Marty Bicknell, the CEO of Mariner Holdings, is above all an innovator who knows how to build a company from the bottom up, extending its reach in ways that dont follow the standard models in the financial advisory industry.

For example, Mariner Holdings, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and has exploded in size from $300 million to over $30 billion, has never had a minimum requirement for its wealth advisory operation known as Mariner Wealth Advisors.



Intel Corporation (INTC) : Financial Advisory Service reduced its stake in Intel Corporation by 11.09% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 28,264 shares of Intel Corporation which is valued at $849,051 after selling 3,524 shares in Intel Corporation , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 3, 2016.Intel Corporation makes up approximately 0.43% of Financial Advisory Services portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc boosted its stake in INTC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 205 additional shares and now holds a total of 49,425 shares of Intel Corporation which is valued at $1,484,727. Intel Corporation makes up approx 0.34% of Northern Oak Wealth Management Incs portfolio.Btc Capital Management reduced its stake in INTC by selling 2,543 shares or 2.58% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 96,173 shares of INTC which is valued at $2,889,037. Intel Corporation makes up approx 0.67% of Btc Capital Managements portfolio. Sawtooth Asset Management sold out all of its stake in INTC during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 27,541 shares of INTC which is valued $833,941.First Manhattan Co reduced its stake in INTC by selling 13,973 shares or 2.82% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 481,549 shares of INTC which is valued at $15,236,210. Intel Corporation makes up approx 0.09% of First Manhattan Cos portfolio.St Germain D J Co Inc reduced its stake in INTC by selling 1,202 shares or 1.35% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 87,636 shares of INTC which is valued at $2,772,803. Intel Corporation makes up approx 0.39% of St Germain D J Co Incs portfolio.

Intel Corporation opened for trading at $30 and hit $30.18 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $30.14, with a gain of 1.14% or 0.34 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,70,13,816 shares. Company has a market cap of $142,321 M.

On the companys financial health, Intel Corporation reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Apr 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.48. The company had revenue of $13801.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $13826.41 million. The companys revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.41 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Intel Corporation. Intel Corporation was Downgraded by Northland Capital to Market Perform on Apr 20, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Jefferies on Apr 20, 2016 to Buy, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 42 from a previous price target of $39 .Shares were Reiterated by Cowen on Apr 20, 2016 to Market Perform and Lowered the Price Target to $ 32 from a previous price target of $33 .

Intel Corporation is engaged in the design and manufacture of digital technology platforms. The Company sells these platforms to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) original design manufacturers (ODMs) and industrial and communications equipment manufacturers in the computing and communications industries. The Companys platforms are used to deliver a range of computing experiences in notebooks 2 in 1 systems desktops servers tablets smartphones and the Internet of Things. It also develops and sells software and services focused on security and technology integration. The Companys operating segments include the PC Client Group (PCCG) the Data Center Group (DCG) the Internet of Things Group (IOTG) the Mobile and Communications Group (MCG) the software and services (SSG) and all other. SSG segment includes McAfee and software and services group. All Other segment includes Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group Netbook Group and New Devices Group.



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CHARLOTTE, NC, May 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker/dealer LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA), today announced that Megent Financial (Megent), an independent financial advisory firm, has rejoined LPL's broker-dealer platform. The firm was originally on LPL's broker-dealer platform from 2001 to 2012. Megent provides commission- and fee-based investment services to union-sponsored retirement plan participants. Megent will conduct its fee-based advisory business through the registered investment advisor (RIA) of Opus Wealth Management Group, which is on LPL's hybrid RIA platform. Megent reported that, based on prior business, its advisors served approximately $450 million of brokerage and advisory assets, as of April 7, 2016.*

Based in Orland Park, Ill., Megent is made up of nine financial advisors and 10 professional support staff members who serve the greater Chicago area. They primarily work with a retail client base comprised of men and women working in organized labor unions as well as their families. Its advisors help clients navigate through all phases of their financial life, providing services in defined-benefit and defined-contribution pension plans as well as in retiree health and welfare benefits. Megent's advisors also provide younger workers with financial literacy and financial education to help them prepare for retirement. Implementing an investment philosophy emphasizing asset allocation, the firm's advisors utilize a range of professionally managed investment vehicles, including mutual funds, ETFs and annuities, to help clients work toward their investment and retirement needs. Megent is seeking to expand its reach to additional union-sponsored retirement plan participants across the nation through acquisition and advisor recruiting.

"We are very pleased to return to LPL," said Eric P. Burton, managing director and president of Megent Financial. "In the past few years our firm has grown substantially, and we believe that LPL can best support our firm with its size and scale, access to investment and technology platforms and support in recruiting new advisor and advisory firms into our distinct business model."

"It is a testament to LPL's value in the marketplace that a large organization such as Megent Financial would return to our platform," said Craig Kamis, LPL senior vice president, overseeing business development of institutional and complex advisory firms. "They operate a unique business model and we believe that our support and resources can enable them to deliver the service and investment advice that will help their clients throughout their financial lives."

*Asset numbers were reported by Megent Financial, based on prior business and have not been independently and fully verified by LPL Financial.

About Megent Financial
Based in Orland Park, Ill., Megent Financial is an independent retirement and financial services firm whose industry roots date back to 1918. Serving the men and women working in organized labor, Megent provides unbiased financial advice and recommendations personalized to its clients' needs. Megent brings experience in defined-benefit and defined-contribution pension plans as well as in retiree health and welfare benefits. The firm's knowledge and experience enables it to properly, effectively and holistically navigate its clients through all phases of their financial lives. Megent has nine financial advisors and 10 professional support staff, and serves approximately $450 million of brokerage and advisory assets, as of April 7, 2016.* For more information, visit www.megent.com.

About LPL Financial
LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA), is a leader in the retail financial advice market and served $479 billion in advisory and brokerage assets as of March 31, 2016. LPL is one of the fastest growing RIA custodians and is the nations largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2015). The Company provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and over 700 banks and credit unions, enabling them to help their clients turn lifes aspirations into financial realities. Advisors associated with LPL also service an estimated 45,000 retirement plans with an estimated $121 billion in retirement plan assets, as of March 31, 2016. LPL also supports more than 4,200 financial advisors licensed and affiliated with insurance companies with customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 3,400 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.

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Megent Financial offers investment advice through Opus Wealth Partners, LLC, a registered investment advisor. Opus Wealth Partners and Megent Financial are separate entities from LPL Financial.

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