Focus Financial Partners has struck another deal, adding a $675.5 million RIA with a focus on environmental, social and governance investing — Seasons of Advice Wealth Management of New York.
The news follows the RIA aggregator’s announcement on Friday that it was buying InterOcean, a $2.5 billion RIA in Chicago.
Seasons of Advice is the 12th deal for Focus Financial this year. The group now includes 66 partner firms working in four countries with over $200 billion in combined client assets.
“This young firm will expand our presence in the important New York City wealth management market, and is led by an innovative management team with a strong and diverse group of next generation leaders,” according to Focus Chairman and CEO Rudy Adolf.
Seasons of Advice was founded by Charles Hamowy, Christopher Conigliaro and Matthew Woolf in 2017.
The three started the firm “based on an innovative investment and planning approach that we believed would result in superior outcomes for our clients,” Hamowy, CEO of Seasons of Advice, said in a statement.
The group views ESG “as a critical component of the growth of our industry, and believe that investors can ‘do well by doing good’ by seeking attractive returns by investing in companies that are sustainable and responsible from an ESG perspective,” he added.
In the first half of 2020, Focus Financial had revenue of $650 million, more than twice that of the same period of 2019; net income in Q1 and Q2 of 2020 totaled $37 million, and $109 million on an adjusted basis.