Securities America said it selected Robin Claypool as its Assistant of the Year for 2012. Claypool, part of L&M Financial in Rochester, N.Y., will be recognized at the independent broker-dealer’s national conference, which is set for June 9-12 in Washington, D.C.
Claypool (left) is a 12-year industry veteran and serves on Securities America’s Sales Assistant Advisory Board. Securities America, which includes about 1,700 affiliated independent advisors, is owned by Ladenburg Thalmann (LTS).
The IBD says its advisors have roughly 1,500 assistants working with them nationwide. Each year, about 15 advisors nominate an assistant for the award, which Securities American has been giving since at least 2002.
“Robin’s character as a conscientious, thorough, detailed and capable person is the foundation on which our firm’s success is built,” said Kevin Clar of L&M Financial in a statement. “Thanks directly to Robin’s effort and meticulous attention to detail, L&M Rochester will be greatly increasing its community awareness and building its local brand in 2013.”