After learning this, I am seriously thinking about going back to my independent firm. I have a great relationship with my old boss and we have talked recently about how I can come back anytime. He is looking to retire in 4 years and told me if I come back, I will take over for him. No if's ands or buts, I would take over his book and the firm. My only problem is I need a salary. I was thinking I could offer a proposal that I look over my bosses clients portfolios (100 per year) and do a 60/40 split of whatever re-balancing I deem necessary while I am building my book. He really doesn't have time to go over his clients portfolios the way they need to be looked at and it could be a win win for the both of us. I assume that at a $1000 average per client, that would be 100,000 grand and would afford me the opportunity to stay afloat and build my business.I just don't know how to approach him with this idea or if it is any good. Any input would be appreciated.