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Company Overview of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Company Overview

Wells Fargo Advisors is a financial services firm. The firm provides advisory services, asset management, brokerage services, estate planning strategies, retirement planning, portfolio analysis and monitoring, and other financial services. It has more than 18,000 registered representatives. The firm was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Wells Fargo Advisors operates as a non-bank subsidiary of Wachovia Securities Financial Holdings, LLC.

1 North Jefferson Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63103

United States

Founded in 1986



Key Executives for Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Director and Head of Consumer Asset-Backed Securities Research
Chief Financial Officer
Head of Services & Operations and Executive Vice President
Age: 57
Regional President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Key Developments

Wells Fargo Advisors Promotes Andy Byer to Regional President

Wells Fargo Advisors announced that Andy Byer was promoted to regional president. As managing director and regional president of Wells Fargo's Gateway Region, Byer will be responsible for about 1,000 employees in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Colorado. Previously, Byer led the Business Development Group, where his teams' primary responsibility was to help increase productivity for more than 15,000 financial advisers nationwide.

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Presents at Capital Link's 16th Annual Closed-Ends Funds & Global ETFs Forum, Apr-27-2017 08:00 AM

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Presents at Capital Link's 16th Annual Closed-Ends Funds & Global ETFs Forum, Apr-27-2017 08:00 AM. Venue: The Metropolitan Club, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Mariana Bush, CFA, Head of CEF & ETP.

Wells Fargo Advisors Agrees to Pay $35.5 Million to Settle Racial Discrimination Case

Wells Fargo Advisors has agreed to pay $35.5 million to settle a class action racial discrimination lawsuit brought by a group of African-American financial advisers. The company also agreed to implement several initiatives to boost recruiting and advancement opportunities for African-Americans after the settlement finalizes later this month. Lance Slaughter, the lead plaintiff, filed the lawsuit in September 2013 in federal court in the northern district of Illinois. Slaughter, a financial adviser employed by Wells Fargo Advisors in the Washington, D.C., area since 2005, alleged that of the company's more than 15,000 registered brokers, African-Americans are under-represented in adviser and managerial roles and are paid substantially less than employees who are not African-Americans. There are at least 325 people who self-identify as African-Americans who are potential members of the class and there may be more class members, said Slaughter's attorney, Linda Friedman of the Chicago-based law firm Stowell & Friedman, who said she's hopeful the settlement will prompt other investment firms to end discriminatory practices. In addition to the monetary settlement, Wells Fargo Advisors also agreed to not enforce class action waivers or mandatory arbitration agreements for race discrimination or race-related retaliation claims of African-American financial advisers or trainees for four years.

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