The Adviser Center

Tools for Transition

    The curious case of breakaway brokers

    Despite some headwinds, advisers are expected to give increased consideration to the independent channel in 2016.

    Adviser independence no longer synonymous with ownership

    According to the 2015 InvestmentNews Compensation & Staffing Study, independence is no longer synonymous with ownership as employee advisers now outnumber owners at independent advisory firms.

    So you want to become an adviser? Don't overlook the little guys.

    What prospective employers at small and mid-sized firms are looking for and why they need to hire you.

    Make your move

    Clearing Firm

    Company Spotlight

    Commonwealth Financial Network

    Commonwealth is home to advisors earning the highest average annual payout among independent broker/dealers, as reported by InvestmentNews (April 2015). Discover how the broker/dealer–RIA that’s held true to its founding mission for more than 35 years can help you and your clients thrive. Learn More »

    NFP Advisor Services

    NFP Advisor Services, a leading independent broker-dealer and RIA, empowers independent financial advisors, including traditional and hybrid RIAs, to succeed and prosper. With a culture rich in reinvention and advisor advocacy, we’ve developed integrated business management technology that, combined with our personalized consulting services, offers unmatched scale and efficiency in the industry. Learn More »

    Recent Companies

    Elm Advisors

    Burlingame, CA

    Anodos Advisors

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Resolute Financial

    Newburyport, MA

    Caves & Associates

    Manhattan Beach, CA

    Keystone Financial Planning Inc

    Middleburg Heights, OH

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    RIA Data Center

    1Financial Engines Advisors$104,000,000,000
    2Fisher Investments$60,756,197,025
    3Chevy Chase Trust Company$21,211,088,683
    4Edelman Financial Services$14,413,000,000
    5Veritable LP$13,025,323,000
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