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Our Corporate RIA

Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc.

The world of the independent rep-advisor has become increasingly complex. Regulation is heightened, clients expect more, and technology costs and “must haves” are rising. In the ever-increasing regulation world, outsourcing your RIA function may make sense. Our corporate RIA, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. (CIRA) has proven to be a leader in the field. Known as the “fee experts,” Cambridge was one of the first companies to embrace fee-based planning.

Today, about 75 percent of Cambridge’s advisors use CIRA as their RIA, while less than 20 percent use an outside RIA and the remainder use both. Every year, the percentage of Cambridge advisors using CIRA grows as more advisors opt to use the corporate RIA, but why?

Using CIRA as your RIA reduces your administrative and compliance costs while giving you more time to focus on gathering clients, managing their assets, and growing your practice. Furthermore, Cambridge’s technology, business tools, and back-office support can help limit the scope of administrative staff required in your office, while enabling you to allocate limited resources like time and money to initiatives focused on increasing revenues.

If you choose the path of the corporate RIA, you will not have the burden or cost of creating or maintaining the filing of the uniform application for investment advisor registration (Form ADV) with the state or the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Since Cambridge is responsible for maintaining CIRA’s Form ADV, you also will not be subject to the direct regulatory audits associated with maintaining an RIA.

Of course, every advisor’s independent business is different. Careful consideration is important when deciding whether to form and use your own RIA or use CIRA.

Click here to view the CIRA Form ADV 2A