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 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
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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
  • 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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Top ExecutiveKent 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

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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