National Planning Holdings (NPH) has recruited Integrated Inc Wealth Advisors to the broker-dealer and fee-based advisory platforms of National Planning Corporation (NPC), an independent broker-dealer within the NPH network of firms.
Integrated, an independent financial advisory practice based in Edina, Minnesota, has approximately USD256 million of commission- and fee-based advisory client assets, as of August 2016.
Integrated will also align with the office of supervisory jurisdiction (OSJ) of Douglas Ritter, an NPC-affiliated entity, for additional back and middle office support services, including compliance supervision, business coaching for advisors and administrative services.
“We are honoured to welcome the Integrated team to the NPH organisation and to our NPC member firm, where they can enjoy the advantages of true independence, open-architecture platforms for investment solutions that have passed a rigorous due diligence process and the high level of quality support services that they want in a broker-dealer,” says Scott Romine, president and chief executive officer of NPH. “We are proud that NPH can offer the personalised attention and practice management assistance that can help their company succeed and grow, while providing the critical tools and resources that can help their clients achieve their long-term financial goals.”
Integrated provides financial planning and wealth management services for mass affluent and high net worth retail clients across the US, with a particular emphasis on the Midwest region. The practice offers a range of services include personal financial planning, investment advisory, retirement planning, estate planning, tax deferral planning and a variety of insurance solutions.
Established in 1992, Integrated is led by its founder and president Jeffrey M Berg, an industry veteran with over 50 years of financial services experience. The practice has a staff of 11, including six financial advisers and five support professionals.
“We are thrilled to join with NPH and its member firm, NPC. From top to bottom, we have been extremely impressed with everything and everyone we have encountered,” says Berg. “The enhanced level of service, the hands-on, engaged expertise and superior processes we have found in every department, from transition assistance to compliance, and their exceptional practice management and technological resources, such as the Advisor Dashboard, have reinforced our conviction that making the switch to NPC was an outstanding choice. We are also encouraged that being part of NPH will facilitate our aspirations to add new advisors and grow our firm, and we appreciate the financial strength which underpins their entire organisation. In addition, we have been greatly assisted by the Douglas Ritter OSJ and look forward to their continued support.”