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Triad Advisors is tremendously active in the investment community, both in our hometown of Atlanta and across the country. Our executives and our financial professionals are at the forefront of the issues that are critically important to the industry and to your clients.

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25 Jan 2021

Jamie Price Featured in Forbes

Jamie Price, President and CEO of Advisor Group, provides insight on how the pandemic has accelerated the evolution of our industry.

21 Dec 2020

Triad Advisors Offers New Cybersecurity Protection

Triad Advisors and its parent company, Advisor Group, are committed to helping financial professionals protect their clients and their businesses from rapidly growing cyber risks, while aligning with increasing regulatory commitments. Beginning in early 2021, the wealth management firms will implement a new cybersecurity program.

19 Aug 2020

FSI Honors Industry Advocates

Congratulations to Triad's Kiliaen Ludlow, EVP of Operations and Client Services, recognized as a new member of the Advocacy Circle of Excellence.

16 Jul 2020

Triad Advisors Welcomes Tribe Financial Group

Triad Advisors has recruited Tribe Financial Group, an Oregon-based hybrid practice with a $100 million in client assets, to its corporate registered investment advisor, Triad Hybrid Solutions, according to a news release.

30 Mar 2020

Advisor Group Deepens Senior Leadership Team

Advisor Group, one of the nation's largest networks of independent wealth management firms, today announced the deepening of its existing leadership team following the recent completion of its merger with Ladenburg Thalmann.

12 Mar 2020

2020 Top Retirement Plan Advisors

Congratulations to 401k Advisors Intermountain, Bukaty Companies Financial Services, Retirement Benefits Group, Stonebridge Financial Group, and Strategic Retirement Group, recognized in Planadviser’s 2020 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisors list.

10 Jul 2019

Financial Times 2019 Top RIAs

Congratulations to Pinnacle Private Wealth, recognized on the Financial Times 2019 Top Registered Investment Advisors list.

27 Jun 2019

Triad Advisors Recognized as Top 10 Firm in Women Advisors

It's no secret that women are underrepresented among the ranks of financial advisers. In 2017, Cerulli reported that fewer than 16% of advisers are women. But some independent broker-dealers are outpacing the competition when it comes to hiring and retaining them. Here are the 10 IBDs that have the highest percentage of female reps.

16 May 2019

Ladenburg Concludes 2nd Annual Innovation Symposium In San Francisco

Invitation-Only Event Brings Together Entrepreneurs, FinTech Leaders and Ladenburg Financial Advisors to Explore Technologies with the Potential to Define the Future of Financial Advice. Event Features Roll-out of Tax-Automation Solution for Financial Advisors from Track Technologies, Launch of Ladenburg Advisor Innovation Council.

15 May 2019

Ladenburg Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTS PrA, LTSL, LTSF, LTSK) today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2019, and Announces additional 10 million share stock repurchase program.

29 Mar 2019

Congratulations to Bukaty

Congratulations to Bukaty Companies Financial Services, awarded the 2019 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year – Mega Team.

06 Feb 2019

Top Lessons From Last Year's 401(k) Busy Season

Each year's 401(k) busy season kicks off in August, with a wave of business owners seeking to establish new qualified plans by October 1, the annual deadline to establish Simple IRAs. Additionally, retirement plan advisors typically provide in-depth reviews for existing retirement plan clients during the middle of the fourth quarter, followed by a final race to get new 401(k) plans established by December 31, at the latest.

30 Jan 2019

Ladenburg IBDs Aim Growth Plans at RIAs

Ladenburg Thalmann's largest independent broker-dealer is launching RIA-only affiliation as the sector aims to serve fee-only practices while confronting the competitive challenge.

05 Dec 2018

Top Three Business Structures To Address Growing Challenges For Smaller RIAs

By carefully exploring their options and clearly identifying their goals, advisors can find a model that works best with their business, especially when it comes to minimizing the compliance and technology challenges of operating their own RIA, according to Michael Bryan, SVP Advisory Services at Triad Advisors.

