Cetera Financial Group Commences Expansion of Trust Capabilities for Advisors
Network of Independent Broker-Dealers Launches Build-Out of Best of Breed Trust and Fiduciary Services Providers by Partnering with BOK Financial Corporation
Los Angeles, CA – Cetera Financial Group (Cetera), a leading network of independent broker-dealer firms, today announced a new strategic partnership with BOK Financial Corporation (BOK Financial), which will enable Cetera Financial Group-affiliated financial advisors to offer expanded trust services and support clients with multi-generational family planning. This strategic partnership will allow advisors to further meet a variety of client needs by providing objective trust solutions, while building legacy planning opportunities with the next generation of their clients. This initiative represents a key part of the network’s overall wealth management strategy and long range integration plan, and reflects the network’s industry-leading resources and scale translating into specific value-added services and support for advisors in the Cetera Financial Group network.
Steve Dunlap, Executive Vice President, Wealth Management, at Cetera Financial Group, said, “This initiative demonstrates our commitment to a comprehensive wealth management approach that also allows our advisors to remain the face of the relationship for their clients. We want to ensure that advisors have the capabilities they need to assist their clients in achieving their financial goals, including with respect to intergenerational planning, through top trust companies with national resources and industry-leading support and services. We will begin by offering these capabilities to four of our network’s firms – Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Financial Specialists and Cetera Financial Institutions. At the same time, we will actively explore how we can potentially add other industry-leading providers to this offering and extend these enhanced trust capabilities to all of the broker-dealer firms in the Cetera network.”
BOK Financial brings to Cetera the service of more than 130 trust administrative officers in nine states with $50.4 billion in assets under custody. Due to its national charter, BOK Financial is able to serve clients throughout the country and work directly with Cetera-affiliated advisors to deliver comprehensive trust and investment solutions.
“BOK Financial is committed to the growth and development of Cetera’s Wealth Management platform and we look forward to a strong relationship by providing personalized trust administration expertise,” explained Rosemary Hueser, Vice President and Manager of Advisor Trust Services for BOK Financial. “Our ability to provide trust solutions perfectly complements the Cetera advisors’ abilities to work with their clients multi-generationally.”
About Cetera Financial Group
Cetera Financial Group is the retail investment advice platform of RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP). It is comprised of nine firms – four legacy Cetera-branded firms (Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services, marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions, and Cetera Financial Specialists) along with First Allied Securities, Investors Capital, J.P. Turner and Company, The Legend Group and Summit Brokerage. VSR Financial and Girard Securities will join Cetera Financial Group following the close of their acquisitions by RCS Capital, bringing the total number of firms to 11. The platform is the second largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions. It delivers award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, and innovative technology to over 9,700 independent financial professionals and approximately 500 financial institutions nationwide. Through its distinct firms, Cetera Financial Group offers the benefits of a large, established and well-capitalized broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving independent and institutions-based financial advisors in a way that is customized to their unique needs and aspirations. Cetera Financial Group is committed to helping advisors grow their businesses and strengthen their relationships with clients. For more information, visit ceterafinancialgroup.com.
About BOK Financial Corporation
BOK Financial Corporation is a $29 billion regional financial services company based in Tulsa, Okla. The company's stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the Global Select market listings (symbol: BOKF). BOK Financial's holdings include BOKF, NA, BOSC, Inc. and The Milestone Group, Inc. BOKF, NA operates the TransFund, Cavanal Hill Investment Management, MBM Advisors and seven banking divisions: Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Arizona, Bank of Arkansas, Bank of Kansas City, Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of Texas, and Colorado State Bank and Trust. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides commercial and consumer banking, investment and trust services, mortgage origination and servicing, and an electronic funds transfer network. For more information, visit www.bokf.com.
About RCS Capital
RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP) is a full-service investment firm expressly focused on the individual retail investor. With operating subsidiaries including retail advice services, wholesale distribution, investment banking, capital markets, investment research, investment management and crowdfunding, RCS Capital’s business is designed to capitalize, support, grow and maximize value for the investment programs it distributes and the independent advisors and clients it serves. Additional information about RCS Capital can be found on its website at www.rcscapital.com. RCS Capital may disseminate information about itself, including the results of its operations and financial information, via social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Information set forth herein (including information included or incorporated by reference herein) contains “forward-looking statements” (as defined in Section 21E of the Exchange Act), which reflect Cetera’s expectations regarding future events. The forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, whether and when the pending acquisitions will be consummated, Cetera’s plans, market and other expectations, objectives, intentions, as well as any expectations or projections with respect to Cetera, and other statements that are not historical facts. Further, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Cetera undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time, unless required by law.
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