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NFP Advisor Services Deepens Fusion Advisor Network Talent Pool with the Hire of Michael McLaughlin

June 17, 2014



NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NFP, a leading provider of benefits, insurance and wealth management services, has expanded its support of advisors with the addition of Michael McLaughlin to NFP Advisor Services as the Managing Director of Fusion Advisor Network and Senior Vice President Business Consulting.

Mr. McLaughlin will assume the newly expanded role to support and develop business consulting functions for both Fusion Advisor Network and Advisor Services. The expansion of Mr. McLaughlin’s position is an extension of NFP’s commitment to ensure all of its advisors enjoy the highest quality support from NFP.

“Mike has significant experience in many aspects of the financial services industry including practice management support for advisors. His expertise will be a valuable asset in the evolution of NFP Advisor Services,” notes James Poer, President, NFP Advisor Services.

Stuart Silverman, Chairman Emeritus of Fusion Advisor Network, added, “We are incredibly pleased to position Mike in this new role. Not only will he bring valuable experience to our organization, but he will also be engaging our top-tier advisors in new and exciting ways with a broader view of what independent financial advisors from around the country want and need to be successful.”

“NFP and Fusion have a rich history of providing unparalleled service and support to advisors. I am eager to help advisors leverage NFP resources and contribute to the future of Fusion Advisor Network,” shares Mr. McLaughlin.

Mr. McLaughlin has over three decades of experience in the financial services industry at companies such as Gerstein Fisher, SEI and Lord Abbett. He has a proven record of managing practice development, mergers and acquisitions, expanding business’ customer support and consistently contributing to the bottom line at top wealth management firms across the country. He holds his Series 7, 24, 63, 65 and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and English from Bucknell University.

ABOUT NFP

National Financial Partners Corp. (NFP) and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses provide diversified advisory and brokerage services to companies and high net worth individuals, partnering to help preserve their assets and prosper over the long term. NFP advisors provide innovative and comprehensive solutions, backed by NFP's national scale and resources.

NFP operates in three business segments. The Corporate Client Group provides corporate and executive benefits, retirement plans, and property and casualty insurance. The Individual Client Group includes retail and wholesale life insurance brokerage and wealth management advisory services. The Advisor Services Group serves independent financial advisors by offering broker/dealer and asset management products and services.

Most recently NFP was ranked in the top 10 on Business Insurance's 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business and Best’s Review’s Top Global Insurance Broker lists; second on Business Insurance's Largest Agents and Brokers Headquartered in the U.S. Northeast; it operates the fifth-largest executive benefits provider of nonqualified deferred compensation plans by total clients, as ranked by PlanSponsor; and operates a top 10 independent broker/dealer as ranked by Investment Advisor. NFP is also a leading independent life insurance distributor according to many top-tier carriers.

NFP Advisor Services is a business segment of NFP that includes NFP subsidiaries NFP Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, and NFP IndeSuite, Inc.

For more information, visit www.nfpasg.com.




NFP Contacts:

Media Relations

Ashley Cop, 512-697-6026

communications@nfp.com

or

Gregory FCA

Bradd DelMuto, 610-228-2101

nfp@gregoryfca.com


Source: NFP


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