Hybrid RIA Model

The Hybrid RIA Model: Our Core Focus

The investment advisor industry is undergoing a dramatic shift. Clients want more than advice. They’re looking for comprehensive wealth management. That’s why we created the Hybrid RIA approach in 1998. Our advisors are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of clients with customized, innovative wealth management solutions.

We’ve created the processes, products, and teams to support the Hybrid model. Unlike many broker/dealers, Triad Advisors focuses on the Hybrid RIA. Nearly 80% of our advisors – the highest percentage in the industry – manage fee-based assets through a separate RIA.

The Triad Hybrid model offers advisors the best of both worlds:

Fees

An open architecture RIA platform for asset management and financial planning. Advisors can work under our corporate RIAs or manage their own.

Commissions

A comprehensive broker/dealer platform for commission-based securities, insurance and alternative investment business.

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Hybrid RIA Benefits

The Hybrid RIA approach allows our advisors to deliver a broader range of solutions and help strengthen client relationships, build scale, and ultimately drive revenue. The Triad Advisors Hybrid RIA model provides advisors with the following benefits:

RIA Flexibility

We are recognized as the best broker/dealer for Hybrid RIAs. We offer multiple institutional platforms, including National Financial Services (NFS), Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services (IWS), Schwab Institutional, and TD Ameritrade Institutional.

Transition Services

Our Onboarding Services Team makes becoming a Triad advisor smooth and seamless. It’s not a simple process, but we guide you through every step.

Coaching

Get support and advice from our deeply experienced management team. We offer counsel on many issues, including Business Acquisition, Succession Planning, and Practice Management.

Products

We manage a vast array of offerings to fit any client’s needs, including equities, fixed income, ETFs, mutual funds, options and variable and fixed insurance solutions. Select from a broad range of alternative investments, including private equity, REITs, and LPs. We go beyond what typical broker/dealers offer, with investment banking, research, M&A, syndicate, succession planning services and mortgage services.

Technology Solutions

We provide expert technical consulting to help manage your own operations. Take advantage of state-of-the-art platforms. Manage both fee- and commission-based clients. Choose the custom technologies that are right for YOUR practice.

Compliance Consulting

We offer 360° consulting and support to help you navigate the ever-changing compliance and regulatory landscape.

Commission Systems

Access detailed fee- and commission-payment reporting online through our secure systems. No guesswork – just rapid, clear payouts.

Conferences

Our events provide more than just education and networking. We give you access to the industry’s top investment professionals and the opportunity to meet face-to-face with other advisors in the Triad Advisors family.

Research

Select the right objective and timely third-party research and market information for your clients. Offer them the sound and unbiased investment advice they’re looking for.