Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
One N. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Clearing firm: First Clearing LLC
No. advisers: 1,333
No. franchises: 642
Year founded: 2001
Year end: Dec. 31
No. of retail offices: 633
Recruitment & Staffing
|No. of reps||1,333||1,404||1,316|
|No. of producing reps||1,256||1,282||1,244|
|No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year||539||633||649|
|Total revenues: Other||$256,623,994||$234,484,829||$204,047,000|
|Total account assets||$104,735,000,000||$95,900,000,000||$87,450,000,000|
|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 media||Y|
|Social media sites allowed||Facebook|
|Dedicated mobile application for advisers?||Y|
|Primary purpose of mobile application||Advisor desktop|
October 16, 2018 - A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit brought by a financial adviser who claimed Wells Fargo Advisors cheated him out of $200,000 in deferred compensation. The adviser, Robert Berry, worked at Wells Fargo Advisors and predecessor...
September 25, 2018 - The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a former Wells Fargo adviser with allegedly defrauding his retail clients out of more than $1 million. John Gregory Schmidt, who is based in Dayton, Ohio, sold securities belonging to at least seven of his...
September 6, 2018 - A former Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network broker who coached an elderly client to respond falsely to the firm when it asked her about his excessive commission charges agreed on Wednesday to an eight-month suspension and a $10,000 fine. A 30-year...
August 18, 2018 - Has Trust Company of America hitched its wagon to a star or turned its back on loyal clients? It depends on whom you ask. Either way, the $275 million acquisition in April of TCA by discount broker ETrade has the custodian world buzzing. In one corner...
August 1, 2018 - A nine-person team in Punta Gorda, Fla., managing $675 million through Wells Fargo's FiNet independent brokerage business has left to form Landsberg Bennett Private Wealth Management, a registered investment advisory firm. The team is led by Michael W....
April 21, 2018 - Firm 2017 % revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 2017 commission revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 2017 fee revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 2017 other revenue ($M) % change vs. 2016 1 LPL Financial $4,281.50 5.70% $1,670.80 -3.80% $1,409.20 9.30% $1,201.40 17.50%...
April 13, 2018 - Wells Fargo Advisors continues to see a decline in the number of brokers and advisers working at the firm's various channels, reporting Friday a net loss of 145 reps over the first three months of this year. A spokeswoman for Wells Fargo Advisors, Emily...
January 27, 2018 - For years, many wirehouse brokers wouldn't consider moving to an independent broker-dealer â€” and for good reason. The technology at IBDs wasn't on par with the wires. They had no public branding to bring clients in the door. And perhaps above all else,...
January 25, 2018 - Wells Fargo Advisors and Morgan Stanley are using extremely different tactics in the battle to hang onto their financial advisers. Wells Fargo started the year by dangling a carrot at its 14,544 retail and wealth management advisers, while Morgan Stanley...
January 24, 2018 - Dennis Hall, who managed $200 million in assets at Merrill Lynch, has joined Florham Park Wealth Advisors, an independent practice in Florham Park, N.J., that is affiliated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network. Mr. Hall began his securities career...
- N/A = Not available
- N/D = Not disclosed
- — = Information not available or not disclosed
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