Why

Join Us

As Independent Financial Advisors ourselves, we understand the importance of staying on top of the ever changing and complex world of wealth management. At ARC, we equip every advisor with the resources needed to manage your growing business. From compliance to marketing, we are here to support you so that you can act as a true fiduciary to your clients.

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Create Your Own Path

Path to Prosperity

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Path for Flexibility

Multicustody – RIA Only – Hybrid – BD Only – Corporate

Path to Retirement

Succession Planning

Path with Advocacy

Experienced staff to help you navigate custodians and technology

The Undefined Path

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Compliance

We know that business moves quickly; and timely, accurate answers are essential. That is why the ARC Compliance Team is readily accessible to our advisor network. Our team leverages technology tools such as SmartRIA and Docusign to ease the administrative burden on your business. We understand that most inquiries come from a desire to find a unique solution to fit your clients’ needs which is why we strive towards meeting those requests. If we are unable to accommodate something, you can expect a clear reason as to why, as well as alternative solutions.

Asset Management

One of our top priorities is to equip you with a full range of asset management tools and resources to help support your practice. At ARC, we don’t mandate a specific philosophy or platform as we feel you know what is best for your clients. Our network advisors have the flexibility to use as much or as little of ARC’s asset management resources as they wish. Should you choose to facilitate ARC’s asset management team, we have a robust collection of sophisticated strategies to optimize your clients’ assets.

Sophisticated Strategies

At ARC, we believe attractive risk-adjusted returns lie at the intersection of fundamental analysis and artificial intelligence. We employ this multidisciplinary approach across multiple asset classes, resulting in differentiated client portfolios that allow our advisors to stand out from the crowd. Our full-service asset management capabilities empower advisors to scale their practice by fully focusing on their clients.

Tactical Asset Allocation

Complimented by Mutual Funds, this strategy integrates a core of ETFs to produce a differentiated portfolio of your client’s asset allocations. This method interchanges asset classes that are dependent on your client’s risk profile.

Innovative Asset Allocation

Designed to minimize internal costs and volatility while maximizing returns. This is done by utilizing a combination of momentum investing and multiple actively risk-managed sub-strategies. There are five investment model portfolios, each of which has a different investment objective. Each portfolio aims to achieve returns similar or better than a correlated benchmark, but with less downside risk.

  • Stocks
  • ETF's
  • Structured Notes
  • Options

Unified Management Accounts

Created for high-net-worth clients as well as corporations to provide broad exposure to the equity market in a prudent and protected manner. This is accomplished by consistently hedging much of the equity exposure to limit downside risk.

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Remote Administrative Support

Our Centralized Service Manager provides clerical and administrative support to financial advisors who are looking for additional assistance in managing their practice. With extensive experience in the finance industry, ARC’s Administrative Support staff lends expertise based on your individual needs. From the number of administrative hours needed per month to the specific work tasks at hand, we are here to support your business so you can focus on your clients’ needs.

Marketing & Technology

Our Marketing & Technology consultants take the guesswork out of how to scale your business. As part of the ARC network, we offer resources that will take your firm to the next level. From Customer Relationship Management programs to strategizing a marketing plan, we provide you with the tools you need to expand your market share and nurture clients.

  • Orion, Redtail, Office 365, and Money Guide Pro
  • Website and Logo Design/Review
  • Social Media Resources
  • Branded Marketing Materials
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Weekly Market Commentary (available to you and your clients)
  • Presentation Building

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Acquisitions & Succession Planning

Take control of your future with Advisor Resource Council’s Acquisitions & Succession Planning services. Our consultants use real-world experience to find the best legacy for the business you worked hard to build so you can be certain that you, your family, and your clients are taken care of when the time comes.

Retirement Plan Consulting

As part of our comprehensive, customized financial planning and investment services, ARC Advisor Resource Council provides advisors with clear, concise 401(k)/Retirement plan consultation and administrative support. We believe in due diligence, fiduciary responsibility, and one-on-one service to help advisors looking to grow a new revenue stream or improve their existing 401(k)/Retirement plan relationships. At ARC, we believe that an advisor should be able to offer a retirement plan solution that meets the needs of the advisor and their client. To meet those needs, ARC has created a menu of basic and premium services which can be implemented to improve the level of service and engagement with the advisor and plan participants.

In addition, The ARC administrative support staff is equipped with seasoned 401(k)/Retirement plan experts to support you every step of the way. From start up plans to large scale retirement plans, there are multiple layers of support to help you acquire new business and retain your clients.

Acquisitions

When executed properly, purchasing a practice can have a substantial impact on your business’s growth. With this, however, the buyer’s market is saturated and can be tough to tap into. For every advisor looking to sell their practice, there are 40 advisors looking to buy it. To break through this barrier, you must be able to set yourself apart from your competition. Doing this on your own and without prior experience can be both timely and costly. Let our knowledgeable consultants provide you with the tools you need to acquire practices successfully. Through first-hand experience, our consultants can provide you with a blueprint while walking you through the process from start to finish.

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Why a Certified

Financial Planner (CFP®)?

Education

Unlike many financial advisors, CFP® professionals must develop their theoretical and practical knowledge by completing a comprehensive course of study at a college or university offering a financial planning curriculum approved by CFP Board. Applicants may also satisfy the education requirement by submitting a transcript review or previous financial planning-related course work. Or, they can show that they have attained certain professional designations or academic degrees that cover the important subjects in CFP Board’s financial planning curriculum.

Examination

CFP® professionals must pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam, which tests their abilities to apply financial planning knowledge to real-life situations. The exam covers the financial planning process, tax planning, employee benefits and retirement planning, estate planning, investment management, and insurance. This comprehensive exam ensures that a CFP® professional is highly qualified to develop a plan for your finances.

CFP® professionals complete several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients before earning the right to use the CFP® certification trademarks. This hands-on experience guarantees that CFP® professionals have practical financial planning knowledge, so you can count on them to help you create a realistic financial plan that fits your individual needs.

Experience

CFP® professionals complete several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients before earning the right to use the CFP® certification trademarks. This hands-on experience guarantees that CFP® professionals have practical financial planning knowledge, so you can count on them to help you create a realistic financial plan that fits your individual needs.

Ethics

When it comes to ethics and professional responsibility, CFP® professionals are held to the highest of standards, as outlined in CFP Board's Standards of Professional Conduct. They are obliged to uphold the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence as outlined in CFP Board’s Code of Ethics. The Rules of Conduct always requires CFP® professionals to put your interests ahead of their own and to provide their financial planning services as a “fiduciary”—acting in the best interest of their financial planning clients. CFP® professionals are subject to CFP Board sanctions if they violate these standards.

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Benefits

Loss of employee benefits can be a major hurdle when it comes to making the jump to independence.  Advisor Resource Council has a full benefit suite accessible to all our contractors and their administrative staff with competitive rates. Coverage includes:

  • PPO 1500 or HSA compatible health insurance
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Long- and short-term disability
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death
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