Hybrid RIA Model

The Hybrid RIA Model: Our Core Focus

The financial industry is undergoing a dramatic shift. Clients want more than advice. They’re looking for comprehensive wealth management. That’s why we created the Hybrid RIA approach in 1998. Our financial professionals are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of clients with customized, innovative wealth management solutions.

We’ve created the processes, products, and teams to support the Hybrid model. Unlike many wealth management firms, Triad Advisors focuses on the Hybrid RIA. Nearly 80% of our financial professionals – the highest percentage in the industry – manage fee-based assets through a separate RIA.

The Triad Hybrid model offers advisors the best of both worlds:


An open architecture RIA platform for asset management and financial planning.

Financial professionals can work under our corporate RIAs or manage their own.


A comprehensive platform for commission-based securities, insurance and alternative investment business.

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Hybrid RIA Benefits

The Hybrid RIA approach allows our financial professionals to deliver a broader range of solutions and help strengthen client relationships, build scale, and ultimately drive revenue. The Triad Advisors Hybrid RIA model provides financial professionals with the following benefits:

RIA Flexibility

We are recognized as the top broker/dealer for Hybrid RIAs. We offer multiple institutional platforms, including Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions, Schwab Institutional, and TD Ameritrade Institutional.

Transition Services

Our Onboarding Services Team makes becoming a Triad financial professional smooth and seamless. It’s not a simple process, but we guide you through every step.


Get support and advice from our deeply experienced management team. We offer counsel on many issues, including Business Acquisition, Succession Planning, and Practice Management.


We manage a vast array of offerings to fit any client’s needs, including equities, fixed income, ETFs, mutual funds, options and variable and fixed insurance solutions. Select from a broad range of alternative investments, including private equity, REITs, and LPs. We go beyond what typical broker/dealers offer, with investment banking, research, M&A, syndicate, succession planning services and mortgage services.

Technology Solutions

We provide expert technical consulting to help manage your own operations. Take advantage of state-of-the-art platforms. Manage both fee- and commission-based clients. Choose the custom technologies that are right for YOUR practice.

Compliance Consulting

We offer 360° consulting and support to help you navigate the ever-changing compliance and regulatory landscape.

Commission Systems

Access detailed fee- and commission-payment reporting online through our secure systems. No guesswork – just rapid, clear payouts.


Our events provide more than just education and networking. We give you access to the industry’s top investment professionals and the opportunity to meet face-to-face with other financial professionals in the Triad Advisors family.


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