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Realize your long-term vision. Ambitions and desires change with time and age. PAG will create a custom path for you to achieve your firm’s goal. Whether that means buying additional advisory practices, selling your practice, going RIA only or otherwise, we will work with you to identify the right outcome and help you realize your …

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Grow your firm. Once you are fully transitioned, which will take approximately two months, your focus will be on the ongoing growth and maintenance of your business. At this point, you may wish to engage in business planning or succession planning consultations, or simply enjoy your hard-earned freedom.
 
PAG has relationships with many of the …

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Achieve efficiencies. PAG has spent hours of due diligence exploring the technology needs of independent advisory teams. Depending on your selected affiliation model, you can choose these best-in-breed providers either ala carte or fully integrated for maximum efficiencies.
 
Our fully integrated technology package includes the best in class for the independent advisory model empowering your …

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Claim Your Independence! Once you resign from your existing broker-dealer, you will automatically commence on a well-documented transition plan. Our transition team will do all the heavy lifting which includes tracking paperwork, mapping and moving assets, opening and funding accounts. Your focus will remain on communicating with your clients.
 
Our goal is to move your assets …

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Create your unique brand. Branding your practice to reflect your core vision and values is paramount to achieving the independent firm of your dreams. You will want to establish and execute all of your collateral assets, so your firm is up and running on Day 1.
 
Our Marketing Consulting team will work with you to create …

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Prepare for the transition. Preparation often starts months in advance. You must have existing contracts reviewed, seek new office space, determine software solutions, start mapping assets and collect all legal client data. Our transition specialists will assist you with all of these extremely important decisions.
 
The PAG Transition Team will provide you with a timeline of …

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Identify the right custodial partner. PAG has integrated relationships with the five key custodians in the industry. We work closely with their teams to identify your firm and your clients’ unique needs in order to select the right partner. We then work collaboratively with the chosen custodian to on-board and train your staff, move …

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Identify the right affiliation model for you. PAG can provide you with as little or as much support as your firm requires. The choice is yours.
 
Consult with the PAG leadership team to talk through which affiliation option is the best for your needs. We have helped hundreds of advisors make this important decision.

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Examine your existing contracts to determine the best process. This may vary dramatically depending on whether or not you are leaving a protocol or non-protocol firm.
 
MarketCounsel, our legal partner, will conduct an extensive review of all of your contracts and deliver exceptional advice on how to proceed.