Johnson Named President of National Planning Corp.
John Johnson has been acting in this role for the Jackson National-affiliated independent broker-dealer since November.
Royal Alliance Adds Two Teams With $550 Mil in AUM
The independent broker-dealer in Advisor Group says it is reaching out to teams focused on aggressively growing their practices; grabs one big VA group from LPL; another from NPC.
Hall of Fame Winners to Date
The full listing of Research Hall of Fame winners.
Advisor Group to Acquire Woodbury
Advisor Group, part of the SunAmerica Financial Group, said in late July that it planned to buy Woodbury Financial Services from The Hartford.
Woodbury-Advisor Group Deal: A Recruiter’s Perspective
As far as acquisition matches go, the purchase of Woodbury by AIG could turn out to be one of the better retention purchases by the insurance giant.
AIG Advisor Group and Woodbury Upbeat on Retention, Sales After Deal
The AIG group, led by Larry Roth, plans further acquisitions in the independent space; the recently announced deal could add 1,400 reps to the 4,400-advisor firm.
SunAmerica Reshapes Its Distribution Channels
AIG’s SunAmerica Financial Group unit is reorganizing to consolidate and expand its distribution channels.
SagePoint Hires Dee Morgan to Head Recruiting
Morgan joins the organization as senior vice president of recruiting and will lead a team focused on attracting independent, wirehouse and hybrid advisors to the Phoenix-based firm.
Advisor Group Touts Plans at Confab
The Advisor Group’s three broker-dealers had strong results in 2011, according to President and CEO Larry Roth.
The Hartford Breakup: What It Means for Woodbury Reps
“It’s part of a trend of large insurance companies parting ways with their broker-dealers,” a research director with FA Insight said.