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If you choose to run your advisory and financial planning business through your own RIA, Commonwealth makes it easy for you to experience all the advantages of that business model—without the responsibilities of maintaining your own infrastructure. You create the fee structure that works for you and enjoy complete flexibility in how you market and run your business. We’re behind you with all the resources and support you need to operate your practice on your terms. Like our in-house team of compliance experts, whom you can call at any time with questions, and our surveillance reports that help you manage your state compliance obligations. Plus, fully integrated technology that features everything from trading and CRM to document storage and performance reporting—on a single platform. Our IT HelpDesk is available six days a week, with experts standing by to answer your questions and provide live, remote support. You can also take advantage of discounts to third-party specialists we’ve done the due diligence on, who can provide you with regulatory guidance.
Or, you may opt to conduct an exclusively fee-based business as an IAR of Commonwealth and gain access to the full array of investment choices your clients demand through our Preferred Portfolio Services® (PPS) programs and approved third-party platforms. You can also tap into institutional-quality analysis provided by an award-winning research team and count on full compliance oversight.
This means that no matter which business model you choose—RIA-Only, corporate RIA, dual registration, hybrid, or traditional representative—you can rely on us to deliver the right combination of infrastructure, expertise, and indispensable service to help you serve your clients and drive your business your way, including:
• Fully integrated technology
• Compliance support and tools
• Practice management consulting
• Institutional-quality research and analysis
• Advanced planning expertise
• A seamless transition
Because we recognize that where you are today may be different from where you see yourself going in the future, our range of models and infrastructure are designed to work for you now and as your business evolves.
And it’s all backed by a community of people who are as passionate about your success as you are. Our industry-leading 2.3:1 advisor-to-staff ratio means you can count on us to be there when you need it. And direct access to experts at every level ensures that your voice is heard and your needs are addressed. All to help you be exactly the kind of advisor you want to be.
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