Real-life strategies for the modern financial advisor who’s ready to scale.

How building community led to $17M in AUM in 6 months with Alex Newman

Alex Newman, of Grape Wealth Management, has grown his firm to over $17M in AUM in just five months. This growth is largely due to a community event he hosts in Temecula, California for retirees. Alex developed this monthly event to address a need within his niche, resulting in expedient growth for his firm. In this episode, he will walk us through how to create events for your niche and the technology required to make it scalable.

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How mergers can lead to rapid growth for your firm with David Bigelow

David Bigelow of Coldstream Wealth Management did not go the traditional route of becoming a financial advisor. He started at a small local firm and worked his way up the ranks. While working there, the firm was acquired and the transition proved to be a little difficult for him and other advisors. David successfully navigated the transition, retained clients, and grew his AUM. In this episode, David will talk about the complexities of mergers and acquisitions and what an advisor can do during the transition.

How a marketing plan can lead to exponential growth for your RIA with Melissa Joy

Melissa Joy, President of Pearl Planning, has grown her firm from $50M to $120M in four years. She credits her success to courageous authenticity and also the development of a stellar marketing plan. In this episode, Melissa shares what she believes should be included in a marketing plan, tips on remaining authentic, and how you can execute your ideas at little to no cost.

How holistic financial planning led to over $70M in AUM with Scott Frank

Scott Frank, Founder of Stone Steps Financial, has built a successful firm by taking a more holistic approach to planning. His approach is centered on letting go of his own biases and finding a way to connect with clients effectively. In addition to building a firm with over $70M in AUM, he has created a podcast with over 40,000 downloads per month across all podcast platforms. In this episode, Scott teaches us his unique financial planning formula and how it helps you grow when starting from scratch.

The advantages and disadvantages of conferences for financial advisors with Jason and Dasarte

In this episode, Jason and Dasarte thoroughly review their experience at the FutureProof and Excell conferences. The two share the importance of attending events and the steps you can take to ensure that you leave with tactical steps you can take for the growth and sustainability of your firm.

SEO and specialization for the modern RIA with Jason Wenk

In this episode, inspired by our Twitter community, Jason and Dasarte sit down and address some of the major concerns that advisors face: SEO and specialization. Jason shares his theories around best SEO practices and the importance of specialization for your firm. Dasarte offers advice on how to answer the one question that all advisors are bound to hear. Tune in now for this special episode!

How creating an educational course led to over $85M in AUM with Wes White

How did Wes White of Patriot Wealth co-build an $85MM firm without asking for anyone’s business? In this episode, Wes breaks down his success model, shares the specifics of how he identifies the right prospects for his firm (and the wrong ones), and uncovers the education-led outreach strategy that led to the rapid growth of his firm.

How mergers and acquisitions can help you grow your firm with Alex Chalekian

We’ve all heard there is no one way to skin a cat. Mergers and acquisitions are a non-traditional, quick, and effective way to grow your RIA. In this episode, Alex Chalekian of Lake Avenue Financial discusses how mergers and acquisitions have helped him scale his firm, along with the easy steps a financial advisor can take to get started right now!

The five-step framework to inbound marketing for RIA growth with Samuel Deane

Since the inception of Deane Wealth Management, Samuel Deane has intentionally chosen to serve those who work in pre-IPO startup companies. Identifying and engaging this niche audience has not only led him to become a household name in the finance industry but has also resulted in the rapid growth of his firm. In this episode, Samuel provides a framework that will help you master inbound marketing and become a stand-out RIA.

How institutional clients can lead to meteoric growth for your RIA with Jason Ray

Last week we spoke with Chelsea Ransom-Cooper on how her firm used automation to scale to $50M in AUM in less than two years. This week we have her partner, Jason Ray, on the show to share the next key part of their business model: institutional clients. Working with institutional clients has led to rapid growth for their RIA. In this episode, Jason offers some tactical advice that can help you secure non-traditional clients and grow your firm.

How upgrading your tech stack can lead to massive growth for your RIA with Chelsea Ransom-Cooper

Chelsea Ransom-Cooper and her partner, Jason Ray of Zenith Wealth, have built a firm with over $50M in AUM in just over a year. A large part of their success comes from creating an efficient onboarding process for not only themselves but also their clients. In this episode, Chelsea walks us through how to automate your process while still building long-lasting client relationships.

Jason Wenk on how market volatility impacts your RIA

To celebrate our mid-season drop, we’re featuring a special conversation between hosts Dasarte Yarnway and Jason Wenk. In this episode, Dasarte interviews Jason and gets his thought on market volatility and how a down market impacts not only financial advisors but their clients.

The journey from wirehouse to independent advisor with Mike Policar

Transitioning from a wirehouse to an independent advisor can be challenging. In this episode, Mike Policar of NGP Financial Planning talks with hosts Jason and Dasarte about how to successfully make the transition. He outlines the mistakes, so you can avoid them.

Data points for better RIA efficiency with Nick Davis

Data collection and automation is the key to building an efficient RIA. Nick Davis of Brindle & Bay Wealth Management has successfully scaled his practice to millions of dollars in AUM through data collection and client experience. In this episode, Nick shares the specific data points that you should collect from your clients and how to create a client experience that's not only efficient but unforgettable.

How infrastructure leads to growth for your RIA with Jared Machen

How does business infrastructure contribute to the success of your RIA? Jared Machen went from $14 million to more than $67 million in AUM in two and half years, and he’s a leading financial advisor in Texas. How did he do it? Jared joined forces with another advisor and created a repeatable, efficient infrastructure. Tune in to learn how building the right infrastructure for your firm can lead to exponential growth.

How to use a marketing wheel to tap into exponential growth with Taylor Schulte

So what exactly is a marketing wheel and why is it critical for scaling your RIA practice? Taylor Schulte, listed as a Top 100 Financial Advisor by Investopedia, sits down with Jason and Dasarte to explain how defining your wheel is key to rapid growth. Taylor also shares insights into search engine optimization (SEO) and how advisors can take quick steps to acquire more clients.

Introducing The Advisor Journey, the podcast for growth-minded RIAs

In the debut episode of The Advisor Journey, Altruist founder and CEO Jason Wenk and Head of Community Dasarte Yarnway start to tackle one of the trickiest issues for emerging financial advisors: How do you get ahead when it feels like the deck is stacked against you? Jason shares his industry insights, real-life experiences, and key strategies that every advisor should keep in mind.

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Real-life strategies for the modern financial advisor who’s ready to scale. Join Altruist founder and CEO Jason Wenk, Altruist’s Head of Community Dasarte Yarnway, and guests as they share proven tactics, unfiltered advice, and hard-won lessons you can apply to your own practice. These conversations will propel your career to the next level—don’t miss it.

Real-life strategies for the modern financial advisor who’s ready to scale.

In this episode, inspired by our Twitter community, Jason and Dasarte sit down and address some of the major concerns that advisors face: SEO and specialization. Jason shares his theories around best SEO practices and the importance of specialization for your firm. Dasarte offers advice on how to answer the one question that all advisors are bound to hear.

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