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How to Choose the Right RIA Firm

By Karen Hayes, Relationship Manager - Recruiting / Going independent doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. In fact, many financial advisors opt to join an established RIA firm instead of taking on the challenges associated with setting up and running their own independent practice. When you work for an RIA firm, you’re able to leverage that firm’s existing infrastructure, resources, processes, and even brand power to...

Published: October 28, 2020

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Should You Join an RIA Firm

By Karen Hayes, Relationship Manager - Recruiting / Feeling overwhelmed by the rules of compliance? You’re not alone. Regulations change fast and frequently these days, making it difficult for even the most seasoned advisors to keep up without a little help. ...

Published: October 21, 2020

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Passing the Burden of Compliance

By Jim Hooks, Managing Director, CCO / Feeling overwhelmed by the rules of compliance? You’re not alone. Regulations change fast and frequently these days, making it difficult for even the most seasoned advisors to keep up without a little help. ...

Published: September 30, 2020

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Is Going Independent Right For You?

By Karen Hayes, Relationship Manager - Recruiting / You’re thinking about going independent. What should you consider? You know it’s going to take hard work, attention to detail, and a willingness to persevere. But maybe there’s a nagging question in the back of your mind: Are you really the kind of person who should start your own practice?  Even academic experts say there’s no easy answer. In fact,...

Published: August 25, 2020

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Three Questions Any Advisor Faces When Going Independent

By Karen Hayes, Relationship Manager - Recruiting / Going independent is a big step in any advisor’s career, and it can be difficult knowing where or even how to begin, especially when every journey you’ve heard about seems so unique.  The road to independence is highly individualized.  I’ve helped many advisors identify which path is right for them and, so far, no two experiences have been the same....

Published: August 26, 2020

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Are You Being Paid Fairly?

By Jim Perhacs, Managing Director / The wealth management industry is changing, and the old ways of doing business are quickly being replaced. New regulations, fee compression, and more emphases on their clients are driving financial advisors toward independence. Is pay part of the equation?   Know your worth According to Charles Schwab, 7 out of 10 advisors have increased their revenue since going independent. Considering most...

Published: August 25, 2020

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