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1st Global Welcomes Magnuson, McHugh & Company As New Affiliate

Dec 1, 2016

Magnuson, McHugh & Company, an Idaho-based firm founded 65 years ago on the principle of making its clients’ successes its most important business, recently affiliated with 1st Global.  (more)

PK Financial Strategies, LLC, Adds Brent Beane and Ryan Fischer, CFP®, As Associate Advisors

Dec 1, 2016

PK Financial Strategies, LLC, a client-centered financial services firm, is proud to announce the addition of Brent Beane and Ryan Fischer, CFP®, as associate advisors.  (more)

1st Global Announces New Investment Program, Guidance for CPA Advisors on Fiduciary Rule

Nov 16, 2016

1st Global, an independent wealth management partner to exceptional CPA firms, announced today that it will continue supporting all forms of comprehensive financial planning and investment advice in accordance with the upcoming Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule. The company also announced a new fee-based investment program for clients with investible assets of $5,000 or more as well as new tools that affiliated advisors can use to adjust their businesses prior to the rule’s expected implementation in April 2017.  (more)

1st Global Employees Enjoy Halloween Festivities at Recent Company Event

Nov 14, 2016

1st Global recently held its annual Halloween company engagement event to recognize its employees’ achievements over the last quarter and also to celebrate one of the company’s favorite holidays together.  (more)

1st Global President David Knoch Provides Post-Election Commentary for ThinkAdvisor

Nov 14, 2016

In the recent ThinkAdvisor article “Don’t Overreact. Stay Optimistic. Advice from Advisors Post-Election,” 1st Global President David Knoch offered his thoughts on the need for advisors and clients to focus on the long term in the upcoming post-election months.  (more)

1st Global President David Knoch’s Commentary Featured in Recent InsuranceNewsNet Article

Nov 10, 2016

1st Global President David Knoch recently contributed to InsuranceNewsNet Brian O’Connell’s article “Analysts: DOL Rule Will Depress Client Fees,” providing insight regarding how the DOL Conflict of Interest Rule will impact accounts and the fees advisors charge their clients.  (more)

1st Global President David Knoch Quoted in Post-Election WealthManagement.com Article

Nov 9, 2016

In the recent WealthManagement.com article “Fiduciary Rule Likely to Survive Trump Presidency,” 1st Global President David Knoch provided his thoughts regarding how his company will respond in light of the possibility of President-Elect Donald Trump repealing the DOL Conflict of Interest Rule.  (more)

1st Global Shares Expert Advice on Financial Planning in a Post-DOL World in New Book

Nov 9, 2016

Jeff Magson, executive vice president and client experience officer at 1st Global, an independent wealth management partner to exceptional CPA firms, was selected to contribute his expertise in a new book about financial advice.  (more)

Recapping the 2016 FSI Forum

Oct 18, 2016

From Sept. 25–27, eight financial advisors and six members of the 1st Global home office attended the inaugural FSI Forum, with this year’s event focused on “Navigating a Post-DOL Fiduciary World.”  (more)

1st Global Raises More Than $5,000 on North Texas Giving Day

Oct 11, 2016

In 1st Global’s inaugural year as a corporate member of the Entrepreneurs for North Texas (EFNT), the company collectively donated $5,424 to various non-profit organizations in participation of North Texas Giving Day 2016.  (more)

1st Global Executive Vice President Mike Pagano Quoted in National Real Estate Investor Article

Oct 5, 2016

1st Global Executive Vice President of Compliance, Legal and Risk Assessment Mike Pagano offered his insight regarding interval funds as an alternative to non-traded REITS in a recent National Real Estate Investor article, “Are Interval Funds the Next Big Thing in Real Estate Investment?”  (more)

1st Global Serves Community on Freedom Day

Sep 27, 2016

While Sept. 11 is a date that is characterized by the memories of a tragic day in America, Entrepreneurs for North Texas (EFNT) uses it as a time to honor veterans and make a difference in the community.  (more)

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