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DPL helps breakaways transition to independence

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Insurance and annuities are keys to holistic financial planning

Insurance and annuities are keys to holistic financial planning

Turnkey Platform

Commission-Free products, tools, education, and ongoing support 

Commission-Free Solutions

Access to low-cost, no-load products built for fee-only advisors

Agent of Record

DPL’s licensed insurance professionals serve as agent of record on policies

Tailoring our approach for breakaways

Nicole Benz, Consultant, talks about how DPL tailors our approach for breakaway firms to be successful.


We recognize advisors who are breaking away from a wirehouse or broker-dealer face unique challenges; incorporating Commission-Free insurance and annuity solutions in your new practice shouldn’t be one of them.

Whether you’re in the early phases of transition or actively building your new business, DPL’s turnkey insurance management platform can help. Our team will guide you through:

  • The process of transitioning existing assets and reclaiming those you may have left behind
  • Understanding the range of new, Commission-Free solutions available to you and your clients
  • Ways to leverage no-load annuities and insurance as part of a holistic financial planning process
  • How to use annuities and insurance to solve for guaranteed lifetime income, principal protection, tax-deferred growth and other needs in the financial plan
  • How to bill on fee-only products
  • How to integrate these products into your portfolio management system and modeling software

DPL is the independent advisor’s strategic partner, enabling breakaways to continue implementing insurance solutions for their clients without compromising your new firm’s fiduciary commitments.

Common Questions

What can DPL do for policies that can't be exchanged?

For accounts still in surrender or underwater, DPL offers an agent-of-record service, which can remove the policy from your broker-dealer while still enabling you to advise the asset. Once the surrender period has expired or the account value improves, we can begin evaluating Commission-Free solutions to provide a better benefit.

Can DPL help determine which policies to transition?

Yes! Our consultants will review your current book of business to determine which policies make sense to transition. Utilizing Morningstar data and academic research, our team will identify opportunities to reduce overall product expenses while improving the outcome of the financial plan.

When should I talk to DPL about transitioning?

As soon as possible. Transitioning to a new business model often takes much longer than anticipated, and our consultants can help ensure the annuity and insurance aspects are addressed while you focus on other items.

Get Started

To learn more about how we work with breakaway advisors, set up a 15-minute call with a DPL Consultant.


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