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August 2018 - Advisor2Advisor Podcast : David Grau Sr., JD Interview

Posted by FP Transitions on September 4, 2018

Last month FP Transitions President and Founder, David Grau Sr., JD, joined Scott and Pat on the Advisor2Advisor podcast to discuss common concerns related to mergers, and an all too prevalent (and costly) mistake that some mature advisors make when they fail to capitalize on the equity they’ve established by creating a viable succession plan. Listen here.

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Topics: FPT in the News, Mergers, Succession Planning, advisor2advisor

September 2017 - Journal of Financial Planning: NexGen Acquisition Success: Partnership, Patience, and Teamwork

Posted by FP Transitions on September 11, 2017

Two next generation advisors and their path to ownership: finding a firm that fits, earning the trust of existing leadership, contributing to the long-term planning and success of the business, and taking the reins to uphold the legacy. 

In this article for Journal of Financial Planning, “NextGen Acquisition Success: Partnership, Patience, and Teamwork,” by FP Transitions VP of Strategic Development and Operations and G2 owner, Christine Sjölin shares the journey of FP clients that shows persistence and patience pays off when working towards business ownership as a young advisor.

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Topics: Journal of Financial Planning, Next Generation, Acquisition, Buying & Selling, Multi-Generational Ownership, Succession Planning

April 2017 - Journal of Financial Planning: Advice for Next-Generation Advisers Looking for Ownership (Clone)

Posted by FP Transitions on April 17, 2017

A next-generation ownership perspective on the long career path young advisors face and the important role of the next generation in the long-term success of your business.

As VP of Research and Analytics and G2 owner of FP Transitions, Eric Leeper, CFA has a unique perspective on multi-generational ownership in the financial services industry. In his article for Journal of Financial Planning, “Advice for Next-Generation Advisers Looking for Ownership,” he speaks from his unique position and offers advice and insight on building a strong and lasting business.  

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Topics: Journal of Financial Planning, Next Generation, Succession Planning, Multi-Generational Ownership

July 2014 - Benzinga PreMarket Prep: David Grau Sr., JD Interview [PODCAST]

Posted by FP Transitions on July 9, 2014

FP Transitions president and founder David Grau Sr., JD joined the #PremarketPrep podcast at benzinga.com to discuss his new book Succession Planning for Financial Advisors: Building an Enduring Business and the succession planning process.

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Topics: Benzinga PreMarket Prep, Succession Planning, "Succession Planning for Financial Advisors", Interviews, Podcast, Published

June 2014 - Advisors.ca: Succession Planning Can Boost Business

Posted by FP Transitions on June 26, 2014

“Succession planning isn’t just about figuring out who’s going to take over when you’re gone,” says David Grau Sr., President and Founder of FP Transitions. “It’s about building a business that will support your long-term vision, and which will continue to serve clients even when you’re not around as much.”

Advisor.ca article "Succession Planning Can Boost Business" with insight and research from SEI and FP Transitions. 

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Topics: Advisor.ca, Business Growth, Succession Planning

July 2014 - Wealth Management Magazine: Charting Your Succession Course

Posted by FP Transitions on June 24, 2014

Sell to a third party, or a junior partner? There are pros and cons to each, but either one beats a dead-stick landing.

In the article, "Charting Your Succession Course" written for Wealth Management Magazine by FP Transitions president and founder, David Grau Sr., JD, he discusses the differences between an external sale and an internal transition, as well as the choices each path affords you as you plan for the future.

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Topics: Wealth Management Magazine, Succession Planning, Exit Planning