News & Insight

Elliot Weissbluth featured on Bloomberg Radio at BNY Mellon’s Pershing Insite 2018

by on June 08, 2018

Elliot Weissbluth, Founder & CEO of HighTower, discusses HighTower’s origins, the state of the financial services industry and the importance of upholding the fiduciary standard. He explains that the HighTower model was designed to provide the sophistication of large wirehouse firms and a structure that helps advisors adhere to the fiduciary standard by removing inherent […]

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Pure and Organic … Sort of

by on April 22, 2016

The long-awaited DOL Conflict of Interest rule has generated a lot of conversation around the concept of “fiduciary.” The word “fiduciary” comes from the Latin fiducia—“trust.” It is a legally binding obligation to serve the best interest of another ahead of one’s own. In medicine, it requires doctors to act in the best interests of their patients. In law, […]

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Financial Advisor Rankings Should Inform Consumers

by on June 09, 2015

I’ve said it before: the financial services industry has a big problem with transparency. Industry jargon, dense fine print and inconsistent explanations of products confuse even the most sophisticated investors. Recently, complaints were aimed at CNBC in the wake of its second annual list of the top 100 fee-only wealth management firms. The complaint centers on CNBC’s use of […]

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Breaking: Brokers Line Their Own Pockets at the Expense of Investors … Still

by on June 06, 2014

News of the Department of Labor once again delaying an expansion of the fiduciary rule broke Friday morning. For those of you not up to speed on proposed government regulations, the takeaway is this: financial professionals who collect a fee on employee benefit plans are under no obligation not to take advantage of you, as long as they […]

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HighTower Alliance Launches With Gavion Partners as Initial Member

by on March 12, 2014

CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — HighTower announces the launch of the HighTower Alliance, a new entry point to the firm’s robust services and technology platform, and proudly welcomes Gavion Partners as the first Alliance member. The HighTower Alliance extends the firm’s industry-leading infrastructure—including capital markets access, objective investment research and comprehensive operations support—to a wide range of businesses […]

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HighTower Network Expands with Twickenham Wealth Advisors in Huntsville, AL

by on September 16, 2013

CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — HighTower, the nation’s destination of choice for entrepreneurial advisors seeking greater independence and practice control, announces that Twickenham Wealth Advisors is the latest wealth management practice to join the HighTower Network. The HighTower Network enables wirehouse advisors to launch independent practices and gain destiny control by leveraging HighTower’s proven expertise and sophisticated […]

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HighTower Strengthens Commitment to Investor Education with UHNW Family Conference

by on April 09, 2013

CHICAGO, IL — April 9, 2013 — HighTower, the nation’s first advisor-owned financial services firm serving wealthy families and institutional clients, will host its annual Ultra-HighNet-Worth (UHNW) Family Wealth Conference on April 11 in Washington, DC. The event — being held at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs — is designed to provide […]

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HighTower Continues New York Expansion With Addition Of MK Wealth Management

by on March 25, 2013

CHICAGO, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — HighTower, the nation’s first advisor-owned financial services firm serving wealthy families and institutional clients, announces that MK Wealth Management, a leading advisory team on Long Island, is joining the HighTower partnership. MK Wealth Management’s principal, Mark Kravietz, who has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, is joining HighTower […]

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