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Learn how RIA firms are poised for growth

Results from the 2023 RIA Benchmarking Study show the industry's enduring strength. With 1,300 independent advisory participants, the study is rich with industry, firm, and client insights.

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About the 2023 RIA Benchmarking Study from Charles Schwab

Schwab designed this study to capture insights in the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) industry based on survey responses from individual firms. The 2023 study provides information on topics such as asset and revenue growth, sources of new clients, products and pricing, staffing, compensation, marketing, technology, and financial performance. Since the inception of the study in 2006, more than 4,500 firms have participated, with many repeat participants. Fielded from January to March 2023, the study contains self-reported data from 1,300 firms that custody their assets with Schwab or TD Ameritrade and represents over $1.7 trillion in assets under management, making this the leading study in the RIA industry. Schwab did not independently verify or validate the self-reported information. Participant firms represent various sizes and business models. They are categorized into eight peer groups by AUM size. The study is part of Schwab Business Consulting and Education, a practice management offering for RIAs. Grounded in the best practices of leading independent advisory firms, Business Consulting and Education provides insight, guidance, tools, and resources to help RIAs strategically manage and grow their firm.

Past performance is not an indicator of future results.