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Mid Atlantic Welcomes Riverstone Wealth Management

Mid Atlantic is pleased to welcome Riverstone Wealth Management to its family.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Riverstone’s primary focus is on wealth and estate management.  The firm is comprised of two primary registered reps Wes Creese and Josiah Hoffman; one registered assistant Kim Arnold; and their office administrator Danica Creese.  Wes is a CPA providing tax planning strategies.  The group also works in the qualified plan space with several 401(k) plans on the books.

Mid Atlantic Welcomes Crescent Wealth Partners

Mid Atlantic is pleased to welcome Crescent Wealth Partners, our newest addition to the Mid Atlantic family. Crescent is a former Ameriprise Group based out of Sarasota, Florida.  The Crescent team consists of two partners, Brent Hillerich and Brian Grogan, in addition to associate producer Jared Burke and their staff members Erin Bewley and Claudia Woods.

Crescent primarily focuses on investment management, retirement planning strategies, and charitable giving.  The firm utilizes its own exclusive Confident Retirement® approach, which begins with a straightforward personalized conversation about a client’s essential financial goals.  By breaking down those goals into doable steps, Crescent’s approach is designed to help take the uncertainty out of financial planning.

Mid Atlantic Welcomes The DRL Group

Mid Atlantic is excited to officially welcome one of our newest business partners The DRL Group to our family.  Based in Katy, Texas, The DRL Group is comprised of brothers David and Darrin Loesch and five staff members who handle all operational functions and trading.

The firm specializes exclusively in the bond market, thus taking a “Masters of One” approach to financial services as opposed to a more general “Jack-of-All-Trades” philosophy.  As such, The DRL Group is solely focused on providing tax-free income products and managing tax-deferred accounts (IRAs and SEPs) through utilizing high quality municipal and corporate bonds.  For more than 20 years, The DRL Group has been serving top tax-bracket clients in their quest to reduce taxes, generate a stable income stream, and help to protect their principal investment value.

Mesirow Fiduciary Services now available on Mid Atlantic Trust Company’s FiduciaryXChange

Mesirow Financial Investment Management (MFIM) and Mid Atlantic Trust Company (MATC) are partnering together to make available MFIM’s 3(21) and 3(38) Fiduciary Partnership services through MATC’s FiduciaryXChange level-compensation platform.  Recordkeepers and broker-dealers seeking level compensation solutions for retirement plans will be able to utilize MFIM’s outsourced, integrated fiduciary services.

Client plans, advisors, and broker-dealers will receive fiduciary protection and direct, ongoing communications from MFIM for 3(21) and 3(38) services through this arrangement.  Meanwhile, broker-dealers and advisors will receive extensive compliance and reporting deliverables, including the status of fiduciary coverage for all plans within a retirement book of business, in addition to actions being taken to remedy client plans in jeopardy of losing fiduciary coverage.

Mid Atlantic Welcomes Smith Financial Group

We are pleased to welcome the Smith Financial Group to the Mid Atlantic family.  Located in Dallas, Texas, Smith Financial is a father/son practice consisting of Richard and Chris Smith, along with assistant Mary Ellen Smith.  Richard has been in the industry for 36 years, while Chris has been in for 24 years.  Smith Financial has built its business providing clients with corporate and municipal bonds.

Mid Atlantic Welcomes BlueStar

Mid Atlantic is happy to bring on board its newest business partner:

BlueStar Retirement Services has a singular focus of making retirement plans simple and effective for employers and advisers.  The company services a variety of retirement plan types and is a national specialist in Multiple Employer Plans.  By utilizing an open architecture platform, BlueStar provides plan access to a nearly limitless menu of investment options.  And as an integrated recordkeeper and Third Party Administrator (TPA), BlueStar delivers the most efficient and effective model for servicing them.  BlueStar was founded in 1997 and is based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Mid Atlantic Welcomes Model Managers Glovista, GeaSphere, and Epic Trust

Mid Atlantic is pleased to welcome the following ModelxChange™ managers to its 401(k) ModelxChange™ platform:

Glovista Investments is an advisory firm formed by seasoned finance professionals with decades of market experience spanning many geographic regions and products.  The firm seeks to provide investment management services to both institutional and high net worth clients, including state and municipal pension funds, endowments, RIAs, family offices, and high net worth individuals.  Glovista’s core values are integrity, independence, innovation, and intellectual commitment and is committed to creating value for its customers, employees, and shareholders.

