Succession Planning Strategies for Wealth Advisors
Nearly 70,000 advisors, controlling more than $2 trillion in assets, will retire over the next decade. Less than one-third have put in place an actionable succession plan for transitioning their firms.
Succession Planning is a legally critical, multi faceted and time consuming task. Doing it wrong can be very costly and injurious to reputation and to long built relationships. Join us to hear from this expert panel who will share aspects, considerations, tools, and resources to help you create the right succession plan for you, your clients and your wealth management partners.
Erika M. Cramer, Partner & Managing Director, Silver Lane Advisors
Erika joined Silver Lane Advisors in 2007 and leads the firm’s California office. With over 25 years of investment banking experience, Erika leads and processes mandates involving asset and wealth managers, as well as, conducts capital raises for fintech companies. In 2003, Erika co-founded Alternative Access Capital, LLC, a private placement firm specializing in marketing and capital raising for hedge funds and fund of funds. Ms. Cramer was a Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for the U.S. Trust Company. She joined U.S. Trust in 2001, and was responsible for the development and execution of the company’s national expansion plan, including acquisitions, de novo operations and lift-outs. Her role also involved working with the in-house mergers and acquisitions team at Charles Schwab and analyzing cross firm acquisition opportunities. Previously, Erika spent ten years at Berkshire Capital Corporation. She left as a Director and Partner and was responsible for mergers, acquisitions, and valuation advisory work in all sectors of the asset management industry. Erika currently serves as a Board Director for Atlanta Life Financial Group and serves on the Northern CA committee for the 100 Women in Hedge Funds. She earned an MBA from Pace University and a BA in finance from West Virginia University. She is also a General Securities Principal.
Jeffrey Powell, Managing Partner, Polaris Greystone
Jeff is the firm’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. Jeff has grown his firm organically and through strategic acquisitions of firms and solo practitioner practices. He has almost 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and is the designer of all PGFG’s tactical portfolios. Prior to Polaris Greystone, Jeff worked for Franklin Funds, Smith Barney, and Merrill Lynch. Jeff is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg News, and Fox Business News and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC Online, the Washington Post, U.S. World and News, and RIA Business News. He serves on TD Ameritrade’s Presidents Council, an advisory board that works with senior management to find ways to improve the industry. Jeff holds a BS in Finance and Marketing from the University of Oregon with minor in economics.
Brie P. Williams, Head of Practice Management, Intermediary Business Group
Brie Williams is a Vice President of State Street Global Advisors and the Head of Practice Management. She is responsible for developing SSGA's comprehensive practice management platform which provides a forum for financial advisors to exchange ideas and access State Street Global Advisors industry leading intellectual capital. Prior to joining SSGA, she was a Senior Vice President at Putnam Investments responsible for marketing communications excellence in support of Putnam's global brand and retail mutual fund product line. She was a member of the senior global marketing team and served as a strategic partner across all global distribution divisions, including investment product and portfolio management teams, and channel sales force professionals. Her professional background includes a career in advertising that began in 1994, where she managed accounts in the retail, packaged goods, and health-care industries for valued brands, including Frito-Lay, McDonald's, Time Inc., Target, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 2006, her work on Vonage earned her a Bronze Effie for advertising effectiveness. She received her MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College, and has a BA in Journalism with a minor in International Political Science from Southern Methodist University. Brie holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
3:00pm - 3:30pm - Reception/Networking (Light appetizers, refreshments provided)
3:30pm - 4:30pm - Introductions and Panel Discussion
4:30pm - 4:45pm - Audience Q/A
4:45pm - 5:30pm - Networking/Close
This event qualifies for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for CFA Charterholders
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