Case Studies
GREENFIELDING
  • Lead advisor and team of three at an upper-midwest 15-year old RIA, $150M book
  • Opportunity located in a target market for Mariner Wealth Advisors expansion, Chicago, Ill.
  • Lead advisor was not a partner
  • Two founding partners were planning for succession
  • Lead advisor (our target) was being left out of future plans; no prospect of ownership or firm leadership
  • Lead advisor managed client relationships and had the respect of his support team
  • Lead advisor resigned and brought clients and team with him
  • Lead advisor was made managing partner of the newly green-fielded market
  • Client growth and retention goals were met, client base grew by approximately 120 percent in 24 months
TEAM LIFT-OUT
  • Advisor working at a national independent broker-dealer (IBD)
  • IBD limited which services could be provided
  • Advisor team was expected to sell proprietary investment products to clients
  • Advisor was looking for an independent, client-first oriented firm
  • Advisor and team transitioned to Mariner Wealth Advisors and retained over 90 percent of clients as represented by approximately $100M AUA
  • Mariner Wealth Advisors provided practice management and business development resources to further grow and retain
    client relationships
  • Advisor was able to focus solely on serving clients while Mariner Wealth Advisors provided resources to the team to drive growth and expand services provided to client including: trustee services, tax services, financial planning tools, asset allocation/portfolio construction tools and practice management resources
ACQUISITION
  • 10-year old RIA with $1.2B+ AUM
  • Looking for a partner for growth and succession, and to develop next-gen leadership and partners
  • Access to Mariner Wealth Advisors’ Advisory Solutions: successor and corporate trustee services, tax services and practice management resources
  • Mariner Wealth Advisors supported firm’s subsequent expansion into a secondary market
  • Operating margin improved by approximately 40 percent in 48 months
Learn from advisors and firms who have been in your shoes and see how Mariner Wealth Advisors made their transition to the firm as easy and streamlined as possible, how their business has grown since joining the Mariner Wealth Advisors family, and how we continue to support them today.
Please note that the case studies herein are included as examples of Mariner Wealth Advisors’ inorganic growth efforts. There is no guarantee that you will experience any similar results or outcomes in the future.