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Ways To Affiliate

At Stratos we have three unique channels that an advisor can choose to affiliate.


Many advisors find it easier to go independent as part of an established firm. You are able to enjoy true independence while benefiting from logistical support, lower startup costs, shared overhead and other economies of scale. With independence comes the ability to choose what channel best suits you and your clients needs


Under the HYBRID Channel our advisors have the opportunity to keep their commission-based business. The Hybrid/RIA model allows you to maintain both brokerage and advisory business. A combination that can help you meet the unique needs of your clients and your business.   

Benefits to this channel are:

  • Having access to the largest IBD as well as four other custodians.
  • LPL Financial
  • Fidelity
  • Schwab
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Pershing


Under the CORPORATE Channel an advisor can affiliate with Stratos as your OSJ using LPL Financial as the corporate RIA. This model allows an advisor to conduct both commission and advisory business exclusively through LPL Financial. Within this channel comes with the availability of enhanced Transition Assistance for an advisor.  


This channel is for the advisor who runs his or her practice on a Fee Based only manner. If you have no FINRA Licenses, you can affiliate directly with Stratos as your RIA.

With all of the above channels every advisor will continue to have access to the 65+ home office employees who are here to support each Stratos advisor with all the services and resources necessary to grow your practice the way that best fits you and your clients needs.

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