My 10-year journey from a BoA call center to establishing a solo $73-million AUM RIA
I established my own business two years ago with a pitch [and fee structure] so appealing I don't always finish it
Famously and fiercely solo James Osborne somewhat sheepishly doubles headcount at Bason to two after the fatigue of saying 'no' wore on him
For seven years,RIA, flat-fee evangelist and blogger in Greenwood, Colo. doggedly stayed solo and got to $200 million but now he has McKenzie Ebbesen; and she shares his discomfort with 1% fees.
March 5, 2019 – 9:17 PM
Great story, James. You are an inspiration in the industry. The idea that one should be paid for the work one does rather than a slice of a client’s net worth every year, unfortunately seems to be foreign to most in the industry. I live in Canada, where a company using a flat fee model does not yet exist. As soon as one does, that also follows evidence based investing, will find me lining up to be their first client.
Thanks for sharing your story, James. I’m in the process of registering my RIA with Virginia at this very moment and your story is encouraging. I look forward to reading more of your articles.