Tom Daley

CEO and Founder,
The Advisor Center

Mr. Daley is the CEO and Founder of The Advisor Center—a dynamic online recruiting community empowering advisors to research their career options and make targeted connections while maintaining their anonymity.

Tom has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years. He has a diverse background that began with American Express in finance and corporate strategy. In 1997, he joined LPL Financial and was promoted to Senior Vice President of East Branch Development.

Throughout his tenure with LPL Financial, Mr. Daley met with thousands of financial advisors and assisted in recruiting over $250 million in gross dealer concession to LPL Financial. 

From his recruiting experiences, Mr. Daley saw the need to create a new independent and objective process to assist financial advisors exploring new opportunities with The Advisor Center. In turn, The Advisor Center provides firms with a powerful direct marketing portal and a roster of potential recruits with validated credentials.

Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Seton Hall University and his Masters degree in Finance from the University of St. Thomas, MN.

Working in Retirement – Not Always an Advisor’s First Choice
VIEWPOINTS: Tom Daley, Founder and CEO, The Advisor Center; For most independent advisors, succession planning is a very personal decision. Advisors should consider what they want to do next and take into consideration their timelines, their lifestyles and what’s best for their clients
How to Explain Your Transition Package to Clients
It seems FINRA is getting closer to requiring advisors with transition packages exceeding $100,000 to disclose the compensation to their clients. The rule will simply require conversations explaining the motives behind the moves
How to Find the 'Right Fit' Advisor to Grow Your Practice
The clearer you are about whom you seek, the easier it is to narrow your search and filter out the wrong-fit advisors.
The RIA Hybrid: Who’s a Fit? Who’s Not?
VIEWPOINTS: Under the RIA hybrid model, a financial advisor is affiliated with a broker-dealer for their commissionable business and conducts fee-based business through an outside RIA. Maintaining a broker-dealer affiliation allows advisors to provide clients with commissionable products such as mutual funds, variable annuities, stocks and bonds.
Is it Time to Call for Back Up? Is it a Want or a Need?
VIEWPOINTS: Tom Daley, CEO and Founder, The Advisor Center; Most advisors want more time in the day to spend with existing clients and prospecting for new. The fact is, many need more reliable support staff to grow their business to the next level.
Time to Make a Professional Move? 4 Key Considerations
VIEWPOINTS: Tom Daley, CEO and Founder, The Advisor Center; Whether you are thinking of going independent, changing broker-dealers or just want to confirm your current business platform is right for you, there are four critical areas to analyze.
Should You Consider an RIA Hybrid? Ask an Expert
VIEWPOINTS: Tom Daley, CEO and Founder, The Advisor Center; Two and a half years ago, I worked with 12 financial advisors who were 1099 independent contractors with a broker-dealer. Their broker-dealer would not allow advisors to own or participate in an outside RIA. The group had a 65% commission business and 35% fee based business.
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