December 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In yet another strong show of support for the Financial Services Institute (FSI), Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. announced that their 775 independent financial advisors are now new FSI financial advisor members. The financial advisors’ first-year membership is offered on a complimentary basis by the firm.
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. The momentum our members are creating speaks loudly that every independent financial advisor should join the fight to protect their business by becoming an FSI member.”
Hornor, Townsend & Kent President and CEO Michelle Barry said: “FSI has been a strong partner and advocate for independent financial advisors. Since HTK’s Advisors serve such an important role in helping clients with their financial lives, we are pleased to offer them even more support that will benefit this noble profession. We hope to help FSI expand its reach and influence by offering complimentary first-year FSI memberships to our network of 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 Hornor, Townsend & Kent: Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. is a full service broker-dealer offering a complete range of financial solutions, including investments, insurance and annuities. We partner with our representatives to help them put clients on the right financial path, to manage risk, ensure financial protection, and grow their wealth. Since 1969, HTK has been committed to helping advisors work with their clients to establish and achieve their financial goals. At HTK, we hold ourselves out to the highest standards of care. Our financial advisors work directly with clients to understand client’s goals and objectives and provide valuable guidance to navigate today’s complex economic environment. For more information, please visit us at www.htk.com.