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Great Lakes & Atlantic

Great Lakes & Atlantic Wealth Management & Advisory Partners, LLC

Great Lakes & Atlantic partners with seasoned, successful professionals like JHG Financial, who desire independence with infrastructure, experienced leadership and a brand beyond themselves.  Great Lakes & Atlantic (GL&A) provides operational, growth, advisory and succession resources that enable our Advisor Partners and their associates to better serve their clients.  The combination of shared services and resources available through GL&A will allow JHG Financial to gain access to more and better resources and services from asset management, investment research & portfolio support, marketing, operations, technology and compliance through our professional support network which is an extension of the JHG Financial team.

Our team consists of leadership with a combined experience in the financial services industry of over 50 years bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. The professional support provided by GL&A facilitates a seamless transition for our Advisor Partners when moving their business, providing continuous support and guidance for our partner firms and their clients. There are four categories essential to every advisor’s success including operations, growth, advisory and succession planning to ensure that their clients receive the best care & services and are taken care of in the event of a tragedy in an Advisor Partner’s life, offering security and protection for their clients. Great Lakes & Atlantic’s partnership with JHG Financial ensures that these essential needs are met in addition to the other shared services available to our Advisor Partners.

Great Lakes & Atlantic and our custodial partner, Raymond James Financial recognized in 2014 by Fortune magazine as one of the most admired securities company in the world, will work alongside JHG Financial to assist in achieving your goals and planning well to help you live your life even better.

Visit Great Lakes & Atlantic – www.greatlakesatlantic.com

TEAM

CEO

Louis Dworsky
704-919-0439
ldd@greatlakesatlantic.com

Advisor Solutions

Wendy Whitehurst
704-898-5585
wwhitehurst@greatlakesatlantic.com

Legal

Judd Hines
847-999-8739
jhines@greatlakesatlantic.com

Insurance & Annuities

Steve Clifford
704-363-7500
sclifford@greatlakesatlantic.com

 

 

 

Operations & Compliance

Robert Schaff
Office: 704-919-0439
Cell: 716-698-1948
rschaff@greatlakesatlantic.com

Finance

Angela Hajek
704-919-0439
ahajek@greatlakesatlantic.com

Technology

Brad Coates
980-819-0724
bcoates@greatlakesatlantic.com

ADVISOR PARTNER SUPPORT:

Compliance:

GLA provides compliance oversight for marketing activities including social media, marketing materials, web site as well as ensuring that all necessary policies and procedures are being followed.  GLA is responsible for all audits that occur with our Advisor Partners.

Finance:

GLA will assist in billing, bookkeeping, running P&L statements and focus reports and benefits & payroll guidance.

Infrastructure:

GLA assists in locating new office space if needed, setting up office infrastructure including phones, internet and obtaining furniture.   Assist in order computer hardware and software and providing training.

Integration:  GLA’s integration team works with each Advisor Partner to ensure that he/she is properly registered, U4 forms are signed and submitted and any licenses are properly transferred.  Representatives from the custodian and GLA works on site with the Advisor Partner and their clients to set up new accounts and obtain all necessary client signatures through face to face client meetings or mailing packages to clients for signature.

Marketing:

GLA works with Advisor Partners to review branding or create new branding, create stationary and business cards, review or create web site and marketing collateral, prepare client communication and announcements and events or grand openings.

Portfolio and Investment Support:

Support advisors to help create and run models, identify managers to help complete asset allocation, assist with fee analysis, consolidated reporting.

Succession Planning:

Assist advisors and teams in creating liquidity, planning for emergencies, and having structure for successful transition of clients into the future.

Team Growth:

GLA Leadership has been part of the financial services industry for combined 60 years and working collectively to garner many, many connections throughout the years of working with Merrill Lynch and UBS.  Both Bob and Craig were in management and top recruiters in the firms which has carried over to recruiting with GLA.  GLA is well positioned to help our Advisor Partners grow their firms and create solid succession and emergency back up plans that will soon be required by the SEC

Technology:

The GLA technology team works with Advisor Partners to set up e-mail and develop a new web site if needed.  GLA provides SMARSH for e-mail, social media and web site tracking, Net Documents for document storage and file sharing, Orion, Hidden Levers and Advisory World for asset management and portfolio analysis.

Next Level Coaching:

GLA has developed coaching systems to assist Advisors in their professional growth.  This includes value proposition, team building, marketing, time management and more.

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