Cetera Financial Group

SIMON and Cetera Launch Innovative Access to Annuity Solutions

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00pm

SIMON Annuities and Insurance Services LLC (SIMON) and Cetera have announced a new collaboration that delivers SIMONs award-winning insurtech platform for annuities to all Cetera financial professionals.

Key Points: 
  • SIMON Annuities and Insurance Services LLC (SIMON) and Cetera have announced a new collaboration that delivers SIMONs award-winning insurtech platform for annuities to all Cetera financial professionals.
  • Adam Antoniades, Chief Executive Officer of Cetera, commented, Cetera is committed to expanding solutions that drive growth for our financial professionals.
  • The annuities solution launch expands the existing relationship between SIMON and Cetera, following the launch of SIMONs end-to-end solution for structured investments to all Cetera financial professionals in 2019.
  • Cetera Financial Group refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors LLC, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Investment Services LLC (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions or Cetera Investors), Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, and First Allied Securities, Inc. All firms are members FINRA / SIPC.

Cetera Welcomes $123 Million AUM Investment Practice

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 7:00pm

Mr. Weinberger's specialties include:

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  • Mr. Weinberger's specialties include:
    With over 25 years' experience in financial services, Weinberger was seeking to enhance and expand his practice.
  • Ron Krueger, President of Cetera Financial Specialists shared, "We are proud to have Paul and his team as part of the Cetera community.
  • Cetera Financial Group (Cetera) is a leading financial advice firm.
  • "Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors LLC, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Investment Services LLC (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions or Cetera Investors), Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, and First Allied Securities, Inc. All firms are members FINRA / SIPC.

Envestnet & Cetera Renew Agreement to Empower Financial Professionals to Deliver Holistic, Personalized Advice for Investors

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 1:30pm

"Our growing financial wellness network brings together the elements required for financial professionals and enterprises to expand the definition of advice they can provide," said Bill Crager, Co-Founder and CEO of Envestnet.

Key Points: 
  • "Our growing financial wellness network brings together the elements required for financial professionals and enterprises to expand the definition of advice they can provide," said Bill Crager, Co-Founder and CEO of Envestnet.
  • With this agreement, Cetera financial professionals and institutions will continue to have access to the entire suite of Envestnet | MoneyGuide integrated financial planning tools.
  • "Advice is the central component of the financial professional/client relationship, and Envestnet's financial wellness network expands the depth and breadth of the advice our independent financial professionals can offer," said Adam Antoniades, CEO of Cetera.
  • "Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors LLC, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Investment Services LLC (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions or Cetera Investors), Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, and First Allied Securities, Inc. All firms are members FINRA/SIPC.

More Black Americans Report Permanently Changing Their Spending and Saving Habits as a Direct Result of the Pandemic

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 3:37pm

According to the research, 74% are planning to make permanent changes to the way they spend and save due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Key Points: 
  • According to the research, 74% are planning to make permanent changes to the way they spend and save due to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Furthermore, 75% are planning for their financial future differently as a result of the pandemic, prompting a growing appetite for financial planning resources.
  • Eric Bailey is a registered representative of, and Bailey Wealth Advisors is a marketing name for registered representatives of, Lincoln Financial Advisors.
  • Securities and investment advisory services offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker-dealer and registered investment advisor, member SIPC.

Voya Financial Advances Its Workplace Strategy Through Sale of Independent Financial Planning Channel

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 1:15pm

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cetera Financial Group, Inc. (Cetera), one of the nations largest networks of independently managed broker-dealers, for Cetera to acquire the independent financial planning channel of Voya Financial Advisors (VFA), Voyas registered investment advisor and broker-dealer.

Key Points: 
  • Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cetera Financial Group, Inc. (Cetera), one of the nations largest networks of independently managed broker-dealers, for Cetera to acquire the independent financial planning channel of Voya Financial Advisors (VFA), Voyas registered investment advisor and broker-dealer.
  • These individuals provide guidance, advice and financial wellness solutions to Voyas plan sponsor clients and their plan participants and are core to Voyas workplace strategy.
  • Specifically, Voyas field and phone-based financial professionals help Voyas customers meet their evolving needs with both in-person financial planning as well as Voyas award-winning digital financial wellness tools to offer more personalized planning for employers and their employees.
  • Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings to get ready to retire better.

