Independence

More freedom, for you and your clients

Are you looking for more? More control over how your business functions, earns, and grows. And more satisfaction from doing what’s best for your clients. These are just a few of the potential benefits of being an independent RIA.

Advisors just like you have made the RIA transition.

Here are just a few of the reasons why.

You have control over your business

As an independent RIA, you’ll be in charge of your own destiny. You'll have the freedom to surround yourself with investment choices and business capabilities that are among some of the best in the industry. You get to choose the platforms. The products. How your business operates and how your time is best spent. In short, you'll be able to create and own the company you've always wanted to work for.

You get to serve your clients the way you see fit

As an independent RIA, you decide what products your clients need. In fact, you'll have a fiduciary responsibility to choose the investments that you think are best for your clients.

You’re able to choose your own lifestyle

Imagine having the freedom to determine your own culture. You get to decide where you want to work. How you want to work. And with which clients. You get to choose how you want to spend your time, what direction you want to take your business in, what you stand for as an advisor. The life you live is completely up to you.

You can keep more of what you earn

When you run your own firm, you'll be able to decide your own payout. You can keep up to 100% of your revenues, depending on your client needs and business structure. You'll also build equity in a business that you can sell or pass down to family when the time is right. But don’t just take our word for it. 

Run the numbers now

For advisors who moved to the RIA model, 76% reported an improved lifestyle + 64% reported an increase in net income. *Source: "The truth about transition: The grass is often greener" Investment News: October 14, 2016.

“What motivates me every single day is knowing who I’m helping. I know whose life I’m changing. It’s my job to do the best job for them, to help them realize their dreams and their goals, and become a partner with them.”

—George Barnhart, TFG Advisors

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