October 07, 2014 | Press Releases
Securities America Welcomes Advisor with $60 Million in Client Assets
LA VISTA, Neb. – Oct. 7, 2014 – Anthony Valencia of Oak Brook, Ill. has become a registered representative with Securities America Inc., an independent broker-dealer located in La Vista, Neb., and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS).
Valencia joined Securities America from JP Morgan Chase, where as a vice president and private client advisor he managed $60 million in assets.
“I chose to move to an independent platform for the flexibility to run my own business,” Valencia said. “Securities America offers me the ability to control my own time and costs, as well as the scalability to grow my practice into a branch over time. Being able to select from their dual clearing platforms was another deciding factor.”
A graduate of King University for both his Bachelor’s degree and MBA, Valencia holds the Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 licenses. He has also earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor – CRPC® Designation from the College for Financial Planning and an Executive Education Certificate, Building High-Performing Minority Businesses from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Valencia is currently working on his Doctorate Degree in Business (DBA) concentrated in International Business at Argosy University-Chicago
“Advisors moving from an employee role into a business owner role where they control their practice is one of the best benefits of going independent,” said Gregg Johnson, Securities America senior vice president of branch office development and acquisitions. “We look forward to seeing Anthony create the business he wants, and will provide him the comprehensive resource opportunities we have for our advisors.”
About Securities America
Securities America is one of the nation’s largest independent broker-dealers with more than 1,800 independent advisors responsible for $50 billion in client assets.
Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.
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