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Helping You Understand the RIA Business Model

The RIA opportunity, whether starting your own firm or joining an existing firm, has never been greater. In fact, today, nearly twice as many advisors serve their clients from an independent RIA than just 10 years ago1.

Breaking away doesn't have to mean going it alone. We can help you evaluate your options and considerations for evolving to a new business model. When you are ready to start your journey, we can offer the support, solutions and insights you need to establish and structure your business and map out a long-term strategic vision to build an enduring firm.

The Journey to Becoming an Independent Financial Advisor


The Catalyst

More than 400 teams broke away from their existing financial institutions in 2016 to form independent registered investment advisory firms2. Top firms share their perspectives on what motivated their decision to adopt an independent business model.


Making the Break

Once a financial advisory team makes the decision to go independent, the critical next step is planning for the break. Learn how top advisory firms planned their transition to become independent RIAs.


The First 90 Days

For newly created RIA firms, the first 90 days after launch can be both exhilarating and daunting in equal measure. Learn about the successful journeys top advisory firms made on the road to becoming independent RIAs.

1 Cerulli Associates, U.S. RIA Marketplace 2016, A comparison of 2015 to 2005, including independent RIAs and Hybrid RIAs, an independent RIA with some assets held at IBD intermediary Quant Report 2015

2 InvestmentNews Research, 2016

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