Symbian Authors: Jack Newton, Kevin Benedict, Matthew Lobas, Shelly Palmer, RealWire News Distribution

News Feed Item

Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. Expands Presence in Florida by Adding Branch in Melbourne

Branches in Wheaton, Ill., Red Bank, N.J. and St. Louis, Mo. Also Add Advisors

ST. LOUIS, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/13 -- Brokerage Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. opened an office in Melbourne, Fla. with two financial advisors and two support professionals, company officials announced today. The new office marks the 28th branch opening for the company, and is the firm's second in Florida, joining Panama City.

Anchoring the Melbourne branch and transferring from UBS are the following four professionals who represent more than 85 years of combined industry experience:

Betsy Dickson, CFP®, Managing Director - Investments: Dickson brings to the firm 27 years of experience in the securities industry, most recently at UBS. Prior to joining the securities industry in 1986, Dickson spent a decade teaching school.

Dawn Dickson, Associate Vice President - Investments: Dickson began her securities industry career in 1987 and partnered with her mother, Betsy Dickson, in 2003. She moved to UBS in 2007.

Also joining the Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. Melbourne office to help the Dickson's with their client service responsibilities are Jo-Ann LaPan and Michele Swope. LaPan joins the team as a Senior Registered Financial Associate and brings more than 30 years' experience in the securities industry, while Swope, with seven years in the industry, joins the branch as a Financial Associate.

"This is an exciting time for our organization as we continue to grow our branch system and add quality professionals who share our commitment to putting our clients first," said Benjamin F. (Tad) Edwards IV, founder, chairman, and CEO of the St. Louis-based brokerage firm. "These advisors bring many years of financial services experience and we are pleased to broaden our presence in the important Florida market."

Company continues to focus on adding financial advisors at existing locations
In addition to the Melbourne branch opening, the firm's offices in Wheaton, IL, Red Bank, NJ, and St. Louis added financial advisors over the past several weeks. All are from Wells Fargo Advisors.

Wheaton, Ill. - Edward Meyer joined as an Associate Vice President-Investments and has 15 years of investment services experience.

Red Bank, N.J. - Lenny Mandel joined the Red Bank, NJ branch as Vice President-Investments. Mandel started in the securities industry in 1980.

Clayton, Mo. - Two advisors, Jeremy Jacobs and Zachary Dockman, also joined as financial consultants.

Advisor count now exceeds 100
These new hires, together with the Melbourne additions, means the firm's advisor headcount now exceeds 100, a milestone for the firm that has been opening branches for more than three years.

"We've made a lot of progress because we offer the entrepreneurial environment advisors crave, the culture which emphasizes trust and integrity that they are looking for, and the competitive suite of products and services they need to serve their clients," said Edwards. "This is a big industry, and I've long held there's room for everyone, but I believe that our special qualities will continue to serve us well as we attract new talent, open new offices, and add talented advisors to our existing locations."

According to Edwards, advisors coming to the firm have enjoyed the vast support of their clients, with client asset transfers exceeding industry averages.

"Our transition specialists are in the branch working one-on-one with new branch personnel -- helping familiarize them with our products, services, and other aspects of the firm," said Marty Altenberger, senior vice president and director of branch services. "Our specialists understand what a transferring advisor and their staff need to transition client accounts -- whether it's helping address a unique client situation or facilitating a company process, our team takes a hands on and personalized approach."

The firm has the flexibility to quickly respond to advisor and client needs, Altenberger added. "We have quickly added money managers to our advisory platform to help satisfy a specific client interest, and never shy away from providing support at 10 a.m. -- or 10 p.m. -- via cell phone. Our people are ready to meet the needs of our advisors on our advisors' terms," Altenberger said.

About Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
With a tagline of "Investments for Generations" and a company logo anchored by the Edwards crest, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. The firm was founded in 2008 by Benjamin F. (Tad) Edwards IV, the great-great-grandson of Albert Gallatin Edwards, the founder of brokerage firm A.G. Edwards. Currently, the firm has 28 branches in 15 states, 65 Home Office employees, and more than 250 total employees.

A subsidiary of Benjamin Edwards, Inc., Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. is a full-service brokerage and a Registered Investment Adviser, which offers a wide array of financial products and advisory services to its clients and financial consultants. For more information about Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., please visit benjaminfedwards.com and follow the company on Twitter (@GrowWithBFEC).

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

For more information, contact:
Margaret Welch
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of bus...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers s...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
The IoT Will Grow: In what might be the most obvious prediction of the decade, the IoT will continue to expand next year, with more and more devices coming online every single day. What isn’t so obvious about this prediction: where that growth will occur. The retail, healthcare, and industrial/supply chain industries will likely see the greatest growth. Forrester Research has predicted the IoT will become “the backbone” of customer value as it continues to grow. It is no surprise that retail is ...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO" has announced that its Call for Papers is now open. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expe...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...