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FP Transitions is the nation’s leading business consulting firm dedicated to wealth managers and independent financial advisors. With a full-service, concierge approach to supporting advisors during key points in their life cycle, our comprehensive, coordinated, and customized solutions enable financial services businesses to achieve long-term, sustainable growth. Our team of 40 includes an in-house legal department, financial analysts and modelers, certified valuation specialists, and seasoned business consultants—all spanning nearly a century of combined experience. FP Transitions’ experts play a pivotal role in providing innovative and strategic business solutions to financial professionals.

David Grau Sr., JD

President & Founder

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Succession/Ownership Transition Services – Non-Custodian/Broker Dealer

Synthetic Equity: An Innovative Approach to Compensation

Synthetic equity is a powerful compensation strategy for retaining top talent, especially in today’s economic environment. Traditional equity ownership has long been used to compensate key employees beyond what salaries and bonuses can provide, but it isn’t the only way to recruit and build a talented team. Synthetic equity is a flexible and innovative approach that offers some, but not all, benefits of ownership. Falling somewhere between employee compensation and true equity, this customizable strategy can be critical to building value in uncertain times.
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Synthetic Equity: An Innovative Approach to Compensation

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About the Initiative

Guided Income Solutions℠ (GIS) is a turnkey, bucketed investment solution designed to deliver steady and tailored cash flows to clients planning for retirement. The bucketed investing framework provides an intuitive approach to converting clients’ nest eggs into an automatic income replacement based on their personal financial goals; the buckets automatically rebalance to systematically reduce risk and accommodate investors’ needs. GIS provides an alternative to annuities; delivering an investment approach that is flexible, liquid, and cost-effective.

GIS aims to transform and enhance current retirement income solutions, to: