Transitioning to B. Riley Wealth Management from Wunderlich
To our valued clients: As you have probably noticed by now, our name change to B. Riley Wealth Management from Wunderlich Securities is nearly complete. Advisor email addresses have changed, the firm’s website was updated, and the B. Riley Wealth Management logo was added to statements and other account documents in early August.
Beginning 9/22/2018, the Wunderlich Access Online website where clients view their brokerage account information will move to https://brileywealth.fccaccessonline.com. At the same time, the logo will be updated to reflect our new name – B. Riley Wealth Management.
If you have the current site address (https://wunderlich.fccaccessonline.com) saved in Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox or another internet browser as a favorite or bookmark, you will be redirected to the new site address on 9/22 and should update the bookmark at that time. You can also reach Access Online by clicking the “Account Log In” button in the top banner of our website.
We changed our name to better align with our parent company, B. Riley Financial, and our fellow affiliates. Through this affiliation, we can offer you more products, deeper resources and broader expertise to serve all your financial needs. What hasn’t changed is our client-first focus, and the way you do business with us through your trusted financial advisor is not impacted in any way.
To learn more this transition, review the questions and answers shared below or contact your financial advisor with any other questions you may have.
|What to expect now that we are B. Riley Wealth Management:|
|1. Why are we changing our name?||Since Wunderlich became a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial in July 2017, our clients have benefited from access to deeper resources and expanded capabilities available through B. Riley affiliates. Our new name simply reinforces our long-standing dedication to serving you.|
2. When will I begin to see these changes?
|Look for our new logo beginning in late July. At that time, most account documents like statements, trade confirmations and other reports, will display the B. Riley Wealth Management logo. The AccessOnline website where you go to view account information will be updated with the new branding in September. During this transition period, you may continue to use forms or documents with Wunderlich Securities references or logos.|
3. What exactly is changing?
|Just our name. Nothing about your brokerage account(s) is impacted by this name change. Legally changing the firm name to B. Riley Wealth Management is not a change of control and will not affect your account(s) or the way you do business with us.|
4. Do I need to do anything?
|No. There is nothing you will need to sign or do after our name changes. However, changing our name does require us to update certain regulatory filings, including the Form ADV, which means that clients with advisory accounts will receive notice by mail when the ADV is updated.|
|5. Will my relationship with my financial advisor be affected?||
Not at all. Your financial advisor remains the primary contact on your accounts and will continue to provide the responsive, personalized service and financial counsel you have come to expect from us.
Advisor locations and phone numbers will stay the same, too. Email addresses will be updated to reflect a new domain – @brileywealth.com – in August. However, messages you send to the “@wundernet.com” email address will continue to be delivered to your advisor without disruption.
6. Are my accounts still safe?
|Your brokerage accounts and the assets in those accounts are custodied with First Clearing‡ and that is not changing. Assets held in your brokerage accounts are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation and excess SIPC coverage provided through First Clearing. The name change has no impact on these protections which are described in more detail here.|
|7. The checks for my Advantage brokerage account include a Wunderlich logo – may I continue to use them?||Yes, you may continue to use these checks without any disruption until your supply runs out. The next time you reorder checks for this account, a B. Riley Wealth Management logo will appear on the new checks. The brand change does not change the account number or routing information for your account.|
8. Where can I learn more about B. Riley Financial?
|B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY) is a diversified provider of financial and business advisory services. The company operates through several wholly-owned subsidiaries, including B. Riley Wealth Management, Inc. To learn more about B. Riley, visit the company website at www.brileyfin.com. More information on the company’s financial performance can be found at http://ir.brileyfin.com.|
‡First Clearing is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.