Signator Investors Inc.
A subsidiary of Manulife Financial
200 Berkeley Street, B-03-06
Boston, MA 02116
Clearing firm: Fidelity Clearing and Custody, Pershing LLC
No. advisers: 2,152
Year founded: 1968
Year end: Dec. 31
No. of retail offices: 926
Recruitment & Staffing
|No. of reps||2,152||1,440||1,374|
|No. of producing reps||2,152||1,440||1,374|
|No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year||733||523||410|
|Total revenues: Other||$11,867,695||$9,137,890||$8,859,771|
|Total account assets||$53,128,582,641||$31,018,606,382||$30,603,144,248|
|Total account assets: Other||$40,038,169,897||$22,641,515,929||$22,968,877,965|
|Average assets per rep||$24,688,003||$21,540,699||$22,273,031|
|Social Media & Mobile|
|Allows advisers to use social media||Y|
|Social media sites allowed||Facebook|
|Dedicated mobile application for advisers?||N|
|Primary purpose of mobile application||—|
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April 22, 2017 - As commission revenue continued its decline in 2016 and headwinds from regulators stiffened, the independent broker-dealer industry hit a wall, with the top 25 firms â€” those with roughly $250 million and more in total revenue â€” collectively reporting...
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November 4, 2016 - Culminating a busy year, Signator Investors Inc., John Hancock's independent broker-dealer, said on Thursday it was appointing a new CEO to replace its longtime chief, Brian Heapps, who is retiring. Signator has tapped industry and firm veteran Christopher...
June 23, 2016 - Unlike many insurance companies who are fleeing the high-risk, thin-margin independent broker-dealer business, John Hancock Financial Network, through its independent broker-dealer, Signator Investors Inc., has doubled down on its commitment. Signator...
January 24, 2016 - Independent broker-dealers are facing a number of regulatory changes over the coming 12 to 24 months that could divide the industry into winners and losers â€” firms that will be able to adapt and become stronger and those that won't and might fall by...
November 3, 2015 - John Hancock Financial Network Inc. said Tuesday it was acquiring up to 1,100 advisers from Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. Those advisers represent roughly one-quarter of those currently affiliated with Transamerica. Upon the close of the transaction,...
September 28, 2015 - Top players from around the financial services industry â€” state regulators, Finra, trade groups and three broker-dealers â€” proposed a fee disclosure model Monday they say would help clarify charges investors pay. The online disclosure template would...
April 4, 2014 - Registered representatives at Signator Investors Inc., John Hancock's broker-dealer, received some dismaying news on Tuesday: The firm will be terminating its health and insurance benefits and will freeze its retirement benefits plan at the end of the...
March 16, 2014 - One of the best ways for financial advisers to fight the natural inertia of succession planning is to seek outside help. Whether guided by a broker-dealer, a roll-up firm or an independent consultant, advisers should look for certain key features in succession-planning...
- N/A = Not available
- N/D = Not disclosed
- — = Information not available or not disclosed
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