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First Allied Exec Joins DFPG Investments

Industry executive Robert S. Holcomb has joined Salt Lake City-based DFPG Investments Inc., a national independent broker-dealer, as a registered representative. Prior to joining DFPG, Holcomb was president of First Allied Wealth Management, a division of San Diego-based broker-dealer First Allied Securities Inc.

At First Allied Securities, Holcomb worked alongside nearly a thousand financial advisors.

Prior to that, Holcomb founded Greenbook Financial Services in 2004, which was later acquired by First Allied in 2006.

DFPG provides traditional investment solutions and services to hybrid RIA practices specializing in investment real estate and alternative investments. The firm’s chief executive officer, Mike Bendix, notes that Holcomb is “a well-respected and recognized leader in our industry.”

Bendix adds that “His years of experience as a broker-dealer executive certainly gives him the perspective to assess the value a firm offers its advisors.” He adds that Holcomb has “decades of notable industry experience, which includes several executive level positions.”

Holcomb began his career in the financial services industry through leading many large-cap initial public offerings. He later assumed an executive position at Thomson Financial, a respected financial services leader.

Holcomb says his recent acquisition of a San Diego RIA led him to DFPG. “In my experience, affiliating with the right broker-dealer is critical to an advisory practice’s success.”

He says that DFPG’s specialization in real estate and other alternative investments, in addition to its robust traditional investment platform, was a significant factor in his decision to purchase the RIA. “Over the years, it has become obvious that being competitive is largely based on finding a powerful niche and focusing your efforts.”