Looking at a couple of options and eventually would like to go independent, however I am only a couple of years in the industry and was hoping to get some feedback on how much is enough to make the leap to independence. I'm leaving EDJ and am thinking about going to a bank for a couple of years. Any suggestions on AUM?, what b/d? I understand that there are different minimums for different independent b/ds but if you can throw out some suggestions they would be greatly appreciated. The reason for the delay is I need to annuitize the book and build more assets, have only about 6M portable, and majority in A-shares. Please let me know your thoughts.