Hilliard Lyons Completes Transition to First Clearing

Prominent Kentucky-based firm becomes First Clearing’s latest client focused on growth

ST. LOUIS--()--First Clearing announced today that it has welcomed Hilliard Lyons, one of the nation’s leading wealth advisory firms, to its portfolio of client firms. While the original agreement was announced in February 2016, the firm’s actual move to the First Clearing platform was successfully completed on Feb. 15, 2017.

With this transition, Hilliard Lyons now has access to a robust technology platform that provides new tools and capabilities for the firm’s team members and clients, and that supports the company’s position as a leading provider of wealth-planning advice.

After a smooth transition, we’re excited to have the state-of-the-art technology and growth services that distinguish First Clearing,” said James Allen, Hilliard Lyons’ chief executive officer. “Hilliard Lyons’ Financial Consultants can now avail themselves of a single sign-on, fully integrated platform with an expanded array of planning and reporting services, to serve their clients’ needs at the highest level. With resources and capabilities like these, we believe we can better serve our clients.”

Based in Louisville, KY, 162-year-old Hilliard Lyons operates more than 70 offices in 12 Midwestern and Southeastern states, with plans to grow in the coming years. The firm specializes in planning issues that include education funding, retirement, business succession, and trusts and estates – to advise clients through life’s financial challenges.

We’re delighted that our relationship with Hilliard Lyons is such a good match – in culture and expertise as well as in our guiding principles,” said John G. Peluso, Jr., First Clearing’s president. “We look forward to further empowering this distinguished firm as it continues its long tradition of advising clients with distinction.”

More about Hilliard Lyons: Founded in 1854, Hilliard Lyons (Hilliard.com) traces its roots back to the 1850s, when predecessors of the firm began trading commodities. Throughout its long lineage of community leaders, Hilliard Lyons has forged a reputation for safeguarding client interests, and the firm focuses on creating, preserving, and distributing clients’ wealth. J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC, is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, FINRA, and SIPC.

More about First Clearing: Now in our fourth decade of service to quality, independently owned broker-dealers, First Clearing maintains a leading position in empowering firms, their leaders, and their advisors to compete successfully – to help their clients succeed financially. Our team of experienced professionals offers some of the industry’s best thought leadership and innovative approaches to business advancement. Clients enjoy access to vast resources, including: a full range of investment, advisory and banking products; industry-leading research; alternative investments; fixed-income, lending, retirement, and trust services; advanced advisor workstation and workflow technologies; risk-management and compliance support; and advisor recruiting services. Financial professionals with our client firms have exclusive access to First Clearing’s Growth Accelerator® – a professional-development and practice-consulting program designed to help take an advisor’s practice to the next level. FirstClearing.com

First Clearing is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo Clearing Services is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and other major exchanges. © 2017 First Clearing. All rights reserved. First Clearing, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., provides correspondent services to broker-dealers and does not provide services to the general public. Wells Fargo Clearing Services is not a tax or legal advisor. Lending and banking services are offered by bank and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company, including Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.


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First Clearing announced today that it has welcomed Hilliard Lyons, one of the nation’s leading wealth advisory firms, to its portfolio of client firms.

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