Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

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One N. Jefferson Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63103

(866) 485-5383

wfafinet.com

Clearing firm: First Clearing LLC

No. advisers: 1,404

No. franchises: 655

AUM: $95,900,000,000

Year founded: 2001

Year end: Dec. 31

No. of retail offices: 660

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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
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  • 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
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  • Fee-based assets: Clearing firm
  • Fee-based assets: Advisory firm platforms
  • Fee-based assets: Third-party money managers
  • Fee-based assets: Other
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CEOKent Christian
Recruiting ContactAlex David
(314) 875-3950
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Compliance ContactPaul Sankovich
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Marketing ContactKevin Kozuszek
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Technology Operations ContactJoe Nestlerode
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Recruitment & Staffing

2016 2015 2014
No. of reps1,4041,3161,248
No. of producing reps1,2821,2441,154
No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year633649625

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2016 2015 2014
Total revenues$910,827,000$864,052,000$810,182,000
Commission revenues$256,552,262$262,151,750$253,846,000
Fee revenues$419,789,910$397,853,250$371,527,000
Total revenues: Other$234,484,829$204,047,000$184,809,000
2016 2015 2014
Total account assets$95,900,000,000$87,450,000,000$85,353,000,000
Fee-based assets$42,500,000,000$41,400,000,000$38,080,000,000
Total account assets: Other$53,400,000,000$46,050,000,000$47,273,000,000
Average assets per rep$68,304,843$66,451,368$68,391,827
Social Media & Mobile
Allows advisers to use social mediaY
Social media sites allowedFacebook
LinkedIn
Dedicated mobile application for advisers?Y
Primary purpose of mobile applicationAdvisor desktop

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