the West Coast who are interested in joining the Focus network and helping our partner firms in their organic and inorganic growth efforts. Prior to Focus, Scott was Head of Product & Business Development at The Mutual Fund Store where he was responsible for the firm’s service offering, content and communication strategy and delivery and it’s partner and acquisition efforts. Previous to TMFS, Scott was President & CEO of Smart401k.com (acquired by TMFS) an online financial advisor focused on providing advice and retirement planning services to more than 25,000 defined contribution participants. Earlier in his career, Scott worked for Summit Partners, where he focused on growth equity investments in leading financial services companies, and TD Securities where he was a member of the Telecom M&A team. Scott received his BS in Finance, with Distinction, from the Pennsylvania State University. He lives with his wife and daughter in San Francisco and enjoys traveling, snowboarding and volunteering during his spare time.
3:00pm - 3:30pm - Reception/Networking (Light appetizers, refreshments provided)
3:30pm - 4:30pm - Introductions and Panel Discussion
4:30pm - 4:45pm - Audience Q/A
4:45pm - 5:30pm - Networking/Close
This event qualifies for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for CFA Charterholders
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