Signator Investors Inc.

Signator Investors Inc.

A subsidiary of Manulife Financial

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200 Berkeley Street, B-03-06

Boston, MA 2116

(800) 543-6611

signatorinvestors.com

Clearing firm: Fidelity Clearing and Custody Solutions, Pershing LLC

No. advisers: 2,007

No. franchises: 873

AUM: $61,430,005,801

Year founded: 1968

Year end: Dec. 31

No. of retail offices: 845

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  • No. of reps, male
  • No. of reps, female
  • No. of producing reps, male
  • No. of producing reps, female
  • 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?
  • If not, when plans to offer a robo-platform
  • Robo-advice services offered
  • How robo-platform developed
  • Charge for robo-advisory services?

For More Information

Top ExecutiveChristopher Maryanopolis
Recruiting ContactMatthew Rigatti
(617) 663-3215
E-mail
Compliance ContactJoseph Terry
727-456-6591
E-mail
Marketing ContactCaron Scorpio
(617) 572-7304
E-mail
Technology Operations ContactMelissa Vacon
(617) 663-3172
E-mail

Recruitment & Staffing

2017 2016 2015
No. of reps2,0072,1521,440
No. of producing reps2,0072,1521,440
No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year743733523

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2017 2016 2015
Total revenues$423,282,493$357,317,849$303,902,179
Commission revenues$291,120,544$264,565,755$233,303,534
Fee revenues$110,048,041$80,884,399$61,460,754
Total revenues: Other$22,113,908$11,867,695$9,137,890
2017 2016 2015
Total account assets$61,430,005,801$53,128,582,641$31,018,606,382
Fee-based assets$18,109,873,586$13,090,412,745$8,377,090,453
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 mediaY
Social media sites allowedFacebook
LinkedIn
Dedicated mobile application for advisers?N
Primary purpose of mobile application

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