Argentus Securities Closes Its Doors
Argentus Securities, a small independent broker-dealer in Dallas, soon will withdraw its registration with Finra to exit the business. Industry sources cite as reasons (for this and other firms) are the tight profit margin in the business, rising costs for technology and compliance.
In addition, on the revenue side, small broker-dealers such as Argentus don't command six- and seven-figure payments from product companies such as variable annuities issuers.
The holding company, Argentus Partners, will continue to run a turnkey asset management program that many of its representatives and financial advisers use.
Argentus Securities operates two registered investment advisers, Argentus Advisors and Argentus Capital Management, with as many as 90 registered reps and a combined $1.23 billion in assets under management. The number of reps now has dwindled to about 30.
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