CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HighTower announces the launch of a new advisor team in Santa Fe, New Mexico led by Managing Director Gayle Johnson. The team's practice was previously affiliated with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, where they managed $115 million in client assets.
"HighTower provides a collaborative community where advisors like Gayle Johnson can share their ideas and business practices, enabling them to make informed decisions on behalf of their clients," said Kimberly Papedis, Managing Director, Head of National Sales & Platform Strategy at HighTower. "Last year was our biggest ever in terms of growth and with this expansion of our presence in Santa Fe, we're off to a promising start for 2018."
Prior to joining HighTower, Ms. Johnson spent almost two decades with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Bank of America Corp. There she served as First Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor, working with individuals and their families to create custom, goals-based wealth management strategies. Ms. Johnson focuses on the development of long-term portfolios and financial plans, with an emphasis on philanthropic, wealth transfer and lifestyle planning needs. Her areas of focus include retirement planning, as well as income and estate planning strategies.
"HighTower's holistic approach to wealth management and commitment to the fiduciary standard allows me to provide the transparency and level of choice my clients deserve," said Ms. Johnson. "HighTower gives me access to the resources I need to do what I feel is best for my clients while minimizing conflicts and confusion."
HighTower is reshaping the financial services industry from the inside out. As one of the nation's largest Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) dedicated to providing advice, not selling a product, we are a relentless champion of the fiduciary standard. We believe that the wealth management industry can and should do a better job of serving the needs of individual investors and their financial advisors. We built HighTower upon a commitment to put our clients' best interests first. For the 6th consecutive year, HighTower ranks on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America (2012 – 2017). For more information, see www.hightoweradvisors.com and www.byadvisorsforadvisors.com.