28 Nov 2018

Giving & Getting Back

Triad's Amy Rehn, SVP Advisory Services, and advisor Sean DeFrehn, of DeFrehn Consulting, are recognized for their charitable efforts.

15 Oct 2018

Ladenburg Institute of Women & Finance Concludes Seventh Annual Symposium to Champion Advancement of Women Advisors

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., today announced the successful conclusion of its seventh annual Ladenburg Institute of Women & Finance Symposium. The annual, invitation-only event, held this year from Oct. 9 to 11 in Dallas, hosted over 200 total attendees for networking, thought leadership, and business development sessions targeted toward women advisors, while also honoring excellence in the profession.

01 Aug 2018

Moving Chess Pieces

"This is such a disruptive business environment with so many different forces at play—regulations, technology, the aging demographics of advisors—that the consolidation will continue,” predicts Nathan Stibbs, Chief Strategy Officer.

29 May 2018

Industry Standouts: The 2018 IA Broker-Dealer Reference Guide

Triad Advisors works with independent hybrid financial advisory practices and registered investment advisory firms, which “are clearly drawn to our unique ability to provide advisors with a boutique, close-knit service culture combined with the world-class resources afforded to them by our publicly traded parent company, Ladenburg [Thalmann],” said Nathan Stibbs, Triad’s Chief Strategy Officer.

13 Nov 2017

Say Goodbye to IBDs, and Hello to 'IAB Firms'

"Independent advisory and brokerage " is a more precise description for firms with proper fees and services, according to Richard Lampen, President & CEO of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.

05 Oct 2017

The 3 Best Ways Indie Firms Can Add Women Advisors

Encouraging the entry and success of more women in the financial advisor profession is a long-term endeavor requiring a commitment from the entire industry, according to Amy Rehn, Senior Vice President of Advisory Services.

03 Oct 2017

Recruiting Women Advisors

An interview with Jaime Desmond of Ladenburg Thalmann discussing the importance of attracting more women to the financial advisory profession and the steps her firm has taken to increase their number of female advisors.

08 Jun 2017

CCO Bernie Breton Joins Triad Advisors

“Bernie understands the strategic importance of the compliance function at Triad Advisors, and brings an unmatched level of expertise, judgment and experience to our leadership team. We look forward to all we will accomplish with Bernie on our team,” said President and CEO Jeff Rosenthal.

11 Apr 2017

Top M&A Resources Hybrid Advisors Need From IBDs

As the pace of advisor retirement accelerates over the next five years, mergers and acquisitions are about to become a fundamental part of the business, according to Nate Stibbs, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.

28 Oct 2016

Women Mentors Can Attract Women Advisors

The Landenburg Thalmann Institute for Women and Finance is leading the way to help the firm’s women advisors network with each other and act as mentors for other women in various career stages through a program known as Lift.

04 Oct 2016

Triad Advisors Raises Over $45,000 For Operation FINALLY HOME

Operation FINALLY HOME is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to bring together homebuilders, the military and communities to build custom, mortgage-free homes for wounded, ill or injured veterans, surviving spouses and their families.

17 Aug 2016

Triad Advisors Welcomes Pinkerton Retirement Specialists, LLC

Triad Advisors, Inc. today announced that Pinkerton Retirement Specialists, LLC ("Pinkerton") has transitioned to the Triad Advisors broker-dealer and hybrid RIA multi-custodial platform. Pinkerton has a total of $627 million in client assets, as of July 25, 2016, in fee-based advisory and brokerage accounts.

21 Mar 2016

Ladenburg Thalmann Jumps Into Robo Advice Market With $ymbil

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services launched $ymbil, a self-service investment platform that automatically matches clients up with a Ladenburg investment model based on their risk tolerance. $ymbil only requires a minimum investment of $500.

27 Jan 2016

Triad's New CEO Shooting for Perfection

Jeff Rosenthal became the President and CEO of Triad Advisors on January 1, 2016, succeeding Co-Founder Mark Mettelman. Jeff discusses the transition as well as the challenges and opportunities on the horizon for the firm.

