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The Diamond Podcast for Financial Advisors

Launched in 2017 as Mindy Diamond on Independence, the show has taken on a broader perspective beyond the independent space to include topics, insights, and candid conversations around financial advisor transitions, growth, and an ever-changing industry landscape. Each episode is designed to offer objective guidance and actionable advice with some of the industry’s brightest movers and shakers.


Last Episode Date: 23 May 2024

Total Episodes: 264

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23 May 2024
A Blueprint for Building a Wealth Management Enterprise to $3B and Beyond

After a dozen years in the wirehouse world, Reza Zamani began to recognize the limitations inherent to the model. So in 2012, he left to launch SteelPeak Wealth with $250mm in AUM. Today, they manage $3B and have 20 advisors on their team. Reza discusses how the decision to ...

39 min
16 May 2024
Building a $6B+ Firm by Listening to Clients: The Formula for Mastering Excellence and Creating a Superstar Enterprise

Since his last visit on the show 5 years ago, Rob Nelson’s NorthRock Partners has grown exponentially, serving a high net worth client base of professional athletes, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives. Rob offers valuable lessons derived from finding the “clearest p...

56 min
9 May 2024
$10B Summit Financial’s 3X Growth in 4-Years: The Story Behind the Rise of a 42-Year-Old RIA

The Director of Business Development and Growth, Ed Friedman, shares the secret sauce driving Summit’s growth surge. It’s a perspective on the evolved independent space, with actionable advice on culture, outsourcing, the value of minority investors, and other essential ...

56 min
2 May 2024
How the FTC’s Rule on Non-Competes May Impact Financial Advisors: An Attorney’s Perspective

Attorney Matt Baum breaks down the facts on the latest FTC Noncompete Rule, the potential impact on an advisor’s business, current agreements, the ability to transition, and more.

29 min
25 April 2024
A $1B+ Wells Fargo Breakaway Team Gets Re-Energized in a New Model

In building a $1B business at Wells, Angie Ostendarp and Jordan Raniszeski realized they had outgrown the model, which limited their ability to serve their clients and continue their growth trajectory. They share why supported independence was the right fit and how it’s ch...

62 min
18 April 2024
How Badly Do You Want It? A Process to Help Assess Whether Change is “Worth It” — A Special Industry Update

In looking for “better ways” to foster growth and solve for other long-term goals, advisors need to weigh the value of pain vs. gain when it comes to a transition. In this special episode, Mindy and Louis Diamond share a process for answering the seminal question: Is cha...

35 min
11 April 2024
Leaving the 4-Decade Legacy Behind: Why this $1.5B Merrill Family Business Opted for Independence

Brent and Brad Chappell share unique perspectives as next gens of a business conceived by their father decades ago at Merrill. They offer insightful thoughts about family dynamics and succession, the value of mentors and education, what it takes to build a $1B wealth managem...

62 min
4 April 2024
Michael Kitces on Advisor Wellbeing: How Autonomy is Trumping Income When it Comes to Advisor Happiness

Listen in for an insightful and revealing look into advisors’ minds and what really makes them happy, based on data from the latest Kitces survey. Learn the motivations and drivers that lead not only to success but to a better quality of life.

54 min
28 March 2024
Advisor Success Formula: Closing the Gap Between HNW Client Expectations and Advisor Services

In a more competitive and commoditized world, it’s critical to leverage any advantage available to be more intentional and thoughtful in managing and growing your business. This episode takes a deep dive into John Bowen’s latest report to identify action items to help ad...

51 min
21 March 2024
4 Decades and 3 Generations Later: Former Edward Jones Family Business on Their Path to Growth

What motivated the founders of Holistic Planning to leave Edward Jones, a firm their family built a business at over more than four decades? They discuss their thought process, the transition, and the growth opportunities they are now experiencing.

51 min
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