LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cetera Financial Group® ("Cetera")*, a leading network of independent firms supporting the delivery of objective retail financial advice, and Cetera Financial Institutions today announced that Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) will transition its retail wealth management program to the Cetera Financial Institutions platform, with additional assets expected to be on-boarded in the coming months. LANB is one of the largest locally-owned banks in New Mexico, with current assets of more than $1.4 billion. Cetera Financial Institutions is the Cetera firm specifically focused on serving the wealth management programs of banks and credit unions.
The new relationship will allow Los Alamos National Bank to offer multiple fee-based wealth management offerings in order to grow and operate more effectively in response to rising investor expectations of fiduciary care. With six financial advisors located throughout Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, N.M., LANB's retail wealth management program focuses on providing financial planning, retirement, insurance, and investment management services to a wide variety of clients. This client base encompasses individuals, families, non-profit organizations, and community foundations. As of Dec. 31, 2016 LANB's retail wealth management program maintained $85 million in brokerage assets.
LeAnn Rummel, President of Cetera Financial Insitutions, said, "We are delighted to welcome Los Alamos National Bank to Cetera Financial Institutions. LANB shares Cetera's commitment to transform how financial advisors guide individuals and families of all stages of life to achieve financial well-being. The creation of an advice-centric experience is more vital than ever before, given ongoing market and regulatory uncertainties, combined with the rapid and continued pace of technological change within the financial advice space. Cetera is proud to help LANB in its ongoing mission to recruit additional experienced advisors and expand its wealth management program's geographical footprint by supporting the program's ability to deliver a transparent and highly personalized experience for clients."
Headquartered in Los Alamos, N.M., LANB offers a full range of banking services to businesses and residents in Northern New Mexico and the Albuquerque metro area. A community bank with six full-service locations, LANB ranks as one of the top mortgage lenders in the state. Founded in 1963, LANB is a subsidiary of Trinity Capital Corporation, also headquartered in Los Alamos.
Robert Joseph, Senior Vice President of Investments at Los Alamos National Bank, said, "We are extremely excited to work with Cetera Financial Institutions to expand our retail wealth management program. We feel strongly that the tools and solutions that Cetera's Institutional Services platform offers blend perfectly with LANB's emphasis on providing holistic financial planning and expert advice. We were singularly impressed with how well Cetera understood our business and our focus on providing a high level of service to our clients. In particular, we believe that Cetera Financial Institutions' digital platform will provide us with a distinct competitive advantage as we continue to grow our business in the Albuquerque metropolitan area."
About Los Alamos National Bank
Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) is one of the largest locally-owned banks in New Mexico with current assets of more than $1.4 billion. Through the responsive work of over 250 professional employees, LANB is proud to offer a full range of banking services with the highest degree of customer service to businesses and residents in Northern New Mexico and the Albuquerque metro area. A true community bank with six full-service locations, LANB ranks as one of the top mortgage lenders in the state. LANB has been voted "Best Bank in Santa Fe" by the readers of the Santa Fe Reporter for the past eleven years. LANB was the first corporation in New Mexico, as well as the first and only bank in the nation, to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Founded in 1963, LANB is a subsidiary of Trinity Capital Corporation headquartered in Los Alamos, N.M. For more information visit LANB.com or call 505-662-5171.
About Cetera Financial Institutions
Cetera Financial Institutions is a marketing name of Cetera Investment Services LLC, a self-clearing registered broker-dealer that delivers customized investment and insurance solutions to financial institutions nationwide. Cetera Investment Services helps institutions expand their financial offerings, which allows clients to pursue their financial goals through a holistic approach while delivering sound and strong financial solutions. Advisory services are offered through Cetera Investment Advisers LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser firm, where financial advisors receive a wide array of solutions and back-office support, so that they can focus on their clients.
Cetera Investment Services LLC and Cetera Investment Advisers LLC are members of Cetera Financial Group, which provides leading wealth management and advisory platforms and innovative technology to financial advisors and financial institutions nationwide. Cetera Investment Services is a member of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). For more information, see www.ceterafinancialinstitutions.com.
About Cetera Financial Group®
Cetera Financial Group ("Cetera") is a leading network of independent firms empowering the delivery of objective financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is the second-largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.
Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology. For more information, visit www.ceterafinancialgroup.com.
* "Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions), Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities, Girard Securities, and Summit Brokerage Services. All firms are members FINRA/SIPC.
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