Going independent

At E*TRADE Advisor Services, supporting independent advisors is our sole purpose—working with RIAs is the only thing we do. We’re dedicated to helping ensure that your transition to independence is a smooth and successful one.

The freedom to thrive

While transitioning to become an independent registered investment advisor may be stressful at times, it’s not a journey you have to make alone. The key is having a partner like E*TRADE Advisor Services who can advise you on key business decisions, help you formulate a technology strategy, and support you in meeting your legal and compliance requirements.

Bring your unique perspective and philosophy to your clients

Run your business your way

Directly benefit from your profits

Choose your own staff and partners

Work where you want, how you want

Grow your practice at your own pace

become an independent RIA

Become an independent RIA

If you’re ready to go independent, E*TRADE Advisor Services can help you realize your full potential. We provide you with the guidance and tools you need to make a successful transition:

  • A simple RIA conversion process so you can get up and running quickly
  • Customized branding of statements, a mobile portfolio monitoring app, and a client portal
  • An intuitive platform that simplifies asset custody, trade clearing, performance reporting, client billing, model-level trading, and much more
  • One-to-one support from your own designated Relationship Manager
join an existing firm

Join an existing firm

Many advisors now opt to partner with a firm that specializes in providing a home for RIAs. You can offload the operational, compliance, and accounting processes, while enjoying the freedom of running your business your way.

E*TRADE Advisor Services can help put you in touch with an established partner who is well suited to your particular needs and goals.

Explore firms

sell your practice

Sell your practice

If you’ve developed a strong client base, but are looking to move on to a different career path or retire, E*TRADE Advisor Services can help you make that transition while providing the best support for your clients.

We have strong relationships with a number of firms that specialize in growing through acquisitions. We can connect you to the right firm so that you can feel confident your clients are being taken care of and can sell your practice on your own terms.

Let’s talk about what we can do for your business

To get in touch, call us at 800-955-7808 or complete our contact form so we can reach out to you.