CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LPL Financial LLC today announced that First Citizens Investment Center located at First Citizens Bank has joined LPL’s Institution Services platform. The program’s financial professionals reported having served approximately $235 million in brokerage, advisory and retirement plan assets*. They were previously affiliated with Cetera Investment Services.
Headquartered in Mason City, Iowa, First Citizens Bank is a family-owned, community bank with seven branches in Iowa and one in Minnesota, serving more than $1 billion in assets. The investment center is designed to provide high quality wealth management and brokerage services for bank clients and other members of the community. The investment team comprises of Program Manager Nicole Rognes Olson, JD, CFP®, Investment Executive Holly Miller, who has been with the center for 20 years, and fellow financial advisors Michael Castle, CFP® and Arcon Concepcion. They are joined by office support members Carol A. Juhl and Bryan J. Lathrop.
First Citizens Investment Center turned to LPL to gain access to a wider range of digital solutions, provide clients with differentiated experiences and prepare for future growth. “By aligning with LPL, we now have access to innovative technology and a broad range of resources to enhance how we serve the diverse population of people who come through our doors,” Miller said. “We believe our investment center program is really taking off, and this move is the catalyst for that growth engine. With LPL’s size and scale, along with its advisor-centric culture, we are able to structure our business model in a way that truly supports our vision to serve generations of clients for years to come.”
Ken Hullings, LPL senior vice president and head of enterprise recruiting, said, “We extend a warm welcome to the entire team at First Citizens Investment Center, and are honored they chose LPL Institution Services as a strategic partner to support their future growth. As the demand for advice continues to rise, it is imperative for advisors to have access to a leading wealth management platform, innovative technology, strategic consultative support and dedicated service experience that can help them differentiate their business and bring more value to their clients and institutions. At LPL, we are deeply committed to investing in our advisors’ futures and providing them with robust business solutions designed to help them thrive.”
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About LPL Financial
LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader** in the markets we serve, supporting more than 19,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.
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*Based on prior business and represents assets that would have been custodied at LPL Financial, rather than third-party custodians. Reported assets and client numbers have not been independently and fully verified by LPL Financial.
Securities and advisory services are offered through LPL Financial (LPL), a registered investment advisor and broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC). Insurance products are offered through LPL or its licensed affiliates. First Citizens Bank and First Citizens Investment Center are not registered as a broker-dealer or investment advisor. Registered representatives of LPL offer products and services using First Citizens Investment Center, and may also be employees of First Citizens Bank. These products and services are being offered through LPL or its affiliates, which are separate entities from, and not affiliates of First Citizens. Securities and insurance offered through LPL or its affiliates are:
- Not Insured by FDIC or Any Other Government Agency
- Not Bank Guaranteed
- Not Bank Deposits or Obligations
- May Lose Value
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