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

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"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 white paper combines more than 35-years of our experience so you can clearly see the road ahead. Access it here. TRG (0823-20V4)

Everyone’s journey to the independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) model is different. It’s about taking small steps, knowing they could add 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 white paper 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 white paper 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 thousand* financial advisors have transitioned to the RIA model in the past 14 years
  • How Schwab has helped advisors move over 1.1 million** client accounts totaling over $414 billion*** in AUM in total
  • And a lot more

*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. 

Schwab Advisor Services™ serves independent investment advisors and includes the custody, trading, and support services of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”), member SIPC. Independent investment advisors are not owned by, affiliated with, or supervised by Schwab. 

This is a sponsored feature developed by Schwab and supported by ThinkAdvisor. 

ThinkAdvisor is not affiliated with The Charles Schwab Corporation. Any mention of third-party firms or individuals is not and should not be construed as a recommendation, endorsement, or sponsorship by Schwab. 

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