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When Less Is More

Time and again, even the largest and best run advisory firms refuse to declare any specialty or client profile and instead go in search of a generic investor of wealth. If advisory firms want to help their G2 advisors become better business developers and accelerate their own growth, they need to take a more differentiated approach focusing on specific target markets.

Do You Know a Good Advisor?

Referrals remain the primary source of growth for advisory firms. Not only are referrals a fantastic source of growth opportunity, but they also get you better clients. I would like to spend some time on referrals—how they originate and what we can do to make sure we capture their full potential.

How Much to Pay for a Client?

Many firms consider incentive compensation for business development. The carrots are there, but the bunnies don’t seem to be running. That warrants a discussion about whether the carrots work in the first place, and how bonuses ought to be structured.