He left his independent broker-dealer to start his own firm and experience true freedom.
My best advice
But if you don’t have partners willing to go independent with you, transitioning can seem daunting. To those in that situation, I suggest finding a firm that shares your values so they can help you and your clients have a smooth transition. If you’d prefer to start your own firm, reach out to other RIAs through conferences, professional organizations and the internet so you can learn from their experiences. In this industry, you’re never alone—and that’s one of the best parts about it.
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