In this episode Louis Diamond, President of Diamond Consultants shares key considerations for advisors looking at their affiliation options. Louis begins by sharing how the industry has evolved over the years and how that has impacted an advisor’s earning capacity and client service. Next he discusses the independence continuum and the tradeoff between independence and support and how that translates into risk and reward. Louis explains the many factors that can impact an advisors satisfaction with their affiliation and the pros and cons of each channel. He finishes with a discussion about compensation and the implicit and explicit factors that can impact compensation over time.

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