The Investment Center Expands to Accommodate Growth
Adding Office Space, Team Members to Better Serve Advisors
BEDMINSTER, N.J., September 25, 2018 (Newswire.com) - The Investment Center, Inc. (TIC), an independent broker-dealer based in New Jersey, has added 16 new advisors and more than $642 million in AUM since early April, bringing the total AUM to more than $7.6 billion, a 25 percent year-to-year increase.
“To better support the growth we’re experiencing, we are adding staff to every department and expanding our office space,” said CEO Ralph DeVito. “With these additional support team members and an additional 2,600 square feet of space, we are well-positioned to continue along our growth trajectory.”
ADAM HANDLER PROMOTED
Adam Handler, who joined the firm in 2014 as product and strategic relationship manager, has been promoted to director of product management, responsible for overseeing the product platform and ensuring that all products meet or exceed TIC’s standards. “My mission is to make sure that all investment solutions offered to clients are high-quality, well-designed and well-managed,” said Handler. “Advisors that have the resources and support they need to be knowledgeable about our product offerings can make better decisions and more tailored recommendations to clients. Ultimately, we want to help our advisors provide their clients with the advice and solutions they need to feel confident in their financial journeys.”
Handler and his team perform extensive, highly analytical due diligence analyses of all investment solutions before they are approved for use. “This proactive process is foundational for decisions about adding, maintaining or eliminating products from the TIC platform, avoiding potential problems such as mismanagement, illegal activity or any other negative drivers that are unfortunate realities in the financial services industry,” said DeVito.
EXPANDED ADVISOR SUPPORT TEAM
Samantha Abbate has joined the operations team as an operations specialist/assistant transition coordinator and will be working closely with Cris Azevedo, assistant vice president for operations/transition to support the new advisor transition process, as well as all other operations efforts.
Sasha Luchs, virtual marketing assistant, is the newest member of the practice management and marketing coaching program. Luchs will work directly with advisors who participate in the coaching program, supporting them with their marketing activities.
Ann Marie Tomasino, product specialist, will assist Adam Handler in providing product support to advisors.
The compliance department is also expanding with a new team member joining in the fourth quarter.
For more information about The Investment Center, contact Nicole Johnson, director of recruiting, at 1-800-345-8041.
ABOUT THE INVESTMENT CENTER
The Investment Center, Inc. is an independent broker-dealer founded in 1986 with the purpose of providing back-office support services, investment tools, technology and a broad selection of non-proprietary products to a national network of more than 280 independent financial advisors in offices across the nation. Headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, The Investment Center, Inc. is registered to conduct securities business in all 50 states and is a member of both the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). For more information, visit www.investmentctr.com.
Source: The Investment Center, Inc.