September 18, 2020 | Press Releases
Advisor Group, the nation's largest network of independent wealth management firms, and Securities America today welcomed USE Credit Union (USECU) to the Securities America Financial Institutions platform. With more than $1 billion in assets, USECU serves more than 62,000 California university employees, students and other California residents. It has affiliated with Securities America through Priority Financial Group, a registered investment adviser and OSJ based in Phoenix that specializes in delivering customized programs for financial institutions to enhance their wealth management capabilities and improve operating efficiency.
Securities America is part of Advisor Group, which also includes FSC Securities Corporation, KMS Financial Services, Royal Alliance Associates, SagePoint Financial, Securities Service Network, Triad Advisors and Woodbury Financial Services.Read More
Jim Nagengast, CEO of Securities America Financial and president of Securities America, Inc., was re-elected Friday as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's Large Firm Governor...Read More
Advisor Group and Securities America Announce Successful Recruitment of Heritage Harbor Financial Associates
July 30, 2020 | Press Releases
Advisor Group, the nation's largest network of independent wealth management firms, and Securities America today announced the successful recruitment of Heritage Harbor Financial Associates, an independent financial advisory business headquartered in Port Jefferson Station, N.Y., with three offices across Long Island that oversee $150 million in total client assets.Read More
Securities America Concludes Successful Third Annual NxG Conference for Next-Gen Financial Professionals
July 09, 2020 | Press Releases
Securities America today announced the successful completion of its third annual NxG Conference, a two-day virtual experience featuring workshops, discussion groups, and networking opportunities aimed at helping top-performing financial professionals in the first 15 years of their careers further develop their skill sets, learn from their peers and build their businesses.Read More
Financial Planning Ranks Securities America Number Two in Percentage of Female Reps in Annual IBD Elite Rankings
July 09, 2020 | Media Mentions
Securities America is once again in the top tier of Financial Planning’s annual IBD Elite rankings. The independent broker-dealer ranks number two in the percentage of female reps, with 2,608, or 29 percent, of producing reps who are women at year-end 2019. Securities America also ranked number 13 in Total Revenue, Annual Payout, and Clients and Accounts; 10th in Commission Product Revenue, and Fee-based Revenue; and 7th in Home Office Staff.Read More
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