SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – February 16, 2017 – DFPG Investments, Inc., a dually-registered independent broker-dealer and investment advisor, announces that Jon Hulsey, of Hulsey Financial based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Brent Reed, of Brent Reed Financial Services based in Lake Kiowa, Texas, have joined DFPG.
DFPG’s CEO Mike Bendix says, “We are excited to add Jon and Brent to the DFPG family. These are two well-respected professionals that we feel complement the DFPG brand and culture. As with all of our reps, Jon and Brent are committed to putting their clients first, which is a core value at DFPG.” In addition to his role as CEO at DFPG, Bendix recently completed his term as President of ADISA, a national association for investment professionals working in alternative and direct investments.
“When I began exploring the move to a different RIA and broker-dealer, DFPG immediately jumped to the top of the list,” says Hulsey. “I was already acquainted with members of their due diligence team, so I understood why DFPG is a recognized leader in alternative investments.” Hulsey adds that DFPG’s clearing and custody relationship with RBC was another key factor in his decision.
Reed stated that leveraging DFPG’s capabilities in alternative investments, along with a robust traditional platform, is a powerful and unique combination. “Even though the regulatory environment continues to evolve,” says Reed, “investors still want access to great product and service. DFPG presented a compelling plan and the flexibility to operate in today’s changing environment, while still giving me access to the products my clients need.”
Ryan Smith, DFPG’s President, says that DFPG has invested in the infrastructure and resources to remain a leader in alternative investments, despite regulatory uncertainty within the industry. “We realized a long time ago that our industry was heading towards some important shifts. Consequently, we created a plan that included making investments in our compliance and due diligence departments, introducing new technologies and resources, and launching a strong wealth management division.”
Smith continues, “Nothing can fully insulate you from changes in the industry, or even cycles in the market. But we feel confident that the plan we created adequately addresses our objective to ensure that the DFPG brand grows in the face of potential headwinds.”
“DFPG’s underlying philosophy is simple and hasn’t changed,” adds Smith. “We fundamentally believe that investors will always have an appetite for alternative investments. DFPG has positioned itself as an industry leader because we focus on finding the right product, focus on the right values, and partner with the right reps that fit our culture and demonstrate a commitment to putting investors first.”