Wealth Management

Our robust investment research, integrated Web-based financial planning tools, and leading advisory platform can help position you as the source of trusted, unbiased wealth management advice.

Wealth Management Platform

Fee-Based Programs

We sponsor and operate a complete spectrum of advisory products, from turnkey wrap programs to separately managed accounts (SMAs) to advisor-directed programs with an open architecture. Get access to programs for all types of clients and advisors.


Whether you focus on insurance or deliver occasional insurance solutions from time to time, we give you the ability to meet your clients’ annuity, life, long-term care and disability insurance needs with top-ranked products.


Provide personal trust services to your high net worth clients, and choose from a selection of reputable vendors.

Financial Planning and Consulting

To give advisors more options in the services they provide, Cetera Advisor Networks offers a Consulting Agreement that features:

Flexible compensation

Choose to charge either a fixed fee or hourly fee. Clients will be charged in arrears either quarterly or hourly, respectively.

Flexible Invoicing

Provide the invoice as is, or choose to customize it to fit your business needs.

Investment Research and Due Diligence

Investment Research and Due Diligence

For independent advisors, it can be challenging to stay up-to-speed with an ever-expanding universe of investment products and regulatory changes. We have a dedicated team of due diligence analysts—the only team of its kind in the independent broker-dealer space—whose only function is to review and perform due diligence on packaged products and services. Part of our team includes SK Research, an industry leader in alternative investment programs. Benefit from their experience to help you to provide sound, informed investment recommendations to clients.

Cetera Investment Management

We provide in-depth market perspectives and timely economic insights to keep you well-informed on the latest developments on the macroeconomic front. Money manager recommendations, model portfolios and asset allocation guidance help you deliver sound investment advice to your clients.

Wealth Management Education

Wealth Management University

Held on the campuses of major universities, these events deliver knowledge on complex investing issues, working with affluent clients, and growing a thriving wealth management business.

Wealth Management Summit

This annual event identifies strategies that address the needs of affluent investors and introduces business planning and practice management resources.

Wealth Management Workshops

Attend local, regional workshops in cities throughout the country that pinpoint investment products and technology tools to help you take action.

Advanced Planning Group

Tax and Legal Updates

Interact with our team of highly-credentialed legal and tax professionals, who keep you informed on tax code changes and legislative updates.

Wealth Transfer Strategies

Get expert guidance for estate preservation and legacy planning, revocable and irrevocable trusts, charitable giving, wealth replacement, intra-family transfers and gifting.

Succession Planning

We’re ready to assist you and your business clients with buy-sell agreements, employee fringe benefits, split-dollar arrangements, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and key person insurance.

Advisor Testimonial

When you combine their enhanced new trading platform with the added research tools, the bar for exceptional asset management continues to rise.

Bill LaVanne, CLU®, CFP® Lake Zurich, IL