Rob Sandrew of Built-in Companions on hitting the trade’s consistently shifting targets

Do you ever look out of your window and picture being on the seashore? Do you want you might fast-forward by Wall Avenue’s looming wet season and get to one thing a bit of sunnier? 

Then enable Monetary Planning to move you again to the canine days of summer time and immediately into the guts of Surf Metropolis.

Our particular look again on the Future Proof Pageant continues by a collection of interviews with insiders and newsmakers performed by the Monetary Planning editorial staff.

On this clip, Wealthtech Reporter Justin L. Mack chats with Rob Sandrew, chief growth officer at Integrated Partners. The trade veteran with greater than 20 years of expertise first broke into the trade wholesaling and calling on the RIA market within the ’90s. Now, he oversees recruiting initiatives for the Boston-based agency that has greater than 200 advisors, 165 CPAs and 60 regional workplaces throughout the USA.

The fast-growing RIA bolstered these numbers on the finish of February when it introduced the acquisition of Laurel Wealth Advisors, a California-based impartial advisory agency with 30 advisors and greater than $2.25 billion in property. 

Contemplating his function at Built-in, Sandrew is all about motion. Be it advisors in search of a brand new residence or the general route of the trade, he’s centered on hitting the mark.

At Future Proof 2022, Sandrew talked about a slowdown when it comes to advisor recruiting main as much as the occasion however stated issues have been as soon as once more heating up as everybody was hitting the seashore. He additionally gave Mack a preview of issues to come back on the subject of Built-in’s M&A efforts.

“It has been a really thrilling yr. We even have entered into the acquisition sport, so we’re excited to be saying some issues over the following handful of months,” Sandrew stated. He added that as they develop their footprint, discovering advisory groups that align with what they’re all about is rather more than trade discuss.

“I feel that is the outdated adage of ‘know who you might be and who you are not.’ … In the end, we need to be sure that there is a philosophical alignment and (that) our assets are aligned earlier than we even discuss acquisition. As a result of on the finish of the day, if they are not discovering an appreciation for the worth we’re bringing … they could have a unique enterprise mannequin. That does not make it flawed or proper. However we is probably not excellent companions.”

So far as what was driving the uptick in motion to shut out 2022, Sandrew stated it is so simple as wanting on the market itself. 

“I have been doing this a very long time (and) I feel it isn’t any completely different than earlier than, within the sense of, when issues are going nicely, individuals are inclined to endure a good quantity of ache. When issues aren’t going so nicely, that is when that hassle mode comes into play,” he stated. “The opposite factor is our enterprise has advanced, and it is so thrilling as a result of I feel we’re nonetheless on the precipice of the place we’re going. Three years in the past, even to now, the kind of fashions which can be on the market, the capabilities that these companies like ours are in a position to roll out to have the advisors leverage to higher help their shopper base, it is shifting. It is a fixed shifting goal, and the sophistication degree continues to climb. It is actually an interesting time to be within the trade.”

Take a look at the complete interview beneath.

Future Proof, an occasion billed as the primary wealth competition, attracted greater than 2,200 individuals to Huntington Seashore, California, final yr. Monetary Planning was a sponsor of the occasion. Dates for Future Proof 2023 have already been introduced. The occasion is slated to return to the seashore Sept. 10-13, 2023.