As a member of Securities America, PWG accesses the depth and breadth of one of the industry’s pre-eminent advisor platforms, providing unlimited choice of best-in-class resource partners. For example, we have chosen National Financial Services, an affiliate of Fidelity Investments Company, to serve as custodian to our clients’ assets. As Investment Advisor Representatives, we do not hold client assets, but as an independent firm, we can leverage NFS’ size and experience, financial strength and its range of outstanding services to safeguard your funds.
Founded in 1984, Securities America is one of the nation’s largest independent advisory and brokerage firms, with more than 2,600 independent advisors across all 50 states and over $103 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2019. Securities America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Advisor Group, Inc and based in La Vista, NE. Securities America is dedicated to preserving and enhancing its advisors’ independence and business growth. By providing a broad spectrum of tools and resources, Securities America stands behind its advisors’ pursuit of peak business efficiency and effectiveness. Securities America Inc is a national top 10 independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Advisory magazine, 2019).
National Financial Services LLC (the “Company”), a single member limited liability company, is wholly owned by Fidelity Global Brokerage Group, Inc. (the “Parent”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of FMR LLC (“FMR”). The Company is a registered broker-dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). The Company is licensed to transact on the NYSE Euronext, and various national and regional stock and option exchanges. The Company provides a wide range of securities related services to a diverse customer base primarily in the United States. The Company’s client base includes institutional and individual investors, introducing broker-dealers, investment advisors and corporations. The Company engages in brokerage, clearance, custody and financing activities for which it receives fees from customers. The Company also engages in securities transactions either on a principal or agent basis and facilitates securities transactions for its clients. The Company provides clearing and other services for an affiliated broker-dealer, Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC (“FBS”). FBS provides securities brokerage services to a retail customer base that affect transactions across a wide array of financial instruments.
For more than 15 years, BNY Mellon's Albridge has been the industry leader in aggregating multi-custodial, insurance and direct-to-fund data from hundreds of sources to provide a consolidated view of assets. Our relentless focus on data quality means our clients can rely on timely, accurate and complete information. Albridge works with a firm to activate direct data feeds from its proprietary systems, clearing firms, product providers and data custodian. Albridge augments data with third-party information and performs data validation checks related to data integrity and completeness. Our proprietary data processing logic transforms and consolidates the data from diverse sources into a standard format to normalize account, position and transaction data required to provide a consistent performance reporting experience. Our industry-leading data aggregation capability is leveraged to create a single source of client data. This consolidated data powers a firm’s wealth management reporting, compliance or operations platforms.
Envestnet Portfolio Management Consultants (“PMC”) provides comprehensive investment research through Dynasty Financial Partners that allows registered independent advisors access to thoughts on the markets and a high conviction list of quality asset managers. Additionally, PMC works with advisors and institutions to consult on asset allocation, portfolio construction, and manager selection. PMC has over 70 employees and is part of the broader Envestnet organization, which has more than $3T in assets across their platforms and oversees another $150B.
LIFE Brokerage is a brokerage general agency founded by Anthony J. Mento CFP®. Anthony and his team are industry leaders in the life brokerage field with decades of experience working with financial advisors. LIFE Brokerage, LLC is comprised of experienced individuals with unlimited potential that understand this business to the full extent.
As one of the world’s largest independent research providers with 75 global analysts, CFRA offers a comprehensive view on global sector themes, industries, funds, and companies through in-depth qualitative research on 11 Sectors, 68 Industries,1,800+ ETFs, 15,000+ Mutual Funds, as well as quantitative company research on 12,000+ global companies.