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It’s time you take full control of your future by starting an RIA. With Dynasty’s proven transition services, compliance platform, open-architecture technology, capital solutions, and experienced team, we put you on track to full independence.

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Dynasty’s 20 Steps to Independence

Independence is more than just a transition, it is a transformation. Dynasty Financial Partners has perfected the 20 Steps to Independence so you can take exactly the right steps, at the right time, to transition your business to full independence.

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The Freedom and Flexibility to Do What’s Best for your Clients

Outdated technology, restrictive processes, and lack of access to financial products make it hard to give customized advice and start an RIA. With Dynasty, this all changes. You have the control to be a true advocate for your clients.

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Put your Clients First

Own the relationship with your clients and make their best interests your only agenda.

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Fulfill your Entrepreneurial Dream

Take ownership of your business to provide your clients with the uniquely personalized and dedicated experience they deserve.

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Take Back Control

No more being managed to the lowest common denominator. You’re the decision-maker, unshackled from the restraints of a captive environment.

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Invest in your Business

Build equity over time by creating better opportunities for value creation and long-term enterprise value.

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Build your Brand

Create and own your unique brand by telling an authentic story, true to yourself and your business.

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Join the Dynasty Community

Build personal and professional networks and share business ideas with like-minded independent advisors.

Advisor Insights

Dynasty Network advisors share their perspectives on the benefits of full independence.

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Streamline your Transition to Independence

Your goal is to have the freedom and flexibility to better serve your clients. Our goal is to help you make it happen. Dynasty’s experienced and dedicated Transition Team works directly with you to ensure the timely and successful launch of your new firm. Our detailed, hands-on process guides advisors in all steps involved in transitioning their business.

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Triangulation of Advice®

By strategically separating advice, products, and custody, our Network of independent advisors is able to offer clients truly customized advice.

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Advisor-Advocate Culture

We provide the experience, advice, integrated technology platform, and resources that empower independent financial advisors to successfully deliver a differentiated experience for their clients.

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People-Focused People

The advisor doesn’t work for us. We work and advocate for the advisor. It is our integrity and unwavering dedication to your success that sets us apart.

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Transition Process

Our comprehensive and proven transition process helps ensure a successful launch of your new firm, through our detailed, hands-on process that guides advisors in all steps involved in transitioning their business.

Full-Time Transition Lead

  • Act as single point of contact across all components of your transition
  • Identify and develop relationships with key Dynasty preferred resource partners
  • Manage all strategic partner relationships
  • Introduce and consult on all Resource Partners

Business Formation and Firm Structure

  • Determine ownership structure
  • Develop corporate strategy and structure
  • Create legal entity (LLC, Corporation)
  • Assist in drafting Operating Agreement
  • Determine business insurance needs

Legal and Compliance Setup

  • Initiate firm and representative registrations (Form ADV and Form U4)
  • Draft required compliance policies and procedures
  • Educate and train firm CCO and staff via ‘CCO Course’
  • Develop Investment Advisory Agreement

Real Estate Search and Office Set Up

  • Execute NDA with Property Management Company and Real Estate Company
  • Identify office space and negotiate leasing terms
  • Consult on office buildout
  • Coordinate furniture and move in deliveries

Custodian Transition and Complete Asset Mapping

  • Review and select custodian
  • All client holdings and money movement needs
  • 3rd party money managers
  • Structured products
  • Credit and lending products
  • Insurance

Brand Development and Marketing Strategy

  • Introduction to Dynasty Marketing Resources
  • Brand DNA and core messaging
  • Digital marketing, social media and marketing
  • Website development and data platform
  • PR and Communications strategy
  • Marketing data dashboard, analytics and insights

Departure and Client Communication Strategy

  • Consult on protocol or non-protocol communication options
  • Draft client letters communication
  • Assist with digital outreach

On-site Support for Transition Date

  • Your on-site COO during the transition process
  • Organize and send client kits
  • On-site team coaching and staff training

Core Services

We work as a direct extension of your team, integrating our expertise, critical business functions, and middle and back-office requirements.


Connect with peers and industry leaders through exclusive events, education, peer-to-peer networking, and shared experiences that promote collaboration, strategic alliances, and continued growth.

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Technology & CRM

Infrastructure, training, analytics, and advice that drive an integrated, dynamic ecosystem of institutional quality allowing advisors to efficiently grow their business and securely serve their clients.

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Premier financial and strategic services, backed by proprietary analytics, that help advisors accelerate profitability and maximize enterprise value at every stage of growth.

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Investments & Operations

Research, tools, technology, manager access, operations, trading capabilities, and compliance support are needed to offer professional and scalable investment solutions.

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Customized growth-oriented branding and communications strategies focused on lead generation, client experience, and lasting brand equity.

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A comprehensive compliance solution with the structure, content, tools, and advice to protect the advisor’s firm and clients that takes the complexity and uncertainty out of compliance.

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Practice Management

Drive growth in day-to-day operations, achieve long-term objectives, and optimize your clients’ experience through practice management coaching, programs, and webinars.

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Investments Platform

Dynasty’s Investments Team provides independent advisors with a flexible, customizable platform integrating research, tools, technology, manager access, operations, and compliance support.

  • Separately and unified managed accounts
  • Advisor as portfolio manager
  • Model management overlay
  • Alternatives platform
  • Capital markets
  • Outsourced CIO
  • Access to investment banking, insurance and lending oppportunities
  • Billing and research

M&A and Capital Strategies

Full-Service M&A Advisory Capabilities

  • Dedicated business development resources to support advisor inorganic growth strategies
  • Deep bench of resources to support financial analysis, due diligence, and negotiation
  • Access to differentiated and flexible capital strategies program
  • Comprehensive and proven transition and integration teams

Traditional Credit

  • Flexible structure
  • Covenant-lite terms
  • Interest only feature available
  • No use case restrictions

Revenue Participation Interest (RPI)

  • Preferred equity structure that monetizes revenue in exchange for capital
  • Innovative “true-up” feature provides additional capital to support growth initiatives, including M&A
  • Repurchase right available after a period of time
  • No use case restrictions

Minority Equity

  • Noncontrolling, passive equity structure
  • Limited governance terms
  • Minimum investment period
  • No use case restrictions
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Business growth and scale

Business Management

Focus on productivity and profitability; we offer best practices to elevate client relationships, train senior advisors to become leaders, and drive new growth for your firm while continually fueling ideas and innovation.

Dynasty Enterprise Group

Consult with established RIAs interested in dramatically increasing their enterprise value and elevating their business to the next level. Our team builds bespoke strategic solutions and designs best practices to optimize their firm, increase profitability and improve growth.

Dynasty Marketing Services

In-house agency-style solution for Dynasty Network Partners looking to complement their marketing strategy with creative design and production.

Better serve your clients and build enterprise value through our unparalleled WealthTech platform and proprietary combination of integrated solutions and differentiated services.

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