- Navigating the Volatile Market
- Adequate Support in Adverse Conditions
- Making a Move During Uncertain Times
2022 has been a year riddled with storms and adverse conditions, and not just in terms of the actual weather. While we have seen some major storms over the last number of months, such as tropical storm Alex, there’s also been big economic “storms” in the way of market volatility and high inflation.
Advisors have had a lot on their plates trying to weather these economic storms and help put their clients’ minds at ease. However, without the right support and sufficient time, it can be near impossible to accomplish this and successfully helping to see your clients through to the other side safely. Just as you wouldn’t expect a house to withstand the eye of a storm without any type of weather defenses, such as storm shutters, emergency generators, and the like, you can’t expect an advisor to make it through the tough economic times without any type of support behind them.
The question is, are you getting that support, and does your broker-dealer have the infrastructure and tech stack to save you the precious time needed to spend time with your clients during this volatile season? After all, the one constant in every storm that an advisor faces is the place they call home for their business. Additionally, it’s these adverse conditions that prove just how good the support you’re getting is. And just as you are being looked to for guidance and support from your clients during this current storm, you are witnessing your broker-dealers’ true character as they respond to your needs in this time of adversity and uncertainty.
- I was concerned about my clients making the move with me.
Every advisor has this concern when deciding whether or not to switch broker-dealers, after all, your clients are the heart of your business. Our report shows that 32.6% of advisors listed concerns over their clients following them as their main reason for not making a change. But the reality is, your clients trust you, not the name on the door. If you’ve put in the work to earn their trust and build strong relationships, then chances are they’re going to make the move with you.
According to our survey, the majority of our survey respondents were able to move over 85% of their AUM to their new broker-dealer. At the end of the day, your clients want to work with you—our job is to find the broker-dealer that is the right fit for both you and your clients so you can make the move with confidence and conviction.
- The grass wasn’t greener elsewhere.
This will always be a risk when you choose to explore your options and see what else is out there, especially if you take the DIY route. You may already be in a good, great, or best spot for your business. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider making a move. Knowing your options is half the battle.
Part of our job at 3xEquity is to help you determine whether a move is the right step at all. In some cases, it won’t be, but you won’t know for sure until you let us help you take an informed look. We’ll help you get down to the nitty-gritty details to help determine whether changing firms is the right move for you and your business. And, with the costs for our services being covered by the new broker-dealer that you select to move to, there is no expense to you to see all the shades of greener grass that are out there.
At the end of the day, you can always come up with reasons as to why now isn’t the time for a move or why you’re against making a move. But the truth is, working with a leading transition specialist, like 3xEquity, can help make the process easy and ensure that you end up with the best new home for your business. Our goal is to help you find a broker-dealer that fits all your needs and can help take your business to the next level. Start putting your fears behind you and explore what options are out there with 3xEquity.