Updated Thursday, April 24, 2014 as of 4:02 PM ET
Mariner Nears $10 Billion With Latest Addition
Mariner Wealth Advisors, the fast-expanding RIA, has inked a new deal that brings it to nearly $10 billion in assets and strengthens its Northeast footprint.
The Leawood, Kan.-based firm has acquired a majority interest in Jersey Shore firm Housen Financial Group. The deal follows Mariner's acquisition of majority stakes in Madison, N.J., firm Brinton Eaton in 2012 and New York's RR Advisory Group late last year.   more »
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