We service clients in multiple states. Physical Locations in Florida, Georgia, & Alabama.
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You help people manage and help to secure their financial futures while doing the same for yourself. But the business challenges can be daunting and tiresome. You want to spend more time with clients, yet focused time is harder to come by.
Managing the paperwork and worry that comes with complicated and ever-changing compliance requirements?
Trying to keep up with technology that seems to change just as you get used to it?
Watching technology fees, accounting expenses and insurance costs — business and personal — diminish your hard-earned compensation?
Advisors who join or partner with U-Vest® Financial maintain control of their client base. We put death/disability agreements in place on day one to be purchased if something happens to you. And should you ever choose to sell your practice, you already have a buyer in U-Vest® Financial.
We understand one size does not fit all. With that in mind, we offer three business models.
Check them out below!
The following benefits are included with all of our business models:
We consider the “independent” affiliation as a foot in the door to building a strong relationship with our U-Vest® Financial Team. Advisors running silo offices are still fully responsible for their expenses, but it is a step forward in joining a company and building a relationship.
The benefits of this affiliation are:
This affiliation is a hybrid of our “Independent” and “All-In” affiliations. You still manage all of your office expenditures; however, we provide the option of licensed staff for paperwork/processing, management of investment portfolios, and other benefits to cut down your work requirements. We view this affiliation as “A-La-Carte”. This affiliation's objective is to allow advisors to continue to work, but have a full support staff. Advisors under this affiliation are “1099” contractors with U-Vest® Financial.
Our “All-In” affiliation is most common for advisors within 5-10 years of retirement or do not want any of the responsibilities of managing a business. With the “All-In” affiliation, all of your practice expenses, lease, overhead, broker fees, etc., are paid by U-Vest® Financial. However, you still retain value in your practice to sell at a later date whenever you are ready. You are provided assistance from a fully licensed assistant, can utilize management assistance on your portfolios, have staff access for CRM systems/client scheduling, and no longer have to worry about any of the aspects of technology or business structure changes at your broker-dealer.
(Note, this is a W-2 Affiliation. You can elect to be a 1099 instead of W-2 but most advisors do not see a benefit in this.)
THIS WEB PAGE IS DESIGNED FOR INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALSThis information is meant for recruiting purposes only. Please note services (health insurance, 401(k), expense coverage, office space, staff, etc.) offered through U-Vest™ Financial are separate from any access to products and services offered through Waddell & Reed, Inc. (WRI). WRI is not responsible for any services offered directly through U-Vest™ Financial.Joining U-Vest™ Financial will require background checks due to the association with WRI and due to regulatory requirements. There is no specific requirement to join U-Vest™ Financial to be accepted as independent Financial Advisor with WRI nor is there any guarantee that WRI will accept any independent financial advisor candidate.Securities and investment products and services offered through Waddell & Reed, Inc. (WRI), Member FINRA/SIPC. U-Vest™ Financial is a separate entity from WRI. (03/21)