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Financial Advisor Success

The Financial Advisor Success podcast brings you real success stories and insights from the most successful financial advisors, and leading industry consultants, about how to take your advisory business to the next level. Get a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes building a successful advisory business, and how entrepreneurial advisors navigate the inevitable highs, and lows, of growing a firm. Whether you're a new financial advisor trying to get started on the right foot, or an experienced advisor who's hit a wall, we're here to give you the insights and inspiration you need to break through and reach the level of success you want to achieve. Subscribe to the show, and get even more at the leading industry blog Nerd’s Eye View at www.Kitces.com.
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Now displaying: March, 2024
Mar 26, 2024

Michael Collins is the CEO and Founder of WinCap Financial, an RIA based out of Boston that oversees $80 million in assets under management for 70 client households. Since 2021, Michael has distinguished himself by growing his firm by over $10 million in assets under management annually, utilizing leads purchased through SmartAsset and investing $5,000 per month, which has allowed him to achieve a return of $10,000 in recurring revenue within less than 100 days.

Listen in as Michael shares insights into his marketing and content creation strategies, including maintaining a $5,000 per month marketing budget with a 95% failure rate by focusing on the financial ROI from successful prospects, and enhancing his SmartAsset lead conversion with a time-efficient blog writing process involving ChatGPT. He also opens up about the transition's challenges and rewards, as well as the value of persistence, innovation, and the strategic use of technology in achieving business growth and client engagement.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/378

Mar 19, 2024

Meredith Moore is the Founder and CEO of Artisan Financial Strategies, a hybrid advisory firm based out of Georgia that oversees $77 million in assets under management for 120 client households. Despite facing a daunting diagnosis of a 7cm Glioblastoma tumor in her brain in 2005—which led to years of surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy—Meredith remarkably kept her firm operational and thriving, growing it to over $1 million in annual revenue while still serving her clients.

Listen in as Meredith shares how she navigated significant challenges and drove her firm’s growth through strategic early hiring, a pivotal revamp of the hiring process, and specializing in advising women senior executives and entrepreneurs. She also discusses the impact of her TEDx talk on couples’ dynamics with money and leveraging it as social proof to expand her professional network, as well as what has been crucial to her sustained success.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/377

Mar 12, 2024

Eric Simonson, Founder & CEO of Abundo Wealth, joins the show to share how his 'advice-only' RIA model revolutionized the financial planning landscape. Despite launching just four years ago, Abundo has soared to oversee $600M in assets for 420 client households, with a unique approach generating over 30 new clients monthly. In this episode, Eric shares his strategies for empowering clients to implement investment decisions, maintaining advisor workload balance, and navigating the evolution of Abundo's fee structure, all while embracing the entrepreneurial challenges and growth opportunities of building a groundbreaking firm. 

Listen in to hear why Eric believes the younger generation is shifting direction when it comes to giving up control of their finances, how his team schedules meetings with clients to ensure they feel comfortable, and the steps his team takes to set expectations for their clients. You'll learn about the pivotal role of referrals, the future of social media marketing, and Eric's unwavering commitment to his vision, even during the early days when financial sacrifices were necessary. 

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/376  

Mar 5, 2024

Rob Schultz is the Senior Partner of NWF Advisory, a hybrid firm based out of Los Angeles, where he oversees nearly $500 million in assets under management for 200 households. Rob has uniquely developed a streamlined meeting process with a standardized agenda that enables him to focus on individual client needs while managing over 20 meetings weekly, ensuring his firm's growth is both sustainable and efficient.

Listen in as Rob shares how he efficiently manages those meetings through a structured agenda and the assistance of a paraplanner for preparation, alongside utilizing Microsoft Word's audio transcription for quick note-taking. He also discusses his unique journey from kinesiology and med school to finding his passion in financial planning at UCLA, a field that marries his desire to help people with his affinity for numbers, and his growth strategy through acquiring retiring advisors' practices and enhancing operational efficiency with outsourced TAMP providers and ETF model portfolios.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/375

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