Waddell & Reed welcomes financial advisors

October 10, 2016


OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Oct. 10, 2016 – Waddell & Reed announces that four experienced financial advisors affiliated with the firm in July and August with assets totaling more than $227.7 million. They will work in registered offices across the country.

Advisor Firm Leaving City, State AUM
(pre transition)
Transition Date Managing Principal
Jake Dawson Merrill Lunch Lynchburg, Va. $143.2M Aug. 17, 2016 Chris Roberts
Kenneth Gass Wunderlich Securities Birmingham, Mich. $26.3M Aug. 19, 2016 Terry Linder
Michael McKinnis Edward Jones Denver, Colo. $35.5M July 14, 2016 David Ross
Gary Pawliczek Ameriprise Wilmington, Del. $22.7M Aug. 26, 2016 Frank Hosmer

Founded in 1937, Waddell & Reed, Inc. provides financial planning services to clients throughout the U.S. through its network of nearly 1,800 financial advisors working in more than 160 registered offices. The firm occupies a distinctive niche in the financial services landscape, positioned on the continuum between the fullservice model and the independent model. Waddell & Reed’s approach combines uncommon advisor support with an unexpected level of compensation.

Waddell & Reed, Inc. is a subsidiary of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (NYSE: WDR), which had $86.5 billion in total assets under management at June 30, 2016. For more information about Waddell & Reed, visit joinwaddell.com.

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