Signator Investors Inc.

Signator Investors Inc.

A subsidiary of Manulife Financial

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200 Berkeley Street, B-03-06

Boston, MA 02116

(800) 543-6611

signatorinvestors.com

Clearing firm: Fidelity Clearing and Custody, Pershing LLC

No. advisers: 2,152

AUM: $53,128,582,641

Year founded: 1968

Year end: Dec. 31

No. of retail offices: 926

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  • No. of reps producing $500K+ /year
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  • No. of full-time employees
  • No. of fee-based advisers served
  • Average payout per rep, per year
  • Avg. annual production of top 20% reps
  • Total payout, per year
  • Cost of E&O insurance per rep, per year
  • Affiliation fees charged per rep, per year
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  • Securities revenues
  • Securities revenues: Stocks
  • Securities revenues: Bonds
  • Securities revenues: ETFs
  • Securities revenues: Other
  • Mutual fund revenues
  • Annuities revenues
  • Annuities revenues: Fixed
  • Annuities revenues: Variable
  • Annuities revenues: Other
  • Insurance revenue
  • Insurance revenues: Life
  • Insurance revenues: Disabilities
  • Insurance revenues: LTC
  • Insurance revenues: Other
  • Alternative revenues
  • Alternative revenues: Hedge funds
  • Alternative revenues: Managed futures
  • Alternative revenues: Private placements
  • Alternative revenues: REITs
  • Alternative revenues: Other
  • Other commission revenues
  • Fee revenues: Rep-managed accounts
  • Fee revenues: Firm-managed accounts
  • Fee revenues: Outside-managed accounts
  • Fee revenues: Other
  • Fee-based assets: Clearing firm
  • Fee-based assets: Advisory firm platforms
  • Fee-based assets: Third-party money managers
  • Fee-based assets: Other
  • Is the firm, or an affiliate of the firm, registered as an investment adviser with the SEC?
  • Allows an adviser to have his/her own RIA
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  • Offers robo-advisory platform?
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For More Information

Top ExecutiveChristopher Maryanopolis
Recruiting ContactMatt Rigatti
(617) 663-3215
E-mail
Compliance ContactThomas J. Horack
(617) 572-5912
E-mail
Marketing ContactCaron Scorpio
(617) 572-7304
E-mail
Technology Operations ContactMelissa Vacon
(617) 663-3172
E-mail

Recruitment & Staffing

2016 2015 2014
No. of reps2,1521,4401,374
No. of producing reps2,1521,4401,374
No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year733523410

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2016 2015 2014
Total revenues$357,317,849$303,902,179$297,556,073
Commission revenues$264,565,755$233,303,534$238,264,507
Fee revenues$80,884,399$61,460,754$50,431,795
Total revenues: Other$11,867,695$9,137,890$8,859,771
2016 2015 2014
Total account assets$53,128,582,641$31,018,606,382$30,603,144,248
Fee-based assets$13,090,412,745$8,377,090,453$7,634,266,283
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 mediaY
Social media sites allowedFacebook
LinkedIn
Dedicated mobile application for advisers?N
Primary purpose of mobile application

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