Schwab Advisor Services provides asset custody, trading, and operations support to help nearly 7,000 independent registered investment advisors grow their business and serve their clients. As one of the industry's leading custodians, we help advisors take their business where they want it to go. From innovative technology for the whole office to an open investment platform designed around choice, we offer advisors the tools they need to help their businesses - and their clients - thrive.
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Making the change from a traditional broker-dealer model to full independence with the registered investment advisor model introduces a number of considerations. The registered investment advisor (RIA) model can not only offer you greater choice and flexibility, but also greater responsibility. Learn more about the RIA model, how it compares to a captive-hybrid or bank/brokerage environment and get an overview on the role of the RIA custodian. This report is designed to help you find out for yourself what a move to independence can involve?and learn from those who made the change.