July 07, 2020

How Many Wealth Managers Received PPP Loans? No One Knows For Sure.

At least 1,436 investment advisory firms applied for and accepted money, according to the SBA. Evidence suggests that number could be off base. Hundreds of wealth management firms applied for and…

June 29, 2020

Podcast: A Roadmap for Buying a Financial Advisory Business

Katie Bruner, a Managing Partner at SkyView Partners, shares the details of the APBOE Action Plan for RIAs and independent financial advisors to discover and acquire practices in today's highly…

June 23, 2020

Suitcases of cash for RIA M&A deals are one COVID-19 victim, as RIA buyers leverage economic uncertainty to force more risk on sellers

Sellers are still getting paid at familiar sales prices, but some of the bad old days of 'earn-outs' are back, which delays the time when they can stop worrying about firm cash flow. The COVID-19…

June 16, 2020

Podcast: How Changes in Unemployment Numbers May Affect Financial Advisors

According to John Merante, Chief Economist at SkyView Partners, there are several ripple effects stemming from the high level of unemployment that are likely to impact financial advisors and RIAs in…

June 11, 2020

APBOE Launches a Roadmap for Buyers on How to Acquire Wealth Management Practices

A competitive pool of advisors looking to acquire practices drives the need to prepare early and ensure they are qualified for bank financing in order to gain an edge over other buyers. WAYZATA, MN. –

June 10, 2020

Podcast: Business Financing 101 for Independent Financial Advisors and RIAs

Scott Wetzel, CEO of SkyView Partners continues his conversation with Mike Langford. In this episode, Scott explains the importance of access to traditional commercial loans for today's independent…