DFPG Investments Recieves ADISA’s Annual President’s Award

DFPG Investments has been awarded the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association’s (ADISA) 2017 President’s Award.

The ADISA President’s Award is “given to an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions in their chosen field, in service in local, state or national affairs, or in support of the advancement and continued excellence of ADISA.”

John Grady, ADISA’s current President, announced the award at ADISA’s recent annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike Bendix, DFPG’s CEO, and Dave Laga, DFPG’s CIO, were present and accepted the award from Grady.

According to Grady, ADISA awarded DFPG the President’s Award for their participation and commitment to the association. Primarily, both Bendix and Laga have played a pivotal role in the association’s annual Due Diligence Forum over the past four years.

DFPG was recognized with several other award honorees during the conference. ADISA’s Executive Director and CEO, John Harrison, said that DFPG, along with the other honorees, were recognized “for their dedication and perseverance throughout the year that has led to substantial achievements for the alternative, direct investment industry.”

Harrison added, “These recipients demonstrated a remarkable commitment to excellence and adhered to the highest ethical standards and quality performance, and we’re pleased to present each with their respective award.”

“We appreciate the honor of receiving the 2017 President’s Award from ADISA,” says Ryan Smith, DFPG’s President. “ADISA is a well-respected and an important voice in the alternative world. DFPG appreciates the work of John Grady and the entire ADISA board on adhering to its core mission of providing education and advocacy for our industry.”

Smith noted that DFPG is a long-time ADISA partner. Mike Bendix, DFPG’s CEO, is the former president of ADISA and recipient of ADISA’s 2014 ACE Award, the association’s lifetime achievement award. Dave Laga, DFPG’s CIO, is also actively involved with the association’s Due Diligence forums.

DFPG Welcomes 13 New Representatives with Addition of American Financial Network

DFPG Investments welcomes 13 new representatives with the addition of American Financial Network (AFN).

AFN, which is based in Calabasas, California, manages $336M AUM.  AFN was founded over 30 years ago with the goal of providing personal financial planning, corporate consulting, and specialized services to corporate executives.

“We’re pleased to welcome AFN to DFPG,” says DFPG CEO Mike Bendix.  “They’ve done an excellent job assembling a talented team of professionals who provide a unique and specialized service to their clientele.”

Bendix continues, “2017 has been a great year at DFPG.  I am proud of our reps, advisors, and home office team for making this such a special year.”

Bendix is the former president of the Alternatives & Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA), which is the nation’s largest alternatives investments association.  Bendix is still very active at ADISA, serving on its board.

DFPG was recently added to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000.  The firm was also recognized by both Utah Business magazine and the MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) as one of the fastest-growing companies in Utah.

Craig Watanabe, AFN’s Chief Compliance Officer, said the move to DFPG “establishes an important broker-dealer partnership for our clients and business.”

Watanabe continues, “DFPG is an industry leader in several aspects that are critical to our business, including alternative investments.  We require a broker-dealer partner who has a strong commitment to due diligence and compliance, and it was clear to us that DFPG excels at both.”

Brett Ellen, AFN’s CEO, added, “Frankly, we feel like DFPG is a rare find within the broker-dealer community.  They’ve got the specialized experience in alternative investments, which we really need, but they also have a great reputation and impressive culture.  We recognized the fit between us immediately.”

DFPG is an independent broker dealer and registered investment advisor (RIA) with registered representatives and investment advisors located across the country.  As a broker-dealer and registered investment advisor (RIA), DFPG provides a full-service platform that enables its financial advisors to more effectively serve their investors.  DFPG is recognized within the financial services industry for its expertise and due diligence in alternative investments, with a focus on securitized real estate.