International advice network Lawsons Network has strengthened its global advisory offering with a series of new regulatory partnerships.
Working under the regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Lawsons Network has launched services to international investors based in the US.
Jennifer Toon-Davenport, membership acquisition director at Lawsons Network, said: “We’re delighted to be launching our US operation – enabling our members to bring their best practice financial advice services to expatriate investors based in the States and fulfilling our ambition to become a leading international network with global reach. The opportunity to expand into new geographical territories is just one element of our exceptional member support.
“We’re also committed to securing terms of business with organisations that facilitate access to the US market – helping members with everything from obtaining a Series 65 Licence to business strategy and accessing the best investment platforms.”
In addition, it has been authorised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma) and has secured regulation by the Association Romande des Intermédiaires Financiers (ARIF).
Stephanie Estlick, operations director at Lawsons Network, added: “Only organisations meeting stringent requirements qualify for Finma authorisation. To have done so at this stage in our journey is a significant achievement – and reflects our commitment to the highest regulatory standards.”
Lawsons Network onboarding director Sarah Oglesby said: “By giving our members the opportunity to work with leading regulators and product providers, we’re enhancing their ability to deliver world-class independent financial advice to clients in growing numbers of territories around the world.”
The network has authorisation by Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) via partnership and also has a Organisme de Surveillance pour Intermédiaires Financiers & Trustees (SO-FIT) licence in Switzerland.