February 28, 2012

Gahler Investment Group, David Ford Join Securities America

The La Vista, Neb.-based BD has added three new advisors

Securities America announced Tuesday that it has recruited three advisors to its ranks from Investment Centers of America.

Tom and Gary Gahler of Gahler Investment Group officially began business with Securities America on Feb. 24. Gahler Investment Group, based in Pine City, Minn., has $700,000 in annual revenue and $65 million in assets under management.

“We want to expand our business, so we chose Securities America because we feel this is a better opportunity and fit than any other firm we researched and reviewed,” Tom said. “We were impressed with the nature of the home office and the whole package Securities America offered, and we are looking forward to our partnership.”

Gary Gahler joined Investment Centers of America in 2000. Tom Gahler followed in 2006.

In Wisconsin, advisor David Ford began business with Securities America on Feb. 23. Based in Spooner, Ford has $800,000 in annual revenue and $70 million in assets under management.

“We were looking for a partner who was dedicated to the independent advisor, with the resources to support our future growth as a financial planning services office,” Ford said. “Securities America’s integrated technology will help streamline how we do business and provide our clients with the level of service they should come to expect from their financial advisor.”

Ford joined Investment Centers of America in 1997. Previously, he worked for American Express.

On Feb. 24, Securities America announced that Great Plains Financial Group had joined the broker-dealer. 

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