Join an Existing RIA Timeline

Months until Transition
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Choose your path
Consider the benefits of joining an existing firm Tooltip

After using the tool John contacted a Transistion Consultant to help narrow his search for joining an existing RIA firm.

Understand choices for commission-based business selected    
Understand the potential financial impact Tooltip

Through their conversation, John's Transition Consultant helped him identify the products and infrastructure needs that were important to him as a way to pinpoint the type of firm John was looking to join.

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Define your business
Begin creating your business plan selected    
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John's Transistion Consultant introduces him to exsiting RIA firms that matched his criteria.

Legal and Compliance
Consult legal counsel regarding your current contract and other legal concerns selected    
Determine client impact personal cash flow needs selected    
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Implement your business plan
Choose a firm to join   Tooltip

From the group of firms that John was introduced to, and based on his individual interviews with them, John chose the firm that had the best qualitative fit for his needs and business vision.

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Prepare press release   selected    
Account Transition
Understand and prepare for the transfer of your accounts   selected  

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