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The Quiet 12 months That Wasn’t for Stratos Wealth

The Quiet 12 months That Wasn’t for Stratos Wealth

Endurance athletes will inform you that the toughest exercise on their schedule is a relaxation day. These of us on this business are constructed the identical approach—we need to preserve working, constructing and rising. Nonetheless, these relaxation days permit muscular tissues to get well and take full benefit of the advantages of the exercise. 

After a number of years of intentional development, we took most of final yr to make sure we had the proper infrastructure in place to assist our bigger, extra advanced enterprise—we wanted a relaxation day. This isn’t a simple option to make in an business outlined by consolidation and demand for year-over-year returns. 

And whereas we didn’t announce as many offers as we’ve got in recent times, we quietly really feel that we did the required work to make sure our future enlargement may end in sustainable development. Our workforce took a threat by stepping again, nevertheless it proved there isn’t any reward with out threat. By way of this inward course of, we recognized a chance enabled by our new construction and developed a singular program we really feel will show to achieve success. 

None of this could have been doable with out taking the time to evaluate our situation and prioritize different facets of our enterprise past dealmaking. 

An Instance of Structural Modifications 

Our development was fueled by investments in companies each inside our community and thru focused M&A. By working with these already inside our community, we took benefit of {our relationships} with these we knew to be sturdy and have been in a position to contemplate greater alternatives exterior of those agency, like our funding in Mexico Metropolis-based NSC Asesores in 2022. 

This strategy supplied extra alternatives that we have been in a position to establish whereas taking that step again this previous yr. Particularly, the launch of Stratos Personal Wealth—offering a pathway for extremely excessive web price shoppers to stay with the agency whereas benefiting from the size of the enterprise. 

Stratos Personal Wealth was developed in partnership with our management and the follow chief at BWM Monetary. The partnership we developed over time enabled our workforce and the BWM Monetary workforce to establish what we felt was one of the simplest ways to determine this new entity to drive worth for our shoppers and stakeholders. Frankly, I don’t consider we might have seen this chance in an lively dealmaking atmosphere. 

Progress Requires Resetting

Our development was largely as a result of partnership we’ve fostered with our capital companions, which enabled us to maneuver rapidly and execute towards an bold set of objectives throughout a risky financial interval. The monetary facets of our enlargement have been just one a part of this worth. 

Corporations simply get misplaced within the numbers and figures. Most companies celebrated wins by specializing in asset ranges and accounts served—and our workforce is not any totally different. Nonetheless, supporting people and serving to them lay a basis for a profitable future is on the core of this enterprise.

Our development required us to recalibrate, and our capital construction allowed that to occur—one thing that isn’t at all times the case throughout the business. Nonetheless, it ought to be the norm. 

After we slowed down this yr, we have been in a position to establish the areas the place we have been strongest and the alternatives for enchancment. A selected energy of our workforce is specializing in our folks, advisors and the way our selections may empower them to assist shoppers. We deepened our investments in expertise and expertise. 

And due to this recalibration, we closed on 4 inner transactions on the finish of the yr. We drove our development by slowing down deal making and laid the inspiration for our strategy shifting ahead. 

The Quiet 12 months That Wasn’t

Our look inward over this previous yr gave our workforce each the time to replicate on the place we’ve been and the place we need to go subsequent. Our new construction and the prospect to lean into our strengths allowed us to establish a development alternative that we don’t really feel wouldn’t have materialized in any other case. 

And now, rested and refreshed, we’re prepared for the subsequent section of our development. 

Jeffrey Concepcion is founder and CEO, Stratos Wealth Companions


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