This post was originally published on Envestnet’s blog. Billing software has helped automate the process, but there are still a number of operational issues that are not supported and require significant manual effort from the operations team. Splitting fees among advisors is one of these issues. While the math to split fees is simple, the process
How to Start an Independent RIA Without Breaking the Bank
As an independent RIA, the advisor calls the shots. They can use any technology, offer whatever products they wish, and make more money per client because they are not beholden to a corporate RIA. Independent advisors primarily work from home, a potential solution for advisors who don’t want to return to office work.
The blogs above and podcasts previously referenced are only a tiny sample of high-quality, informative content aimed at advisors. Often these blogs and podcasts share content from other thought leaders, podcasters, and bloggers, allowing you to build a library of great content that will help you gain a competitive edge.
Advisors are competitive by nature, and to stay on top of their game, they need to be aware and well-versed in the latest trends and industry developments. A convenient way to do so is by reading industry blogs and listening to podcasts.
We recommend joining a national organization with local chapters such as NAIFA, FPA, or AFP to start. Some of these local chapters in the larger organizations are pretty active: for example, FPA San Francisco and several other chapters organize FPA NorCal, which regularly has programming and speakers that rival the quality you’d find at a national conference.
In the previous article, we explored the benefits of attending in-person conference events along with the various types of RIA conferences. In this article, we’ve gathered reviews from several sources to make our picks and we looked at speaker selection, venue, and overall execution. Armed with this information, you’ll be able to make the best choices to advance your RIA goals.