WASHINGTON, D.C. –
In yet another strong show of support for the Financial Services Institute (FSI), Securian Financial Services has announced that its more than 1,100 affiliated independent financial advisors are now new FSI members. The financial advisors’ first-year memberships are offered on a complimentary basis by Securian.
Dale Brown, FSI’s President & CEO, said: “Everything we do is aimed at increasing our advocacy success. Regulators and lawmakers pay attention when our members, their constituents, are engaged in the policy making process. Once again, our collective voice is growing stronger and more influential.”
Securian Financial Services President & CEO George Connolly said: “FSI is a strong advocate for independent financial advisors and independent broker-dealers like Securian Financial Services. We are proud to help the organization expand its reach and influence by offering complimentary first-year FSI memberships to our affiliated financial advisors.”
In addition to advocacy, FSI financial advisor members receive: access to analyses of regulatory and legislative proposals; an Advocacy Action Center and all-in-one mobile app to easily communicate with legislators and regulators and keep up with industry news; opportunities to visit Capitol Hill and educate lawmakers; access to FSI’s Financial Advisor Summit and exclusive FSI publications and communications.
Members also now have access to two tools to help them sell the value of independence to prospective clients in order to grow their businesses. A 60-second video and corresponding infographic can be downloaded for free at financialservices.org/store. Both tools have received review letters from FINRA and are client-ready.
About the Financial Services Institute (FSI): The Financial Services Institute (FSI) is the only organization advocating solely on behalf of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms. Since 2004, through advocacy, education and public awareness, FSI has successfully promoted a more responsible regulatory environment for more than 100 independent financial services firm members and their 160,000+ affiliated financial advisors – which comprise over 60% of all producing registered representatives. We effect change through involvement in FINRA governance as well as constructive engagement in the regulatory and legislative processes, working to create a healthier regulatory environment for our members so they can provide affordable, objective advice to hard-working Main Street Americans. For more information, please visit financialservices.org.
About Securian Financial Services: Securian Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, is a top 20 broker-dealer based on 2014 revenue and according to Investment News. The firm offers a full range of financial services through a network of financial advisors located throughout the United States. Securian Financial Services is the broker-dealer and a registered investment advisory affiliate of Securian Financial Group, one of the nation’s largest financial services providers for individuals and businesses.