BOSTON, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial advisor John F. McAvoy, CFP®, AIF®, has joined independent broker dealer Signator Investors, Inc., and affiliated his practice locally with Centinel Financial Group of Needham Heights, MA.
Involved in financial services since 1992, McAvoy established his own independent financial services firm, Waterstone Retirement Services, in Canton, MA, in 2005. In the years since, he has focused on helping individuals, business owners and public corporations enhance and preserve their wealth.
McAvoy said he was attracted to Signator for the resources it offers advisors in support of their practices, as well as the broker-dealer's long-term succession plan. He also felt that Centinel Financial Group shared the client centric values he believes are critical in a financial services firm.
"I have spent quite a while considering my options for the future of my practice," said McAvoy. "I feel that I've found a broker dealer and local firm that will offer me the ability to serve my clients well and offer them financial opportunities and stability."
"At Signator, we've focused on providing offerings that attract experienced independent advisors looking to provide the best products and services for their clients as they manage their own businesses," said Brian Heapps, president, John Hancock Financial Network. "We are very pleased to welcome John, and feel that having a professional of his caliber join our organization shows that our efforts are working."
A graduate of Clark University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, McAvoy received his professional training from The College of Financial Planning. He was named to the 2015 Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors list which recognizes elite plan advisors for their leadership in several categories related to excellence in retirement plan management.
McAvoy is an active member of the Financial Planning Association and is currently serving as President-Elect of the Massachusetts chapter. He is securities licensed in MA, NY, ME, NH, VT, RI, FL, GA and VA.
About Signator Investors, Inc.
Signator Investors, Inc. is a dual-registered broker dealer/investment advisor with a national network of independent firms and approximately 1,500 financial professionals across the U.S. A leader in the financial services industry having the stability and scale to offer an innovative business model, Signator gives entrepreneurial financial professionals the power to effectively build unique businesses, based on their own vision and market opportunity. For more information on Signator Investors, Inc. and its national network of independent firms, visit http://www.signatorinvestors.com/
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