September 21, 2022

Barry plans to introduce more alternatives and active strategies to Summit’s TAMP.

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September 21, 2022

Merchant-backed RIA brings on veteran investment professional to advance firm’s overall investment services for advisors.

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June 1, 2022

There’s no universally correct direction for every breakaway to take. What works for some may not be the right solution...

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February 15, 2022

You have one chance to show clients why you started your own firm, and most importantly, how they will be...

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January 10, 2022

Our industry loves its buzzwords, and the term “financial quarterback” is a well-worn staple of advisor marketing campaigns. But if...

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November 7, 2021

Summit Financial’s Stan Gregor offers advice on how other firms can create scalable, repeatable growth strategies and transform their practices...

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November 7, 2021

Stan Gregor is the CEO of Summit Financial LLC, a preeminent investment advisory firm with a four-decade legacy of helping...

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November 2, 2021

Our industry loves its buzzwords, and the term “financial quarterback” is a well-worn staple of advisor marketing campaigns. But if...

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October 22, 2021

A conversation with Monish Verma, Managing Partner, Vardhan Wealth Management Monish describes what is an incredibly instructive journey, starting with...

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October 1, 2021

Summit Financial Holdings (“Summit”), a financial services firm for top independent and breakaway advisors, will fuel the launch of Advocus...

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September 29, 2021

A pair of former brokers-turned-advisors in Columbus, Ohio have broken away for the second time in a year to launch...

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September 29, 2021

A year after they broke away from Merrill Lynch, Ohio advisors Steve Vujevich and Matt Anderson are starting anew. The...

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September 25, 2021

I have at least 20 more years left in the tank. I want to build a legacy. I want to...

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September 10, 2021

PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Summit Financial Holdings (“Summit”), a financial services firm and premier destination for independent and breakaway advisors, welcomes WealthPlan...

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May 21, 2021

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” This compelling quote, often attributed to Winston Churchill, came to my mind...

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May 17, 2021

Financial advisor Monish Verma has partnered with Parsippany, N.J.-based Summit Growth Partners to launch an independent practice in Farmington Hills,...

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May 11, 2021

Vardhan Wealth Management is Summit Financial’s first affiliate office in Michigan. A UBS breakaway team has formed an independent wealth...

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April 28, 2021

Summit Financial Holdings says it has taken a stake in a Miami-based registered investment advisor firm, marking its foray into serving...

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April 27, 2021

Summit Financial has clinched its 13th minority investment in a registered investment advisor. Through its affiliate Summit Growth Partners, the firm...

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March 25, 2021

The most impactful lesson I’ve learned in my long career is: If necessity is the mother of invention, then crisis...

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January 21, 2021

Summit Growth Partners will be a sort of velvet rope model, providing advisors with access to Summit’s services at a...

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October 20, 2020

$300m duo launches Summit-affiliated RIA Mike Halvorsen and Joseph Bates have launched MRK Wealth Advisors in Doylestown, Pa. A father...

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October 13, 2020

To ‘advance the brand’s positioning in the marketplace’ and provide support for financial advisors October 13, 2020 — PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS...

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May 15, 2020

The ex-Hightower, ex-Dynasty recruiter joins Stan Gregor’s early-stage RIA roll-up, with mighty backing and good momentum Ed Friedman is back...

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April 24, 2020

Friedman, also a founding partner of Hightower, has joined Summit Financial as its director of business development and growth. Former...

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January 13, 2020

Stan Gregor is the CEO of Summit Financial, LLC., in Parsippany, N.J., with over 30 years of experience helping clients...

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January 2, 2020

Merchant Investment Management, an RIA investment firm, took a minor equity interest in Parsippany, New Jersey-based RIA Summit Financial. Merchant...

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September 26, 2022

U.S. stocks fell sharply over a renewed hawkish stance from the Fed and resurfacing growth concerns. The S&P 500 Index...

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September 19, 2022

U.S. stocks declined last week after an alarming August inflation report came in above expectations and spooked investors. The S&P...

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September 12, 2022

Last week broke the U.S. equity market’s three-week losing streak with the S&P 500 Index logging a near 4% gain....

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September 7, 2022

Any hope that softer inflation and slower growth data would cause the Fed to pivot from its hiking schedule quickly...

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September 6, 2022

U.S. stocks declined last week as investors continued to digest hawkish messages delivered by the Federal Reserve despite the strong...

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August 29, 2022

U.S. stocks ended the week sharply lower following a more hawkish tone than anticipated from Powell’s Jackson Hole speech. Losses...

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August 22, 2022

U.S. equities declined which snapped a four-week winning streak for the large-cap S&P 500 Index. Recent hawkish comments from Federal...

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August 15, 2022

U.S. equities had another strong week with the S&P 500 Index rising over 3%. This brought year-to-date losses to -9.3%,...

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August 8, 2022

U.S. stocks were mixed last week following the release of a stronger-than-expected jobs report which resurfaced concerns that the Federal...

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August 5, 2022

The recent GDP release marked the second consecutive quarter of negative growth. This intensified the debate about whether the U.S....

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August 1, 2022

U.S. stocks shook off a disappointing second quarter GDP print with the S&P 500 Index rising 4.3% over the week....

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July 25, 2022

U.S. equities rose last week, mostly pushed higher on Tuesday. Investors welcomed signs of a slowing economy and fading inflationary...

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July 18, 2022

U.S. stocks had modest losses over a busy and volatile week for economic data and markets. Notably, trading volumes were...

