Creating Value for Your Business

As a successful insurance professional, you always strive to provide your clients a holistic experience.

We know you value your independence. We want you to leverage the flexibility the Summit platform offers. You can opt to obtain a career contract with a top carrier, or you may decide that insurance brokerage arrangements are more suited to your practice. The choice is yours. You decide how to run your business and maximize your growth, not us.

With decades of experience in the risk management business, we have created a platform that affords you the choice of how you affiliate while retaining the ownership of your business and your client relationships. Your advisory business will be with a Registered Investment Advisory firm – not a dually registered broker dealer. This will enable you to deliver your clients greater choice, support, and price transparency. Moreover, your enterprise value will be positioned for expansion.

Partnership for Growth

At Summit, your challenges are our solutions.

We are here to help you reach peak performance across all aspects of your business – outsourcing low-return activities, increasing profitability, keeping pace with ever-changing. regulatory requirements and new technologies, establishing a succession plan or a combination of all these and more.

We have a proven legacy of success cultivated over four decades by delivering a fully integrated platform that includes access to comprehensive solutions, advanced tools and technologies, top-tier partners and resources, and full support of our Professional Strategy Team.

Guided Independence on Your Terms

Your Future. Your Choice.

Summit offers independence tailored to your needs, including three ways to align with Summit.

1. Summit Growth Partners

A differentiated partnership opportunity1 that aligns the interests of advisors and Summit through access to strategic capital, business consultation and growth resources, including access to SummitVantageTM. Learn More

  • Simple and transparent structure aligned with your goals
  • Upfront cash payment with equity ownership stake
  • Broad range of benefits, resources and solutions to enhance enterprise value
  • Access to growth and acquisition capital
  • Direct access to consult, collaborate and strategize with senior management and industry experts at Summit and Merchant Investment Management

2. Affiliate Advisor

Scale up with sophisticated services and resources to create strong, long-term legacies and better serve your clients.

  • Advisor retains 100% ownership stake in their practice
  • Highly competitive affiliate payout
  • Access to SummitVantageTM

3. Existing Teaming Model

Join one of our industry-leading teams and leverage an existing footprint.

  • Partner with a team to streamline business, maximize growth, and serve your clients better
  • Full access to SummitVantageTM
  • Hands-on process, content, operations and personnel support
  • Options for pre-defined succession & monetization

Your Partner, Every Step of the Way

Our ecosystem of full services and support help you streamline and minimize the pressures of running a business and elevate your firm for long-term growth. In addition, we help you gain the efficiencies and time you need to build lasting client relationships and increase enterprise value. Discover our fully integrated advisor platform, SummitVantageTM.

Investment advisory and financial planning services offered through Summit Financial, LLC, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Insurance is offered through Summit Risk Management, LLC, an affiliate of Summit Financial LLC. Summit Financial, LLC, a SEC registered investment advisor established November 2018, is the successor firm to Summit Equities, Inc. (registered with the SEC in 1991) and Summit Financial Resources, Inc. (registered with the SEC in 1983) for all of their investment advisory and financial planning business.