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Are you looking for an opportunity to build your business strategically? We offer different paths designed to fit your growth goals and values. Our client-first mission drives everything we do, so if that’s your priority too, consider joining the Mariner Wealth Advisors family.

At our firm, your only focus is your clients. Our in-house teams do the rest. You’ll have access to tenured teams, including estate planning, trust, insurance and tax to build integrated wealth management plans for your clients. You’ll also become part of a trusted firm with national recognition—Barron’s has ranked us as a top five RIA from 2016-2020.1

Why wait? We’re committed to making your confidential transition as seamless as possible while providing support and an entrepreneurial environment to help you elevate your business and grow.

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Hear first-hand experiences from advisors and firms who joined the Mariner Wealth Advisors family. They share how joining our firm allowed them to shift the focus from managing the day-to-day business to collaborating with tenured professionals, building client relationships and growing their business.

Solution Stories

Greenfielding

  • Lead advisor and team of three at an upper-midwest 15-year old RIA, $150M book
  • Opportunity located in a target market for Mariner Wealth Advisors expansion, Chicago, Ill.
  • Lead advisor was not a partner
  • Two founding partners were planning for succession
  • Lead advisor (our target) was being left out of future plans; no prospect of ownership or firm leadership
  • Lead advisor managed client relationships and had the respect of his support team
  • Lead advisor resigned and brought clients and team with him
  • Lead advisor was made managing partner of the newly green-fielded market
  • Client growth and retention goals were met, client base grew by approximately 120% in 24 months

Team Lift-Out

  • Advisor working at a national independent broker-dealer (IBD)
  • IBD limited which services could be provided
  • Advisor team was expected to sell proprietary investment products to clients
  • Advisor was looking for an independent, client-first oriented firm
  • Advisor and team transitioned to Mariner Wealth Advisors and retained over 90% of clients as represented by approximately $100M AUA
  • Mariner Wealth Advisors provided practice management and business development resources to further grow and retain
    client relationships
  • Advisor was able to focus solely on serving clients while Mariner Wealth Advisors provided resources to the team to drive growth and expand services provided to client including: trustee services, tax services, financial planning tools, asset allocation/portfolio construction tools and practice management resources

Mariner Platform Solutions

  • Support advisors’ long-term, sustainable growth by providing the systems and structures that represent the foundation of our current success
  • Alignment with a firm that has strong brand recognition, established operational processes and efficiencies and a track record of helping our advisors grow
  • Access to our advisory solutions and practice management capabilities that go beyond simple investment management
  • An opportunity to build true enterprise value for their firm
  • Our experience of transitioning advisors to an operating environment/platform where the advisor and their business can thrive
  • A strong relationship built over many years with the industry’s leading custodians

Acquisition

  • 10-year old RIA with $1.2B+ AUM
  • Looking for a partner for growth and succession, and to develop next-gen leadership and partners
  • Access to Mariner Wealth Advisors’ Advisory Solutions: successor and corporate trustee services, tax services and practice management resources
  • Mariner Wealth Advisors supported firm’s subsequent expansion into a secondary market
  • Operating margin improved by approximately 40% in 48 months

*Barron’s awarded the 2020 #5, 2019 #4 and 2018 #3 Top RIA Firms ranking to Mariner Wealth Advisors based on data compiled for Mariner Wealth Advisors and the 2017 #2 and 2016 #1 rankings to Mariner Holdings based upon data compiled for Mariner Holdings’ registered investment adviser subsidiaries. The number of firms included in the rankings were: 20 (2016), 30 (2017), 40 (2018), 50 (2019) and 100 (2020). Barron’s publishes these lists based upon a number of criteria and the firms’ filings with the SEC were used to cross-check the data provided to Barron’s. The listing includes the firms’ numbers of clients, employees, advisors, offices and state locations. The award is not indicative of future performance and there is no guarantee of future investment success.  For additional information visit www.barrons.com.

Mariner Wealth Advisors does not provide all services listed in this piece. Some services are provided by affiliates and are subject to additional fees.

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The MPS advisor does not provide all services listed in this piece. Some services are provided by affiliates and are subject to additional fees.

The views expressed are for commentary purposes only and do not take into account any individual personal, financial, legal or tax considerations. As such, the information contained herein is not intended to be personal legal, investment or tax advice. Nothing herein should be relied upon as such, and there is no guarantee that any claims made will come to pass. The opinions are based on information and sources of information deemed to be reliable, but Mariner Platform Solutions does not warrant the accuracy of the information.

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