Stock transfers can be made easy by using what is known as an Automated Customer Account Transfer Service (ACATS). ACATS can be used whenever a customer wishes to directly transfer a stock, bond, cash, or other investment product from one broker to another without liquidating the underlying asset.
Doing so without liquidating the underlying asset greatly simplifies the transfer process. Once the appropriate transfer documents are completed on our end, we will send a request to your existing brokerage. This process should take no more than 6 business days to complete and your current brokerage company does not need advance notice for this process to take place.
Please reach out to your advisor if you'd like to initiate an ACATS transfer.