Corporate IAR vs Independent RIA


In many cases, advisors have to deal with a significant lack of continuity with their broker-dealers and the on-going trend of mergers and acquisitions. As a result, advisors never know who their next corporate partner is going to be, and whether that partner will end up having a completely different set of objectives. While advisors can be independent with their clients, they are only really as independent themselves as their broker-dealer will allow them to be.