Cetera Financial Group, one of the nation’s largest networks of independently managed broker-dealers, announced that Gary Cook has joined Cetera Advisor Networks via Cetera Wealth Partners.
Based in Dallas, Texas and serving clients across the country, Cook is a financial planner and investment advisor who was previously affiliated with Voya Retirement Advisory Distribution.
Cetera says Cook provides financial planning and retirement planning services to clients with more than $470 million in assets.
“As I looked to expand my wealth management capabilities and take my business to the next level, it became quickly clear that Cetera Wealth Partners was a great fit for my clients and my business,” Cook said. “I’m excited to join this group of talented and like-minded advisors. The collaborative community culture and industry-leading resources, tools and support make Cetera Wealth Partners an ideal destination to continue growing Cook Financial Services and providing enhanced service to my clients.”
Cook has worked in the financial planning industry for 36 years, launching Cook Financial Services in 1985, offering clients financial, retirement, insurance and employee benefits products and services.
Cetera Financial Group serves more than 8,000 independent financial professionals and their teams, including tax professionals, banks and credit unions in providing financial planning and wealth management services. Cetera oversees approximately $330 billion in assets under administration and $116 billion in assets under management, as of March 31, 2023.