“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.
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.
Monetasm is one of the nation’s premier comprehensive financial planning firms, providing a full spectrum of wealth management services to individuals, families, businesses and institutions. With more than 300 employees and $20 billion in assets under management, Moneta delivers a level of service and loyalty to clients that only a completely independent, 100% employee-owned company can offer.
In 2018, Barron’s ranked Moneta No. 4 among the nation’s independent RIAs for its combination of quality and scale. The firm consistently earns praise for the way it invests in and takes care of employees: InvestmentNews ranked Moneta among the nation’s “Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers,” the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ranked Moneta among its “Top Workplaces” for the fifth-straight year and the St. Louis Business Journal named Moneta as one of its “Best Places to Work” for a thirdstraight year.
Moneta recently announced Denver as its first-ever expansion market. The firm’s Enterprise Service Team features nearly 70 people serving all of Moneta’s advisory teams across all markets, leveraging strategic planning and operational efficiencies in practice management. This empowers Partners and Advisors to spend more time serving clients and growing their business.
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.
For more than a century, RBC Wealth Management has provided trusted advice and wealth management solutions to individuals, families and institutions. Today, in the U.S., RBC Wealth Management has $294 billion in total client assets with 1,800 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 41 states – and we are growing. While our U.S. footprint is regional, we are a global organization, bringing our diverse expertise and deep knowledge to the sophisticated financial needs of our clients around the world. We are committed to earning our client’s trust by building lasting relationships and confidence, and putting their interests first in everything we do. Every interaction with us is defined through our core values and culture of doing what’s right for our clients and the communities we operate in.
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
U.S. Bank Wealth Management is the nation’s fifth-largest bank, headquartered in Minneapolis with our core footprint throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. With our foundation rooted in traditional banking services, we also provide trust administration and investment services to keep up with the needs of our clients – now 18 million customers strong. Wealth Management is a very important part of this equation. Today, we are recognized as a world class wealth management firm with over $125B of assets under management. In 2016, U.S. Bank Wealth Management was named a top 20 wealth management firm in America by Barrons.
With $1.7 trillion in client assets as of June 30, 2018, Wells Fargo Advisors provides investment advice and guidance to clients through 14,226 full-service financial advisors and referrals from 4,796 licensed bankers. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves investors through locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company. All data includes Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, as of June 30, 2018.
BMO Global Asset Management has been serving clients in North America since 1925. Today, we are one of the top 100 asset managers in the world, with $248 billion in assets under management with more than 20 offices in 14 countries.
Our firm’s philosophy is based on three core beliefs. We believe in:
1) Specialized investment teams who are empowered to focus on what they do best.
2) Open access to our portfolio managers so you know exactly what they are thinking and why.
3) Being easy to do business with by giving you a range of investment vehicles and share classes to access our teams.
At BMO Global Asset Management, we believe better conversations result in better outcomes. We seek to enhance your conversations by providing ideas for your practice and portfolios; access to industry experts and our investment professionals; and easy-to-use tools and content.
CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), an affiliate of CUNA Mutual Group, has been providing investment services to credit unions for over 30 years and is the leading broker/dealer serving the credit union industry. Since we are the only broker/dealer that works exclusively with credit unions, we understand how to support credit unions and their members achieve a more secure financial position.
CBSI is backed by the strength, resources and knowledge of CUNA Mutual Group and its over 80-year history. This combined understanding of both the credit union business and the insurance and investment services business allows CBSI to most effectively position credit unions in a competitive market and service the full financial needs of their membership. CBSI has more than 285 credit union programs, 430 active advisors, with more than $25 billion in assets under management.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is one of the world’s oldest, largest and best-known financial institutions. Since our founding in New York in 1799, we have succeeded and grown by listening to our customers and meeting their needs. As a global financial services firm with operations in more than 50 countries, JPMorgan Chase & Co. combines two of the world’s premier financial brands: J.P. Morgan and Chase. The firm is a leader in investment banking; financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking; financial transaction processing; asset management; and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients.
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
For more than 90 years, MFS has actively managed investments — around the globe, across asset classes and through a myriad of economic and market environments. While the opportunities and challenges have changed, we have kept our long-term perspective and cultivated MFS Active IntelligenceSM — our robust investment platform. Founded on integrated research, fortified by collaborative thinking and supported by active risk management, our Active Intelligence drives information flow and effective decision-making. This is how we turn information into an analysis advantage, maintain our conviction and allow enough time for our insights to help create the long-term value that drives better outcomes for clients.
The Association of African American Financial Advisors (QUAD-A) was launched in 2001 by LeCount R. Davis, CFP®, the first African American to receive the CFP® certification. QUAD-A is a membership based, non-profit organization with a focus on addressing the unique needs and concerns of African American financial planners and advisors, as well as affiliated professionals. Our mission is to expose our members to cutting edge trends and opportunities which can assist in advancing their businesses and careers. Our vision is to be the leading organization for African American financial planners and advisors by promoting meaningful networks among peers, sponsors and affiliated professionals.
The College for Financial Planning is among the nation's leading providers of financial education. Founded in 1972, The College created the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification and is the exclusive provider of 8 additional industry benchmark designations (AAMS®, APMA®, AWMA®, CMFC®, CRPC®, CRPS®, FPQP®, Securities and Insurance Exam Prep courses, and 2 Master of Science degrees. The College’s dedication to providing current, relevant educational content and leading CFP® Board Exam pass rates prove why our 160,000 graduates are among the nation's top financial advisors.
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