Schwab Advisor Services
Explore your growth

and exit strategies


The Schwab Advisor Transition Services™ website helps you think through growing and exiting your business on your own terms—at the right time, with the right people and at the right value.

Schwab Advisor Transition Services

To help you achieve your transition planning goals, our online content is organized into four key areas:
Transition Fundamentals
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
Adding an Advisor
Internal Succession

Why Start Planning Now?
It's important to take the time to make a carefully built, long-term plan to support your firm's growth and exit strategies. While this process does require considerable effort, developing a good plan can help protect your business, increase employee engagement and deepen trust with your clients. Not planning can be costly and may negatively impact your stakeholders.

Timing is crucial, since many critical decisions must be made well before a plan is to be implemented. Even if your business seems relatively young, there are compelling reasons to start now.

A transition plan is usually developed in order to:

  • Create a path to achieve growth goals
  • Maximize options and flexibility
  • Build an enduring business
  • Provide peace of mind

M&A Listing Service

Schwab's M&A Listing Service is a national database that makes it easy for independent investment advisors to connect with firms interested in acquiring or selling their firm, or merging with another firm.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-complete online listing profile
  • Searchable database of potential transaction partners
  • Message Center for direct and confidential communications with firms of interest
  • Automatic email alerts about new listings

Getting Started
Create your listing in less than 20 minutes with three easy steps:

  1. Create a personal access code and provide contact details 
  2. Enter information about your firm 
  3. Profile your ideal transaction partner

Create Your Seller/Merger Listing

Use our Listing Worksheet to help you gather the right information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Career Opportunity Service

Schwab's Career Opportunity Service is a free online employment database that helps financial services professionals in their search for job opportunities in the independent investment advisory industry.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-complete online resume posting
  • Searchable database of opportunities in the independent investment advisory industry
  • Message Center to communicate directly with firms with opportunities
  • Automatic email alerts about new career listings

Getting Started
Post Your Resume

Use our Listing Worksheet to help you gather the right information.

Frequently Asked Questions


Transition planning involves a structured, detailed
process. It helps you define, evaluate and implement a strategy for the growth of your business and for your ultimate departure—on your terms.

Transition planning information

Schwab Advisor Services™ clients can access complete in-depth transition planning information and the M&A Listing Service at Schwab Advisor Center