A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw. Episode #5 Laidlaw Five with David Garrity Session 3 episode of A Brighter Future

A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Podcast Episode #5: The Laidlaw Five, Session 3

Welcome to “A Brighter Future”, our new Podcast Series. Listen to our third session of the Laidlaw Five, our ongoing Podcasts of A Brighter Future.

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A BRIGHTER FUTURE, with Laidlaw. Episode #5 Laidlaw Five with David Garrity Session 3 episode of A Brighter Future2020-03-23T17:10:08+00:00

Laidlaw & Company enhances their Wealth Management offering with Envestnet | MoneyGuide

Laidlaw & Company enhances their Wealth Management offering with Envestnet | MoneyGuide

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 11, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Laidlaw Wealth Management is pleased to announce it has chosen Envestnet, a leading provider of intelligent systems for wealth management and financial wellness, to provide Laidlaw advisors with access to their leading, comprehensive financial planning program; MoneyGuidePro®.

Helping clients define and prioritize goals helps them put their financial decisions into perspective. MoneyGuidePro helps clients define and prioritize their goals into needs, wants and wishes. It is designed for advisors with the client in mind; providing sophisticated solutions and smart assumptions to help advisors navigate the complex financial elements of their clients’ lives.

Rick Calhoun, CEO of Laidlaw Wealth Management stated, “we did a lot of due diligence on the planning applications available, to provide our clients with the best solution for their financial wellness and determined that MoneyGuidePro is it.” He went on to say, “we also identified and agreed with their motto: Everyone needs and deserves a quality financial plan®.”

Envestnet | MoneyGuide is dedicated to this mission – and focuses exclusively on helping advisors use financial planning to more effectively motivate each client to create, implement and maintain an investment strategy that best meets their lifetime financial goals.

Scott Abry
Abry Advisors, LLC
+1 203-253-6018
email us here

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Laidlaw & Company enhances their Wealth Management offering with Envestnet | MoneyGuide2020-03-17T00:29:13+00:00

How artificial intelligence can control disease outbreaks

Watch Ann Marie Sastry’s interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley”.

The CEO of AMESITE talks about her company and how artificial intelligence can be used in disease outbreaks and even to track the coronavirus.

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How artificial intelligence can control disease outbreaks2020-02-28T23:23:31+00:00

Laidlaw served as Co-Manager on the $21.75mm EyePoint Pharmaceuticals (EYPT) Follow-On Offering.

Laidlaw Capital Markets is pleased to announce today’s pricing of a $21,750,000 Follow-On Offering for EyePoint Pharmaceuticals (EYPT). Laidlaw proudly served as Co-Manager alongside Guggenheim, who was Sole Book-Runner on the transaction.

See full Press Release on Eyepoint Website
Laidlaw served as Co-Manager on the $21.75mm EyePoint Pharmaceuticals (EYPT) Follow-On Offering.2020-02-21T20:40:43+00:00

Laidlaw served as Sole Book-Runner on the $10mm BioSig Technologies (BSGM) Follow-On Offering.

Laidlaw Capital Markets is pleased to announce today’s pricing of a $10,000,000 Follow-On Offering for BioSig Technologies (BSGM). Laidlaw proudly served as the Sole Book Runner on the transaction.

 

See full Press Release on BioSig Website
Laidlaw served as Sole Book-Runner on the $10mm BioSig Technologies (BSGM) Follow-On Offering.2020-02-21T20:30:59+00:00

Defiance ETFs LLC Rings The Closing Bell®

Laidlaw was proud too attend the closing bell ceremony at the NYSE yesterday. Defiance ETFs LLC is the first 5G ETF (NYSE Arca: FIVG)

Alex Shtaynberger, Keith Hassan and Richard Calhoun from Laidlaw attended and were on the Podium. Watch as Matthew Bielski, Chief Executive Officer of Defiance ETFs rings The Closing Bell®.

Defiance ETFs LLC Rings The Closing Bell® from NYSE on Vimeo.

Defiance ETFs LLC Rings The Closing Bell®2020-02-07T14:54:11+00:00

Laidlaw served as Co-Manager on the $90mm Ziopharm Oncology (ZIOP) Follow-On Offering

Laidlaw Capital Markets is pleased to announce today’s pricing of a $90,000,000 Follow-On Offering for Ziopharm Oncology (ZIOP). Laidlaw proudly served as Co-Manager alongside Jefferies, who was Sole-Book Runner on the transaction.

