SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – August 15, 2016 – DFPG Investments, Inc. (DFPG:, a dually-registered independent broker-dealer and RIA, announces that John T. Lady and Terry C. Lady of Providence Wealth Advisors out of Greenville, South Carolina and Williamsburg, Virginia have joined their firm. In addition, Curt Ladd of First Financial Center out of Dallas, Texas has also joined the firm.

All three representatives were formerly with VSR Financial Services. In sum, these offices represent $154MM in assets. With the addition of these three representatives, DFPG continues on a growth curve that has welcomed many new offices to the firm during the past few quarters.
Reflecting on DFPG’s recent success, the firm’s President Ryan Smith says, “We talk to a lot of advisors, and there are three areas of concern that continue to surface in those discussions. First, these advisors want access to quality alternative products with a group dedicated to compliance and due diligence in this arena. Second, they want a close relationship with their broker-dealer and RIA and they are tired of being a number. Lastly, they understand the shifts taking place in the industry and they want to make sure they affiliate with a firm who offers a robust fee-based investment advisor platform.”

DFPG’s CEO Mike Bendix also commented on DFPG’s growth by adding, “Our team has tried to create a brand that is recognized for an expertise in alternative investments and a family-oriented company culture. Since most of the DFPG executive team have been advisors themselves, we believe that there is strong demand in the market for what we have worked so hard to create.” In addition to his chief executive role at DFPG, Mike Bendix is currently serving as the President of ADISA, a national association for investment professionals working in alternative and direct investments.

“This was not an easy decision and we took our time to find the right kind of relationship,” says John Lady of Providence Wealth Advisors based in South Carolina. “DFPG offers a compelling product platform, but our decision to join was largely determined by our trust and fit with the DFPG team and culture.”

Regarding his move to DFPG, Curt Ladd from First Financial Center said, “I’ve worked hard to build my business and create long-term relationships with my clients. Out of everyone else I spoke to, I felt like DFPG would best help me to keep doing the things I’ve always been doing, and to open up some new opportunities as well.”

Ladd concludes, “I asked myself which group is the best fit for my clients, both now and looking toward the future, and DFPG came out way ahead of anyone else. This is the main reason I chose DFPG.”

DFPG Investments, Inc. is a national, full-service, independent broker-dealer and registered investment advisor that specializes in working with representatives who want to incorporate alternative investments, with an emphasis in investment real estate, in their business. More information about DFPG, including media inquiries, can be directed to Nick Hansen (

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