http://www.advancedequities.com/index.phpAdvanced Equities Financial Corporation is a financial services firm focused on retail, institutional securities, venture capital, and investment banking. The firm provides investment management, securities brokerage, and venture capital investment banking services through its subsidiaries: Advanced Equities, First Allied Securities, FFP Securities, Advanced Equities Asset Management and Advanced Equities Wealth Management. AEFC employs approximately 900 financial advisors and manages more than $30 billion in client assets. In 2003 and 2006, AEFC was named as the nation's No. 1 fastest growing brokerage firm by Inc. magazine. Advanced Equities was founded in 1999.