Goldstein & Associates Joins Securities America and Arbor Point Advisors
Wisconsin-Based Firm with More than $560 Million in Total Client Assets Drawn to Securities America's Flexibility and Technology
Securities America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., today announced that Goldstein & Associates, an independent wealth management firm based in Wisconsin, has joined its platform through one of Securities America’s corporate RIAs, Arbor Point Advisors.
Led by founder and CEO Jon Goldstein, Goldstein & Associates’ six-advisor team has $565 million in total client assets. Mr. Goldstein heads the firm’s Middleton, Wisconsin headquarters, while its Lake Geneva, Wisconsin office is led by advisor David Sharpe. The firm‘s producing advisors include Goldstein, Sharpe, Adam Peters, Lisa Spadoni, Amanda Gausewitz and Kyle Kerkenbush.
Mr. Goldstein said: “In deciding to affiliate with Arbor Point Advisors and Securities America, it was clear that we share the same core philosophies. The number one reason we made this decision was our commitment to our clients. Our team works diligently to champion premier customer service, leverage continuing education and technology and tap into our combined decades of industry experience to position our clients for success in reaching their financial goals.”
Gregg Johnson, executive vice president of branch office development and acquisitions at Securities America, said: “Advisors aligning with Arbor Point have the freedom to choose a hybrid business model and affiliate with both Arbor Point and Securities America, or join as an RIA-only advisor with Arbor Point or our other corporate RIA, Securities America Advisors. Jon and his team are joining our platform as a hybrid practice. Through Arbor Point, they have full access to a powerful advisory platform, industry-leading technology, oversight and compliance support provided by a corporate RIA structure, and their choice of highly recognized custodians. Securities America is pleased to provide flexible options to suit the needs of financial advisors across the spectrum of business models, and we are excited to work with Goldstein & Associates to help them achieve their growth goals.”
Arbor Point Advisors serves advisors who want the freedom and independence to operate their own businesses without the burden of managing back-office complexities and compliance. Arbor Point’s flexibility in supporting a broad range of advisory business models and custodial options has contributed to the RIA’s growth, as it has added over $1 billion in advisory assets in the last year and expanded its total advisory assets to nearly $4 billion.
Goldstein and his team also cited technology as a deciding factor in affiliating with Securities America. Mr. Goldstein said, “For many years, our clients have been requesting the most up-to-date online and mobile technology. We’re proud to now offer them the strong technology provided to advisors affiliated with Securities America and Arbor Point.”
Goldstein & Associates CFO and practice manager Andy Peters added, “We’ve assembled a team of financial planners and client-service professionals who have the expertise and experience to help almost any client with their financial planning needs. By expanding our retirement planning services to also encompass tax-related issues, education, estate, insurance and small business planning, and charitable giving and business exit strategies, our team is positioned well to assist clients.”
Mr. Johnson concluded, “We are excited to partner with Goldstein & Associates in their growth plans as they continue to guide their clients toward their financial goals. We’re thrilled to welcome them to Arbor Point and Securities America.”