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What are you solving for?

CAPTRUST provides a compelling alternative for independent RIAs considering a sale of their business. Listen as CAPTRUST CEO Fielding Miller discusses why advisors have joined the firm. And how this decision best serves you, your clients, and your employees.

Over the past decade…

Dozens of accomplished, independent RIAs have joined CAPTRUST, tapping into our proprietary
formula for sustainable growth that includes:

  • Accountability to and alignment with one another and our clients, rather than to outside investors;
  • A collaborative culture of peers working together in one unified practice;
  • A proven, scalable client service and business model; and
  • A capital reinvestment strategy focused on compounding long-term growth rather than short-term payoff.

Your peers share how joining CAPTRUST helped them solve for the key issues RIAs are currently facing:


“We felt like we were chasing a rainbow”

Business Complexity

“We are going to be better advisors to our clients”


“My commitment to my clients is stability”

Realizing Value

“I’d rather own a little piece of a lot of other people than 100% of just me”

How can we help?

We get it. This is a big decision, and you’re likely having conversations with multiple buyers. But which business model works best for you and your clients?

The CAPTRUST growth model is anchored by a centralized team of professionals providing a suite of services to financial advisors, who in turn operate their own team for client service and business development. Each advisor has the discretion and flexibility to delegate non-client facing activity to the home office to maximize their effectiveness.

Let’s get to know one another and find out if CAPTRUST is the right fit for you, your clients, and your team.

The best advice I can give to somebody considering a move like this is…

Joining CAPTRUST is better for…

• Access to institutional-quality research and resources
• More time with their advisors who are able to delegate non-client tasks to corporate-provided investment research, planning, and client services
• Access to a robust library of content and resources on markets, planning, lifestyle, and investment solutions
• Peace of mind regarding advisor succession
• Best-in-class client-facing technology

• Have more capacity to focus on their highest and best use, letting them do what they love and clients value
• Become a part of one unified practice that allows for the sharing of success
• Have a clear path to ownership that is awarded, not purchased
• Access a larger peer group to foster new relationships share best practices
• Leverage industry-leading technology
• Unlock new career path opportunities within the firm
• Participate in industry-leading benefits and compensation opportunities
• Gain access to a proven lead generation platform
• Cross sell additional services such as endowments, foundations, retirement plans, participant advice, and executive planning services

• Break through ceilings of complexity when your growth requires significant re-investment cycles without taking on 100 percent of the cost, work and risk associated with going it on your own
• Have the scale needed to compete for the long-term
• Experience “freedom within a framework” – build your own team and create your own business plan, but with the resources of CAPTRUST
• Optimize the valuation, increase income, and create long-term wealth by being a CAPTRUST partner
• Have greater confidence in the durability of the business and their practice–financially and operationally thanks to diversified revenue streams
• Access a proven and experienced leadership team focused on highest and best use for all employees
• Reap the benefits of the continuous improvement afforded by CAPTRUST’s reinvestment policy
• Complete alignment across the entire firm with equity ownership and performance bonuses tied to revenue growth

How are we different?

We are a strategic buyer, not a financial buyer or roll-up. We acquire 100% of your business, which is then integrated into our company. We are all employed by, and shareholders of, one entity—CAPTRUST. With over 1,300 employees, we have dedicated senior management in every functional area of the business and offer a scale advantage that is seldom found in an independent RIA.

Joining forces with CAPTRUST offers an immediate increase in capabilities, resources, and capacity.

Experienced Buyer

Experienced Buyer

We are very careful about only acquiring RIAs that are a strong cultural fit with our organization.

We recognize that clients are the first priority and our dedicated integration team will ensure a smooth transition.

Since 2006, we have successfully completed 56 transactions.
Diversified Offering

Diversified Offering

We offer a broad range of services to institutional and individual clients.

Our institutional footprint provides a distinct advantage to advisors and their clients.
Depth Resources

Depth of Resources

Every year, we reinvest half of our profits back into the business.

As our industry evolves and client needs change, we are able to stay at the forefront through our investments in technology solutions, service offerings, and best-in-class talent.
OneUP Culture

“OneUP” Culture

We operate under the concept of “One Unified Practice” and strive every day to enrich the lives of our clients, colleagues, and communities.

Our culture of employee ownership aligns us for shared success. OneUP is our commitment to one another to grow and lift others along the way.

An Experienced Buyer

Since 2006, we have successfully integrated 69 independent RIAs.

Frequently Asked Questions

We will acquire 100% of your business in a transaction structured as an asset purchase. Consideration will be cash and CAPTRUST shares.

Yes. CAPTRUST is one entity. Acquired firms will be rebranded to CAPTRUST and be placed on a single ADV.

Our dedicated marketing team will assist you in customizing a message that reinforces the continuation of the excellent service your clients are accustomed to.

No. We have an open architecture which gives advisors the flexibility to tailor the most appropriate solutions and strategies for each client.

No. Currently, CAPTRUST has custodial relationships with Schwab, Pershing, Fidelity, and TD Ameritrade.

Acquisitions Team

Contact us today!


Rush Benton, CFA

Senior Director,
Strategic Growth

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Rick Shoff, AIF®, CM&AA®

Managing Director,
Advisor Group

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