See full Press Release on Ziopharm Website
Laidlaw served as Co-Manager on the $90mm Ziopharm Oncology (ZIOP) Follow-On Offering2020-02-05T19:29:57+00:00

The Laidlaw Five. Behind the Numbers.

A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Podcast Episode #1: “The Laidlaw Five”

Welcome to “A Brighter Future”, our new Podcast Series. In this, our very first podcast, you’ll hear Richard Calhoun and David Garitty discuss the reasoning behind David’s recent “Laidlaw Five” forecast for 2020 and the major trends to consider in the year ahead. A must listen for every investor.

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The Laidlaw Five. Behind the Numbers.2020-01-22T02:41:58+00:00

Wealth management’s newest competitor is 177 years old

Wealth management’s newest competitor is 177 years old

Read the article below or see the original published article from OnWallStreet here

An almost 177-year-old investment bank aims to be the newest player in wealth management, courting talent from both RIAs and wirehouses. Is there room for another entrant in the lucrative, but competitive wealth management marketplace?

New York-based Laidlaw intends to find out.

The firm has tapped a former wirehouse and IBD executive, Richard Calhoun, to oversee its expansion into wealth management. It’s already recruited several advisors and plans to ramp up hiring efforts in 2020.

“I see myself as the general manager and I’m trying to find the right talent for this team and just let them run with it,” CEO Matt Eitner says.

Laidlaw intends to entice advisors with a recruiting deal, an offer of equity in the company and the ability to tap into its existing investment banking operations. Advisors will be able to offer clients access to IPOs and private equity deals, executives say. Plus, there will be far less bureaucracy than exists at the wirehouses.

“We can make decisions nimbly and quickly. We don’t have to go through three different committees to get to a ‘yes,’” says Calhoun, who previously oversaw Wells Fargo’s independent broker-dealer, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.

To be sure, other firms have trod a similar path — and stumbled. Lebenthal Wealth Advisors and Cantor Fitzgerald tried to leverage legacy names to gain a foothold in wealth management. Both firms failed to gain traction.

In Lebenthal’s case, the firm had some early notable successes, recruiting a few top wirehouse advisors and filling management posts with former Smith Barney executives. But the firm struggled in a fierce recruiting environment, and shuttered its wealth management business in 2016.

“We probably were just not competitive enough in terms of what we could offer,” Alexandra Lebenthal, CEO of Lebenthal Holdings, told Financial Planningfollowing the firm’s denouement.

But even as some firms have bid adieu to wealth management, new players continue to throw their hat in the ring and some have shown sticking power in recent years. Among them: Steward Partners, Snowden Lane, HighTower and Focus Financial.

“If the niche is well defined enough, then I’d argue there is [room for a new wealth management firm],” says recruiter Danny Sarch.
But to recruiter Frank LaRosa’s mind, it’s less a matter of finding a niche than execution.

“All these different firms have the same solutions, they’re using the same technology. It’s about how they present it, how they support their advisors and what’s the culture they will supply,” LaRosa says.

Adding Calhoun was a smart move, he adds. “I know Rick from when we were at Smith Barney together. He’s a good recruiter. He can resonate with wirehouse advisors because he’s lived that.”

To replicate the success of some independent firms, Laidlaw has tapped two consultants with past experience at Steward Partners: Scott Abry and Michael Maurer.

Steward Partners was founded by former wirehouse executives in 2013 and grown to more than 100 advisors operating from more than 20 offices.

Of course, wealth management’s appeal as a business is obvious; there’s recurring fee revenue to be had, widespread need for financial advice among aging baby boomers and a number of dissatisfied advisors ready to decamp to greener pastures. It’s why firms like Steward Partners, Lebenthal and others keep making a go of it.

“Seeing what other independent firms had done over the past 10 years, plus the exodus from the wirehouses … that to me looked like the perfect opportunity” Eitner says.

Cerulli Associates estimates average AUM for advisors across the industry was $65.5 million in 2018, up from $55.1 million four years prior. Wirehouse brokers remain the industry’s most productive, overseeing on average $147 million in 2018, according to the research firm. That’s up from $132 million for 2014. It makes them a prime target for firms looking to grow via recruiting, particularly from national and regional BDs, according to Cerulli.

“Although much of the industry buzz has been around advisor migration to the independent channels, for wirehouse advisors interested in a change due to dissatisfaction with their current firm’s culture, or senior management, migration to the national and regional BD channel can be the most natural fit,” the research firm says in a recent report.

