A Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) is a professional or firm that provides financial advice and investment management services to clients in exchange for compensation.
Registered investment advisors are regulated either by the SEC or state securities regulators, depending on the size of their assets under management (AUM) and the jurisdiction in which they operate.
Eligibility for RIA typically requires individuals or firms to meet certain regulatory requirements set by the relevant financial authorities in their jurisdiction.
RIA provide investment advice and management services to clients, assisting them in creating and implementing investment strategies tailored to their financial goals.
RIA charge fees based on a percentage of assets under management or a flat fee structure, which may vary depending on the client's portfolio size and the level of services provided.
When choosing a Registered Investment Advisor, consider their qualifications, experience, track record, fees, and alignment with your financial goals and risk tolerance.