At a Glance

Discover a Platform Designed to Power Your Business Growth

If you’re ready to grow your business your way, we can help. We built a platform that offers you customized, innovative technology, business infrastructure, advisory solutions, like tax, and support from tenured professionals across business functions. You’ll also have practice management resources and support, including an advisor community. We built this platform so you can focus on what matters—building your business, brand and enterprise value.

Who Typically Uses the Platform?

Mariner Platform Solutions is typically used by advisors or a team of advisors who are entrepreneurial and are seeking to break away from their current firm, or who have started a firm but need additional resources and support. It’s also for registered investment advisory firms who are looking to outsource day-to-day operations.



The platform is built using Mariner Wealth Advisors’ proven business model of offering its advisors access to tenured teams, technology and growth strategies.


Mariner Platform Solutions can help you better serve clients, increase your offering and differentiate your practice from competitors.


You will receive support including financial planning software, CRM, performance reporting, investment solutions and a dedicated relationship manager focused on your business growth.


From marketing to compliance, IT and more, the platform offers back-office support to free up time spent on operational tasks like IT infrastructure, so you can focus on your clients.

Client Experience

Having these teams and resources in-house gives you control over managing the client experience without having to outsource services such as filing tax returns.

Independence to Grow

You own and control 100% of your business and brand; we offer teams, resources and growth strategies to help you take your business to the next level.

Support throughout the process

If you’re leaving a firm to start a new one or are ready to scale the business you have, we offer support in advance of joining Mariner Platform Solutions, to help prepare you before you make the move. That support includes advice on lending options, legal, risk and compliance. We’ll also provide marketing support, business setup, custodial choice and assistance from an experienced transition and operations team.

And, once you join Mariner Platform Solutions, you’ll have dedicated support across all business functions to help you maximize the power of the platform and to help ensure your business operations run smoothly. Here are a few examples of the support you’ll receive:

Solutions for Wealth Advisors

Our in-house teams of experienced professionals in tax, trust, insurance, retirement plans and risk management help you provide comprehensive holistic wealth management to your clients.


Our experienced tax professionals strategize and implement ideas to help marry tax and investment strategies, including preparation of returns.


Work with our trust professionals to provide a comprehensive approach to the entire client picture. Because we understand the need for a personalized approach to meet each client’s particular objectives, our team administers a wide range of trusts and trust services.


Advisors work with our experienced risk management associates who help protect clients against contingencies that could derail their financial goals.


Advisors work with knowledgeable merger and acquisition associates who provide investment banking, valuation advisory, forensic accounting services and succession planning resources to a diverse set of clients.


Our retirement plan solutions team advises companies on their retirement plan, including plan design, investment selection, asset allocation, investment policy statement preparation and maintenance, and fiduciary support.



Lauren Saunders from Orion caught up with Marty Bicknell recently to learn more about what makes Mariner such an attractive tuck-in option for advisors considering breaking away.

On The AdviceTech Revolution video podcast,  Marty Bicknell, CEO of Mariner Wealth Advisors shares how Mariner is expanding ways to work with outside advisors via Mariner Portfolio Solutions.

Mindy Diamond on Independence Podcast: Inside Baseball on Building and Growing an Independent Firm – with Marty Bicknell

Marty Bicknell sits down with Barron’s as Mariner Platform Solutions makes it debut


Mariner Wealth Advisors launches Mariner Platform Solutions

Marty Bicknell, CEO and president of Mariner Wealth Advisors, joins Dave Barton from Mercer Advisors, Rush Benton from CAPTRUST and John Furey from Advisor Growth Strategies to discuss the current M&A climate around wealth advisory firms.

MPS does not directly provide all services listed in this piece. Some services are provided by affiliates and are subject to additional fees.

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