Gahler Investment Group Joins Securities America

Financial advisors Tom and Gary Gahler have become registered representatives with Securities America, Inc., an independent broker-dealer located in La Vista, Neb.

Tom joined the financial services industry in 1985 at Norwest Corp. and in 2006 moved to Investment Centers of America to join Gary. Gary began at Investment Centers of America in 2000. They both officially began business with Securities America Feb. 24.

“We want to expand our business, so we chose Securities America because we feel this is a better opportunity and fit than any other firm we researched and reviewed,” Tom said. “We were impressed with the nature of the home office and the whole package Securities America offered, and we are looking forward to our partnership.”

The Gahler Investment Group in Pine City, Minn., is a full-service financial firm committed to helping people pursue their financial goals. Together, the Gahlers have more than 40 years experience in the financial services field, $700,000 in annual revenue and $65 million in assets under management.

“We are pleased the Gahler Investment Group chose to join Securities America,” said Gregg Johnson, senior vice president of branch office development and acquisitions. “We look forward to providing them tools and technology to advance their business and our thought-leading programs for meeting clients’ financial needs.”

Tom holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and life and annuity insurance licenses. Gary holds the Series 7, 63 and 66 securities licenses and life, health and annuity insurance licenses. The Gahler Investment Group also includes licensed associate Robert Root and office assistant Missy Furber. For more information about the Gahler Investment Group, or the wide range of financial products and services Tom and Gary Gahler provide, call 320-629-7713.

About Securities America

Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is the nation’s seventh largest independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine, June 2011, based on 2010 total revenue). For more than 25 years, Securities America’s mission has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm’s industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1993, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America Financial Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE Amex: LTS). Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.

Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisory Firm. Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Gahler Investment Group and the Securities America companies are unaffiliated.

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