Counter-intuitively, it may also be economically advantageous to join an existing RIA firm over starting one’s own. This is since economies of scale allow various RIAs substantial pricing advantages on technology which can be passed on to their advisors. But even in instances where there is a marginally additional cost to working with an existing RIA — it can be a beneficial trade off given the reduced complexity and the focus it affords the advisor. The downside of this option is it often comes with limitations and standardizations that advisors must be okay with. By design, it affords less flexibility. For instance, at Portfolio Medics, advisors may not trade on client accounts. Moreover, tech-savvy advisors may much prefer to build out their own stack rather than work with a pre-built one.
Would you prefer a turn-key solution with lesser flexibility — or have all the control and flexibility of your own firm, but where you are responsible for all the moving parts of the business?
Ultimately, the decision boils down to your individual long-term objectives and preferences.
Portfolio Medics is a uniquely-positioned boutique investment advisory firm, designed to give advisors the best of both worlds.
On the one hand, representatives enjoy flexibility akin to starting one’s own firm. For example, all our rep positions are 100% remote and you have complete control over when, how and who you work with.
Plus, you enjoy a generous payout grid with no tech or platform fees. You are provided unlimited marketing support and on-demand guidance and coaching from industry vets.