Why is the RIA channel the fastest growing segment of the financial services industry?

The Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) model will be the growth story of the next decade. Its track record of success shows that independence could deliver long-term competitive advantages. According to Cerulli, other channels are expected to shed investment advisor market share in the coming years and the independent RIA model will become the benefactor in both headcount and assets under management.1 As this momentum continues to build, now is the perfect time to join the movement.

Join Schwab's Managing Director, Head of Business Development, Christopher Reedy, and Managing Director of Enterprise Business, Adam Schwartz as he hosts two industry leaders that have helped fuel the aspirations of entrepreneurial advisors for years: Shirl Penney, President and CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners, and Brian Hamburger, President and CEO of MarketCounsel Consulting and Chief Counsel of Hamburger Law Firm.

November 8, 2023
12pm PT | 3pm ET
1 CE Credit
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Topics will include:

  • The momentum behind the RIA model
  • Overcoming legal and regulatory issues
  • Flexibility of the independent RIA ecosystem
  • Changing dynamics of the trusted advisor
  • Strategies for evaluating a move to independence

Accepted for one hour of CFP/IWI/The American College Board CE credit for live and on-demand attendees

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Christopher Reedy (Host)

Managing Director, Head of Business Development
Schwab Advisor Services

Adam Schwartz

Director, Enterprise Business Development
Schwab Advisor Services

Brian Hamburger, JD, CRCP

President and CEO

Shirl Penney

President & CEO
Dynasty Financial Partners

Lara Crigger


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Important Disclosures

1: The Cerulli Report, U.S. Intermediary Distribution 2023: Advisor Sizing, Cerulli Associates, September 21, 2023.

This complimentary webcast is for financial professionals only and is closed to the public.

Dynasty Financial Partners is a client of Schwab and was not compensated for their comments. The experience described may not be the experience of all clients and is not a guarantee of further performance or success.

Dynasty Financial Partners and MarketCounsel and their employees are not affiliated with or employees of Schwab unless otherwise noted. Mention should not be construed as a recommendation, endorsement of, or sponsorship by Schwab.

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