Why Join an Independent RIA

There are 4 key reasons:

  • Less operational and management responsibilities. The RIA will handle the establishment of:
    • New business processing procedures
    • Billing of client accounts
    • Compliance fulfillment
    • Custodian relations
    • Due diligence strategies
  • Economies of scale. You will benefit from the negotiating power and size of a larger organization for:
    • Custodian pricing
    • Technology resources
    • Errors and Omissions Insurance
    • SEC registration
  • Being part of a community. You will not be going it alone. You will be part of a group of people that share the same challenges, opportunities and experiences. With the right RIA, you will find that being part of something bigger than yourself becomes 1+1+1=5. You will achieve more, with less effort…and have some fun along the way!
  • Better opportunities for business succession. You will have the opportunity, if and when you desire, to merge or sell your practice to someone you have grown to know, like, respect, and trust. This gives you the assurance that your clients and employees will be treated the same as you have been treating them. The RIA “purchaser” will also typically pay you more because of the sharing of familiar technologies, systems, and processes.

Smart Money Group welcomes the opportunity to show you how we serve in these areas.

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