Go hybrid

Choosing the hybrid RIA model

Becoming an RIA doesn’t necessarily mean giving up commissions. You could go hybrid and register as an independent advisor and an independent broker-dealer. You’ll keep your commission-based business while still enjoying the control of being an RIA.

Potential benefits of going hybrid

Potentially keep revenues from past and future commission sales
Provide more financial services to clients (insurance, alternative investments, etc.)
Have the control and flexibility that comes with being an RIA