GeaSphere Advisors in Cranston and Warwick, Rhode Island, is an independent advisory firm that recognizes the importance of its fiduciary responsibility to provide clients with prudent investment management and unbiased advice.  The GeaSphere proprietary research study and technical methodology is the first step to its portfolio construction and management of its model portfolios.  The firm’s portfolio construction begins with its 60 year empirical research study and investing philosophy rooted in the relationship of free cash flow to the stock price.  GeaSphere’s rules-based diversification method alongside the proprietary stock valuation philosophy gives its investors uncompromising value for true piece of mind investing.

Epic Trust Advisors is an independent financial services firm serving clients throughout Washington state.  It primarily helps individuals create retirement strategies using a variety of investment and insurance products customized to their personal needs and objectives.  The firm has developed its business by reaching out, nurturing, and maintaining close, trusting relationships with each client.  Epic’s mission is to simplify the finances of its clients and help them to enjoy the people and causes in their lives that matter more to them than their money.

Mid Atlantic Welcomes Gebhardt Financial Group

We are pleased to welcome Gebhardt Financial Group to the Mid Atlantic family.  Gebhardt is a wealth management firm based out of Sugarcreek, Ohio.  The rep group consists of Phil Gebhardt and junior advisor Brooks Numbers, both of whom are affiliated with Mid Atlantic Capital Corporation and Mid Atlantic Financial Management.  Phil was formerly with LPL for 15 years as a financial advisor and an OSJ Branch Manager/Registered Principal.

Gebhardt will be managing its assets through Mid Atlantic via direct business, brokerage, and fee-based accounts.  The firm will also be creating models through ModelxChange for its accounts, in addition to conducting general wealth management for individuals and overseeing qualified plans.

Mid Atlantic Welcomes Kerns Capital Management

Mid Atlantic would like to welcome Kerns Capital Management to our family.

Kerns Capital Management is headquartered in Houston, Texas and was founded in 1996 to provide fiduciary investment services to 401(k) retirement plan sponsors, including oversight, and investment management.  The firm’s attention to prudence and its appreciation for the wealth devastation of bear markets has guided its evolution in the development of product designed to help investors grow and protect wealth.  Today, KCM provides investment management and advisory services to mutual funds, hedge funds, high-net worth individuals and corporate retirement plans.  KCM utilizes “intelligent” Smart Glide retirement target date strategies that are adjusted periodically and managed “To Retirement,” which is a glide path targeting the retirement date as the point where the portfolio risk is at its lowest at the end of a plan participant’s Wealth Accumulation Stage where participants are entering the Distribution Stage.

Mid Atlantic Welcomes GeaSphere Advisors

We are happy to welcome GeaSphere Advisors to the Mid Atlantic family.

Based in Cranston, Rhode Island, GeaSphere Advisors is an independent and privately owned registered investment advisory firm providing comprehensive investment research and analysis, professional money management for financial advisors and individuals, and long term financial and income planning to individuals and corporations.  GeaSphere builds investment portfolios using its proprietary research philosophy called the GeaSphere Analysis System.  This is a three-part system in which the first two parts are based in the research of a company’s free cash flow (current and historical) and the third part is based on a company’s price action as a gauge of investor sentiment.  The GeaSphere system’s main goal is to buy securities priced at a discount to the historical relationship of the company’s Price to Free Cash Flow, which allows for determining the current buy price and future sell price based on the same relationship.  All of the firm’s model portfolios use its own exclusive methods and historical data base as the basis for portfolio construction and management.