Affiliated Advisors is an Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction in partnership with Royal Alliance, an independent broker-dealer and member of Advisor Group. Thanks to Royal Alliance, we offer the wide range of resources only large firms can provide—while retaining the personal attention and deep relationships of a boutique network.
One advantage of our partnership is leading technology. We provide access to Royal Alliance’s web-based wealth management platform, designed to help advisors manage portfolios themselves or select from models managed by renowned investment strategists. The platform features select Separate Account Managers, a dynamic Unified Managed Account solution and Advisor Managed Portfolios. Learn more here [pdf file].
Advisors also have access to our unique practice management advisor portal, Vision 2020 [pdf file], which incorporates Salesforce with office automation for account management, electronic forms and signatures, document management and transaction review, Morningstar research and more.
Thanks to the power of our network, Affiliated Advisors can obtain these high-quality platforms at a substantial discount.
We take great pride in providing ideas that help enhance advisors’ practices, from individualized marketing support—including social media and website consulting—to event ideas. We also provide due diligence on innovative investment solutions so that advisors can offer a more complete solution set to their clients.
Members of the Affiliated Advisor network look for ways to revolutionize their practices, offer sound advice to their clients and utilize their partnership with Affiliated Advisors to develop their business.
At Affiliated Advisors, we see compliance as a business tool rather than an obstacle to be surmounted. We focus on best practices and how to be an advisor’s partner and advocate.
How do you fortify your practice from a regulatory perspective—and by doing so, make your practice more valuable? How do you document client interactions so you can resolve conflicts peacefully and productively? Many advisors underestimate the importance of compliance to client services and procedures, but it affects all aspects of the client experience.
We believe in taking the worry and fear out of compliance, despite the fact that rules and regulations shift regularly. Communication makes the difference—by email, phone and webinar. Tim Maurer, our Compliance Director, frequently visits offices. Practice reviews include discussions of technology, information security, acquisitions, continuity & succession planning, marketing, website updates, social media—in other words, where the practice is headed. Tim helps make sure that each advisor’s business is running in the most effective way possible, and the efficiency of being in compliance is a big part of that picture.
Succession Planning and Business Evaluation
Through our partnership with Royal Alliance, we also offer robust succession planning, business valuation and merger and acquisition advice. We work closely with advisors to recruit and nurture potential successors, merge with young firms and harvest the financial value of their life’s work.
Advisors who want to build their firms via acquisition will find that Affiliated Advisors can support your efforts. Before acquiring another book of business, or another firm, you will need to secure financing and review your internal procedures. Talk to us about your plans, so we can help you bring them to fruition!
Women may control half the wealth in the United States, but they are drastically under-represented in financial advice. As a trailblazer in the financial services industry, Rita has focused on supporting women advisors throughout her career. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Women Advisors Summit, a special conference series for women created by InvestmentNews, and is a frequent speaker at women’s conferences. Rita has been recognized as a Woman to Watch by InvestmentNews.