Adviser benchmarking: Why bother?

Benchmarking Surveys are long. They ask a lot of questions. They make you gather all kinds of data about your firm. The questions are often unclear or just confusing. They feel like you are filing a second federal tax return. (Continue reading at InvestmentNews)

Building Your Advisory Business: From Theory to Practice

Building an advisory business is much like running a marathon – it is a long and patient pursuit that requires dedication and is much easier to accomplish when you are surrounded by others committed to the same goal. (Continue reading at Junxure)

There Are No More Free Clients

In a wide ranging interview with AdvisorOne on Thursday in advance of his presentation at MarketCounsel’s Member Summit 2012, Philip Palaveev, the Moss Adams and most recently Fusion Advisor Network alum, expanded on his announcement last week that he will start a consulting firm for “ensemble” practices. He also offered his insight on developing trends within the RIA industry.

Former Fusion President Launches Team-Based Consulting Firm

The way Philip Palaveev puts it is that he gained his academic grounding in the advisory business doing research for Moss Adams LP and learned about humans from his recent stint as the staff consultant to the advisors in the Fusion Advisor Network. (Continue reading RIABiz)

Palaveev Forms Team-Based Consulting Firm For Advisors

Philip Palaveev, the former Fusion Advisor Network CEO and Moss Adams consultant, announced Thursday the launch of a new consulting firm—The Ensemble Practice—that will focus on long-term engagements with advisory firms that have from $1 million to $5 milion in annual revenue that have already “experienced success in attracting clients” but are looking to become better organized, grow more quickly and become more profitable. (Continue reading at Advisor One)