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: 1,333

No. franchises: 642

AUM: $104,735,000,000

Year founded: 2001

Year end: Dec. 31

No. of retail offices: 633

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  • No. of reps producing $500K+ /year
  • No. of CFPs
  • 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
  • Affiliation fee coverage
  • 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
  • RIA platform AUM
  • Offers robo-advisory platform?
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  • Robo-advice services offered
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For More Information

Top ExecutiveKent Christian
Recruiting ContactAlex David
(314) 875-3950
E-mail
Compliance ContactPaul Sankovich
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Marketing ContactKevin Kozuszek
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Technology Operations ContactJoe Nestlerode
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Recruitment & Staffing

2017 2016 2015
No. of reps1,3331,4041,316
No. of producing reps1,2561,2821,244
No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year539633649

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2017 2016 2015
Total revenues$990,794,849$910,827,000$864,052,000
Commission revenues$261,801,852$256,552,262$262,151,750
Fee revenues$472,369,003$419,789,910$397,853,250
Total revenues: Other$256,623,994$234,484,829$204,047,000
2017 2016 2015
Total account assets$104,735,000,000$95,900,000,000$87,450,000,000
Fee-based assets$49,150,000,000$42,500,000,000$41,400,000,000
Total account assets: Other$55,585,000,000$53,400,000,000$46,050,000,000
Average assets per rep$78,570,893$68,304,843$66,451,368
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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Merrill Lynch rep managing $200 million moves to Wells Fargo

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Janney loses rep with $207 million AUM to Wells Fargo

September 8, 2017 - Thayer (Terry) Potter, who managed $207 million in client assets at Janney Montgomery Scott, has started his own business, Twin River Wealth Management, and affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network (FiNet). The new firm is based in Lewisburg,...

Top clearing and custody firms for financial advisers

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...

Stifel, UBS lose advisers to Wells Fargo's independent unit

June 1, 2017 - Two registered representatives each managing more than $100 million in client assets have left their firms and affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, the bank's independent contractor unit. (More: Wells Fargo's move to boost signing bonuses...

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