Dynasty Financial Partners

  • “Independence enhances everything we do. It brings life to every decision we make, because it is truly our decision. Every accomplishment is greater and every disappointment is more personal. You care for your business and the people you work with even more. I have a renewed sense of purpose in every day I come to work.”
    Dave Gatti, Founding Partner, RPg Family Wealth Advisory and RPg Asset Management
  • “Our business is growing more in 2012 than at any point in my career. I don’t think that would have been possible without going independent and certainly without Dynasty as my partner.”
    Alan Harter, Managing Director, Pactolus Private Wealth Management
  • “Every independent advisor business requires a number of relationships to make it successful. We could have gone out and researched each one and established individual contracts, but Dynasty helped us chart a much shorter and certainly more cost effective course.”
    Pierce Archer, Partner, Radnor Capital Management
  • “You need good people to help you put together the firm you envision. You can’t do this single-handedly. The Dynasty team is outstanding and they know how to put together world-class hybrid RIA firms.“
    Larry King, Partner, Chief Investment Officer, King Wealth Management Group
  • “The only thing that matters now is the client and whether or not they are satisfied. You are no longer juggling between the interests of the large bank or brokerage house and those of your client. Independence has removed the daily hurdles that we dealt with and replaced them with putting the clients best interests first.”
    Jason Herber, Founding Partner True Private Wealth Advisors
  • “When we were considering leaving our old firm, we interviewed most of the big names on Wall Street and asked them ‘why is this a better place for my clients’…we got silence as a response. When we asked Dynasty, they gave us numerous reasons. All of them good ones.”
    Dane E. Crunk, Co-Founder, MD, Syntal Capital Partners

Powering Independence

You have been in business for many years now. You have been successful and recognized by your peers and the firm you work for, but now is the time to own what you have built. It’s time to reignite your dreams, to start again, but this time it will be on your own terms.

You’re successful. So where do you take your success from here? Dynasty Financial Partners is an integrated platform service provider that makes it possible for you to build the business you’ve always envisioned. A business that reflects your passions and beliefs, and gives you the freedom to pursue your goals and those of your clients the best way you know how. We help top advisors, whether they are already independent or those leaving the wirehouses, to build their businesses the same way we built ours: from the ground up, taking the long view, not short cuts. Then, we provide every possible measure of support.

At Dynasty, independence is more than just a transition. It’s a transformation, an opportunity to truly own what you’ve created, a legacy that you can pass on. Being independent and owning your own business is not for everyone. But with our resources and expertise behind you, there’s no better way to define success on your own terms.

Latest News

Perspectives On The US Advisor “Breakaway” Trend – Part 1Last year Cerulli Associates projected an overall downward trajectory in US advisor headcount due to retirement and advisor exits outpacing new advisor generation. Specifically, the research firm predicted that the number of advisors in the wirehouse channel will decline from 47,843 at the end of 2014 to 45,580 at end-2016. It painted a somewhat brighter […]
Top Brokers Are Walking Out Of Wall Street Banks And Taking The Most Important Thing With Them – Biz InsiderThe four biggest U.S. brokerage firms are facing an exodus of employees who are finding they can make more money and save on taxes by taking their clients and starting an independent firm before they retire. Prices are rising for independent brokers because of demand from investors and other firms, while supply is low because […]
The Business of Breaking Away by Shirl Penney – On WallstreetThe process of going independent can be more time consuming than moving to another wirehouse, due to additional due diligence and logistical execution.  So, it is important to make the journey to independence simpler, more turnkey and less threatening. Among the first issues to tackle: Access to capital Every enterprise has start-up costs, and an […]
What tidbits jumped out of Schwab’s business update to Wall Street — including the two underscored advantages relating to Schwab Advisor ServicesIf there is a running thread in the comments made by Bernie Clark during the past few years, it is this: “We don’t want to be really different … our advisors don’t want us to be really different.” Indeed, at the Charles Schwab Corp.’s annual in-person update with Wall Street analysts last Monday, the chief […]
Wealth Management Team With $350M in Client Assets Goes IndependentA newly-independent Michigan-based investment group has teamed up with Dynasty Financial Partners. Charles Waterhouse, James Winslow, Carol Sewell and Gary Haapala left United Bank & Trust to launch Arbor Trust Wealth Advisors. The team collectively advises on more than $350 million in client assets. FULL STORY Senior partner Waterhouse has 35 years of experience in […]
Team launches Arbor Trust in CantonDynasty Financial Partners announced its partnership with Arbor Trust Wealth Advisors, the most recent independent investment advisory firm to leverage Dynasty Financial Partners’ industry-leading platform of integrated wealth management services and technology. FULL ARTICLE Financial advisers Charles Waterhouse, James Winslow, Carol Sewell and Gary Haapala all join Arbor Trust Wealth Advisorsfrom United Bank & Trust. The four advisers […]
Making the Call: Leaving the Wirehouse by Kristen NiebuhrIt’s tough making the decision to move towards independence, to leave the wirehouse.  There can be a lot of hesitancy around the move and a lot of fear: fear of leaving the known, fear of failure, fear that you don’t know what you don’t know.  While I’m sure there are many very healthy egos amongst […]
Shirl Penney: What’s Inspiring Breakaway Brokers to Move Now- INTVDynasty Financial Partners president and chief executive Shirl Penney in a recent interview with Investment News TV on what’s inspiring breakaway brokers to move now. VIDEO
Shirl Penney: A Split between Advice and Product Manufacturing- Investment News TVShirl Penney, CEO and President of Dynasty Financial Partners, was recently interviewed by Investment News TV about the importance of Independence and Advice. Here is a section of that interview:  VIDEO
Fidelity, Pershing and Schwab custody chiefs will get grilled by a mega-client in Las VegasMike Durbin, Mark Tibergien and Bernie Clark will field questions from Shirl Penney at MarketCounsel event — and he’s promising not to toss softballs 14h 0min ago by Brooke Southall   Shirl Penney | Mike Durbin | Mark Tibergien | Bernie Clark | MarketCounsel Summit |Brian Hamburger This time, keep the soft pitches and gratuitous bonhomie to a dull roar. That’s how Shirl Penney is approaching his […]

Events

MarketCounsel Summit 2014MarketCounsel Summit 2014 When: December 8-11th Where: Four Seasons in Las Vegas Fidelity, Pershing and Schwab custody chiefs will get grilled by a mega-client in Las Vegas
3rd Annual Dynasty Partners Summit- September 15-18th 2014THE BEAR IS BACK Dynasty Financial Partners will host its 3rd Annual Partners Summit When:  September 15 – 18th 2014 Where: Yellow Stone Club, Big Sky,  Montana