Transition Services

Streamlined logistics for your growing business

Choosing the right custodian to fit your business needs is a critical decision for independent RIAs – especially when your needs change. Whether you’re just getting started or changing custodians, our dedicated transition services team will advise and assist you throughout the entire process.

We deliver a 3-step process to understand how you run your business, handle administrative support and leverage our experience for a seamless transition.


  • Work with your personal dedicated transition specialist who can help identify your specific level of support needs.
  • Collaborate on a transition timeline that ensures compliance with minimal impact to your daily operations.


  • Streamline your reporting and documentation responsibilities with the help of a detailed spreadsheet.
  • Access comprehensive resources to answer your questions during paperwork generation.


  • Receive daily progress reports on the transition status of your accounts.
  • Focus on running your business with administrative support for labeling and migration concerns.

Complimentary transition services are included for qualified advisors1. These accounts may also qualify for a refund of up to $100 in other broker transfer fees through our Transfer Reimbursement Program2. Contact your business development representative or advisor service team for more information.


1Minimum asset level may apply.

2Scottrade® Advisor Services will reimburse transfer fees up to $100 charged by another broker when your clients transfer an account or household of accounts with a total value of $50,000 or more to Scottrade. Household is defined by mailing address. The transfer reimbursement does not currently have a termination date. However, Scottrade® Advisor Services reserves the right to terminate this offer at any time without prior notice or extend the offer at its sole discretion. Void where prohibited.


"For more than a decade, Scottrade® Advisor Services has worked to ensure that both new and established RIAs have access to first-rate solutions at an exceptional value. My team delivers a concierge-quality transition experience with the utmost consideration for your day-to-day business needs."

Scott Hart, Transition Services Manager

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