Financial Advisor Transition Services

Don’t let uncertainty, worry, or inexperience with the process hold you back from making a transition to independence. With Good Life financial advisor transition services, you can rest easy knowing you have a dedicated team on your side to help you throughout the entire process. From planning and paperwork to post-transition support and beyond, our team will work closely with you to restore revenue as quickly as possible, while creating a pleasant experience for you, your staff, and your clients.

Why Transition?

There are many benefits to becoming an independent financial advisor. Here are just a few:

Your Name, Your Brand

Build the practice you want, with your name and your brand. We can help you with branding and your online presence as well.

Product Flexibility

Don’t be restricted by products or quotas. As an independent advisor, you have the freedom to customize products to meet your clients’ needs.

Client Retention

Product flexibility and the ability to build close relationships with clients can help to improve retention for a consistent revenue stream.

Revenue Potential

The average payout for advisors working within firms is 30-40%. As an independent advisor running your own business, that can increase to 70% or more.

Our Process

We will work closely with you every step of the way to ensure your transition is as simple and as efficient as possible. Here’s a quick look at our process:

  • Pre-transition training for advisors and their staff on the basics of running their practice
  • In-depth analysis and mapping of current book of business to Good Life
  • Preparation of client paperwork to move accounts
  • Establishment of contributions and distributions
  • All forms pre-filled to protocol standards and tabbed where signatures are needed
  • Overnight shipping of paperwork directly to clients
  • Review of all completed paperwork
  • Opening of all accounts
  • Tracking all transfers through the process from start to finish
  • Trading for all advisors enrolled in WAM (our in-house portfolio management service)
  • Post-transition training
  • 6-week virtual class on all facets of running a business
  • Ongoing support post-transition

Why Work With Us?

As a leading financial advisor network, we have been helping advisors transition to independence for over eight years. We have transitioned advisors from all types of firms including bank channels, independent firms, wirehouses, mutual fund broker-dealers, and insurance companies.

From examining existing contracts and finding office space to mapping assets, collecting legal client data, and more, we will do everything we can to help ensure you are prepared for the transition and ready to start growing your business as quickly as possible.

When you transition with us, you will have a dedicated staff on your side throughout the entire process. Our experienced team has a variety of backgrounds, allowing us to provide expert assistance across a range of challenges.

We will remain your close partner even after the transition. We offer a full suite of tools and support services for our advisors, from marketing and compliance to practice management, outsourced financial planning and more.

Independence Made Simple

Transitioning to become an independent advisor can be a complicated process, but we’re here to make it simple for you. While it may seem like you will have much more responsibilities with owning your own practice, we offer a full suite of tools and services to help take that burden off your shoulders—allowing you to focus on your clients and business. Explore our site to learn more about our services, or get in touch to discuss your specific needs.

Grow Your Firm

Following your transition, we will remain your dedicated partner. We can be as involved as you need us to be, helping to support and grow your business moving forward. Whether you need assistance with managing your practice or even want to outsource some of your financial planning clients to continue building your book of business, we can customize our solutions to meet your unique needs. We are here to help you build a successful business.


Let’s Get Started

With financial advisor transition services tailored to the unique needs of your business, we can help you get up and running as an independent advisor as quickly as possible. Let’s get started!