NLD Continues to Enhance Business Development & Execution Offerings for Clients

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Northern Lights Distributors Builds Out Internal Wholesale Marketing Business with Addition of Flavia Samper as Director of Inside Sales Northern Lights Distributors, LLC (“NLD”) has expanded its Active Wholesale Marketing business with the appointment of Flavia Samper as Director of Inside Sales. In her new role, Ms. Samper will be responsible for working with NLD…

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Understanding the Nuances of Omnibus Accounts

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Alma Piscitello, SVP, Head of Strategic Relationships for Northern Lights Distributors was recently quoted in the Fund Operations article, “Understanding the Nuances of Omnibus Accounts”. The article discusses the rise of omnibus accounts in the mutual fund industry and how that has spurred a new operational role, one that focuses on intermediary relationships and fee…

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Business Continuity 101

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Business continuity planning has become an area of growing focus in the mutual fund industry as firms move away from the idea that continuity simply means staying in business during an outage and instead move toward the concept of business resiliency. “Business continuity several years ago was about location—it was regarding physical books and records…

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SEC Guidance on Distribution Fees to Increase Oversight of 12b-1 Payments

Monday, May 2, 2016

About Us We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC headquartered in Omaha, NE. As a company born and managed from investment advisor roots, we understand the challenges you face. What affects you affects us. Whether you’re using our distribution services to access hundreds of established selling agreements, process 12b-1 payments, trade…

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Aggressive Tactics Required for ETF Success

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Distribution must be backed up by a strong brand push, Alma Piscitello, Senior VP and head of Strategic Relationships and Northern Lights Distributors, told FA. She added smaller shops in particular lacking brand awareness, need to focus on advertising and marketing. “For ETF players, if they don’t have a very large name, they have to…

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NLD Launches Advisor Knowledge Center

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Northern Lights Distributors, LLC (“NLD”) has unveiled the online Advisor Knowledge Center, which is available on its recently redesigned website. The Advisor Knowledge Center provides interactive and informative content, including original blog posts, articles, white papers and videos, from NLD focused on Competitive Edge, Marketing Resources, Distribution Planning and Distribution Activity—the four cornerstones of distribution…

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Strategic Relationships and Branding Your Firm

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

As managers focus on growing the size and scope of their practice, it is often the fundamental elements of marketing and distribution that present themselves as key barriers to success, says an industry specialist. Just like any other small business owner, managers face the critical challenges of developing their brand, explains Alma Piscitello, the senior…

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NLD Unveils New Website, Enhancing Distribution Experience for Advisors

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Northern Lights Distributors, LLC (“NLD”) has rolled out a redesigned website (http://www.nldistributors.com) as part of its ongoing effort to help investment advisors navigate the distribution universe. “Heightening the visibility of our clients with solutions that facilitate scalable growth is a key part of our strategic plan,” said Brian Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Lights…

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Piscitello Kicks Gemini’s Distro Support Up a Few Notches

Monday, October 12, 2015

Gemini Fund Services’ Northern Lights Distributors arm is going out to the marketplace with an internal sales desk and more to support mutual fund shops’ distribution efforts. Next up: an advisor knowledge center, slated for next year, and more new hires. Alma Piscitello, a Morgan Stanley veteran who joined Northern Lights a year ago as…

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TA Associates to Acquire Majority Interest in NorthStar

Monday, February 9, 2015

TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC, and its nine subsidiary wealth management industry service providers. NorthStar’s management team will remain significant owners following closing, which is expected to occur in the second quarter…

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