New Service, Plus Advisor & Exec Interviews | LPL in the News

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Last Updated: July 22, 2022

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LPL in the News

Quickly glance through highlights of LPL Financial’s media coverage in June, from the launch of its new high-net-worth services to three LPL executives interviewed for their thoughts and insights.

LPL Financial Launches High-Net-Worth Services

LPL recently unveiled its LPL Private Client Services Network, which provides affiliated advisors with a variety of high-net-worth client services, including sales of businesses, hedging and monetizing concentrated stock positions, high-end property and casualty insurance, specialty lending, and more. ThinkAdvisor interviewed Patrick J. Herrington in an article about the new offering, and he said: “The new program … [creates] a full-service option for advisors serving or seeking to serve affluent clients. With LPL’s Private Client Services Network, advisors have access to vetted providers, enabling a concierge-like experience that can help advisors grow value and deepen relationships with clients.”

Two Advisor Teams Join LPL-Affiliated Firms

In June, Financial Advisor IQ reported that Glendale, California-based duo Ara Mekhitarian and Leonardo Aguilar have joined The Financial Services Network, a firm that supports LPL-affiliated advisors. The pair operate under the Encore Capital Management moniker.

Additionally, Adam Hutchinson and Robert Gibbs have joined Red Bank, New Jersey-based River’s Edge Wealth Partners, a firm supported by LPL Strategic Wealth Services, as also reported by Financial Advisor IQ last month.

“We love being part of a team of advisors at River’s Edge, where we can all collaborate and share ideas. We also appreciate LPL’s technology, compliance, marketing, and account resources, which frees up our time to spend with our clients — which is what we care most about,” said Gibbs.

LPL Execs Share Thoughts and Insights

LPL Financial executives are often sought after for commentary on industry and market trends. Following are a few key appearances in June: 

  • Forbes interviewed LPL Chief Economist Jeffrey Roach for a recent article about the economy and recession concerns. The article highlighted that many experts are warning that the economy is heading for a hard landing as the Fed tries to combat inflation. However, Roach offered a perspective that the economy is simply slowing rather than shrinking — and will therefore avoid a recession. Roach also forecasts a full-year GDP growth of 2.6%. For more information about this and other economic forecasts, read LPL Research's 2022 Mid-Year Outlook: Navigating Turbulence.
  • AdvisorHub featured Dayton Semerjian, LPL’s chief customer care officer, about how to scale exceptional service. In the article, Dayton shared how LPL is evolving to be more advisor-centric and how his team is coupling human support with technology. Regarding technology/human support, Semerjian had this to say: “With in-context content and help features throughout our technology tools, advisors can also find answers and valuable information without even needing to request help. That’s a critical aspect of the technology piece — preventing the need to call in the first place. When you do encounter an issue, we meet you when, where, and how you want. You’re busy, you’re working at home, in the office, on the road. Whether you prefer voice, chat, email, or social, we’re there, ready to respond. It’s ultimate flexibility.”
  • spoke to several industry leaders about how to guide investors through tumultuous markets. Robert Pettman, LPL’s executive vice president for wealth management solutions, said “When you’re in these types of choppy markets, investors can be emotional about their portfolios and make poor decisions. This is the prime time and opportunity for advisors to do what they do best.”

Looking for more updates, insights, and perspectives? Read more News and Insights or visit LPL Newsroom.


The views and opinions expressed by the LPL Financial Advisor(s) may not be representative of the views of other Financial Advisors and are not indicative of future performance or success. Neither LPL Financial nor the LPL Financial Advisor can be held responsible for any direct or incidental loss incurred by applying any of the information offered.

Rivers Edge Wealth Management, The Financial Services Network, Encore Capital Management and LPL Financial are separate entities.

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