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My transition

in numbers

6 Years - At independent broker dealer
18 Months - Total transition time

My best advice

with Ryder Brose

It’s human nature to fear change, but once we conducted our due diligence, it became clear that breaking away from our independent broker-dealer and moving to the RIA model was the only way to take our firm to the next level. As a former law enforcement officer who made a mid-life career change, I was quite familiar with major life transitions. For others, however, this feeling of uncertainty can be overbearing to the point of “decision paralysis” and can prevent someone from making the decision to become an RIA.

 

Start by discussing your transition with colleagues who have already made the move and use their insights to determine your top custodial contenders. Interview those custodians to determine the best one to serve your firm. A good custodian will help you narrow down your technology choices and ultimately help you select solutions that will not only integrate with their platform, but will streamline your business processes. Overall, a great custodian will walk you through every step of the transition process to make the move as seamless and painless as possible for your firm, your staff and most importantly, your valuable clients.

Inspired by my story?

Learn more about transitioning to the RIA model by contacting TD Ameritrade today!

Or call 800-934-6124

Meet advisors like you who have
successfully transitioned

Heather Fortner

She knows that the right operations professionals can help advisors provide a seamless customer experience.

Gerald Loftin

After 12 years at his independent broker-dealer, he decided enough was enough.

Bob Rall

He left the wirehouse to build deeper relationships with his clients.

The Fong Brothers

They turned their family values into a strong foundation for a growing and successful firm.

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advisor insights and advice?

Let us help you get your

business booming

Whether you’re leaning toward starting or joining an RIA, we’ll give you an idea of what your future business might look like with our quick and informative Exploring Your Independence™ tool.

Become an RIA in

4 simple steps

From choosing the right business model to helping your firm thrive after transition, you may have a lot of questions about becoming an independent RIA. Get the answers you’re looking for in our guidebook, Becoming an Independent RIA.

Additional resources
to help you on your journey

InvestmentNews

The Truth About Transitions: The Grass Is Often Greener

More and more, the evidence is becoming clearer—those who go independent are a happy bunch.

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Four Big Mistakes to Avoid During Transition

Make your transition smooth by keeping clear of these common oversights.

Infographic

Ten Reasons RIAs Trust TD Ameritrade After They Go Independent

Discover the top reasons RIAs look to TD Ameritrade to help them achieve their goals.

Slideshow

Your Transition Checklist

Take your transition one step at a time with this helpful checklist.

Need more resources to guide you?

Human Finance | My Journey to Independence Featuring Ryder Brose