Signator Investors Inc.
A subsidiary of Manulife Financial
200 Berkeley Street, B-03-06
Boston, MA 02116
Clearing firm: Fidelity Clearing and Custody Solutions, Pershing LLC
No. advisers: 2,007
No. franchises: 873
Year founded: 1968
Year end: Dec. 31
No. of retail offices: 845
Recruitment & Staffing
|No. of reps||2,007||2,152||1,440|
|No. of producing reps||2,007||2,152||1,440|
|No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year||743||733||523|
|Total revenues: Other||$22,113,908||$11,867,695||$9,137,890|
|Total account assets||$61,430,005,801||$53,128,582,641||$31,018,606,382|
|Total account assets: Other||$43,320,132,215||$40,038,169,897||$22,641,515,929|
|Average assets per rep||$30,607,875||$24,688,003||$21,540,699|
|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||—|
June 27, 2018 - Last week's announcement that John Hancock Financial Services was selling independent broker-dealer Signator Investors Inc., with 1,800 advisers and about $50 billion in assets, to Advisor Group did not come as much of a surprise. Industry rumors had...
June 21, 2018 - Advisor Group will acquire Signator Investors, a dually registered broker-dealer and investment adviser with more than 1,800 advisers overseeing approximately $50 billion in assets. Advisor Group said it plans on rolling Signator, which is owned by John...
April 21, 2018 - Firm 2017 % revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 2017 commission revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 2017 fee revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 2017 other revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 1 LPL Financial $4,281.50 5.70% $1,670.80 -3.80% $1,409.20 9.30% $1,201.40 17.50%...
December 7, 2017 - Continuum Advisory, an independent hybrid firm managing approximately $900 million in total advisory and brokerage client assets, has ended its affiliation with Signator Investors and affiliated with Triad Advisors. Based in Pleasanton, Calif., Continuum...
August 7, 2017 - CLEARING FIRMS Listed by reported number of broker-dealer clients Firm Phone/website # of clients % change vs. 2016 Contact Phone/email Pershing (800) 445-4467 714* -3.90% Michael Row (800) 445-4467 One Pershing Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07399 pershing.com/who-we-serve/broker-dealers...
July 17, 2017 - National Holdings' deal to acquire WFG Investments, an independent broker-dealer, has fallen apart. Wilson Williams, the chairman and CEO of Williams Financial Group, the parent of WFG, said in an interview on Monday that selling the firm's assets to...
May 9, 2017 - Nine financial firms agreed Tuesday to adopt a fee disclosure template developed by state regulators and other groups that is designed to help clients understand and compare service and maintenance costs. The North American Securities Administrators Association,...
April 23, 2017 - Top 50 IBDs ranked by 2016 revenue Bubble view By group Table view Firm 2016 revenue ($M) % change vs. 2015 2016 commission revenue ($M) % change vs. 2015 2016 fee revenue ($M) % change vs. 2015 2016 other revenue ($M) % change vs. 2015 1 LPL Financial...
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 — those with roughly $250 million and more in total revenue — collectively reporting...
- N/A = Not available
- N/D = Not disclosed
- — = Information not available or not disclosed
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