Securities America Adds 130 Investors Security Company Reps

Independent BD experiencing ‘outstanding’ 2012 recruiting results

LA VISTA, Neb.--()--Independent broker/dealer Securities America, a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS), announced today that Investors Security Company Inc. of Suffolk, Va., will become a branch of Securities America. Investors Security has approximately 130 registered representatives.

“We’re honored that Investors Security is joining the Securities America family, continuing our outstanding 2012 recruiting results,” said Jim Nagengast, CEO and president of Securities America. “We have significant experience working with smaller broker/dealers that want to merge their advisor force into a strong, industry leading broker/dealer. Our branch structure gives us a culture and infrastructure that smaller broker/dealers find attractive when considering their options for the future. With our unmatched technology and business growth services, Investors Security’s advisors can continue to provide the quality, comprehensive financial services their clients have come to associate with the Investors Security name.”

The branch, which will be one of Securities America’s largest, will continue to do business under the Investors Security name. It will be led by Christopher Holloway, who was recently named president and has been a managing director at Investors Security since 1999, and Cabell Birdsong, founder and CEO of Investors Security.

Birdsong said the decision to affiliate with Securities America was based on the company’s strength as an independent broker/dealer. “I am excited to entrust my life’s work to a firm with the sense of family and community like Securities America,” Birdsong said. “I have spent time with the executives from Securities America and Ladenburg Thalmann and have found them to be quality individuals running a strong broker/dealer that is committed to the advisor experience.”

Birdsong founded Investors Security Company in 1964, pioneering the independent broker/dealer model. He managed Old Dominion Investors Trust, Inc. from 1964 until 2004 when the trust merged into another fund complex. He attended the University of Virginia and has held positions on the boards of Paul D. Camp Community College and the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. Birdsong was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002.

About Securities America

Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is the nation’s eighth largest independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine, June 2012, based on 2011 total revenue). For more than 25 years, Securities America’s mission has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm’s industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1993, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America Financial Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.

SOURCE: SECURITIES AMERICA

Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisory Firm. Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.

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Investors Security is not affiliated with either Securities America or Ladenburg Thalmann.

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leslieswid@impactcommunications.org