PFI Advisors is available to consult on many of the operational and strategic issues facing larger RIAs as they continue to grow and need scale.

Every Operations and Technology engagement begins with an Operational Diagnostic:

Technology Assessments

PFI will help an RIA determine whether their systems best suit their current state of operations, whether employees use the technology properly, if the proper workflows are built into the service model, and whether the systems integrate with one another.  PFI Advisors provides full operational diagnostic reports for large RIAs.


Vendor Due Diligence

After running a full assessment of an RIA’s existing infrastructure, they may determine that changes are necessary to operate most efficiently.  PFI Advisors will identify potential replacement systems and conduct the analysis on these available technologies to guide an RIA through our findings and recommendations.

Technology Conversions

It is quite common for a firm to outgrow their current technology solution(s) as they add clients, employees and AUM.  PFI can lead the due diligence process of replacement vendors and handle the heavy lifting during a conversion from one system to another – all while the RIA remains focused on their day-to-day responsibility of servicing clients.

Opening New Office Locations

What happens when an RIA outgrows their current office space, or wants to add a new office in a new location? Just as we do for breakaway teams, PFI can help locate the right office space for an RIA, furnish it, add new technology (computers, phones, audio-visual components), and integrate that office into the firm, all while the RIA remains focused on their core client responsibilities.

As RIAs grow, they oftentimes add duplicative technology and their back office turns into an overcomplicated web of systems.  PFI Advisors can help an RIA simplify and consolidate their RIA’s infrastructure to optimize integrations, workflows, and functionality.

While many firms engage PFI Advisors simply for transition support during the launch of their RIA, others prefer to keep us engaged for the long haul, providing support and consultation as they grow their firm.  Learn more about COO Resource, our long-term, ongoing retainer-based service.