13 Jan 2016

Finding A Like-Minded Successor For Your Practice

Selling an advisory practice is not just about looking to get the highest bidder. Here are the top five attributes of a strong succession partner, according to Jeff Rosenthal, President and CEO of Triad Advisors.

18 Dec 2015

Jeff Rosenthal Named President and CEO of Triad Advisors

Effective January 1, 2016, Jeff will assume leadership of Triad Advisors' management team and continue the firm's mission of providing exceptional service to its affiliated advisors across the country. Mark Mettelman will continue to serve as Chairman and Co-Founder, providing leadership and direction for the management team.

30 Nov 2015

Fiduciary Team Leaves Wells Fargo's FiNet for Greater Freedom

"It's paramount to me to create a working relationship with a broker/dealer...who really lets you focus on servicing clients the way you feel best," says Michael Eddy of Berkeley Capital Partners regarding his firm's transition to Triad Advisors.

27 Aug 2015

Five Tips to Add Fee-Based Advisory Work

For commission-based advisors considering the addition of fee-based advisory services, it's important to prepare for the many activities that such a move entails, according to Jeffrey Rosenthal, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.

24 Jul 2015

FP50 2015: How the Networks Fit In

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services was recognized as the 8th largest broker/dealer network, with nearly $885 million in revenues.

01 Jun 2015

Ladenburg's Big Year

Ladenburg Thalmann had a "pretty extraordinary year for growth" in 2014 and its IBD network has risen to $885 million in revenues and 3,380 producing reps.

21 May 2015

Hybrid RIA Bolts LPL for Triad

Triad Advisors welcomes Summit Financial Consultants, a California-based independent advisory firm with approximately $225 million in client assets.

05 May 2015

What Draws Women Advisors to Certain IBDs

“The personalized and nourishing service culture we build at Triad naturally attracts a diverse mix of financial advisors, including many female advisors who tend to be more relationship driven,” said Nate Stibbs, Executive Vice President of National Business Development.

02 Apr 2015

Triad Advisors Promotes Three To Executive Vice President

Triad Advisors has named Jeffrey Rosenthal executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Nathan Stibbs has been named executive vice president of national business development and Roger Greenway has been named executive vice president of business operations group.

19 Aug 2014

Triad Debuts Multi-Custodial RIA Platform

Independent broker/dealer Triad Advisors is launching a new corporate registered investment advisory entity that will give commission- and fee-based advisors the ability to use multiple custodians, including Schwab, Fidelity and National Financial Services.

08 Jul 2014

Is Now the Time to Buy Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services?

Ladenburg Thalmann was mentioned in an article that discusses its business model, the increase in revenues it has experienced since entering the independent broker/dealer marketplace and its historical significance in the financial services industry.

10 Jun 2014

Triad Advisors' 2014 Rankings

Triad's 2014 rankings are now available including #1 Friendliest Broker/Dealer for RIAs and #2 in Alternative Percentage Revenue Growth.

28 May 2014

4 Considerations When Evaluating Alts

There are four essential starting-point considerations for every adviser deciding which alternative investments they might offer, and under which compensation arrangement.

07 May 2014

Earnings Surge at Ladenburg Thalmann

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.'s independent broker-dealers and advisory services reported an 11% increase in revenue for the quarter ending in March when compared to a year earlier.

15 Nov 2013

Ladenburg Institute of Women & Finance Kicks Off LIFT Mentoring Program at Miami Event

Sonesta Coconut Grove Hotel

The Ladenburg Institute of Women & Finance kicked off its second annual women advisor symposium Nov. 7-8 with the introduction of its LIFT Mentoring Program that pairs experienced advisors from each Ladenburg broker-dealer with an up-and-coming woman advisor. The institute is a collaborative effort of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services and its subsidiaries: Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management, Securities America, Triad Advisors, Investacorp and Premier Trust.

