Hightower Advisors added its eighth new associate agency of the yr this week, whereas Robertson Stephens is establishing store in Wyoming. Wealth Enhancement Group and Hub Worldwide each picked up retirement-focused practices, and Sikitch added to its accounting and wealth administration companies.
In earlier reported information, Abacus Life launched an RIA division, ABL Wealth, with the assist of Dynasty Monetary Companions.
Hightower Picks Up $2.5B Associate Agency in Orlando
Chicago-based Hightower Advisors added a fee-only agency in Orlando managing round $2.5 billion in property, the agency introduced.
Based in 1988, the 30-person Useful resource Consulting Group is led by President and CEO Gregg Biro and contains 13 different shareholders, in addition to 13 CFPs, three CPAs, two attorneys and a CFA.
“We had been searching for a forward-thinking strategic associate that might assist us develop and evolve our enterprise,” Biro stated in an announcement, citing Hightower’s partnership strategy and “value-added service mannequin” as key sights.
“The Hightower partnership permits Useful resource Consulting Group to keep up autonomy and the agency’s distinct identification whereas gaining the mandatory assets to raise our consumer service providing to new heights,” added founder and vice chairman Mike Davis.
Useful resource Consulting Group is the twelfth deal introduced by Hightower this yr, together with 4 sub-acquisitions and the launches of a new associate agency and a tax subsidiary. Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed however Hightower CEO Bob Oros has stated acquisitions are likely to contain a mixture of each money and fairness.
Based in 2008, Hightower is majority owned by Thomas H. Lee Companions and collectively manages about $131 billion in property throughout 135 practices in 35 states and Washington, D.C.
Robertson Stephens Strikes into Wyoming
Robertson Stephens Wealth Administration is opening an workplace in Jackson, Wyo., with the addition of Tom Bruno from Wells Fargo Personal Financial institution as a managing director and principal.
Previous to becoming a member of Wells Fargo in 2017, he spent nearly two years at vice chairman of enterprise improvement for Gerson Lehrman Group, following 22 with enterprise information firm FactSet Analysis.
The Jackson workplace would be the fourth Roberston Stephens location within the Rocky Mountains area, and the 18th within the nation. With 81 staff, the Bay Space-based agency manages round $4.5 billion in property.
In an announcement, Bruno stated the transfer will enable him to “proceed delivering world-class funding capabilities and white-glove service.”
Wealth Enhancement Group Buys Native Retirement-Centered RIA
Wealth Enhancement Group, a Minneapolis-based hybrid agency with greater than $68.3 billion in consumer property, purchased a retirement-focused hybrid RIA in its dwelling state with some $150 million in managed property.
Established in 1992, Retirement Advisory Group includes a workforce of three advisors and two assist workers led by founder and Associate Terry Kerber.
The acquisition provides an workplace in Eden Prairie, Minn., establishing WEG’s fifteenth location within the state, together with eight within the bigger Twin Cities space.
Based in 1997 and registered with the SEC since 2001, Wealth Enhancement Group is co-majority-owned by TA Associates and Onyx Companions. The agency oversees greater than $68 billion in consumer property as of September, together with $4 billion of brokerage property held at LPL Monetary.
HUB Worldwide Bolsters Retirement Planning with Newest Deal
International insurance coverage and monetary providers agency Hub Worldwide Restricted acquired the property of Renaissance Profit Advisors Group, beforehand affiliated with International Retirement Companions—a Hub subsidiary managing $119.8 billion in property.
Situated in New York Metropolis and Atlanta, RBA is a retirement plan consulting and institutional funding advisory agency serving to retirement plan sponsors handle fiduciary obligations below ERISA and restrict legal responsibility threat, based on an announcement.
Founder Ellen Lander is becoming a member of Hub Mid-Atlantic, together with a workforce of two.
“The dedication of Ellen and the RBA workforce to being a trusted ‘fiduciary associate’ to their shoppers makes them a superb match for Hub as we proceed to develop our presence within the Northeast,” Hub Retirement and Personal Wealth President Joe DeNoyior stated in an announcement.
Hub Retirement and Personal Wealth, a rising division of Chicago-based Hub Worldwide, provides institutional and retirement providers to organizations and personal wealth administration providers to people and households. Securities are supplied by way of associate dealer/sellers not affiliated with Hub and advisory providers by way of each affiliated and unaffiliated registered funding advisors.
The RIA associates in HUB RPW—International Retirement Companions, Millennium Advisory Companies, TCG Advisors, Hub Funding Advisors, HUB Worldwide Funding Advisory Companies and Sheridan Highway Advisors—present funding advisory providers to shoppers with round $148 billion in property.
Sikich Acquires Thornhill Monetary in Northeast Ohio
Know-how, accounting and hybrid registered funding advisory agency Sikich agreed to accumulate the working property of Thornhill Monetary, a Cleveland-based agency offering tax, audit and monetary advisory providers.
“Northeast Ohio is a precedence marketplace for Sikich and I am excited to proceed our funding on this geography with the addition of the Thornhill Monetary workforce,” acknowledged Jason Tuma, Northeast Ohio market growth chief at Sikich. “We’re pleased with our status as one of many prime skilled providers companies within the nation. The Thornhill workforce will construct upon our capabilities and permit us to proceed to deliver first-class providers and monetary methods to our shoppers.”
Thornhill Monetary offers tax, audit and advisory providers to corporations throughout quite a lot of industries, together with manufacturing, development and personal fairness—together with particular person and enterprise tax planning and compliance, worker profit plan audits, restructuring, money movement planning, property planning and extra. The agency additionally offers assist for rich people.
“Sikich’s vary of providers and assets will deliver immeasurable worth to each our shoppers and our staff,” stated Kurt Walcutt, a associate at Thornhill Monetary.
The Thornhill Monetary workforce will preserve its workplace within the Cleveland-Akron metro space and combine numerous present Sikich staff into the workplace house. The transaction is about to shut on the finish of the month.