Choosing the Right Path
Independence means doing things your way. For over 30 years, we've served as a guide for advisors navigating their way. With more business model options than ever, we can help you find the right one for you.
On your team—a guide toward your goals
Your Schwab Business Development Officer (BDO) is the quarterback of your transition team. They have the answers and connections needed to help you make your dream firm a reality. Your BDO focuses on your goals, evaluates strategies, and helps lead the journey to independence.
5 business models for the modern RIA
What will it look like to chart your own course to independence? Review the five core Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) models.
Keeping a foot in both worlds
Pursuing independence doesn't mean everything has to change. As a hybrid RIA, you have the flexibility to maintain both commission-based and fee-based business.
Considerations for going independent as a hybrid RIA
Is the hybrid RIA model right for you and your clients? Learn the pros and cons of operating both a fee-based and a commission-based practice.
Understanding the advantages
RIA industry assets have grown steadily for over a decade.1 Find out why you shouldn't wait to join the movement.
The support you need
As an advisor at an independent RIA firm, you can choose from a robust, world-class menu of innovative providers to help you build something great.
Making the transition
Moving to the independent RIA model can be an incredibly rewarding process. We're there to support you at every step.
Get where you want to be
Talk to a Schwab Business Development Officer to learn how our innovation, insights, and resources can help you own your future and better serve your clients.
All conversations are completely confidential.
1. The Cerulli Report: U.S. Intermediary Distribution 2018, Exhibit 2.07.