Advisors in transition

Becoming an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) can bring you a new level of freedom.

Understanding the RIA model

Learn what's involved with being an RIA. Explore the spectrum of options for independence as an RIA. You can find the solution that's right for you.

Benefits of the RIA model

Learn the benefits of running your own business, and the key considerations before making the move.

Schwab advantage

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

Transition process

Learn what is involved in making the transition to independence and how Schwab Advisor Services can assist you in making the move.


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


Case studies

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

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