Among the most notable workplace trends in recent years has been the growing number of financial advisors seeking to break away and transition their careers. To many, the allure of joining a registered investment advisory (RIA) firm or launching a new RIA is the desire for greater independence and increased compensation.
Much in the same way clients depend on your proven expertise to help meet their investment goals, advisors should seek and rely on the value that only specialized legal counsel can provide when mulling the transition to a new firm or the start of a new business.
Whether you are considering a merger, acquisition, asset purchase or some other type of business transaction involving a competitor or compatible business, the number of factors that must be considered can be overwhelming.
Once you have a good sense of whether a merger or acquisition is appropriate to your long-term needs, there are a number of next steps that you should take before making any sort of deal.
Adding a new company to your business portfolio can be the change that sparks massive growth for your business or triggers the decline of eventual financial ruin. Fortunately, with thorough research and guidance from experienced legal counsel, the risks of buying a company or merging your company with another company can be significantly reduced.
Whether it's transitioning or breaking away, things like legal risks, business factors, and regulatory concerns, must be handled with care. Let our experienced team help.
In recent years, there has been a considerable increase in the number of financial advisors who are looking to break-away and transition to careers with registered investment advisory firms (“RIAs”) or even launching their own RIA seeking more independence, control, growth opportunities, and increased compensation.
In these unprecedented times of global pandemic and turbulent economy, having a succession plan for your firm is more important than ever.
By: Robert D. Conca, Esq., Partner Throughout any financial professional's career transitions are inevitable and an integral part of the transition is the filing of a Form U5. For those who are unaware, Form U5 is a formal documentation...
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- Proactive Risk Mitigation
- How a Popular Index’s Lack of Risk Disclosures Resulted in a Recent $9 Million SEC Fine: Lessons Learned
- The Importance of Having a Successful Succession Plan
- Why Advisors Should Seek Specialized Counsel When Making a Business Transition
- Protecting Your Firm Through Risk Management
- A Financial Advisory Firm’s Simple, but Costly Lesson in the Need for Adequate Fee Disclosure
- Five Investor Protections to Remember When Finalizing FINRA Pre-dispute Arbitration Agreements
- Compliance Steps Fiduciaries Should Take Now to Help Ensure Continued Adherence with the DOL’s New ERISA Exemption
- Transition Services
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- Investment Advisers
- Policies and Procedures
- Due Diligence
- Regulatory Examinations
- Social Media Marketing
- California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
- Aging Clients
- Advisers Act
- Virtual Currency
- Dodd-Frank Act
- Ponzi Scheme
- Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)
- Securities Law
- Broker Protocol
- Form U5
- Private Equity
- Private Funds
- Hedge Funds
- Regulation Best Interest
- Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
- Government Shutdown
- Risk Alert
- Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
- Investment Company Act
- Rule 6c
- Wells Fargo