Advisor Group, a network of independent wealth management firms, and Securities America has recruited Gaulden & Associates Wealth Management, a Durham, NC-based wealth management group with three financial professionals that collectively oversee USD451 million in client assets, to their platform.Gaulden & Associates is joining Securities America through one of its corporate RIAs, Arbor Point Advisors.
Securities America is a subsidiary of Advisor Group, which also includes FSC Securities Corporation, Royal Alliance Associates, SagePoint Financial, Triad Advisors and Woodbury Financial Services.
Led by CEO Gary Gaulden, Gaulden & Associates also includes financial professionals Blake Gaulden and John Todd. The practice offers investment, retirement, estate and tax planning strategies for individuals, as well as retirement plan, benefits and compensation services for businesses.
Jim Nagengast, CEO and President of Securities America, says: “We are thrilled to have Gary Gaulden and his team join the Securities America, Arbor Point Advisors and Advisor Group family. Their collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit is an ideal match for our culture at Securities America. Meanwhile, through Arbor Point, Gary and his team have full access to a powerful advisory platform, industry leading technology, oversight and compliance support provided by a corporate RIA structure, and their choice of custodians. Securities America is pleased to provide options to suit the needs of a broad range of financial professionals, and we are excited to work with Gaulden & Associates to help raise its growth trajectory.”
Arbor Point serves financial professionals seeking an RIA partner with the flexibility to support a broad range of advisory business models and custodial options. Like Gaulden & Associates, financial professionals who join Arbor Point want the freedom and independence to operate their own businesses without the burden of managing back office complexities and compliance. Arbor Point is one of Securities America’s two corporate RIAs; Securities America Advisors is the other.
Greg Cornick, Advisor Group’s President for Advice & Wealth Management, says: “We congratulate Securities America and Arbor Point for their successful recruitment of Gaulden & Associates. Gary Gaulden and his team have built a thriving and robust business serving clients in North Carolina’s fast-growing Triangle region, and we look forward to empowering them to provide an even better service experience to the investors they support. As always, Advisor Group stands ready to provide the platforms, services and support our 11,000-plus financial professionals across our network need to achieve their growth goals. We are in their corner and look forward to fostering their continued success.”