Upcoming Events


Bob Veres' Insiders Forum
September 28-30, 2022
Salt Lake City, UT

Kem Taylor and Eric Godes

Join two of our top consultants onsite for advanced consulting conversations around succession, entity structure, compensation design, organic and inorganic growth strategies, next generation equity pathways and more. We've partnered with Bob Veres to provide this industry's largest RIAs with intelligent solutions to complex problems, all to be discussed over a cup of coffee. Our team is here to advise further when the time is right. Let Kem or Eric know you'll be there, too!

KPIs of Running a Successful Advisory Business [webinar]

October 18, 2022 - 10am PST

Scott Leak, CFP®, Senior Consultant & Eric Fettig, Business Consultant at FP Transitions

Mark, Measure, Monitor, Master. Business growth is a goal for every advisory practice, but how you quantify that growth begins with a true examination of where you stand. Benchmarking your business's Key Performance Indicators is the first step, but which data points do you utilize to measure your success or areas do you explore for growth? How do you gather this vital business intelligence? In this presentation, we dig deep and reveal:

  • Which indicators you should focus on to measure success in your practice.
  • How to discover your Peer Group and Target Group metrics.
  • Balancing hard and soft KPIs; measuring the happiness and success of your team and how that relates to the monetary performance of your firm.
  • The battle for talent during the Great Resignation.
  • Plus watch a live comparison of industry benchmarking on an actual RIA.

Register for this webinar here.

Million Dollar Round Table
October 19-22, 2022
Santa Barbara, CA

Christine Sjölin, SHRM-SCP

Hear FP Transitions' Chief of Staff and Partner speak about The Building Blocks of a Successful Practice. Will you be there, too? Drop a note to Christine.


Previous Events
Future Proof Festival
September 11-14, 2022
Huntington Beach, CA

Scott Leak, CFP®, Elise Rogers, James Fisher, JD and Seth Davis

Join our team onsite for free, one-on-one consulting and incredible conversation. We've partnered with Advisor Circle and Live Oak Bank to host this year's first Advisor Accelerator Lounge. Learn more. 

An Owner's Guide to Succession Planning [webinar]

David Grau Sr., JD, President and Founder at FP Transitions

Building an enduring and transferable business provides owners with more options, greater value, strong and sustainable growth, and a powerful talent retention strategy. Advisors acknowledge that succession planning is a key component of any valuable business, but many struggle to find the time, support, or opportunity to fully embrace their optimal succession planning strategy. In this session, industry pioneer David Grau, Sr. guides owners through the key moments in building out your own unique succession plan. Honoring this highly personal journey, David weaves contextual stories that highlight the plethora of emotions and challenges that owners face in creating their own, unique plan. Having worked with 20,000 clients since 1999, David Sr. and the FP Transitions team of analysts, lawyers and consultants artfully marry the realities of succession planning with key tactics for success.

Owners will gain valuable insights, including:

  • How and when to start the planning process
  • Where to initially focus your time and energy
  • What really matters in the long-run
  • How you'll increase firm value along the way

Articulating and embracing your vision for your firm's future takes time. If there's one message owners take away from this experience, it's that you must start discussing and planning for succession 10 years or more before you plan to depart from the business. The more time you dedicate to planning and executing, the better your chances of growing and fortifying your firm's value, as well as delivering quality care and stability for your clients for generations to come.

Join us on June 29th to delve deeper into this important topic and to discover what you need to do to prepare and protect your business–and your clients. A lively Q&A will follow the presentation. 

Watch this webinar on demand here.

Rethinking Exit Strategies [webinar]

Eric Leeper, CFA, VP Research & Analysis / Partner

Fred Hanish, M&A Consultant at FP Transitions

With financial advisory valuations (especially RIAs) being at an all-time high, more advisors are gearing up to sell. We understand the driving forces behind this movement, as this is typically an owner's largest asset going into retirement. Before owners make any critical decisions about how to exit their business, we think there are some important things every owner should know! Even minor adjustments to your exit strategy can massively increase the value of your firm and create a legacy for your life's work. 

  • How deal structure, exit strategy, and business entity all play into your firm's valuation.
  • The benefits and tradeoffs of an internal sale, external sale, and everything in between.
  • The unpredictable, sometimes emotional, reactions that can occur while planning and executing an owner's exit strategy.
  • Case studies from those who've successfully built and completed their exit strategy.

Watch this webinar on demand here.

More than a Continuity Requirement [webinar]

Marcus Hagood, Director of Equity Management Solutions® at FP Transitions

Ross Neher, JD, Associate Counsel at FP Transitions

Your fiduciary responsibilities to your clients are outlined by SEC requirements, but do you fully understand these precepts? Are you going above and beyond to reassure your clients? Additionally, the value of your business can evaporate with your death. Are you prepared for this eventuality? In this presentation, we dive into some client case studies focused presentation to explore:

  • The difference between Continuity and Succession plans.
  • How sustainability is actualized through a well thought out succession plan.
  • The challenges of the client need horizon and the advisor’s professional tenure.

Watch this webinar on demand here.

2022 M&A Market Update - for Independent Advisory Owners [webinar]

Brad Bueermann, CEO at FP Transitions

James Fisher, VP Mergers & Acquisitions at FP Transitions

Over the past few years, our extensive valuation and transaction databases show that advisory businesses can be successful in acquiring at higher levels than they think. We’ve seen a number of local advisory businesses acquire to expand their reach regionally and likewise, regional firms grow to gain a national presence. However, most buyers tend to keep their sights limited to businesses at their same level, not realizing that if they work to improve a few key areas they could reach higher.

View this presentation to learn more about how you can enhance your business foundations to re-orient your acquisition strategy for greater success. In this mid-year update on the state of the marketplace, we also explore:

  • Transaction data and trends from the last couple of quarters;
  • How recent data compares to what we saw in 2021;
  • Predictions about market activity over the next year; and
  • Potential upcoming regulatory changes and how they could affect your plans.

Watch this webinar on demand here.