We believe that our partners’ successes come from us working together, being flexible and collaborating to arrive at innovative financial services.

Our advisors are our clients, and servicing them is our core business. At the heart of our value proposition lies on-boarding assistance, compliance oversight and collaboration, and business consulting. Our ability to offer these value-added services allows you to focus on your top priority: your private clients and the growth of your practice.

On-boarding services

IFP Office Solutions

Available assistance with all office needs including securing office space, leasing furniture and office equipment, interior design, network set up, supplies, and ongoing tech needs.

RIA Compliance and Legal Services

 IFP outsources the supervision of our advisors’ commission-based business through LPL to LPL’s Home Office Supervision (HOS) program. This allows us as, the RIA, to focus our compliance efforts on fee-based business and LPL, as the broker-dealer, to focus on the commission business. As dually-registered advisor with IFP and LPL, you will be visited once every two years by an LPL examiner pertaining to commission business.

Account Surveillance

  • Protegent, a Sunguard® Financial System
  • Automated monitoring, detection and resolution tools

Registrations & Licensing

  • Efficient transition of licenses to IFP
  • Annual license maintenance and renewal

Advertising & Correspondence Review

  • Supervision of all fee-based advertising and correspondence

IFP Examinations

  • Personalized, yearly examination of fee-based business
  • Educational refreshers on compliance requirements

Customized RIA Account Agreements

  • Advisor branded Wealth Management and Consulting Agreement or Retirement Plan Consulting Agreement if desired

RIA Compliance and Legal Services

  • IFP houses our outside general counsel on site to assist both us, as a firm, and our advisors with various legal needs.
  • We have preferred ERISA attorneys with whom we work very closely pertaining to ERISA matters.

Business Services

Multiple Custodians and Third Party Money Managers

Access to custody fee-based assets at five (5) different custodians: LPL, Fidelity, Schwab, TD Ameritrade, and Pershing. We also have over thirty (30) approved Third Party Money Managers (“TPMM”) and a robust TPMM approval process for any managers not currently on our approved list.

Relationship Management Team

Two full-time relationship managers to address questions, concerns and ideas. External relationship managers travel to advisor offices once per year, relaying advisor feedback to the IFP headquarters that directly effect business policies.

IFP Virtual Administrative Assistant

Remote or on location Virtual Admins are available for any advisors needing administrative assistance.

National and Regional Meetings

Annual conference, oriented toward advisor interaction, idea generation, and innovative ways to enhance business. Regional meetings throughout the year facilitate networking.

Partnership Opportunities

 IFP’s extensive network of advisors specializing in different areas of wealth management, opens the door for partnerships that can lead to a larger potential client base for our advisors.

Marketing Solutions

 A full-time marketing team devoted to consulting our advisors on marketing ideas and implementation, collateral design and creation, and business growth tactics.

Recruiting and Branch Development

Recruiting team to help advisors interested in expanding their practices.

Succession Planning

 A basic succession plan for an advisor’s practice in case of an inability to service your clients as a result of a temporary disability or short-term medical emergency. IFP ensures the acquisitions go smoothly and respective parties are compensated properly.