June 20, 2013 | Press Releases
Securities America Welcomes CaseSlattery Wealth PartnersLA VISTA, Neb. – June 20, 2013 – Financial advisors Shannon Case and Mark Slattery have become registered representatives with independent broker-dealer Securities America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS).
Case joined the financial services industry in insurance in 1987 and in 1991 he earned his Series 7. Slattery joined him at a local firm following graduation from Creighton University that same year. In 1995, Case and Slattery joined Securities America and in 1997 they affiliated with American National Bank. After more than 10 years with Securities America, Case and Slattery moved their business to SII Investments Inc., in Wisconsin, in 2006, and formalized their partnership by founding CaseSlattery Wealth Partners, in Omaha, Neb.
“We were never unhappy with Securities America,” Case said. “We just pursued an opportunity that emerged at the time, but kept in constant contact with leadership at Securities America.”
Case and Slattery moved their $130 million financial practice back to Securities America June 3.
“After having some great conversations last year, we felt the synergy was great and the time was right for our move back to Securities America,” Slattery said. “The more we researched what Securities America has to offer, the more we realized it was the right business decision to make.”
Slattery said Securities America’s leading edge technology, which provides tools the advisors can use to deliver quick and consolidated information to their clients, was a main draw. Case said Securities America’s culture was extremely attractive and having strong relationships with a team of local professionals – where they can make a 10-minute drive to the home office and meet with the CEO instantly if they wanted – was key.
“We are proud to welcome Shannon Case and Mark Slattery back to the Securities America family,” said Gregg Johnson, senior vice president of branch office development and acquisitions. “We never like to see our advisors leave, but we always maintain open communication even after they have left. Through that communication, former advisors can see the continued growth of our company, and learn firsthand of our continued advances in technology and advisory platforms. This, coupled with a culture that we value greatly, can draw an advisor back to our firm, such as the case with Case and Slattery.”
Case and Slattery’s partnership is unique in that they provide true dual-advisor services, where clients receive balanced advice and perspective from both advisors for one competitively priced fee.
Case holds Series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities licenses and variable life and annuities licenses. Slattery holds Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses and variable life and annuities licenses. For more information about CaseSlattery Wealth Partners, or the wide range of financial products and services Case and Slattery provide, call (402) 502-5700.
About Securities America
Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is a national top 10 independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine). For more than 25 years, Securities America’s mission has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm’s industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1993, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America Financial Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011 and the inaugural Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award in March 2013. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.