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Succession Resource Group Set to Contribute to Upcoming Financial Services Institute Symposium

Oct 15, 2015 3:55:15 PM

(PORTLAND, OR – October 15, 2015) – Succession Resource Group, Inc. (SRG), the leader of acquisition, succession solutions, and consulting for financial professionals is pleased to announce their sponsorship with Financial Services Institute (FSI), the industry’s only organization advocating for the financial advisory space in terms of education, public awareness, and regulatory issues.

As part of the relationship, both FSI and SRG are excited to announce the presentation, “Secrets of Succession Planning” that SRG President, David Grau Jr., MBA will be hosting at this year’s Financial Advisor Summit 2015. The addition of an industry expert on succession planning that has experience with most of FSI’s broker-dealer partners to this year’s conference agenda reaffirms FSI’s commitment to the topic and ensures attendees will hear the most current information on advisor valuation and succession trends. “We are proud to have SRG as an industry partner,” said Dale Brown, FSI’s President & CEO. “It demonstrates their support for the independent financial services industry by providing solutions to achieve shared goals and help us in advocating for a healthier, more business-friendly regulatory environment. Key partnerships with organizations across the industry are critically important to the success of FSI and our industry.”

Founder & CEO of SRG, David Grau Jr., MBA said his firm is excited about contributing to FSI’s upcoming symposium in November. “FSI has continued to help shine a spotlight on succession planning. The problem, or opportunity, is not going away and the industry isn’t getting any younger. These sessions are key to raising awareness and helping advisors think of succession planning as a long-term growth tool rather than about selling, succession planning done right is more about growing than going,” said David.

While popular industry topics, acquisition and succession planning have proven challenging issues for advisors and their broker-dealer/custodians. Most advisors have ignored the issue of succession planning until retirement; ultimately, forced to auction off their business and client relationships for far less than the practice's true value and often to unworthy successors. According to research by SRG, less than 10% of advisors have a succession strategy, and even fewer have a plan they are committed to, despite the average advisors age being between 55 and 57 (depending on the source). Today, SRG is helping broker-dealers and custodians work with advisors to take a hands-on collaborative approach to assist their advisors. The expertise and resources of SRG, combined with FSI’s advocacy and commitment to the financial services industry will help ensure that current advisors have a plan for their retirement. 

About Succession Resource Group (SRG)

Succession Resource Group is a consulting firm committed to helping financial advisors with their acquisition and succession needs. Founded and led by David Grau Jr., MBA, a succession planning consultant for nearly a decade working with financial professionals, SRG provides turnkey customized acquisition and succession planning solutions to a variety of professional service firms nationwide, helping both individuals as well as providing firm-wide solutions for broker-dealers and custodians. SRG's suite of services includes business valuation, contingency planning, business structuring and equity compensation strategies, succession planning, acquisition/seller search and sale support (including personal consulting, deal structuring, tax strategies, checklists, transition packet, and comprehensive customizable form contracts), and personalized consulting from industry experts. For more information on Succession Resource Group visit


Kristen Grau

To view the PDF Version of the Press Release, please follow the link: SRG_FSI Press Release October 2015

David Grau Jr.

Written by David Grau Jr.