Brooke’s Note: If you want to find out what is happening on Wall Street, talk to advisors from places like Colorado. They are the ball on the tip of the seal’s nose and experience the greatest torque. Talking to Clayton Hartman, I learned much about advisors and how willing many of them are to shape the destiny of this business.
The logistics and emotions of engineering a wirehouse breakaway involving 17-people, four cities, one top recruiter, lawyers, one roll-up and the hangover of having done a half-baked breakaway five years earlier from Smith Barney were all factors Clayton Hartman cited in his debriefing related to his $1-billion team’s departure from UBS.
But really, dealing those issues in the grand scheme was box checking in forming IFM Capital Advisors and its offices in Denver, Colo.; Los Angeles; Fort Collins, Colo.;’ and Sioux Falls, S.D. for the seasoned entrepreneur and partner in the newly formed RIA
What proved a more soul-jarring challenge for Hartman was the difficult footing he found himself on with one 80 year-old woman.