Millennials and Careers

Firms are dreading the arrival of their first millennial employee. But beyond stereotypes, millennials can bring energy and ambition, and help define and refine a firm’s sense of purpose.

Solving succession: The fate of RIAs depends on their founder's plans to leave

Every year, the succession consultant Philip Palaveev says he gets calls from firm founders who have been diagnosed with cancer. Often it’s too late to do anything about the complex and time-consuming process of succession, Palaveev says. Many experts advise a 10-year runway to plan for internal succession. Read More

How Does Your Firm Stack Up?

“Benchmarks are like a dashboard in a car,” says Philip Palaveev, CEO of The Ensemble Practice, a support and service organization for financial advisory firms based in Seattle, Wash. “Benchmarks showing what other firms are experiencing can tell you if you are growing too fast or too slowly and if things are working properly. Read More