Schwab Support for Independent Advisors

Become an independent RIA with the support of Schwab every step of the way.

From step-by-step help during the transition process to long-term support and guidance, Schwab Advisor Services™ works hard to help you become an independent RIA and grow your business as you see fit.

Watch what industry leaders, Schwab team members, and other advisors have to say about transitioning to the independent RIA model with Schwab.

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Helping you make the move

Matt Faries, Director of Advisor Transition Services, describes the steps his team takes and the lengths they go to create a seamless transition to the independent RIA model.

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Help with choosing the right tools

Mike Williams, Managing Director of Technology Platform Sales, talks about guiding new firms to the technology solutions they will need to run, grow, and scale their business.

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Guidance for launching and growing your business

Specialists from the Schwab Advisor Services Business Consultant team discuss the efforts and resources used to help independent advisors visualize, plan, and grow their businesses.

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Client banking and lending services

Schwab Bank National Sales Executive Christian Rodriguez describes the banking products and services available to clients that complement the investment accounts that advisors manage.

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Ongoing strategic and tactical support

Shawnette Gauer, Managing Director of Relationship Management, describes how her team serves as a thought partner to advisors, bringing strategic and tactical support to firms at every stage of business.

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Consulting for your back office

Tina Kerr, Senior Team Manager of Schwab Service, describes the deep relationships her team builds with advisors and the pride her team takes in supporting advisors' back offices.

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Solutions for helping clients meet their goals

Rob Barnes, Sales Director of Managed Accounts and Alternative Investments, describes the breadth of investments available to advisors.

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Access to dedicated trading support

Members of the Schwab Trading Team discuss the many services they provide to help independent RIAs with their day-to-day trading needs.

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What going independent has meant for me

Three advisors share their personal stories about transitioning to the independent RIA model and the kind of support they received from Schwab Advisor Services™.

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Where the industry is headed

Alois Pirker, Director of Research for Aite Group Wealth Management, speaks on the state of the industry, trends from the past 10 years, and his expectations for the future.

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How to grow as an independent

David Selig, Founder and CEO of Advice Dynamics Partners, talks about the importance of valuation and defines the four key drivers of value for independent RIA firms.

Get The RIA Roadmap

Learn more about the RIA model and the key steps for making the move with our essential guide, The RIA Roadmap.

Forward momentum: Why elite teams claim their future as RIAs

The future for RIAs is bright, with growing opportunities, new advantages, and increased support from Schwab. This in-depth analysis will help you understand the independent RIA model and the opportunities it offers.

Contact us

Find out what it's like to work with Schwab Advisor Services. Contact us online or call 877-687-4085.

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