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+).
–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
Service OptionsFee-Only financial planning and investment management service options include: hourly project fee, fixed fee, monthly ongoing, quarterly ongoing and AUM (see Investments section below for more information about AUM).
BillingAll billing is processed by CGN Advisors, LLC. Advisors are paid on the 1st and 15th of each month.
Business ContinuityAccess to built-in business continuity plan in case of death or disability, as well as planned sale (e.g. retirement).
E&O InsuranceProfessional liability (E&O) insurance is provided.
DPL Financial PartnersAccess to commission-free insurance and annuity platform.
Add-OnAccess to in-house Paraplanner Services for $75/hour.
Add-OnJoin our group Premier Subscription to the Kitces.com Members Section for $130/year.
Add-OnJoin our NAPFA Corporate Membership for $300/year.
CRMCustomer Relationship Management (CRM) software is provided.
DMSDocument Management Software (DMS) is provided.
SECURE FORMSSecure, online confidential client questionnaires, risk questionnaires and Investment Policy Statements (IPSs) are provided.
PortalAccess to Orion advisor/client portal.
PORTFOLIO RISK ANALYTICSAccess to Orion Risk Intelligence software (formerly Hidden Levers) is provided.
FINANCIAL PLANNINGAccess to Orion Planning financial planning software is provided.
Add-OnAccess 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-OnAccess to Holistiplan for $10/tax return uploaded.
Streamlined Scrolling WebsiteWebsite design/setup is provided using a framework that is part of CGN Advisors, LLC main website.
Find an Advisor ProfileFind an Advisor profile listing is provided on CGN Advisors, LLC main website.
Add-OnAccess to FMG Suite's marketing platform for advisors. Cost varies.
IAR RegistrationInitial registration within 15 days as an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) for 1 DBA office of CGN Advisors, LLC.
Compliance ProgramAll ongoing compliance managed by CGN Advisors, LLC using MyRIACompliance.
ArchivingEmail, website and social media archiving software is provided.
CustodiansAccess to institutional custodian is provided.
AUMOffer 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
CGN Investment Strategies5 series of professionally managed portfolios, including: Core, Intentional, Select, Sustainable ESG and DFA Focus.
DFACGN Advisors, LLC is a Dimensional-approved firm.