IRVING, Texas, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HD Vest Investment ServicesSM, a leading independent broker-dealer empowering holistic tax and wealth management-based financial advice, today announced the election of the firm's Chief Executive Officer, Roger Ochs, to the Board of Directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the leading industry association that brings together the shared interests of hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers. Mr. Ochs was elected to a two-year term, to commence in 2015.
Mr. Ochs said, "I am honored to join SIFMA's Board of Directors, and to contribute my efforts to one of the leading industry associations focused on financial services. Over the years, it has become increasingly recognized that the ability to provide investors with knowledgeable tax and investment advice is a vital component of providing holistic, independent financial guidance. As the chief executive of HD Vest, which is such a strong proponent of this principle, I believe that I bring a unique set of perspectives to the industry and to SIFMA, and I am looking forward to working closely with my colleagues on the Board to further SIFMA's mission."
About The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) brings together the shared interests of hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers. SIFMA's mission is to support a strong financial industry, investor opportunity, capital formation, job creation and economic growth, while building trust and confidence in the financial markets. SIFMA, with offices in New York and Washington, D.C., is the U.S. regional member of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA). For more information, visit www.sifma.org.
About HD Vest Financial Services
HD Vest is a leading, privately-owned independent broker/dealer empowering the delivery of holistic and objective financial advice through a network of Advisors whose roots began and continue as tax professionals. HD Vest provides tailored training, practice management support, turnkey asset management solutions and comprehensive technology platforms to nearly 5,000 trusted independent Advisors across all 50 states, as well as facilitating opportunities to share best practices and obtain peer group mentoring. The firm is ranked number 20 in Financial Planning magazine's 2013 list of top independent broker/dealers across the nation. HD Vest is headquartered in the Greater Dallas area, in Irving, Texas. For additional information, please visit www.hdvest.com.
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