Whether you affiliate with us under our corporate RIA, or, if you choose to work under your own DBA, you will have immediate access to either (or both) of our preferred custodians -- Raymond James and Charles Schwab. Additionally, if there is another custodian you prefer, we can work with them as well. The choice is yours.
In addition to their long standing commitment to the independent advisor, Raymond James also has the distinction to be the first full service IBD to completely waive all commissions and ticket charges for stock and ETF trades. This means you are not limited some "preferred" list when choosing zero-cost options for your clients.
Charles Schwab is the largest custodian for independent RIAs. Their resources and commission-free trading platform are second to none. Additionally, for qualifying advisors, Schwab offers access to their client referral network which gives advisors a strong pipeline for new clients.