NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2013) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced that its customer Securities America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS), has been named to the 2013 InformationWeek 500 list for the first time.

Securities America is one of the nation's largest independent broker-dealers supporting over 1,700 financial professionals, serving more than 300,000 investors. The company earned the prestigious honor from InformationWeek as one of the top technology innovators in the U.S. for Dashboard 2.0, the integrated advisor workstation platform it developed in partnership with Information Builders.

Financial institutions rely on their broker-dealers to grow, but these businesses are challenged with servicing clients quickly and effectively when the data they need is spread across multiple tools and databases. Drawing on Information Builders' WebFOCUS BI platform, Dashboard 2.0 integrates these diverse investor profile, portfolio, and performance assets into a seamless dashboard with a simplified workflow. This self-service solution allows Securities America's financial advisors to rapidly access, and visually explore, client and portfolio information through powerful dashboards and reports, secured and customized by role, consolidating multiple core systems into a single view.

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking, and other customer-focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business -- or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."

"Information Builders is thrilled that Securities America earned this recognition by InformationWeek as one of most innovative companies in America," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "This award underscores the tremendous business value of deploying information access more broadly. Information Builders is extremely passionate about empowering companies through smarter use of data and enabling them to satisfy tech-savvy clients. We're committed to helping Securities America and all our customers continue to multiply the value of their information."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Past overall winners in Financial Services include The Vanguard Group, CME Group, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.

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About Securities America
Headquartered in La Vista, NE, Securities America Inc. is a national top 10 independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine). For more than 25 years, Securities America's mission has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm's industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services, and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1993, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice, and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America Financial Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011 and the inaugural Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award in March 2013. Additional information is available at Securities America, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

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