LA VISTA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Securities America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS), is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014 with activities involving its financial advisors, employees and the community.
To give back for 30 successful years, Securities America hosted an Alex’s Lemonade Stand at its Connect national conference in San Francisco, Calif., in June, inviting more than 70 product sponsors and 575 financial advisors and staff to donate to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a charity that raises money and awareness of childhood cancer causes.
Following the conference, the charitable campaign expanded to all Securities America advisors and employees, and the lemonade stand was featured for one day at the Aksarben Village farmers market, inviting the community to donate as well. In total, Securities America’s 30th anniversary charitable campaign raised more than $64,500 to fight childhood cancer. Additionally, employees donated needed items and had the opportunity to serve meals at the Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter in Omaha.
Over the past 30 years, Securities America has thrived to become one of the nation’s largest independent broker-dealers, fulfilling its mission to “foster the success and independence of our advisors by delivering extraordinary service, professional development support and user-friendly technology, with the goal of helping advisors provide clients quality advice for life.”
Living up to the slogan, “Your Business Growth Expert,” Securities America offers robust practice management and wealth management programs and services to help advisors grow their individual businesses. Referred to as “a vanguard in practice management” by Cerulli Associates, Securities America has built a reputation in the industry for forward-thinking coaching programs using proven techniques and tools that result in improved advisor satisfaction and profitability. Securities America’s income distribution planning materials earned the only runner-up spot for the 2007 Retirement Income Retail Communication Award by the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA), and RIIA’s first Practitioner Thought Leadership Award in 2011.
In response to increased demand for planning and asset management services, Securities America formed its own hybrid Registered Investment Advisory, Securities America Advisors (SAA) in 1994, and the company now manages more than $20 billion in assets. In 2002, SAA unveiled Managed Opportunities, which has become a model platform across the industry for asset management.
In 2009, Securities America completed its first broker-dealer acquisition, and has since completed five more, solidifying the company’s growth-through-acquisition strategy. Securities America aims to lead the industry with its technology, including a unique advisor workstation dashboard that led the broker-dealer to be named to the 2013 InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the country. Securities America also won the Bank Insurance & Securities Association’s inaugural Technology Innovation Award that same year.
About Securities America
Founded in 1984, Securities America is one of the nation’s largest independent broker-dealers with $475 million in gross revenue for 2013, and 460 employees supporting more than 1,800 independent advisors responsible for $50 billion in client assets.
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