Financial advisor Wayne Maier has become a registered representative
with independent broker-dealer Securities America Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS).
Maier and his talented team joined Securities America in 2002 but left
in 2007 to pursue a unique opportunity with another broker-dealer. After
spending several years with National Planning Corporation, Maier and his
team realized they missed the culture of their prior broker-dealer and
needed the strengths of Securities America to continue their business
growth, including the use of the Managed Opportunities asset management
"We came back to Securities America because of the relationships we
built while we were there," Maier said. "These relationships never
really ended even after our departure, because we stayed in contact. We
love the culture at Securities America and always have, so now it is
like being gone for a long time and finally coming home."
Maier moved his $414 million financial practice, Maier & Associates
Financial Group, Inc., of Bay City, Mich., back to Securities America
Sept. 20. Today the practice includes six advisors and five staff
members, and generates an annual revenue of $3.2 million.
"I think we all are looking forward to renewing our relationships and
making them even stronger than they were before we left in 2007," Maier
said. "In addition, we want to be a meaningful part of the Securities
American team and look forward to assisting them in growing their brand
as they help us build ours."
"We are proud to welcome Wayne Maier back to the Securities America
family," said Gregg Johnson, senior vice president of branch office
development and acquisitions. "Through open communication, former
advisors can see the continued growth of our company and learn firsthand
of our advances in technology and advisory platforms. This, coupled with
a culture that we value greatly, seems to have become a trend that can
draw an advisor back to our firm, such as the case most recently with
Wayne Maier and in June with Shannon Case and Mark Slattery."
Maier joined the financial services industry in insurance in 1973. With
the vision to create a comprehensive financial services firm, Maier
established Maier & Associates Financial Group, Inc. in 1984, with a
team of financial and insurance consultants and strategic alliances with
accountants, estate planners and attorneys. Three decades later, Maier &
Associates has expanded to serve clients throughout the U.S., creating
and managing complete financial plans designed to help clients move
toward financial freedom.
Maier holds Series 7, 63 and 66 securities licenses and life, health and
variable contracts licenses. For more information about Maier and
Associates Financial Services, or the wide range of financial products
and services Maier provides, call (800) 282-4503.
About Securities America
Headquartered in La Vista,
Neb., Securities America Inc. is a national top 10 independent
broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine). 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, the inaugural Bank
Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation
Award in March 2013 and was named to the 2013 InformationWeek 500, a
list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Additional information
is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.
Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., an
SEC Registered Investment Advisory Firm. Securities offered through
Securities America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Maier & Associates
Financial Group, Inc. is not affiliated with Securities America.
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