Dynasty Financial Partners

  • Alan-Harter-386x275rt “Dynasty gave us scale on day one and a much broader network of resources on day two. Our business is growing more today 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, MD, Managing Director, Pactolus Private Wealth Management
  • Jim-Maher-386x275rt “I chose Dynasty Financial Partners because they not only helped us transition our business to independence, but from day one their expertise has been valuable to the growth of the business.”James Maher, Archford Capital Strategies
  • Michelle-Smith-386x275rt “I am astonished at the growth of my business since I have teamed up with Dynasty. Going independent was the best decision I have ever made.”Michelle Smith, Source Financial Advisors
  • Erik-Strid-386x275rt “Not only was the serial publication a novel idea, but an effective and engaging way to get my book published. The roll-out and subsequent publicity is a perfect way for us to enhance our firm’s image with both clients and prospects.”Erik Strid, Concentus Wealth Advisors

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

Time to Hand Over Part of Your Biz? 5 Key Questions – Financial PlanningEven very successful financial advisors can hit a wall at around $500 million in assets under management. Some simply find that there is not enough time to handle administrative and operations issues, manage client assets and spend time with clients and prospects. But many of these same advisors have unlocked tremendous growth by outsourcing some […]
The big succession planning questions RIAs need to answer immediately – Investment NewsDetermine the fate and future of your business before the regulators force you to By Ed Friedman | March 13, 2015 – 11:28 am EST As the saying goes, just when I knew all the answers, they changed all the questions. This is the situation facing the wealth management industry today. Fifteen years ago, all […]
More RIAs Join Breakaway Advisors at Indie Platforms – FundFireAdvisors already operating in the independent space are increasingly seeking support from entities known for aiding breakaway brokerage advisors, The Wall Street Journal reports. Executives at Dynasty Financial Partner, Focus Financial Partners and HighTower Advisors say they wrote more deals and fielded more interest from independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in 2014 than in previous […]
Wirehouse Advisor Moves Set to Increase in 2015 – FundFireBy Paul Hechinger February 26, 2015 Advisors are set to continue leaving the wirehouses in growing numbers this year, with compensation serving as the most likely motivator, industry recruiters say. With key retention deals set to expire, advisors are feeling less financial pressure to stay put, these experts say. Meanwhile, some wirehouses are inadvertently contributing […]
High-Profile Indie Firms Add More of Their Own – WSJFor some RIAs that made the move, it’s about growing and, in some cases, survival By MICHAEL WURSTHORN Feb. 25, 2015 1:22 p.m. ET The independent channel’s prime destinations for breakaway brokers are finding success in attracting a different breed of adviser: those already independent. Last year, large independent roll-up firms and platforms like Focus […]
MSWM Team of $800M Breaks for Dynasty – FundFireFebruary 24, 2015 An advisor duo who managed $800 million in assets at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (MSWM) has moved its business to the Dynasty Financial Partners platform, Reuters reports. St. Louis, Mo.-based Scott Highmark and Larry Shikles lead a team that includes six support staff that left MSWM on Friday and immediately opened their […]
Morgan Stanley Advisers Launch Firm Under Dynasty Financial – WSJBy MICHAEL WURSTHORN Feb. 23, 2015 10:24 a.m. ET A pair of Morgan Stanley (MS) financial advisers has left the company to form their own independent firm, aiming to take as much as $800 million in assets with them. Scott Highmark and Larry Shikles launched their registered investment advisory firm, Mosaic Family Wealth, on Monday […]
Dynasty Financial Partners Wins Private Asset Management Magazine’s Innovation Award for 2015Further Solidifies Dynasty as Premier Platform for Independent Advisors February 4, 2015. Dynasty Financial Partners is proud to announce that the firm won the Private Asset Management Award for Innovation as a Private Client Investment Platform for 2015. This is Dynasty’s third consecutive year winning the award for Innovation. It marks the 4th overall award […]
Voices: Michael Rose, on Learning About the Art Market – WSJSimply talk to people in the art world and ask the right questions Voices is an occasional column that allows wealth managers to address issues of interest to the advisory community. Michael Rose is managing partner of Rose Capital Investors in Miami Beach. If you advise high net-worth clients, you’ll often discover that art is […]
Dynasty picks up ex-Merrill complex director – Investment NewsPaul Landaiche will help advisers in Dynasty’s network make acquisitions By Mason Braswell | January 22, 2015 – 12:39 pm EST In a sign of the RIA industry’s thirst for acquisitions, Dynasty Financial Partners has brought on a former Merrill Lynch complex director to work specifically with advisers who want to purchase another practice. As […]


IMCA Annual ConferenceApril 26 – 29, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada
Fidelity Executive ForumMay 3 – 6, 2015 Scottsdale, Arizona
Envestnet Advisor SummitMay 6 – 8, 2015 Chicago, Illinois
Pershing Insights15June 3 -5, 2015 Orlando, Florida
Tiburon CEO Summit XXIXOctober 13 -14, 2015 San Francisco, California
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