About Cetera Financial Group

Cetera Financial Group is one of the nation’s largest families of independently managed firms, and is the cornerstone of the retail advice division of RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP), which is focused on serving the needs of investors with best-in-class solutions. Cetera Financial Group provides award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, and innovative technology for more than 9,700(1) independent financial professionals and more than 500 financial institutions nationwide. Cetera Financial Group offers the benefits of a large, established and well-capitalized firm, while serving advisors in a way that is customizable to their unique needs and aspirations.

Cetera Financial Group was formed on February 1, 2010, upon the sale of three ING broker-dealers and their technology and back-office support teams to an affiliate of Lightyear Fund II, L.P., which is managed by Lightyear Capital LLC, a private equity firm specializing in financial services. On January 16, 2014, Cetera Financial Group was purchased by RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP), a leading publicly traded financial services firm focused on serving the needs of investors with best-in-class solutions.

Committed to using our collective knowledge and expertise in service to and for others, Cetera Financial Group is focused on the growth of our affiliated financial professionals’ practices by giving them the industry and market insight, technology, resources and solutions they need to better focus on helping their clients pursue their financial goals.

(1) This includes VSR Financial and Girard Securities, following the close of their acquisitions by RCAP.