Wells Fargo Advisors is one of the nation's premier financial services firms. Represented by approximately 15,000 financial advisors in 5,000 U.S. locations it was born out of Wells Fargo & Company's 2009 acquisition of Wachovia Corporation.
Wachovia Securities, LLC, which traced its roots to 1879, grew over the years through mergers with some of the industry's most respected regional and national firms, including the 2007 acquisition of A.G. Edwards, Inc., by Wachovia Corporation. Through their histories, Wells Fargo Advisors' predecessors were known for exceptional service based on trust and knowledge and for corporate cultures that put client needs above all else.
For 15 years, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, the independent brokerage arm of Wells Fargo & Company has simplified independence by partnering with successful financial advisors and fostering a mutual passion for doing what's right for clients. As of Dec. 31, 2016, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network has grown to operate nationwide with 1,404 owners and 660 practices administering over $95.3 billion in clients assets.