Advisors who become RIAs rarely look back. Becoming an RIA may be the last move you’ll ever make.

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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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Additional resources
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Advocating for You: The Cornerstone of What We Do

Becoming an RIA means having us on your side—even on Capitol Hill. Find out how we practice industry advocacy.

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The TD Ameritrade Institutional Technology Ecosystem

See our list of helpful tech tools and learn how they integrate with our Veo® platforms.

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5 Promises Every Custodian Should Keep

Don’t put up with lip service from your custodian. Your fellow RIAs will fill you in on why.

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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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