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Join us for our webcast series for financial advisors on the move. Whether you're just starting out on the road to independence or you're an existing RIA looking to enhance your growth, efficiency and profitability, these webcasts bring BNY Mellon | Pershing and leading industry experts together on a range of topics addressing the launch, efficiency, growth, and profitability of operating an independent financial advisory business.

Break through with these dynamic, interactive sessions hosted by Charlie Cornett, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing.


Achieving Faster Growth and Higher Profitability Through Outsourcing
Thursday, August 13, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Moderator: Karen Bruno, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Shad Besikof, President and Chief Operating Officer, TruClarity Management Solutions
Panelist: Tom McCarthy, Senior Vice President, National Sales Strategy, AssetMark

Join us on August 13 and gain insights on how RIAs are adding scale and enhancing their business (and personal) outcomes by leveraging the RIA support community. 
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Starting the Journey Towards a Better Future

Moderator: Charlie Cornett, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: John Furey, Founder of Advisor Growth Strategies
Panelist: Louis Diamond, Diamond Consultants

Our expert panel discusses the ongoing trend toward the RIA model and the critical questions and decisions financial advisors need to address in charting their course to independence.
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Destination RIA: Choosing the Right Model for Your Success

Moderator: Sean Keenan, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Jim Dickson, President and Founder, Sanctuary Wealth
Panelist: Adam Roosevelt, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing

In this session, our panelists will survey the independent landscape and discuss the solutions and affiliation options for fiduciary advisors as well as the benefits of affiliating with a platform partner.
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Planning for Success: Critical Resources to Protect Your Business, from Conception through Launch (and Beyond)

Moderator: Pablo Bizjack, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Brian Hamburger, Founder, MarketCounsel
Panelist: Matt Sonnen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PFI Advisors

Hear from the experts as they weigh in on critical legal and compliance considerations in launching and operating an RIA and the importance of having a well-formed transition plan.
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The Economics of Independence

Moderator: Damian Peter, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: David Mrazik, Managing Partner, Merchant Investment Management
Panelist: Damian Lo Basso, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Compass CFO Solutions

Join our panelists as they discuss the important topic of the financial side of going independent. The group will dig deeper into topics like finding the right capital partner to fuel business growth and managing your P&L to maximize the financial opportunity as an RIA.
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Faster Growth as a RIA: How Freedom, Flexibility, and Creativity are Used to Fuel Advisor Growth

Moderator: Bill Dalton, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Shirl Penney, Chief Executive Officer, Dynasty Financial Partners
Panelist: Josh Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Ritholtz Wealth Management

In this session, our panelists share best practices including proven communication strategies for reaching clients and prospects and how RIAs are uniquely positioned to grow revenue.
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How RIAs Combine Best-In-Class Technology with Smart Marketing to Build Their Brand, Enhance Client Relationships and Improve Overall Business Results

Host: Charlie Cornett, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing 
Moderator: Lisa Crafford, Vice President, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Megan Carpenter, Founder & CEO, FiComm Partners
Panelist: Michael Kitces, Head of Planning Strategy at Buckingham Wealth Partners and Publisher of Nerd’s Eye View blog

Join this session to hear our panelists discuss how technology can connect the dots for running a more efficient and profitable business and power marketing strategies that elevate the client experience and deepen relationships.
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How RIAs can jump their growth curve: Inorganic Growth

Moderator: Sean Keenan, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing 
Panelist: David Devoe, Devoe & Co.
Panelist: Kirsten Petras, Oak Street Funding

In this session our panelists will discuss how to harness M&A opportunities to power the growth of your firm.
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Adding Efficiency and Scale to your Advisory Firm with an Integrated Tech Stack

Moderator: Christina Townsend, Managing Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Eric Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Orion Advisor Services
Panelist: Jennifer Goldman, Business Transformation Specialist, Jennifer Goldman Consulting

Join us on July 9 for an engaging discussion where our panelists will provide an overview of the fintech landscape with a focus on improved integration with the leading tools used among our client base.
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Optimizing Your High-Net-Worth Offering

Moderator: Tom Kindle, Director, Advisor Solutions,  BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Margaret Dechant,  Chief Executive Officer and Partner,  6 Meridian
Panelist: John Mannix,  Chief Executive Officer,  Baldwin Brothers

Join us to hear from our panelists how they have evolved and optimized their business models to differentiate themselves and support the diverse needs of their clients. Learn what it takes to build a firm that delivers wealth services including wealth planning, lending solutions, donor-advised funds and family office services.

You’ll gain insights on their successes, and mistakes they’ve encountered along the way, from the perspective of a breakaway and an established RIA firm of 40+ years. Hear how the independent model has afforded them the flexibility that is critical during the current pandemic.
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Why RIAs Should Consider Growth Through Recruiting, And How To Do It Right

Moderator: Charlie Cornett, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Michael Brody, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Fiduciary Search Group (FSG)
Panelist: David Wiener,Senior Vice President and Regional Director, Capital Group Private Client Services

Join us on July 30 to hear from our expert panel who will share insight on how you can use recruiting to propel your firm's growth. They'll outline the skills and tactics used by firms that successfully recruit new advisors to their firm.
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