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The Next Frontier

Jan 13, 2021

2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging periods of our time. But the New Year brings advisors a fresh opportunity to make a difference. In this episode, Brian Hamburger, MarketCounsel President & CEO, and John Peluso, First Clearing President, join host Bill Coppel - Managing Director & Chief Client Growth Officer at First Clearing - to explore the important role our industry can play in crafting the future.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Key trends unfolding in the wealth management space
  • Why the move toward independence is accelerating – particularly in the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) segment
  • How advisors are redefining their value in the 21st century

Brian Hamburger is President and CEO of MarketCounsel, a business and regulatory compliance consulting firm serving some of the country’s top entrepreneurial investment advisors. He’s also Chief Counsel of the Hamburger Law Firm, a MarketCounsel affiliate,that brings a unique blend of business acumen and legal counsel to advisors, fintech firms, broker-dealers, funds, and their corresponding service providers as they navigate the complex issues faced by growing companies in a highly regulated space.

John Peluso is President of First Clearing, a business unit of Wells Fargo Clearing Services serving broker-dealers and RIA firms. A 25-year veteran with Wells Fargo Advisors and its predecessor firms, John was instrumental in launching Profit Formula, which was the firm's first foray into independence. He then went on to lead Wells Fargo Advisors' Financial Network, the firm's independent representative channel, into becoming one of the most successful independent businesses in the country.

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