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Jul 16, 2018 7:28 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm currently a financial advisor at a bank broker. I am being offered an analyst job outside of the advisory business. This is one of those jobs that is hard to pass up. One of the perks about the job is that I'll be working remotely, 5 days a week. Since I'll be working from home and will have a nice steady salary to support me, I am thinking more and more about opening an RIA. I love being an advisor. I understand I'll have to let my S7 license go. I just don't want to count on clients following me over to my independent practice nor do I want to risk the law suit from the bank. Initially, I would expect 2 to 3 million in managed to follow me wherever I go. What I'm wondering is where is the best place to custodian assets? I have been doing research, TD seems like an okay options as soon as you hit 7 million. I've heard of XY, it is another option, however, I'd prefer to use MoneyGuide rather than the planning software they rely on.

Anyway, the main issue I am trying to resolve is where to custody assets. Can I use schwab or fidelity or TD while building the business?

Any advice is appreciated.

Jul 19, 2018 11:31 pm

Why spend the money on setting up your own RIA and having the required compliance spend. Why not join an RIA as an IAR? I know of several that you would be a good fit for..

Jan 8, 2019 4:48 pm

If you're interested in working independently, then please email me - [email protected]. I recently started my own financial advisory firm out of NY/CT and am willing to compensation/equity (depending on how many clients are brought over). At Sirmium, we are value investors that offer our services very cheap for now (will go up moderately once we grow a little). Please reach out if interested.