RIA Economic Evaluator

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

What are your total assets under management?

How much fee-based revenue do you generate annually?

How much commission-based revenue do you generate annually?

What is your wirehouse payout percentage?

What are your total assets under management?

How much fee-based revenue do you generate annually?

What is your fee-based payout percentage?

How much commission-based revenue do you generate annually?

What is your brokerage payout percentage?

What is your override charge?

What are your estimated annual expenses?

Your results

What you may be leaving on the table per year:

$225,000

Look promising? We think so. Someone from our team will be in touch soon to discuss your future in independence.

Estimated annual income results

Source: FA Insight
$275,000
$350,000
$500,000

Current

RIA
(Avg)

RIA
(Standout)

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 economics

    Many independent 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.*

  • Technology built for your business

    Becoming an independent 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.

  • 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.

  • The best interests of all

    Becoming an independent 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 independent RIAs reported the greatest satisfaction among all Advisors making a move.*

Still curious about independence? Someone from our team will be in touch soon to talk about your options.

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

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