18 Oct 2013

Triad Advisors Mentioned on the O'Reilly Factor

Triad Advisors was mentioned on the O'Reilly Factor with Bill O'Reilly as a star contributor to the Independence Fund raising over $46,000 for their "Track Chairs" an all-terrain machine given to veterans severely injured in the line of duty.

09 Oct 2013

Triad Advisors, Inc. Hosts Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich

Mayflower Renaissance Hotel

Triad closed their annual National Conference with an interactive speech from the Honorable Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House of Representatives 1995-1999. Gingrich, 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate and author of the “Contract with America,” is currently co-host of CNN’s Crossfire. During his closing address, he interwove his extensive knowledge of American history with topical events ranging from the Syrian crisis, to healthcare and financial reform. Mr. Gingrich discussed the challenges that face our nation today as well as how we continue to be seen as the light of freedom for those across the world. He left the audience with a powerful reminder that American ingenuity and persistence will always be our keys to success.

01 Sep 2013

Roger Greenway Promoted to Senior Vice President, Business Operations Group

Mr. Greenway’s new responsibilities now include daily back office operations, technology and advisor on boarding. Mr. Greenway, formerly Vice President, Technology at Triad, will continue to work closely with the advisor facing technology team. Roger is a 28 year financial services industry veteran that started at FSC Securities in Atlanta in 1985. He recently joined Triad Advisors from SunTrust Investment Services, Inc where he was Vice President, Wealth Investment Management, and Manager for Advisor Desktop Technology.

22 Jul 2013

Triad Advisors' Affiliated Firms Place in Financial Advisor's 2013 RIA Ranking by Total Assets

Congratulations to Triad Advisors affiliated firms- Collins Capital Management, Ferrell Wealth Management, Inc., Gitterman & Associates Wealth Management, LLC, Glass Jacobson Investment Advisors, Inc., Legacy Financial Advisors, Inc., Piershale Financial Group, Inc. and Southern Financial Group, LLC for their recent ranking in Financial Advisor’s 2013 RIA Ranking by Total Assets.

01 Jun 2013

Triad Advisors Voted #3 in Highest Revenue Growth

Along with our #1 ranking as the friendliest broker-dealer for RIAs, Triad Advisors was ranked #3 by revenue growth in both InvestmentNews and Financial Planning at a 17.6% increase from 2011-2012.

05 Feb 2013

Triad Advisors Partners with Sugarloaf Wealth Management

Sugarloaf Wealth Management has joined Triad as an independent branch office. Founded in 1989 by Jeffrey Manry, Sugarloaf is an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm that provides highly-personalized financial planning, investment advisory and estate planning solutions.

01 Jan 2013

Triad Advisors Helps Contribute to a Successful Year for the Special Olympics Georgia

Triad Advisors helped raise over $46,000 to date for the 16th Annual Bob Busse Golf Tournament benefiting Special Olympics Georgia.

09 Nov 2012

Huge Success for Ladenburg Thalmann's Women & Finance Forum

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc along with its independent broker dealer subsidiaries, Investacorp, Inc., Triad Advisors, Inc. and Securities America, Inc., today announced highlights of its recently-hosted Ladenburg Institute of Women & Finance symposium, held at the Conrad Hotel in Miami on November 1-2, 2012.

23 Oct 2012

Ladenburg Set for Growth Acceleration

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., which owns three sizable independent broker-dealers, stands to benefit from long term trends such as the increase in the number of Baby Boomers retiring and advisers leaving large financial institutions.

08 Jun 2012

Mark Mettelman Leads Grassroots Effort on Capitol Hill

Mark Mettelman, President and CEO of Triad Advisors, Inc., recently helped lead a grassroots effort on Capitol Hill with the goal of preserving Americans’ access to affordable, unbiased financial advice and protecting consumers. Mark, along with five of Triad’s top advisors, Bob Carson, Jeff Gitterman, Mike Hensley, David Millican and Mark Robare, met with members of Congress and their staffs as part of the Financial Services Institute (FSI) team on June 6, 2012.