Ladenburg Thalmann (AMEX:LTS)
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Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (AMEX: LTS) and the Financial
Services Institute (FSI) today announced that all three of Ladenburg’s
independent broker-dealer subsidiaries – Securities America, Triad
Advisors and Investacorp – as well as their approximately 2,700
affiliated independent financial advisors are now FSI members for 2012.
With the addition of the Ladenburg Thalmann advisors, FSI’s financial
advisor membership count is now more than 33,000 financial advisors.
Richard Lampen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ladenburg, stated:
“The FSI is a strong advocate for the independent broker-dealer and
independent financial advisor community and we’re pleased to be
partnering with this organization to help advance its important mission.
With Triad, Investacorp and the recent addition of Securities America,
Ladenburg has approximately $70 billion in client assets and is in a
leadership position in the attractive independent brokerage and advisory
space, one of the most vibrant areas in the financial services industry.
By enrolling all of our 2,700 independent financial advisors in the FSI,
we’re helping to ensure that our advisors’ voices are heard in
Washington and the states in which they operate as we continue to grow
the Ladenburg franchise.”
FSI’s EVP & COO, Keith Kelly, added: “The momentum our
members are creating is infectious and will pay off in big ways this
year. The simple fact is, with commitment like this from firms like
Ladenburg Thalmann, the possibilities of what FSI can accomplish for all
of its members are limitless. Every new partnership brings us one step
closer to creating a healthier, more business-friendly environment for
our members to thrive.”
Kelly continued, “For FSI financial advisor members, there is no secret
or confusion about what you get: it is strong and effective advocacy –
period. Our member firms and their financial advisors are the best in
the business at providing unbiased advice to hard-working Americans. FSI
works every day to protect the independent business model; and every
independent financial advisor should take control of their future and
join the fight to protect their business by becoming
an FSI financial advisor member.”
In addition to advocacy, FSI financial advisor members receive: free,
on-demand, members-only Web conferences and podcasts on timely advocacy
related-topics critical to their business; quarterly advisor briefing
calls; access to analyses of regulatory and legislative proposals; an
Advocacy Action Center to easily communicate with legislators and
regulators; opportunities to visit Capitol Hill and educate lawmakers;
and exclusive FSI publications and communications.
About the Financial Services Institute (FSI): FSI is an advocacy
organization for independent financial services firms and independent
financial advisors. Established in January 2004, FSI has 124 financial
services firm members and over 30,000 financial advisor members. FSI
member firms have upwards of 180,000 financial advisors affiliated with
them. FSI's mission is to create a more responsible regulatory
environment for independent broker-dealers and their affiliated
independent financial advisors through effective advocacy, education and
public awareness. FSI's strategy includes involvement in FINRA
governance, constructive engagement in the regulatory process and
effective influence on the legislative process. For more information,
please visit www.financialservices.org.
About Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services: Ladenburg Thalmann
Financial Services is engaged in independent brokerage and advisory
services, investment banking, equity research, institutional sales and
trading, and asset management services through its principal
subsidiaries, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., Investacorp, Inc., Triad
Advisors, Inc. and Securities America, Inc., which together have
approximately 2,700 financial advisors and approximately $70 billion in
client assets. Founded in 1876 and a New York Stock Exchange member
since 1879, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. is a full service investment
banking and brokerage firm providing services principally for middle
market and emerging growth companies and high net worth individuals.
Investacorp, Inc., a leading independent broker-dealer headquartered in
Miami, Florida, has been serving the independent registered
representative community since 1978. Founded in 1998, Triad Advisors,
Inc. is a leading independent broker-dealer and registered investment
advisor headquartered in Norcross, Georgia that offers a broad menu of
products, services and total wealth management solutions. Securities
America, based in Omaha, Nebraska, was founded in 1984 and is one of the
largest and most successful independent broker-dealers in the country.
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services is based in Miami, Florida.
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. is based in New York City, New York with
regional offices in Miami and Boca Raton, Florida; Melville, New York;
and Princeton, New Jersey. For more information, please visit www.ladenburg.com.