Securities America Inc.
A subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.
12325 Port Grace Blvd.
La Vista, NE 68128
Clearing firm: Charles Schwab, Fidelity Clearing and Custody Solutions, National Financial Services LLC, Pershing LLC, TD Ameritrade
No. advisers: 2,588
No. franchises: 1,639
Year founded: 1984
Year end: Dec. 31
No. of retail offices: 2,600
Recruitment & Staffing
|No. of reps||2,600||2,506||2,209|
|No. of producing reps||2,600||2,506||2,209|
|No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year||1,155||912||832|
|Total revenues: Other||$65,900,000||$57,525,000||$58,500,000|
|Total account assets||$86,850,000,000||$66,000,000,000||$57,800,000,000|
|Total account assets: Other||$48,750,000,000||$39,700,000,000||$35,500,000,000|
|Average assets per rep||$34,656,824||$29,877,773||$27,815,207|
|Social Media & Mobile|
|Allows advisers to use social media||Y|
|Social media sites allowed||Facebook|
|Dedicated mobile application for advisers?||Y|
|Primary purpose of mobile application||Easy access to important client information|
April 20, 2019 - Despite a stock market decline, the largest independent broker-dealers turned in another stellar year in 2018, with revenue for the top 25 firms participating in an InvestmentNews survey reaching $25.5 billion, a 14.7% increase over 2017. The 2018 increase...
March 22, 2019 - Syntegra Private Wealth Group, a St. Louis, Mo.-area group of six hybrid advisers managing $459 million in assets, has switched its broker-dealer affiliation from Ameriprise to Securities America. Syntegra will also use Arbor Point Advisors, Securities...
March 21, 2019 - Securities America Inc. is dealing with the fallout from a rogue broker it fired last year, who was later charged with running a Ponzi. The firm now faces a lawsuit alleging that a family suffered $18 million in losses after working with the adviser since...
March 6, 2019 - If you are among those looking to bring on extra help in the form of an associate advisor, you're probably eager to fill that position and get your new hire up and running as quickly as possible. But rushing headlong into the hiring process can have negative...
December 24, 2018 - Months after being charged with securities fraud by the SEC, Phillip Frost, the former chairman of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. and the largest shareholder, has sold most of his stake back to the firm. In a press release Monday afternoon,...
December 11, 2018 - A Securities America broker who was fired has been suspended from the industry for six months in the wake of allegations that he traded options in a client's account without notifying his firm. The broker, Michael D. Jackson, recommended that a customer...
October 30, 2018 - Ameriprise Financial Inc. has signed on a $444 million team from FSC Securities Corp. Dale Cebert, a financial adviser based in The Villages, Fla., was with FSC Securities for four years before joining Ameriprise. Mr. Cebert, whose new title is private...
October 18, 2018 - LPL Financial said on Thursday that a large, 14-person team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with $520 million in client assets recently left Cambridge Investment Research Inc. to join LPL. Premier Investments of Iowa is led by Jeff Johnston, president, and Brock...
- N/A = Not available
- N/D = Not disclosed
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