Resources

Tools for Financial Advisors

Find expert and insider insights on everything from compliance to marketing. Start, run, and grow your financial advisory firm with confidence—we'll show you how.

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Ideal Client & Persona Workbook
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Ideal Client & Persona Workbook

A marketing guide for RIA owners: Identify your ideal clients and craft their persona to attract, qualify and engage clients

Fee-for-Service Financial Planning

Fee-for-Service Financial Planning

Written by XYPN Co-Founders Alan Moore and Michael Kitces, this is THE guide you need to profitably launch, run, and scale your independent RIA based on an fee-for-service model.

The Essential Guide to RIA Registration
The Essential Guide to RIA Registration

The Essential Guide to RIA Registration

Learn what to expect when registering your Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm from XYPN Compliance—a leader in RIA registrations and compliance consulting.

Your Firm, Your Terms: How to Start an RIA
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Your Firm, Your Terms: How to Start an RIA

Wondering what to expect when starting your own Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) Firm? This step-by-step guide covers all the bases so you can confidently navigate from where you are to where you want to be.

RIA Marketing Funnel Template
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RIA Marketing Funnel Template

Build an RIA marketing plan with this marketing funnel template, including a checklist of ideas and digital marketing advice for financial advisors.

Compliance Manual for Starting an Independent RIA
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Compliance Manual for Starting an Independent RIA

Learn how to break away and start your own independent, fee-only RIA with our step-by-step compliance guide. Prepare, transition, register, and establish your compliance program with ease.

XYPN Membership Guide
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XYPN Membership Guide

Our info-packed directory details official partners, free-for-members services, exclusive opportunities, and additional discounts.

How to Start a Financial Planning Firm
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How to Start a Financial Planning Firm

Thinking about starting your own RIA? Use XYPN's All-in-One Checklist to be sure you have everything covered, from taxes to marketing and everything in between.

First Year RIA Budget Template
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First Year RIA Budget Template

Curious about the average financial advisor budget? It can be different in your first year. We've lined out all the items you'll need to plan for here.

Lean Launch Guide
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Lean Launch Guide

Need to launch your firm sooner than expected? This guide will show you how to successfully start a financial planning firm on a shoestring budget.

The Essential RIA Compliance Guide
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The Essential RIA Compliance Guide

We've never met a financial advisor without a compliance question. Take a look at this checklist to make sure you're staying compliant as you grow your firm

How to Attract a New Generation of Clients to Your RIA
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How to Attract a New Generation of Clients to Your RIA

Learn real strategies for attracting and profitably serving younger clients in your financial planning firm.