After 1.75 Billion Acquisition of Genstar Capital, Cetera Financial Group Announces a New Alignment Program

Posted on October 11th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
After 1.75 Billion Acquisition of Genstar Capital, Cetera Financial Group Announces a New Alignment Program

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

Cetera Financial Group has announced a new alignment program in an effort to depart from its past industry compensation practices and raise its level of engagement for its 8,000 advisors. Cetera’s announcement proceeds the firm’s $1.75 billion acquisition of Genstar Capital.

According to Cetera’s announcement, the firm plans on raising its level of engagement in a range of areas, including equity participation, strategic planning and implementing a variety of growth programs.

More specifically, Cetera initiated what it called an advisor alignment program designed to offer affiliated advisors’ growth-oriented loans.  

The new alignment program also will give Cetera advisors the opportunity to invest in the firm’s parent company, Aretec, Inc. with a 20 percent equity match from the parent company.

In addition, Cetera will provide advisors with the opportunity to sit at the table with the firm’s board of directors by creating the Advisor Engagement Counsel. Moreover, in addition to the creation of the Advisor Engagement Counsel, Cetera plans on creating several other councils in the areas of marketing, technology, growth, lifecycle planning, new entrants, operations and diversity.

Lastly, Cetera’s financing program will offer its advisors the opportunity to take out two different types of loans, one for succession planning and the other for market-generating initiatives.

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