Independent RIA

Build the business you’ve always wanted, detail by detail.

You know your clients. You know your business. And as a fee-based independent RIA, you’ll have the freedom to do what’s best for both. You’ll take true strategic, financial and administrative control of your practice. You’ll do it all your way. But you’ll never do it alone. Raymond James will be behind you at every step, offering our full-service support and institutional strength on your terms.

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A day in the life

Every day your way – that’s what life as an independent RIA is. You’re in control from P&L, staffing and compliance down to the last detail of your office décor. Whether you run your firm as a one-man show, a family operation or a large-scale platform with room for successful advisors to join your team, you’ll know Raymond James is there to support your day-to-day with integrated technology, high-net-worth solutions and in-depth research. As an RIA, you can also choose to maintain a fee-only business or offer commission products through a hybrid arrangement.

The big questions

To help you dig deeper into what being an independent RIA entails – and what you can expect as part of Raymond James – we’ve provided answers to the questions advisors ask most.

How will I be compensated?

100% of investment advisor’s fees

Where will I work?

You’ll select your office location, décor and hours of operation.

You’ll also be free to hire your own team or bring existing staff with you.

What resources will I have access to?

Access to robust resources, turnkey solutions and integrated technology from Raymond James as your custodian partner

Firm technology, including integrated financial planning software, performance reporting, CRM, high-quality research, an institutional-level training system and more


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The Home Office Visit Experience at Raymond James

A Home Office Visit is a tailored, behind-the-scenes tour that’s customized to match your specific needs. You’ll be introduced to the areas you most want to explore. You’ll meet with executive leaders to talk about growing your business. And you’ll do it all discreetly and confidentially.

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Now that you have scratched the surface of the possibilities that await you here, get the whole story. Have a confidential conversation about what your business would look like as an advisor at Raymond James.