Top reasons for moving include dissatisfaction with senior management, desire for greater independence and the ability to build financial value in independent business, according to Cerulli.

“We’re trying to attract advisors who are running to something rather than away from something,” Calhoun says of Laidlaw’s efforts.

In offering new hires equity in the company as an enticement to move, Laidlaw is mimicking what some other independent firms founded in recent years have done. And, like other aggressive recruiters who tout amenable corporate environments, Laidlaw is banking it can foster an attractive culture for disaffected brokers.

Mel Lewis, who left Morgan Stanley to join Laidlaw’s New York office, pointed to his start at E.F Hutton in 1983 as a reason to switch. “I wanted to get back to a firm with a similar culture and commitment to my clients and me that I felt at E.F. Hutton,” Lewis said in a statement.

Culture is also a reason Laidlaw has eschewed the IBD model. The firm’s leadership does not believe they could cultivate the culture they want via a 1099 model, which would result in a more fragmented advisor force.

“That’s our secret sauce,” Eitner says of the firm’s culture. “It’s something that you need to come sit with us to really understand.”

Wealth management’s newest competitor is 177 years old2020-01-13T15:13:09+00:00

Laidlaw Helps Amesite Inc. Raise $5.5 Million in Oversubscribed Financing Round

Click here to see Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, chief executive officer, Amesite Inc, explain here disruptive online learning AI technology

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Amesite Inc. Raises $5.5 Million in Oversubscribed Financing Round

Company Provides Customized Learning Paths Developed by AI-Powered Online Platform for Enterprises, Colleges and Universities

ANN ARBOR, MI / ACCESSWIRE / January 6, 2020 / Amesite Inc., (the “Company”) an artificial intelligence software company providing fully-managed, customized, online learning ecosystems for the enterprise and higher education markets, today announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $5.5 million financing round to certain accredited investors. The Company has raised a total of $11 million in funding from private financings since its founding in 2017.

As the Company continues to grow its portfolio of artificial intelligence software products designed to improve learning, the net proceeds from the financing will be used to support sales and marketing efforts across its growing customer base and support company operations.

“To ensure employees have the in-demand skills they need to succeed in the future of work, and students and teachers have access to up-to-the minute learning materials, we are committed to investing in our machine learning and artificial intelligence-powered platform,” said Dr. Ann Marie Sastry, chief executive officer, Amesite Inc. “Our most recent financing will be instrumental in helping us support our growing customer base of enterprises and higher education institutions, while bolstering our continued software innovation efforts and growth into new markets.”

Laidlaw & Company (U.K.) Ltd. acted as the exclusive placement agent for the offering. Laidlaw’s Head of Capital Markets, Jim Ahern, commented, “Laidlaw is excited to be partnering with Amesite, who bring world class innovation and expertise that is needed to unlock the tremendous value of applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to learning environments. We look forward to our journey ahead with them.”

Amesite’s online learning solutions for enterprises, colleges, universities, faculty and students utilize artificial intelligence technologies, including machine learning and natural language processing, to deliver cost effective, cloud-based digital versions of courses that greatly enhance and improve the learning experience of students. Amesite’s online platform includes customized user messaging and tracking as well as seamless integration of updated topics and materials into traditional course curriculum, creating a more meaningful experience for both students and instructors alike.

The securities sold in Amesite’s private financing have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About Amesite Inc.

Amesite is a high-tech artificial intelligence software company offering a cloud-based platform for learning products to be cost-effectively and conveniently delivered to learners online, in business, higher education and K12. Amesite uses artificial intelligence technologies to provide customized environments for learners, and easier-to-manage interfaces for instructors. For more information, visit https://amesite.com/.

Forward Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements concerning the Company, the Company’s planned online machine learning platform, the Company’s business plans, any future commercialization of the Company’s online learning solutions, potential customers, business objectives and other matters. Forward-looking statements generally include statements that are predictive in nature and depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, and include words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “believe,” “intend,” “look forward,” and other similar expressions among others. Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Risks facing the Company and its planned platform are set forth in the Company’s filings with the SEC. Except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Media Contact:

Matthew Pennacchio
(212) 691-2800
pennacchio@sunshinesachs.com

SOURCE: Amesite, Inc.


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Laidlaw Helps Amesite Inc. Raise $5.5 Million in Oversubscribed Financing Round2020-01-15T02:35:32+00:00