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October 05, 2018

New RIA Lending Challenges Live Oak

Barrons.com - RIAs, your options for borrowing money to fund succession or acquisition plans are increasing. For more than half a decade, Live Oak Bank has offered advisors loans backed by the Small…

October 03, 2018

New Player in RIA Funding Challenges Live Oak

WealthManagement.com - In October 2012, Live Oak Bank debuted its investment advisory lending business, bringing a much needed shot of liquidity to registered investment advisory firms that often…

August 07, 2018

Succession Lending Falls to Merrill Lynch in Polo Classic Final

In the twenty-ninth annual Polo Classic on Sunday, August 5, Succession Lending fell to Merrill Lynch with time running out in the first overtime chukka 10 to 9. The Polo Classic final hosted an…

June 28, 2018

Advisory Practice M&A and Financing Power Lunch with FP Transitions

The average age of financial advisors is approximately 60 with over 100,000 set to retire by 2025, yet there are approximately 50 buyers for every advisory practice seller. Why are advisory buyers and…

June 27, 2018

Succession Lending M32 Captures Match Cup

On Sunday, June 24, the Succession Lending M32 won the Wayzata Match Cup amidst a world class field of competitors. Four Marstrom 32 catamarans, towering at over 60 feet tall, competed in front of an…

May 22, 2018

IBD Buyers Outnumber Sellers 50-1; Are Sellers Really at Fault?

Historically, 90% of IBD advisors do not sell their practice at retirement.  Instead, the senior advisor slowly decreases their time, service, terminates client relationships, maintains a few select…