He joined his partners to break away and do things on their own terms.
My best advice
Once you’ve decided to transition, be patient. Even when your plans seem perfect, things can change. Your clients might prefer to work at a slower pace, but that doesn’t mean things are going south—it might just mean they’re busy! Stay calm and lean on your custodian. For me, working with TD Ameritrade helped manage my own expectations and stick to a realistic, but flexible, timetable. I didn’t regret my move into the RIA model—and neither did my clients.
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