NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dynasty Financial Partners is pleased to announce today that the firm is launching Dynasty Capital Strategies. The firm's new division will oversee strategic advisory work for RIAs looking for various liquidity options in the market. As part of the formalization of the new unit, Dynasty will expand the firm’s capabilities to include purchasing a revenue interest in partner firms. This will complement Dynasty's current lending program for RIAs to provide its network partner firms with additional ways to access liquidity for business startup, succession planning, asset diversification or to fund acquisition growth strategies.
Through these optional financing programs for Network Partner firms, Dynasty Financial Partners is enabling RIAs to tap into capital from Dynasty, their strategic growth partner. Dynasty works with RIAs on practice management and business planning in order to help create and drive operational efficiency and scale; while Dynasty's robust home office staff allows network member firms to save considerably on employee costs by outsourcing many functions to Dynasty personnel. Dynasty also delivers leading proprietary technology such as the Dynasty Desktop and various end-client technologies such as their client portal and client digital experience mobile applications. As a result of the launch of Dynasty Capital Strategies, Dynasty is further positioned as a leader in providing comprehensive integrated services to sophisticated independent advisors.
With the revenue participation program, Dynasty is targeting revenue purchases in the 5-10% of revenue range thus leaving the majority of upside growth economics on the table for the advisor-owned firms that are on the Dynasty platform. In addition, the revenue participation program will allow RIAs to repurchase their revenue shares after a fixed period of time, thus making this capital source a friendly and flexible tool for Dynasty client firms.
“As the number of Dynasty Network advisory firms increases, they have asked us to expand our services to continue to meet their growing needs,” said Todd Thomson, Chairman of Dynasty Financial Partners who oversees Dynasty's finance functions. “As a result, our RIA lending program continues to expand rapidly. And we are launching the revenue participation program as a nice complement to our lending option as it provides our clients more choice in how they decide to access liquidity for their growing businesses or their families.” Dynasty's CFO Amit Grover will be leading the buildout of the Dynasty Capital Strategies team.
This new program is an expansion of Dynasty’s existing RIA Financing Services in which Dynasty provides flexible financing structures for use in the funding of RIA startup expenses, ongoing working capital, and acquisitions. While underwriting can vary, Dynasty’s lending program typically provides for up to 50% of a firm’s revenue to be made available as a loan for the business and its owners. Since Dynasty’s founding in 2010, roughly half of its Network partner firms have leveraged its capital programs to help them at various points, starting with the businesses transition and extending forward into growth initiatives.
According to Ed Swenson, COO of Dynasty Financial Partners, “We have advisors who are in start-up phase, other RIAs who are in rapid growth and professionalization phase, and some that are beginning to think about and plan for succession. We will continue to expand our integrated technology enabled service platform to address the changing needs of our clients as they move through these various business cycles. We seek to enable advisory firms to build better businesses and ultimately take better care of their end clients.”
“Dynasty's focus has always been to provide a best in class integrated offering to some of the most sophisticated independent advisors in industry," said Shirl Penney, President and CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners. "Dynasty's vision is to power some of the biggest RIA firms in the ongoing client and advisor migration to the independent advisory model. We are confident our Dynasty Capital Strategies initiatives, under Todd and Amit's leadership, will further fuel our clients in their various growth initiatives. We feel these flexible capital options are unique relative to what is in market today, and when combined with our broader platform give Dynasty-powered RIAs a competitive edge on building and scaling their businesses.”
Dynasty Financial Partners now has 42 Network advisory firms who manage more than $20 billion in client assets.
About Dynasty Financial Partners
Dynasty Financial Partners develops, sources and integrates management capabilities for some of the industry’s leading independent investment advisor firms. Dynasty’s integrated platform services delivery chassis offers a customized, open-architecture wealth management solutions and technology platform supporting advisors as they protect and seek to grow their clients’ wealth. Dynasty’s core principle is “objectivity without compromise,” and the firm is committed to crafting solutions that allow investment advisors to act as true fiduciaries to their clients.
Dynasty Financial Partners has corporate offices in New York City, Chicago, Coral Gables, Florida, Denver, San Francisco and Greater Washington DC. Visit Dynasty’s website for more information: www.dynastyfinancialpartners.com.
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