Advisors in Transition


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 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:

Understanding the Hybrid practice
Exploring Independence as a RIA

Stories of independence

Watch as advisors share why they went independent as RIAs and what life has been like since they made the move.

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