SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – May 18, 2017 – DFPG Investments is pleased to announce that Coughlan and Coughlan Financial Solutions (CCFS), located in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, has joined DFPG.
CCFS is operated by Jake Coughlan and his father, Jim Coughlan. Prior to joining DFPG, CCFS was a branch office of Wilbanks Securities, which is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addition to providing financial advisory services, Jim Coughlan works as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
“Jake and Jim have a stellar record and reputation,” says DFPG’s President, Ryan Smith. “We are very pleased that they have joined our firm. As we always say, we work very hard to identify partners that will fit within our culture and follow our core values. Jake and Jim are another great example of the kind of advisors DFPG was built to serve.”
Jake Coughlan noted that DFPG’s clearing and unique custody relationship with RBC, along with DFPG’s expertise in alternative investments, were crucial factors in making his decision. In addition, Jake stated that “DFPG’s commitment to due diligence and compliance are very important to us as we continue to work with our clients.”
DFPG’s CEO, Mike Bendix, says that DFPG has several additional representatives that will join the firm over the next few months. Bendix says, “In the context of today’s regulatory environment, reps are starting to appreciate how pivotal a broker-dealer relationship is to their business and their clients. Frankly, if a rep wants to offer clients access to alternative investments, then the selection of a broker-dealer is probably their most important consideration.”
Bendix, who is also the former president of ADISA, the nation’s largest alternative investment securities association, says that the popularity of the endowment model, along with investors seeking portfolios that aren’t entirely correlated with the market, has created demand for alternative investments.
“DFPG was originally created with the vision to be an industry leader in the alternative investment segment,” adds Bendix. “Over the years, we have expanded our brand. We have great technology, an attractive RIA platform, and several business development products that create value for our reps. But we haven’t lost sight of our mission and core values.”