Your All-In-One Guide To Becoming An Independent RIA

The independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) model is a game changer from day one. And if you’re looking to start your transition, this whitepaper combines more than 35-years of our experience so you can clearly see the road ahead. Download it here.

Everyone’s journey to the independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) model is different. It’s about taking a series of small steps, knowing they could add up to something big. And if you’re unsure of where to start or just looking to learn more about what’s involved in the process, this interactive whitepaper could hold the answers. It’s a compilation of the knowledge and learnings from Schwab’s more than 35 years of working with thousands of financial advisors as they make the switch.

In the whitepaper you’ll learn and explore:

  • 4 key steps for every transition and how to navigate them
  • 5 unique advisory models for RIAs
  • Why over 21 thousand1 financial advisors have transitioned to the RIA model in the past 14 years
  • How Schwab has helped advisors move over 1.1 million2 client accounts totaling over $414 billion3 in AUM in total
  • And a lot more

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1. The Cerulli Report, U.S. Intermediary Distribution 2021: Leveraging Data to Navigate Change, Exhibit 2.05, Cerulli Associates.

2. Schwab Advisor Services, Strategic Business Development, 2021

3. ACT Advisor Conversion Services Dashboard Metrics: January 2005–March 2022.

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