Advisors in Transition

Becoming an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) can bring you a new level of freedom. Transitioning to the RIA model can mean that you have the potential to keep more of what you earn, and manage your business and client relationships the way you want.

Understanding the RIA Model

Understanding the RIA Model
Learn what’s involved with being an RIA. Discover that being an RIA doesn’t mean you need to abandon your traditional brokerage business. You can find the solution that’s right for you.

Benefits of the RIA Model

Benefits of the RIA Model
Becoming an RIA supported by Schwab Advisor Services can bring you a new level of freedom. Learn the benefits of running your own business, and the key considerations before making the move.

Schwab Advantage

Schwab Advantage
Whether you’re just starting up in the RIA world or you have a well-established practice, we’re here to help you build the future you want for your firm.

Transition Process

Transition Process
Learn what’s involved in making the transition to independence and how Schwab can assist you in making the move.


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Featured Case Studies

More advisors make the move to the independent RIA model.
Read case studies profiling advisors Neal Simon, Brian Amidei, Leo Arms, Brian Power,
Karen McCloskey, Michael Yoshikami

Featured White Papers

Read about legal considerations, understanding hybrid practice and starting or joining a firm:

Legal & regulatory considerations
Understanding the Hybrid practice
Exploring Independence as a RIA