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.

Ryder Brose

He used the RIA model to put his clients first.

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your own independence

Have you been envisioning what your future business might look like? Use our quick and informative tool for a better understanding of how you can make the most out of your journey toward becoming an RIA.

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

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Starting Your Own RIA Firm: Your Transition Journey

Learn the steps you’ll take to build your own RIA firm.

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Four Big Mistakes to Avoid During Transition

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

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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.

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Your Transition Checklist

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

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Transition Tips From RIAs Who've Done It

Find out your fellow advisors' best tips for making a successful transition.

Perspective

Build Enterprise Value From Day One

Find out how to make strategic decisions as you begin investing in your business.

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Maintain Client Loyalty While Becoming an RIA

Learn how you can ease clients into your journey as you transition into the RIA model.

Fact Sheet

Business Transition Services

See how we can assist you during each stage of the transition process.

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Joining an Existing RIA Firm: Your Transition Journey

Learn the steps you’ll take to join an existing RIA firm.

Perspective

Build the Business You Always Wanted

Discover ways to delegate day-to-day tasks when establishing your own firm.

Guidebook

The Seamless Solution to Becoming an RIA

Learn how our guided process takes the guesswork out of transitioning.

Perspective

Should You Consider Going Hybrid?

Should You Consider Going Hybrid?

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