RIA Economic Evaluator

Are the economics one more
reason for you to become an RIA?

Staying at your current firm may be costing you more than you realize. Answer a few quick questions, and we’ll show you how much income and equity value you could be leaving on the table.


Which best describes
your current firm?

Independent Broker-Dealer
Wirehouse

What are your total
assets under management?

$
What are assets under management?

How much fee-based revenue
do you generate annually?

$
What is fee-based revenue?

How much commission-based
revenue do you generate annually?

$
(optional)
What is commission-based revenue?

What is your wirehouse
payout percentage?

%
What is wirehouse payout percentage?

What are your total
assets under management?

$
What are assets under management?

How much fee-based revenue
do you generate annually?

$
What is fee-based revenue?

What is your fee-based
payout percentage?

%
What is fee-based payout percentage?

How much commission-based
revenue do you generate annually?

$
(optional)
What is commission-based revenue?

What is your brokerage
payout percentage?

%
(optional)
What is brokerage payout percentage?

What is your
override charge?

%
(optional)
What is override charge?

What are your estimated
annual expenses?

$
(optional)
What are annual expenses?

Your
results

What you may be leaving on the table per year:

$ 225,000


As you can see, your current firm may be keeping you from reaching your financial potential. For a more detailed assessment of what the independent RIA model could mean for you, talk to one of our transition consultants today.

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Estimated Annual Income Results


$275,000
$350,000
$500,000

Current

RIA
(Avg)

RIA
(Standout)

Source: FA Insight

Your Inputs


Assets Under Management

Fee-Based Revenue

Commission-Based Revenue

Payout Percentage

Assets Under Management

Fee-Based Revenue

Fee-Based Payout %

Annual Expenses

Brokerage Payout %

Override Charge

Commission-Based Revenue

Your Inputs


Assets Under Management

Fee-Based Revenue

Commission-Based Revenue

Payout Percentage

Assets Under Management

Fee-Based Revenue

Fee-Based Payout %

Annual Expenses

Brokerage Payout %

Override Charge

Commission-Based Revenue

Your
results

It looks like your current situation may yield:

No short-term increase


Based on the information you provided, you may not realize an immediate increase in your take-home earnings in the RIA model. But that doesn’t mean that becoming an independent RIA is not the right choice for you. The economics are just one of the many benefits to making the move.

  • Long-Term Economic

    Many RIAs report more rapid growth and increased earnings over time. In fact, a recent survey found that 48% of advisors who moved to the RIA channel experienced an increase in clients and 44% experienced growth in overall assets and investment offerings.*

  • Entrepreneurial Drive

    Going independent means running your business your way. It means having the freedom and autonomy to determine the operational, managerial, investment and service aspects of your business. And it means you get the flexibility you need to plan for your own near-term success—and long-term succession.

  • Technology Built for Your Business

    Becoming an RIA means you have more freedom and flexibility to choose the technology, tools and platforms that will help your business thrive. You'll be able to connect with your clients efficiently, securely and in ways that make the most sense for your practice.

  • The Best Interests of All

    Becoming an RIA means you get to control not only the products and services you offer to best serve your clients, but also the daily tasks and hours you work to achieve the lifestyle you desire. In fact, advisors becoming RIAs reported the greatest satisfaction among all advisors making a move.*

Contact one of our transition consultants by clicking the button below or calling us at 800-934-6124 to learn more.

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* InvestmentNews, “The Truth About Transition: The Grass Often Is Greener,” 2016


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