3 Reasons To Choose a Premium Independent Broker Dealer Over Larger Firms

February 14, 2022

In the investment world—for far too long—there has been this assumed benefit of dealing with a larger brokerage firm. But, the reality is not necessarily true. 

Large firms have been evolving over time to make decisions based on corporate goals. The role of the advisor is limited, and they are left uninspired and with the same limited solutions and one-size-fits all investment package for clients. 

The average independent advisor leaves their broker-dealer firm because of limited investment choices to suit the needs of high-net worth clients and lack of back-office support.

If this sounds familiar to you, it might be time to transition to an independent broker-dealer who offers premium services comparable—or in many cases better—than larger firms, without sacrificing service.

Here are three reasons why you should choose a premium independent broker dealer over larger firms:

  1. Flexible infrastructure: Most large broker-dealers use the same clearing firms. Few allow for multiple custodial options to help meet your needs. Smaller firms can allow broker-dealers to use outside custodians. You can have more flexibility of investment solutions for your clients, which will help you grow your portfolio and help your clients gain confidence in your service.
  2. Personal service: A smaller firm can help you get the answers you need when you need them. There’s no more waiting for days or weeks for a response or advice. 
  3. For advisors, by advisors: When you choose an independent firm, more often than not, you’re working with leadership who has been in your exact same position before. They’ve seen success previously and chosen to break away to form their own path. They understand what it takes to run a successful practice, and you can become a part of that success.

Arkadios was formed by an advisor who believed in the potential of independence. We believe advisors are at their best when they aren’t just told what not to do, but they are empowered to go beyond what’s expected.

As an affiliated advisor, you receive tailored services that only a small, privately-held firm can provide. 

If you are interested in experiencing that same culture of independence with your career, and you want to enter a new phase of freedom, growth potential and opportunity, we encourage you to reach out to us to start a conversation here.