Our History

Hightower Advisors was founded in 2008 with the conviction that fiduciary financial advisors deserve access to resources that let them focus solely on doing what’s best for their clients. Our partnership model modernized the registered investment advisor (RIA) industry. We’ve since grown into a collective of more than 100 advisory firms across the country, with more than $70 billion in total assets served (as of 12/31/19).

We continue to attract credentialed advisors who use a holistic financial approach to help clients achieve their financial goals and feel truly well-thy.

Hightower Timeline

Hightower founded
Capital Raised: $65M

Established capital markets trading desk
Major media exposure: Forbes magazine

Transitioned 10th team and opened 10th office
4 practices had a Barron's-ranked advisor

Launched Advisor Marketing, Global Investment Solutions, and Transitions
First profitable quarter

#13 on INC.500, #5 on Wealth Manager (Forbes), #1 destination for breakaway advisors, InvestmentNews, 2012

Recruited First Platform team
Honored as "a gold standard for boutique wealth management" by Cerulli Associates

Launched Blueprint for Growth: best practices by advisors, for advisors
Record year in business development: 8 employee deals, 5 Platform deals

Increase bank debt financing to $150M
354% increase in engaged Platform prospects

First RIA to join the Platform, IronGate Partners
Launched #UnobstructedLife to promote financial wellness

Announced intent to acquire WealthTrust, which includes $6.4B in client assets nationwide
Entered Recapitalization Agreement with Thomas H. Lee Partners

With a new CEO, Bob Oros, and new executive team, Hightower shifts from a wirehouse liftout model to an acquirer of successful RIA firms delivering both capital and scale to its 100+ advisory businesses

Hightower made multiple large RIA acquisitions and is established as a key player in strategic acquisitions and rebrands with the well-th. rebalanced. concept

200 W Madison, 25th Floor
Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 962-3800

Securities offered through Hightower Securities, LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC, Hightower Advisors, LLC is a SEC registered investment adviser.
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