Andrew Daniels
Managing Principal, Business Development
Commonwealth Financial Network




Be The Kind Of Advisor You Want To Be

True independence is about choice. As the nation’s largest privately held broker/ dealer–RIA, Commonwealth has embodied that principle for more than 37 years. Five different ways to affiliate let you choose the model that works for where you are today, with the flexibility to get you where you want to go in the future. All are powered by the right combination of infrastructure, people, and indispensable service that you and your clients can always rely on:


Traditional Representative: Participate in straight commissionbased brokerage business.


Dual Registration: Conduct both commission- and fee-based businesses.


Hybrid: Maintain commission-based revenue and conduct advisory and planning business through your own RIA.


IAR-Only (Corporate RIA): Conduct an exclusively fee-based business.


RIA-Only: Run your advisory and financial planning business through your own RIA while we maintain the infrastructure.


We Take Care Of The Rest


Whatever path you choose, we’ve got you covered with flexible, holistic support that works for you both today and

as your business evolves, including:


Integrated technology that seamlessly connects all aspects of your practice, allowing you to scale your business, reduce costs, and work efficiently.

Practice management consulting for guidance on staffing, marketing, succession planning, and more.

Advanced planning expertise to help you provide solutions to clients with complex needs.

Compliance support and tools or complete oversight and auditing, depending on your affiliation.

Research analysis and support from our award-winning team to help you deliver the knowledge and guidance your clients expect.


The Right Move Is The Last One You Have To Make


Stated simply, our business model is the one that complements yours, whatever choices you make along the way. If you’d like more information on how we can help you on the path to independence, please visit us at


As the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, Commonwealth has built a 37-year reputation on the principle that our business model should complement yours. Because we answer only to you, and not to shareholders or a parent company, we’re able to make decisions with you—not for you—to support you in every way. Ultimately, what differentiates us most is our distinct culture. Quite simply, we love what we do—and this translates to the most satisfying and productive experience possible for you as you pursue the independent business you’ve always wanted. Member FINRA/SIPC.