Advisor Group and Securities America Announce Jim Nagengast’s Nomination for Second Term on FINRA Board of Governors
July 09, 2020 | Press Releases
Securities America CEO Jim Nagengast, the first petition candidate to ever win election to the FINRA Board of Governors Large Firm seat, has again been nominated to the Board of Governors.Read More
Securities America today welcomed Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU) to its Financial Institutions platform. The financial institution's Investment Services team includes four licensed financial professionals who offer financial planning and wealth management services to credit union members at each of the institution's 10 Oregon branches and oversee $340 million in client assets. OCCU has affiliated with Securities America through Priority Financial Group (PFG), a hybrid Registered Investment Advisor / Super-OSJ based in Phoenix that specializes in developing competitive, customized programs for financial institutions to grow their wealth management capabilities and improve operating efficiency.Read More
Securities America was named a top 10 firm in several categories in ThinkAdvisor’s annual Broker-Dealer Reference Guide. Securities America ranked sixth in Reps with Their Own RIA (18.7%, with 25% of the Total Rep Force holding a CFP designation), eighth in Gross Dealer Revenue and ninth in Number of Registered Reps.Read More
Six months after acquiring Ladenburg Thalmann and its five broker/dealers in a $1.3 billion deal, Advisor Group will integrate three of those b/ds under the Securities America banner.
The move will leave Securities America and Triad Advisors as the only remaining stand-alone firms from the Ladenburg acquisition. The transition should be completed by the end of the year, according to Advisor Group CEO Jamie Price.
Price said that much of the business functions of the three b/ds slated to merge—Investacorp, Securities Service Network (SSN) and KMS Financial Services—were already being performed by Securities America’s operations group...
Other than a small portion of KMS accounts, no repapering would be needed, according to Price, who said just under 1,000 advisors would be affected by the transition. Larry Roth, a managing partner with RLP Financial Partners, said that the realignment would likely help expedite financial professional’s access to Advisor Group’s technology stack.
“I think this will be quite good for advisors and get them what they need than if they had built it out over time,” he said.Read More
Investacorp, Securities Service Network and KMS Financial Services to Become Part of Securities America
Investacorp, Securities Service Network and KMS Financial Services will be integrated into Securities America under an organizational realignment. Advisor Group is making the drive to accelerate delivery of its industry-leading technology, platforms and growth resources to all financial professionals across its recently expanded organization.Read More
Advisor Group Announces Expansion of Coronavirus Response Resource Center to Support Financial Professionals During Unprecedented Conditions
May 01, 2020 | Press Releases
Advisor Group has expanded its Coronavirus Response Resource Center, a platform of specialized services and solutions that has been providing support and guidance for financial professionals to most effectively manage their businesses and serve the unique needs of clients during the current COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing market disruption.
This most recent expansion of the Coronavirus Response Resource Center encompasses a new digital peer-to-peer best practices sharing platform, making it the most recent addition to a comprehensive spectrum of COVID-19-related resources and tools...Read More
April 13, 2020 | Press Releases
Advisor Group, the nation’s largest network of independent wealth management firms, and Securities America today announced the successful recruitment of 20/20 Wealth Management Group, a hybrid financial advisory practice based in Auburn, Ala. with more than $120 million in total client assets. The practice has affiliated with Securities America through one of its corporate RIAs, Arbor Point Advisors, as well as through Bay View Capital Advisory Group, a Super-OSJ based in St. Petersburg, Fla.Read More
Newly acquired independent broker/dealer Securities America has recruited an Auburn, Ala.-based hybrid advisory practice with $120 million in client assets.
20 / 20 Wealth Management Group, which will affiliate with Arbor Point Advisors, its corporate registered investment advisor, and Bay View Capital Advisory Group, a super-OSJ based in St. Petersburg, Fla., joins from Cetera Advisor Networks.
The move represents a big win for Securities America since its former parent, Ladenburg Thalmann, was acquired by Advisor Group in February.Read More
March 11, 2020 | Announcements
The successful women in U.S. financial history profiled here weren’t thinking of making a mark for posterity. They were just doing the best they could. For their family, their community and themselves. But in doing so, they changed history and left their stories behind for inspiration.
Muriel “Mickie” Siebert, 1928-2013
Muriel “Mickie” Siebert was just looking after herself. Often referred to as “The First Woman of Finance,” in 1967 Siebert became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. But her journey to the pinnacle of the finance world started in tragedy.
Siebert’s father developed cancer during her junior year in college, and the family could no longer pay tuition. Determined to make her own way, she dropped out of college and, refusing to marry for security, moved to Manhattan to support herself. Through creative self-promotion, she got a job as an entry-level research analyst and began learning the brokerage business from the ground up.Read More
At Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services’ annual fee-based advisory conference in January, we welcomed financial advisors, home office executives and strategic partners from across the country. Enthusiasm among the event’s participants was reinforced by new faces from our merger partners at Advisor Group, and our shared message of optimism about the future of our combined company, and our broader industry.
The diversity and success represented by the participants from Advisor Group and Ladenburg was a cause for celebration of all that we have created at Ladenburg over the past 15 years. We have been privileged to help shape the rapid evolution of an industry that, at its core, is all about helping individuals and families across the country to meet their life goals.
In recent months, as we approached the completion of Ladenburg Thalmann’s merger with Advisor Group, we have reflected on our remarkable journey. Our transaction with Advisor Group is more than just one of the largest and most high-profile deals in the history of our industry – it is a culmination of strategy and execution by many individuals, with lessons for our broader industry.Read More