Exploring the Rise and Impact of US RIA

Published on 05 Feb, 2024

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In the ever-evolving landscape of personal finance, individuals seek not only financial stability but also strategic guidance to optimize their investments. This is where Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) emerge as key players in the financial ecosystem. RIAs, regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or state authorities, offer personalized financial advice and comprehensive wealth management services, putting the client's interests at the forefront.

In the dynamic landscape of financial advisory services, the United States takes center stage as the epicenter of Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs). With over 96% of RIA firms based in the U.S., their influence extends globally, managing an impressive 90% of the world's managed assets. In 2022,  the sector, consisting of 15,114 advisers overseeing $114.1 trillion for 61.9 million clients, experienced a growth of 2.1%. Despite challenges from an unstable global economy causing a decline in assets under management for the first time since 2008, Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) persevered and maintained their success. The RIA industry is witnessing transformative trends, characterized by a robust merger and acquisition market, the emergence of new industry players, advancements in AdvisorTech, and evolving client expectations.