NEWS AND INSIGHTS FROM FINTRX
With the markets facing longer-term volatility, savvy wealth entities such as registered investment advisers (RIAs) are seeing this as an opportune time to demonstrate their deeper worth and ability to maintain sustainable economic growth. In an effort to shine light on the space, FINTRX provides a deeper understanding of registered investment advisers, with insights into their inner workings, main services offered and more.
Regulated directly by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a registered investment adviser (or RIA) is defined as a firm that advises or manages the wealth of high net-worth individuals or institutions. What makes these groups unique, is their fiduciary obligation to act in the best interest of their clients. RIAs make up a broad range of groups throughout the financial landscape including wealth advisers, hedge funds, retail investment advisories, private equity firms and various other entities that manage capital on behalf of others. Some multi-family offices may also be registered investment advisers, though this registration depends on the circumstances of the group. The RIA vertical continues to demonstrate steady growth and development, with an estimated 35,000+ entities and more than 405,000+ registered reps in operation today.
Like family offices, registered investment advisers offer a wide array of wealth management services to its clients. Some of their main services almost always include wealth management, asset allocation, generational planning, retirement planning, third party manager selection services and tax planning. Additionally, you will see entities offering insurance planning, market timing services and even educational workshops and events.
→ Regulated directly by the SEC, RIAs advise and manage the wealth of high net-worth individuals and institutions
→ All RIAs are fiduciary organizations, meaning they have a legal obligation to act in the best interest of their client at all times
→ RIAs must disclose any and all fees (once registered with the SEC)
→ Primarily compensated by fees charged to clients
→ There are an estimated 35,000+ RIA entities and more than 405,000+ registered reps active today
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September 21, 2020
Renae Hatcher is a member of the marketing team at FINTRX - focused on delivering targeted & relevant family office and registered investment advisor content to our subscribers.