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Transitioning a financial advisory practice is not without its challenges, but breaking away doesn't have to mean going it alone. We invite you to join us for a new virtual series where you will hear from BNY Mellon | Pershing and leading industry experts and learn the differences in the business models you can choose from, the considerations you need to keep in mind to ensure a seamless transition, and why it's critical to partner with consultants, including your custodian, to guide you every step of the way.

Don't just break away. Break through with these dynamic, interactive sessions hosted by Charlie Cornett, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing:

Faster Growth as a RIA: How Freedom, Flexibility, and Creativity are Used to Fuel Advisor Growth

Thursday, June 4
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Moderator: Bill Dalton, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Shirl Penney, Chief Executive Officer, Dynasty Financial Partners
Panelist: Josh Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Ritholtz Wealth Management

In this session, our panelists share best practices including proven communication strategies for reaching clients and prospects and how RIAs are uniquely positioned to grow revenue.

How RIAs combine best-in-class technology with smart marketing to build their brand, enhance client relationships and improve overall business results
Thursday, June 11
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Host: Charlie Cornett, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing 
Moderator: Lisa Crafford, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Megan Carpenter, Founder & CEO, FiComm Partners
Panelist: Michael Kitces, Chief Financial Planning Nerd,

Join this session to hear our panelists discuss how technology can connect the dots for running a more efficient and profitable business and power marketing strategies that elevate the client experience and deepen relationships.

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Starting the Journey Towards a Better Future
Moderator: Charlie Cornett, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: John Furey, Founder of Advisor Growth Strategies
Panelist: Louis Diamond, Diamond Consultants

Our expert panel discusses the ongoing trend toward the RIA model and the critical questions and decisions financial advisors need to address in charting their course to independence.
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Destination RIA: Choosing the Right Model for Your Success
Moderator: Sean Keenan, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Jim Dickson, President and Founder, Sanctuary Wealth
Panelist: Adam Roosevelt, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing

In this session, our panelists will survey the independent landscape and discuss the solutions and affiliation options for fiduciary advisors as well as the benefits of affiliating with a platform partner.
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Planning for Success: Critical Resources to Protect Your Business, from Conception through Launch (and Beyond)
Moderator: Pablo Bizjack, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: Brian Hamburger, Founder, MarketCounsel
Panelist: Matt Sonnen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PFI Advisors

Hear from the experts as they weigh in on critical legal and compliance considerations in launching and operating an RIA and the importance of having a well-formed transition plan.
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The Economics of Independence
Moderator: Damian Peter, Director, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Panelist: David Mrazik, Managing Partner, Merchant Investment Management
Panelist: Damian Lo Basso, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Compass CFO Solutions

Join our panelists as they discuss the important topic of the financial side of going independent. The group will dig deeper into topics like finding the right capital partner to fuel business growth and managing your P&L to maximize the financial opportunity as an RIA.
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