I hold a Series 7, 24, and 63 and have 10 years of industry experience.
I decided to take a break from the industry and have been living/ working abroad. I've recently decided that I want to return to the industry but don't want to be obligated to a particular firm/ product.
I have been contemplating and researching starting my own B/D. Has anyone gone through this process recently? As a single individual (with one other person who holds a Series 63) is this realistic? Can you provide insight on the process.
Is there an alternative? Are there firms that will hold my licenses (at my expenses, if necessary) but allow me to work independently, at my own pace, without being bound by a certain group of investments?
I do not have a book of business and would be starting from scratch.
Thank you in advance!