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||$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||—|
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 â€” those with roughly $250 million and more in total revenue â€” collectively reporting...
January 22, 2017 - The 2017 InvestmentNews independent-broker-dealer directory is based on information provided by 90 eligible firms. To be considered for future listings, contact INResearch@investmentnews.com. Visit InvestmentNews.com/bddata for more-complete profiles....
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...
- N/A = Not available
- N/D = Not disclosed
- — = Information not available or not disclosed
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