“AXA” is the brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies. AXA companies offer financial protection and wealth management and are premier providers of advice, retirement strategies and life insurance. AXA has been providing stability and reliability to our clients since 1859 to help them live their lives with confidence, and enable them to realize dreams for their loved ones and their legacy. AXA’s primary life insurance company, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, is among the largest life insurance and retirement savings companies in the United States, with nearly 2.7 million customers nationwide. More than 5,100 AXA Advisors financial professionals assist individuals, families and business owners in creating strategies that help them move forward on the road to financial security. We are the primary U.S. subsidiary of the global AXA Group, a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 102 million clients in 56 countries and ranked the #1 insurance brand in the world for six consecutive years.
Cambridge Investment Group, Inc. is a privately-controlled financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial advisors and their investing clients. Cambridge is also a national corporation with a registered investment adviser as well as an industry leading independent broker-dealer. Cambridge offers a broad range of choices regarding advisor-focused financial solutions, and its national reach includes: Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. – a large corporate RIA; and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. – an independent broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, that is among the largest privately-controlled independent broker-dealers in the country. Overall, Cambridge supports over 3,000 independent financial professionals nationwide who serve their thousands of clients as registered representatives and investment advisor representatives, choosing to use either Cambridge’s firm Registered Investment Adviser or their own.
Cetera Financial Group (“Cetera”) is a leading network of independent firms empowering the delivery of professional financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera has re-defined the delivery of financial advice through the establishment of a truly Advice-Centric Experience™ for both advisors and their clients. Cetera is the second-largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.
Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs, thus providing a personalized experience for their clients. Among the award-winning advisor support resources offered through Cetera are wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology. For more information, visit cetera.com.
* “Cetera Financial Group” refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions), Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities and Summit Brokerage Services. All firms are members FINRA/SIPC.
Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. The firm supports 1,778 independent financial advisors nationwide. For more information, please visit www.commonwealth.com.
Edward Jones, a FORTUNE 500 firm, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm's 14,000-plus financial advisors work directly with more than 7 million clients. The Edward Jones Web site is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.
Great-West Financial® helps millions of Americans build a greater financial future. From our start as a life insurance company incorporated in the U.S. in 1907, Great-West has evolved along with the financial needs of Americans. Today, we offer life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, and more to prepare people for financial independence to and through retirement.
New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+).** Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments*** provides institutional asset management. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s website at www.newyorklifeannuities.com for more information.
*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, 6/12/17. For methodology, please see http://fortune.com/fortune500.
**Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 8/1/17.
***New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.
OppenheimerFunds, a leader in global asset management, is dedicated to providing solutions for its partners and end investors. OppenheimerFunds, including its subsidiaries, manages more than $249 billion in assets for over 13 million shareholder accounts, including sub-accounts, as of April 30, 2018.
Founded in 1959, OppenheimerFunds is an asset manager with a history of providing innovative strategies to its investors. The firm’s 16 investment management teams specialize in equity, fixed income, alternative, multi-asset, and factor and revenue-weighted-ETF strategies, including ESG as a signatory of the UN PRI. OppenheimerFunds and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of products and services to clients, who range from pensions and endowments to financial advisors and individual investors. OppenheimerFunds and certain of its subsidiaries provide advisory services to the Oppenheimer family of funds, and OFI Global Asset Management offers solutions to institutions. The firm is also active through its Philanthropy & Community initiative: 10,000 Kids by 2020, reaching children with introductions to math literacy programs.
Founded in 1962 and a public company since 1983, Raymond James Financial, Inc. is a Florida-based diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to capital markets and asset management. The firm's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (RJF).
Through its three broker/dealer subsidiaries, Raymond James Financial has approximately 7,200 financial advisors serving in excess of 3 million client accounts in more than 2,900 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $643 billion.
Raymond James has been recognized nationally for its community support and corporate philanthropy. The company has been ranked as one of the best in the country in customer service, as a great place to work and as a national leader in support of the arts.
As the industry’s leading custodian for independent registered investment advisors (RIAs), Schwab Advisor Services is dedicated to helping advisors achieve their business goals. For 30 years we have supported firms of all types and sizes and earned the trust of over 7,500 advisors. Visit advisorservices.schwab.com. Schwab Advisor Services serves independent investment advisors and includes the custody, trading, and support services of Schwab.
With a caring staff empowered to deliver personal, innovative support, Sigma Financial Corporation partners with financial advisors committed to enhancing their clients’ experience in an ethical, trustworthy manner. We provide comprehensive financial planning tools, solutions, and services supporting our representatives’ efforts in guiding their clients toward financial success. Founded in 1983, we now partner with over 1000 representatives over the US. We choose to maintain a manageable size to focus on personal, responsive service.
