RIA Labs: Fee-Based Everything


May 19, 2022 | 11:00AM-1:00PM EST

This RIA Lab will explore the many options available that allow RIAs to deliver a wide array of best-in-class solutions to their clients. We will do a deep dive into various offerings – all of which can be delivered without the need of a broker-dealer or Series 7 License.

Our panel of experts will focus on showcasing products and solutions that are optimized for RIAs. They’ll demonstrate how advisers can do everything they’ve been doing in the broker dealer world with commissions in the RIA world with fees!

RIA Labs are intended to deliver timely and thought-provoking content in a compact and easily consumable format. These interactive, virtual sessions, provide the opportunity to take a deep dive on critical topics and interact and engage with your closest peers. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to help InvestmentNews shape the content for the RIA Summit, taking place in November 7-8 in Boston. 



Opening Remarks
11:00 AM - 11:05 AM


  • Jeff Benjamin, Senior Columnist, InvestmentNews
Keynote Panel: Fee-Based Everything
11:05 AM - 11:50 AM


  • David Lau, Founder and CEO, DPL Financial Partners
  • Matt Ohme, Allianz Life, Senior Vice President, Channel Head
  • Mike Reidy, VP and Head of RIA Distribution, Security Benefit
  • Charles Failla, Principal, Sovereign Financial Group
Fireside Chat: Best Practices for Optimizing RIA Revenue and Profitability
11:50 AM - 12:35 PM

In this session industry experts and advisors will share their thoughts on how advisors should evaluate key decisions related to building a scalable business, optimize firm financials, and creating sustainable enterprise value.


  • Dana Burkhardt, Vice President, Managing Director of Business Consulting, AssetMark
  • Tom McCarthy, SVP Sales Strategy, AssetMark 
  • ​Stephen A. Taylor, JD, CFP, Managing Advisor, Merited Wealth
Fintech Demo - AdvisorEngine
12:35 PM - 12:50 PM

Learn the latest offerings and updates from AdvisorEngine and get your critical questions answered from one of their solution experts during live Q&A.


  • Kathy Crowley, Senior Business Development Manager, AdvisorEngine
Lab Concludes
12:50 PM - 12:55 PM

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Sabrina Straub - Business Solutions Managersstraub@investmentnews.com | 646-437-7956

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