Frequently Asked Questions

What is unique about being a part of Advisory Services Network?

Advisory Services Network, LLC (ASN) is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser that strategically partners with investment professionals and provides them an all-inclusive platform designed to meet their individual needs. ASN provides its platform and services in one of the most unique and cost competitive structures available in the Financial Services Industry.

Simply stated, we offer a solution that allows investment professionals to focus on managing and growing their business while retaining 100% ownership of their client base. ASN’s platform provides the infrastructure, service / operations team, and technology necessary to untie your hands from the everyday burdens most investment professionals face so that you can focus on what’s important…your clients.

Where will my practice be located?

ASN allows flexibility when it comes to an investment professional’s location and work space. You can work virtually anywhere while we provide the service teams, operations, compliance, and infrastructure necessary to run your practice.

How does the transition work?

Changing Broker/Dealer or Investment Adviser affiliations is one of the most important business decisions an investment professional will ever make. Our team believes planning is the key to a seamless and successful transition. We review your practice and develop a strategy and a transition plan to make the process as seamless as possible. ASN and its custodians have transition teams that will work with you every step of the way.

One of ASN’s main goals is to have new investment professionals up and running as soon as they leave their current firms.

Will I have access to all the resources I currently receive?

ASN members have the benefit of an open architecture platform with a dedicated service team. Through our custodial partnerships, investment professionals enjoy the freedom to choose from a wide array of investment advisory products, programs, and money managers.

What custodial options are offered through Advisory Services Network?

ASN currently utilizes the custodial services of Fidelity, Pershing, TD Ameritrade, and Charles Schwab.

Does ASN provide E & O insurance?

Yes, ASN maintains E & O Insurance for each of our Investment Advisor Representatives. Additionally, ASN maintains an ERISA Bond for those Investment Advisor Representatives that require the coverage.

Will I be able to brand my own practice?

Yes, as a member of Advisory Services Network, LLC our investment professionals have the option to create a brand, utilize a current brand, or operate under ASN’s established brand.

How does my book of business convert over to the ASN platform?

Our main focus is to have your business up and running as quickly as possible. ASN develops a transition plan for each of our investment professional’s needs. We consult with you, walk you through the process, and assist with the transition of your business to our platform.

What is the turnaround time to completely on board?

It takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks to completely on-board your practice, depending on the size and scope of the book of business. We tailor and work out a plan with a timetable to meet each investment professionals’ needs.