N America News May 2017

56 NORTH AMERICA NEWS / MAY 2017 , SII Investments, Inc is an independent broker/dealer celebratingmore than 45 years of excellence as a financial services company. In an industry like financial planning where the only constant is change, SII remains focused on its commitment to enhancing its clients’ success as financial advisors. Service, Innovation, Integrity As an independent broker/dealer, SII Investments stands for... Service Employees maintain a passionate belief that their work is not only contributing to their personal growth and development, but also to the enhancement of the firm’s registered representatives’ financial practices. Each experienced SII home office associate is driven to provide accessibility, guidance and answers when it is needed the most. As an SII affiliate, clients can rest assured knowing the talented team of professionals within the broker/dealer is supporting clients’ financial business. Innovation The firm actively seeks and incorporates suggestions from its registered representatives into its systems and processes, allowing it to provide clients with practical solutions tailored to meet their unique business needs. As an established independent broker/dealer, SII’s ultimate goal is to save its clients and their investment firm’s time, giving them more freedom to focus on building client relationships. The firm achieves this by providing the service and support, payout, technology, practice management services and advisory solutions that clients need to grow, manage and build their best financial practice. Integrity SII’s significant history as an independent broker/dealer demonstrates the standards that drive it forward. SII Investments, Inc., formerly known as SECURA Investments, was founded in 1968. In the mid-1990s, two SECURA representatives and one home office employee purchased the firm. They focused SII on its niche – providing outstanding brokerage service to successful financial advisors. Eight years after becoming an independent broker/dealer, SII affiliated with Prudential plc, providing us the stability and financial backing of one of the world’s leading financial services groups. Today the firm ranks at the top of the broker/dealer community. We attribute this success to our people, and take great pride in the culture of our financial organization. Hard work and attention to detail are served with Midwestern warmth and sincerity day-in, day-out. “At SII Investments, Inc., our goal is to efficiently provide our registered representatives with the tools and services they need to be successful in the financial services industry,” explains Robert Veasey, an Investment Advisor Representative at SII. “We meet this objective by staying on the cutting-edge of financial industry trends, soliciting feedback from our registered representatives, and directly incorporating their suggestions into our systems and processes. We are continuously looking for new and innovative ways to enhance the support we offer and maintain our commitment to progress, both internally and industry-wide.” In-Depth History SII Investments, Inc. was developed in 1968 when SECURA Insurance Company made a decision to add a securities channel to its existing business. SECURA Investments, Inc. gave property and casualty insurance agents the flexibility to sell securities to their clients. In the mid 1990’s, two of SECURA’s top representatives and one home office employee purchased SECURA Investments, Inc. from SECURA Insurance. Under new ownership, the firm was renamed SII Investments, Inc. This group expanded operations at an amazing rate by focusing the broker/dealer on its niche - delivering outstanding service to highly successful and experienced independent financial representatives. In March of 1998, SII Investments, Inc. (SII) was acquired by Prudential plc and affiliated with Jackson National Life Insurance Company®. Jackson provides various annuity and institutional products available for purchase through SII Investments, as well as the stability and financial support of one of the leading providers of retirement solutions companies in the U.S. The vast resources available through these affiliations ultimately enabled SII to enhance its technology and services for its registered representatives. “Today, as we celebrate more than 45 years of excellence in the financial industry, we rank at the top of the independent broker/dealer community. Our ultimate goal is to save our representatives time, giving them more freedom to focus on building client relationships,” says Robert. The firm achieves this by providing representatives with the resources they need to grow, manage and build their own best financial practices, including: • Unparalleled support • Payouts up to 95% • Paperless technology • Customizable fee-based solutions • Innovative practice management services “This winning combination steadily attracts new business to the brokerage firm, enabling SII to develop progressive relationships with representatives 1701CA55