On the Radio: an Interview with Jeff Thomas

Posted by Archetype Wealth Content Team on September 2, 2020

🔊Listen In: Jeff Thomas shares his journey, why he founded Archetype Wealth Partners, and how Archetype serves high-capacity families uniquely: Helping families thrive across generations by connecting their money with their purpose. 

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Culture Matters. How Disengagement Impacts Your Wealth?

Posted by Cale Dowell on July 15, 2020

Peter Drucker, the great American management educator, is famously quoted for the phrase, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” A friend of mine has that quote immortalized on the central wall of their corporate headquarters in giant block letters. They are a...

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Who Does Your Financial Advisor Really Represent?

Posted by Jeff Thomas on June 1, 2020

In my recent blog entitled “The Three Mega-Trends in the Wealth Management Business”, I made the case that three important things need to happen in this industry:

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The 3 Mega-Trends in the Wealth Management Business

Posted by Jeff Thomas on May 11, 2020

“The model is broken!”

For years, that’s what I said about the wealth management business.

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What Do You Mean the Wealth Management Business Needs to Grow Up?

Posted by Jeff Thomas on May 11, 2020

In my blog  “The Three Mega-Trends in the Wealth Management Business”, I made the case that three important things need to happen in this industry:

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Being on the Right Side of History

Posted by Jeff Thomas on February 7, 2020

The wealth management industry is having a reckoning right now.  The broker-dealer’s conflicts of interest are now obvious.  Consumers are demanding transparency.  However, the largest industry players continue to lobby to muddy the waters of disclosure.

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Risks of Private Equity Ownership of RIAs

Posted by Jeff Thomas on October 31, 2019

Shirl Penney, CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, created a flap in the wealth management industry last week when he warned advisors joining private equity (PE)-backed Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) about the possible negative influences of such ownership. [1].

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What Do You Mean by "The Chick-fil-A of Wealth Management"?

Posted by Jeff Thomas on October 1, 2019

When we describe our company to financial industry folks, we often use the shorthand description that we are building “the Chick-fil-A of wealth management”.  But, what does that mean exactly?

 

Well, what are the some of the first things that come to mind when you...

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The Mission-Driven Advisor: Autonomy

Posted by Jeff Thomas on September 26, 2019

Are you a wirehouse advisor that desires greater autonomy?

If so, you are not alone.  According to Cerulli's "U.S. RIA Marketplace 2018" report, the desire for greater autonomy is the number one factor that attracts breakaway advisors to the independent channel.

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What is Your Biggest Challenge Operating at a Wirehouse?

Posted by Jeff Thomas on September 6, 2019

What is your biggest challenge operating at a wirehouse?

  • Changes in compensation?
  • Insufficient staffing support?
  • Firm culture?
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The Mission-Driven Advisor: Why The Exodus from the Wirehouse?

Posted by Jeff Thomas on August 26, 2019

“Let My People Go”

These are likely the four best-known words from the Book of Exodus uttered from Moses to Pharoah.

Over the last several years, wirehouse headcount has been falling in the single digit percentages, while RIA’s are growing at high single digit...

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Do You Really Want to be a Financial Advisor?

Posted by Cale Dowell on July 15, 2019

One of the most common questions we receive from young professionals is, “how do I make the jump to being a Financial Advisor?”

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The Mission-Driven Advisor: Is the Grass Really Greener for RIAs?

Posted by Jeff Thomas on July 10, 2019

Is the grass really greener for RIAs?  According to a recent article in Financial Advisor magazine, the answer is a resounding “Yes”, according to brokers. [1]

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What does the SEC’s “Regulation Best Interest” have to do with you?

Posted by Jeff Thomas on June 19, 2019

Here’s what SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson, Jr., said about the Regulations’ passing:

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Complete Representation: Do you really want to know?

Posted by Cale Dowell on June 13, 2019

What if I told you that the world you live in as a financial advisor might be a façade? 

If you've seen "The Matrix", you know that the story begins with the hero living a normal life. But there is a nagging awareness in the back of his brain that not everything in...

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Advisors: Why United Capital's Sale to Goldman Sachs Matters to You

Posted by Jeff Thomas on June 6, 2019

Goldman Sachs announced they were buying 14 year old RIA, United Capital, for $750 mm in cash on May 16, 2019.  The 220 advisors who sold to the independent RIA, United Capital, are about to work for Goldman Sachs.  How must those advisors feel about that?

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The Mission-Driven Advisor: Are You a Fiduciary 100% of the time?

Posted by Jeff Thomas on May 31, 2019

Are you a fiduciary 100% of the time?”

 

How do you answer that question when clients or prospects ask it?

It was a question I used to dread as an advisor at the wirehouse. 

 

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2018 Third Quarter Market Commentary

Posted by Ethan Pollard on October 5, 2018

With Q3 in the books, we find ourselves looking back on another quarter where US stocks outperformed all other assets, and portfolio diversification is again on trial. The debate over the merits of diversification are certainly not new in the investment community....

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