Securities offered through Sigma Financial Corporation. Member FINRA/SIPC.
Securities offered through Parkland Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC.
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TD Ameritrade Institutional is a leading provider of comprehensive brokerage and custody services to more than 4,500 fee-based, independent Registered Investment Advisors and their clients. Our advanced technology platform, coupled with personal support from our dedicated service teams, allows investment advisors to grow their businesses more efficiently and effectively, while optimizing time spent with clients. We provide a robust offering of products, programs, and services designed to help advisors build their businesses and help their clients reach their financial goals. Learn more at tdainstitutional.com or call us at 800-934-6124.TD Ameritrade Institutional, Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC
The Advisor Group network of independent firms is among the largest in the United States. Advisor Group is comprised of FSC Securities Corporation, Royal Alliance Associates, SagePoint Financial, and Woodbury Financial. Our unique firms foster a spirit of entrepreneurship and independence enjoyed by our 5,000 affiliated financial advisors.
Our structure allows us to invest significant resources across our network — resources that any single firm would have difficulty duplicating. The result? Our advisors enjoy access to state-of-the-art technologies, robust regulatory backing, broad-based operational support, and personalized service.
It is our mission to ensure advisors are fully equipped to serve their clients without conflict and with confidence in a changing financial services landscape. Advisor Group champions the enduring value espoused by financial advisors and is committed to being in their corner every step of the way.
For more information, please visit www.advisorgroup.com.
Envestnet | Tamarac is the award-winning portfolio management, trading, and client portal software for advisors. Our comprehensive platform for RIAs uniquely combines software, services, and data to automate portfolio and client management processes, and enables advisors to better support their clients and grow their business more profitably. Tamarac serves over 900 RIA firms, collectively managing more than $1 trillion in assets.
At Live Oak Bank, we specialize in financing for Investment Advisors. Our dedicated lending team has the industry expertise to understand what you do. They guide clients through the lending process with knowledge and experience, aiding in the success of the loan. Our interactions with clients extend beyond closing to ensure a lasting relationship focused on the success of your business. With Live Oak, you get a long-term financial partner that believes in you and your firm. We know you can grow and we want to help.
Since 2013, we have lent over $400 million to investment advisors for succession, acquisition, working capital, refinance and more. During this time, we have won numerous industry awards for the positive impact that our game-changing financing has had on the industry, a historically “underbanked" industry with limited access to capital. Today, Live Oak has one of the strongest loan portfolios in the country and is a financing leader in the Investment Advisory industry.
Live Oak makes it easy for investment advisor professionals to build firm value by providing affordable, flexible business loans. Our Investment Advisory Lending Team is the financing partner you need.
Contact the Live Oak Bank team for more information: www.liveoakbank.com/advisory
MFS is an active, global investment manager with a uniquely collaborative approach that brings you our best insights and expertise through integrated research, global collaboration and active risk management. We offer a broad range of mutual funds, separate accounts and retirement planning products to help you build and manage investment portfolios. For more details on how MFS can make a difference, visit us at mfs.com/home.
As a leading global asset management firm, our investment expertise, strength and innovation have earned the trust and confidence of the world’s most sophisticated institutional and individual investors.
With $1 trillion in total assets under management,* and a long-standing history of solving complex investment challenges, we believe our strength and stability drive opportunities for our clients. Our comprehensive asset class offering includes passive, factor-based, fundamental active and multi-asset class solutions that are available in a variety of investment vehicles.
Learn more at northerntrust.com/strength.
*Represents total assets managed by the subsidiaries of the Northern Trust Corporation as of June 30, 2017.
The W Source™ is a unique and innovative way for female financial advisors to build a W2W networking group with other trusted female professionals such as CPAs, attorneys, and risk management specialists. Our team at The W Source™ carefully guides each female advisor on how to effectively build a durable stream of referrals from members. With proprietary tools and resources, Chapter Heads have access to a growing network that helps their members connect, engage, and collaborate in their local area. To learn more, please visit www.TheWSource.com or contact us at 1-833-W-Source.
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For more than 20 years, AssetMark has provided independent advisors and their clients with unique investment and wealth management solutions. We’ve designed technology that helps you interact with your clients more quickly and easily, and scale your business. Our practice management programs and interactive workshops help you stay on top of industry trends. We believe that relationships are built on trust and great service, and go to great lengths to support you and your business so you can focus on what matters most—serving your clients and helping them achieve their goals.
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For over five years, the Women Adviser Summit has hosted over 1,600 women across the country with the goal of investing in their business, their brand and themselves, all while collaborating and networking with like-minded peers. Join in on the experience!
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