Securities America, a unit of Ladenburg Thalmann, has added group of independent financial advisors with $2 billion in client assets and a super office of supervisory jurisdiction with $1.5 billion in client assets to its platform.
Both groups have more than 30 advisors and formerly worked with NPH broker-dealers, the assets of which were acquired by LPL Financial in August.
The first is based on the East Coast, and Mike Rees of Bay View Capital Advisory Group in St. Petersburg, Florida, serves as its OSJ. The second is co-managed by Brenda Wille-Cope and Gary Stirk and includes branches in Colorado, Arizona, Washington and New York.
“Not every broker-dealer can provide the type of onboarding these large groups require, said Gregg Johnson, Securities America executive vice president of branch office development and acquisitions, in a statement. “We’re experienced at welcoming large groups of independent advisors, especially highly independent ones.”