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July 14, 2022

The end of June concluded one of the worst starts of the year for markets ever. There were few places...

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July 11, 2022

In a switch from last week, U.S. stocks gained ground as optimism mounted that the Federal Reserve could quell inflation...

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July 5, 2022

U.S. stocks gave back some of last week’s gains amidst worries that the Fed’s efforts to quell inflation could push...

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June 27, 2022

Initial signs that inflation and growth could be moderating helped boost stocks over a shortened trading week. Every sector within...

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June 21, 2022

Renewed recessionary-founded fears and the largest interest rate increase in nearly 30 years resulted in a sharp decline in U.S....

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June 13, 2022

U.S. equities finished the week with steep declines as higher-than-expected inflation raised further concerns the Federal Reserve may continue to...

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June 6, 2022

Headline market returns were modestly positive, but May brought another volatile month for investors adding to an already tumultuous 2022....

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June 6, 2022

U.S. stocks pulled back after a significant reversal rally two weeks ago. Investors remained concerned over the Fed’s ability to...

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May 31, 2022

U.S. stocks broke their seven-week losing streak, posting sizeable gains. Every sector in the S&P 500 Index rose last week....

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May 23, 2022

Domestic stocks continued their descent as fears grew that inflation was causing consumers to further restrict their discretionary spending. At...

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May 17, 2022

Quick take: Low starting yields have made the dramatic rise in rates particularly painful for nearly all duration sensitive fixed...

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May 16, 2022

U.S. equities had another challenging week despite the rally last Friday. The S&P 500 Index finished the period off another...

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May 9, 2022

Developments that manifested during the first quarter persisted into April as capital markets experienced widespread pullbacks. Investors yearned for some...

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May 9, 2022

Most U.S. equity indices were lower last week as interest rate and inflation concerns mounted. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

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May 2, 2022

U.S. stocks fell to their lowest level of 2022, last week, as disappointing earnings and falling sentiment weighed on major...

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April 25, 2022

 U.S. equities were lower as investors digested hawkish statements from the Fed hinting of more aggressive rate hikes. The Dow...

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April 18, 2022

U.S. stocks were mostly down over a shortened trading period last week. Volumes were generally lower given the holiday. Small-cap...

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April 14, 2022

Although many hoped for calmer times in 2022, the year has so far continued to keep investors on their toes....

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April 11, 2022

U.S. equity indices were mostly lower throughout the week despite a wide dispersion within sectors. The Federal Reserve’s likely future...

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April 4, 2022

U.S. stocks closed the week roughly flat after losses starting mid-week reversed a 4-day winning streak. This marked the end...

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March 28, 2022

Major U.S. equity indices ended mostly higher as the S&P 500 Index reached its highest level since February 10th despite...

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March 21, 2022

U.S. stocks snapped a two-week losing streak with the S&P 500 Index rising more than 6%. The gain was enough...

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March 14, 2022

Domestic stocks pulled back last week amid continued elevated levels of volatility given the uncertain economic impacts the Russian invasion...

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March 9, 2022

Recent market volatility is yet another painful reminder of what happens to risk assets during challenging times for the world...

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March 7, 2022

U.S. stocks suffered additional losses last week as investors continued to price in the developments in Ukraine and the potential...

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March 4, 2022

Headlines regarding future Federal Reserve (Fed) policy action and the ensuing path of the pandemic temporarily faded into the background...

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February 28, 2022

Domestic stocks were mostly higher during a historic week marked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which initially wreaked havoc on...

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February 11, 2022

The New Year began inauspiciously, with global equity and bond markets falling in unison. Commodities proved to be a diversifier,...

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February 7, 2022

Tax-loss harvesting (TLH) strategies are effective in reducing immediate capital gains tax liability payments for individuals, dependent on different variables....

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January 25, 2022

It’s often noted that actively managed equity mutual funds are less tax-efficient than equivalent passive equity ETFs/index funds but it’s...

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January 14, 2022

U.S. stocks once again dominated global investment markets in 2021, far surpassing other asset classes. It was a good year...

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December 7, 2021

November proved to be a turbulent period for markets as investors reacted to the news of rising coronavirus concerns ignited...

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December 6, 2021

Investor sentiment was fickle during the third quarter, resulting in meager performance for most investable assets. Equity markets echoed the...

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October 22, 2021

Investor sentiment was fickle during the third quarter, resulting in meager performance for most investable assets. Equity markets echoed the...

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June 30, 2021

Summit Financial Second Quarter 2021 Investment Newsletter

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April 1, 2021

Summit Financial First Quarter 2021 Investment Newsletter

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November 1, 2020

Summit Financial Fourth Quarter 2020 Investment Newsletter

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August 8, 2020

The Case for Hedging and Tactical – August 2020

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September 13, 2022

On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Inflation Reduction Act,” a bill that passed the House...

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May 26, 2022

According to the LIMRA (Life insurance Marketing and Research Association), just over one quarter of individuals 20 years of age...

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April 28, 2022

One frequent concern for parents is instilling financial awareness in their children.  While many parents are familiar with the concept...

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April 5, 2022

In 2019, Congress passed the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Act” (SECURE Act), with the aim of assisting individuals...

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March 30, 2022

By Christopher Stappas, J.D., CFP® Medical professionals are intelligent, highly educated people. However, they are not immune to financial missteps....

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March 16, 2022

As investors weather a tumultuous market in the first quarter of 2022, the current volatility may pose an opportunity for...

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