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ADVISORS | PARTNER WITH US

For Advisors Interested in Joining Our Firm.

Join CGN 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 CGN 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@CGNAdvisors.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 CGN 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 (now Orion Planning) financial planning software is provided.

Add-On

Access to enterprise edition of MoneyGuidePro for $1025/year or MoneyGuideElite for $1575/year (includes firm-managed capital market assumptions and CGN Investment Strategies 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 CGN Advisors, LLC main website.

Robust Standalone Website

Website design/setup is available as an add-on via TwentyOverTen (now FMG). For example, FMG's Essential Website Design offering is $599 as a one-time service. 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 CGN Advisors, LLC main website.

Add-On

Access to Lead Pilot's turnkey inbound marketing solution for advisors for $150/month.


Platform Component:

Compliance

IAR Registration

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

Compliance Program

All ongoing compliance managed by CGN Advisors, LLC using MyRIACompliance.

Archiving

Email, website and social media archiving software is provided.


Platform Component:

Investments


Custodians

Access to institutional custodians is provided.

AUM

Offer Assets Under Management (AUM) via CGN Investment Strategies. 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 Tiers Advisor Fee CGN Fee
$0 - $500k
0% - 0.75%
0.25%
$500k - $1M
0% - 0.55%
0.20%
$1M - $2M
0% - 0.35%
0.15%
$2M+
0% - 0.40%
0.10%

CGN Investment Strategies

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

DFA

CGN Advisors, LLC is a Dimensional-approved firm.