First Command Reports: Military Families Plan to Spend Less and Save More In 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 6:09pm

The Index reveals that 77 percent of military families are extremely or very concerned about the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • The Index reveals that 77 percent of military families are extremely or very concerned about the pandemic.
  • More than half (55 percent) of military families say they expect to tap into emergency funds in the next 12 months.
  • First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Brokerage Services and First Command Bank, coach our Nations military families in their pursuit of financial security.
  • 2021 First Command Financial Services, Inc. is the parent company of First Command Brokerage Services, Inc. (Member SIPC , FINRA ), First Command Advisory Services, Inc., First Command Insurance Services, Inc. and First Command Bank.

Capital Investment Companies Expands Across North Carolina

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 4:05pm

Sheree, Jameshia and the firm will be a welcomed addition to the thriving Southern Pines market, said Ben Brooks, President of Capital Investment Companies.

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  • Sheree, Jameshia and the firm will be a welcomed addition to the thriving Southern Pines market, said Ben Brooks, President of Capital Investment Companies.
  • Matt Vaughan started his career in the Operations Department of Capital Investment Companies.
  • About Capital Investment Companies Capital Investment Companies is comprised of Capital Investment Brokerage, Inc. and Capital Investment Group, Inc., registered broker/dealers (Members FINRA/SIPC), Capital Investment Counsel, Inc. and Capital Investment Advisory Services, LLC (two SEC registered investment advisory firms) and their affiliates.
  • Capital Investment Companies ( www.cico.us ) is one of the largest independent financial services and brokerage organizations in the Southeastern United States.

First Command Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 Holdings for AMS Program and Banking Affiliate

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 6:06pm

First Command Financial Services, Inc. announced today that the Asset Management Solutions (AMS) program and the Investment Management Account program closed out the fourth quarter of 2020 holding approximately $6.4 billion in marketable securities.

Key Points: 
  • First Command Financial Services, Inc. announced today that the Asset Management Solutions (AMS) program and the Investment Management Account program closed out the fourth quarter of 2020 holding approximately $6.4 billion in marketable securities.
  • First Command Financial Services, Inc. offers financial planning services, AMS and other investment advisory services to individuals and entities.
  • First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Brokerage Services, First Command Advisory Services and First Command Bank, coach our Nations military families in their pursuit of financial security.
  • 2021 First Command Financial Services, Inc. is the parent company of First Command Brokerage Services, Inc. (Member SIPC , FINRA ), First Command Advisory Services, Inc., First Command Insurance Services, Inc. and First Command Bank.

Caring Cetera Raises $240,000 to date with Launch of Diversity in Financial Planning Scholarship

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 3:00pm

Administered directly by the universities and their financial planning programs, the Diversity in Financial Planning scholarship will aim to drive financial literacy, advanced education and provide ongoing career development support by working with students to overcome barriers throughout their professional journey.Visit the Caring Center Diversity in Financial Planning Scholarship page on cetera.comtodayto learn more.

Key Points: 
  • Administered directly by the universities and their financial planning programs, the Diversity in Financial Planning scholarship will aim to drive financial literacy, advanced education and provide ongoing career development support by working with students to overcome barriers throughout their professional journey.Visit the Caring Center Diversity in Financial Planning Scholarship page on cetera.comtodayto learn more.
  • 1 Why Diversity Matters, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., 2019
    Cetera Financial Group (Cetera) is a leading financial advice firm.
  • "Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors LLC, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Investment Services LLC (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions or Cetera Investors), Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, and First Allied Securities, Inc. All firms are members FINRA / SIPC.
  • Caring Cetera is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded and led by a team of financial professionals across our firms.

Cetera and Riskalyze Form Strategic Alliance to Create Best in Class Risk Management Ecosystem for Financial Professionals

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 5:08pm

The two companies are aligned in their belief that risk management for investors and business risk for financial professionals represent two of the professions greatest challenges year after year.

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  • The two companies are aligned in their belief that risk management for investors and business risk for financial professionals represent two of the professions greatest challenges year after year.
  • They werent looking to add a vendorthey want to create a uniquely comprehensive and consistent approach for their financial professionals to benchmark, measure, document and analyze risk for investors.
  • After a thorough vetting and due diligence process, Cetera chose Riskalyze for its ability to centralize and standardize client risk measurement throughout the Cetera ecosystem.
  • "Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors LLC, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Investment Services LLC (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions or Cetera Investors), Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, and First Allied Securities, Inc. All firms are members FINRA / SIPC.