Adhesion Wealth Advisor Solutions Partners With BlackRock to

Adhesion Wealth Advisor Solutions Partners With BlackRock to Launch
the BlackRock Model Portfolios Within a Turnkey Solution 
Adhesion's Market Leading UMA Platform Completes the BlackRock
Offerings, Providing Access to Low-Cost Asset Allocation Tools 
CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 --  Adhesion Wealth Advisor
Solutions Inc. ("Adhesion"), a leading practice management and
investment solutions partner to wealth advisors nationwide, today
announced that it is partnering with BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) to offer
the recently introduced BlackRock Model Portfolios in its investment
strategies line-up. Adhesion will offer the BlackRock models in an
investable, turnkey solution -- giving RIAs the tools to put their
clients' money to work within these model portfolios, combined with a
comprehensive Investing-Monitoring-Reporting service. 
The BlackRock Model Portfolios leverage BlackRock's proprietary risk
analytics and investment systems with the financial markets and
business process expertise that comes from being a part of the
world's largest asset manager. Implemented via Adhesion's
market-leading managed account platform, the BlackRock Model
Portfolios deliver an innovative, modular approach to constructing
investment solutions for advisors' clients:  
I. Goal-oriented portfolio components which can be used independently
or incorporated into a broader asset allocation program: 
 a) Target
Income Models - Aims to help clients generate annual income targets
in a risk efficient manner 
 b) Hedged Income Models - Seeks to
deliver income while protecting against inflation and/or rising rates 
c) Tactical Equity Model - Seeks to deliver outperformance versus a
global equity benchmark through tactical selection of regional and
sector equity exposures 
II. Strategic Index Models are a complete, turnkey asset allocation
program using BlackRock ETFs and mutual funds; 
 a) Portfolio
construction process seeks to balance risk and return in a
disciplined fashion leading to highly diversified and risk efficient
portfolios for return delivery 
 b) Intended to serve as a
foundational strategic asset allocation, long-term in nature, with
low annual turnover  
"BlackRock and Adhesion share a similar philosophy and commitment to
helping today's RIAs grow their practices and better serve their
clients," states Sue Thompson, Managing Director, Head of the iShares
Institutional Asset Management/RIA Channel at BlackRock. "By
partnering together on this turnkey solution, Adhesion clients can
now look forward to the high quality delivery of BlackRock's Model
Portfolios wrapped within the comprehensive proposal, monitoring and
reporting service Adhesion is known for." 
"BlackRock is a world leader in active and index investing, expertly
using a mix of ETFs and mutual funds to garner exposure while
reducing risk and expenses, which is exactly what RIAs are seeking in
today's volatile markets," says Michael Stier, president and CEO of
Adhesion. "The BlackRock Model Portfolios are an important addition
to Adhesion's growing marketplace of investment solutions. They will
strongly appeal to advisors seeking high quality, index-oriented, low
cost investment solutions for their clients."  
For more information, or to speak with an Adhesion executive, please
contact Melinda Staab at or 443.831.5111.  
About Adhesion Wealth Advisor Solutions
 Founded in 1999, Adhesion's
flexible solutions and high-touch service model are specifically
designed to meet the unique needs of RIAs. Adhesion serves as a true
partner, providing a scalable, flexible and customized
Investing-Monitoring-Reporting solution. The Adhesion Partnership
meets the unique needs of each client firm, providing the tools that
enable them to grow their business from within -- achieving
operational excellence and increasing time spent on developing and
strengthening client relationships. Located in Charlotte, NC,
Adhesion currently has more than $13 billion in assets under
administration. For further information, visit Adhesion Wealth
Advisor Solutions at 
Melinda Staab 
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