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For advisors interested in joining our firm


Join Garrett Investment Advisors, LLC, a Fee-Only SEC registered investment advisor, and let us take many of the operations, billing, technology, marketing, compliance and investment management functions off your plate so you can spend more time focusing on what truly matters–financial planning for your clients. Build your own local brand as a DBA office of our firm using our turnkey RIA platform.

Current licensing fee to join Garrett Investment Advisors, LLC:
–$2500 1-time affiliation fee ($500 non-refundable if unable to accept advisor into firm based on background check).
–$800/month ongoing fee (months 2+).

Advisor must:
–Offer Fee-Only, fiduciary, accessible financial planning.
–Offer financial planning as a distinct and separate service offering from investment management.
–Obtain CFP® certification (or CPA/PFS credential) within 5 years from start date. 2-year Apprenticeship Pathway is available.

For additional information please contact: Justin@GarrettAdvisors.com

Platform Component:

RIA

Service Options

Fee-Only financial planning and investment management service options include: hourly project fee, fixed fee, monthly subscription, quarterly retainer and AUM (see Investments section below for more information about AUM).

Billing

All billing is processed by Garrett Investment Advisors, LLC. Advisors are paid on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Business Continuity

Access to built-in business continuity plan in case of death or disability, as well as planned sale (e.g. retirement).

E&O Insurance

Professional liability (E&O) insurance is provided.

DPL Financial Partners

Access to commission-free insurance and annuity platform.

Add-On

Access to in-house Administrative Services for $45/hour. Access to in-house Paraplanner Services for $65/hour.

Add-On

Join our group Premier Subscription to the Kitces.com Members Section for $100/year.

Add-On

Join our NAPFA Corporate Membership for $275/year.


Platform Component:

Technology

CRM

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is provided.

Email

Email hosting is provided. 1 email address is included. For additional email addresses, costs passed on to advisor.

DMS

Document Management Software (DMS) is provided.

Portal

Access to Orion advisor/client portal.

Secure Forms

Secure, online confidential client questionnaires, risk questionnaires and Investment Policy Statements (IPSs) are provided.

Financial Planning

Access to Advizr financial planning software is provided.

Add-On

Access to enterprise edition of MoneyGuidePro for $1025/year (includes firm-managed capital market assumptions and Garrett Portfolios standard portfolio sets).

Add-On

Access to Holistiplan for $10/tax return uploaded.

Add-On

Access to YCharts for $1200/year.

Add-On

Access to Morningstar Advisor Workstation for $1500/year.


Platform Component:

Marketing


Streamlined Scrolling Website

Website design/setup is provided using a framework that is part of Garrett Investment Advisors, LLC main website.

Robust Standalone Website

Website design/setup is provided using 1 of 5 frameworks offered by Twenty Over Ten. Ongoing website hosting, Content Management System (CMS) and Editable Content Library for blogging for $89/month.

Find an Advisor Profile

Find an Advisor profile listing is provided on Garrett Investment Advisors, LLC main website.


Platform Component:

Compliance


IAR Registration

Initial registration within 15 days as an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) for 1 DBA office of Garrett Investment Advisors, LLC.

Compliance Program

All ongoing compliance managed by Garrett Investment Advisors, LLC using MyRIACompliance.

Archiving

Email, website and social media archiving software is provided.


Platform Component:

Investments


Custodian

Access to an institutional custodian is provided.

AUM

Offer Assets Under Management (AUM) via Garrett Portfolios. You remain out front to manage the client relationship (choose 1 of 10 tiered billing schedules) and we will work hard behind the scenes to manage the investments (for a low base fee).

AUM Tiers and Fees

AUM TiersAdvisor FeeGarrett Fee
$0 - $500k
0.00% - 0.75%
0.25%
$500k - $1M
0.00% - 0.55%
0.20%
$1M - $2M
0.00% - 0.35%
0.15%
$2M+
0.00% - 0.40%
0.10%

Garrett Portfolios

5 series of professionally managed portfolios, including: Core, Intentional, Select, Sustainable ESG and DFA Focus.

DFA

Garrett Investment Advisors, LLC is a Dimensional-approved firm.