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Snowden Lane Partners Adds Latest Advisor, Creates $360 Million Advisor Team

The Jacobi-Hakala Group Forms at Snowden Lane After Working Together for Over 20 Years

Snowden Lane Partners, an independent, advisor-owned, wealth advisory firm dedicated to providing client-focused advice in a values-driven culture, today announced Al Jacobi has joined the firm as Senior Partner and Managing Director, from Fieldpoint Private.

Together with Tom Hakala, who joined Snowden Lane as Partner and Managing Director in July, Jacobi and Hakala will form The Jacobi-Hakala Group. They are the fifth wealth management team to join the fast-growing hybrid RIA since mid-April.

Based in Snowden Lane’s New York City headquarters and having worked together for over two decades, The Jacobi-Hakala Group will oversee $360 million in client assets and specialize in offering sophisticated advice and highly customized financial strategies to high-net-worth families and individuals.

“Al and Tom have proven they are experts in the high-net-worth space, and they will fit perfectly into Snowden Lane’s culture,” said Greg Franks, Snowden Lane’s Managing Partner, President & COO. “I’m looking forward to watching them collaborate again, and if their history working together is any indication, they will have an outstanding impact at our firm. I’m excited to officially welcome them to the team.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining Snowden Lane alongside Tom, as the firm has built a great reputation across the wealth management industry,” said Al Jacobi. “I know their established platform will allow me to continue offering clients the customizable financial solutions they deserve, while Snowden Lane’s culture and values align with my ultimate goal of providing objective, conflict-free wealth management advice.”

Prior to Snowden Lane, Jacobi and Hakala each held senior positions at Fieldpoint Private and Wilmington Trust.

Jacobi served as a Managing Director and Senior Advisor at Fieldpoint Private, having previously spent over a decade as a Managing Director and Senior Investment Advisor at Wilmington Trust. In that role, Jacobi led a team of investment specialists to develop highly customized client portfolios. He also worked as a senior investment executive for a large national banking organization, directing a team of investment professionals focused on high-net-worth families. Jacobi holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, an MBA, and is a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts and the Association of Investment Management and Research.

Hakala most recently served as a Managing Director at both Fieldpoint Private and Wilmington Trust and has held positions with KPMG, UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers throughout his career.

“We are extremely grateful that Al and Tom chose Snowden Lane after evaluating a competitive recruiting environment,” said Rob Mooney, Managing Partner & CEO of Snowden Lane Partners. “We have always believed our independence, in addition to the personal attention we offer clients, would resonate across the RIA community. It’s very rewarding to see those beliefs hold true and we are humbled by the interest we have received this year.”

Lyle LaMothe, Chairman of Snowden Lane Partners, added, “We deeply admire Fieldpoint Private, hence our enthusiasm when it became clear The Jacobi-Hakala Group would be joining our firm. Al and Tom are highly experienced and have a track record of maximizing results for their clients through customized solutions. I am certain they will thrive in Snowden Lane’s boutique environment.”

Since its founding in 2011, Snowden Lane has rapidly built a national brand, attracting top industry talent from Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS, JP Morgan, Raymond James, and Wells Fargo, among others.

The firm has 126 total employees, 72 of whom are financial advisors, across 12 offices around the country: Pasadena and San Diego, CA; New Haven, CT; Coral Gables, FL; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, Salisbury and Bethesda, MD; San Antonio, TX; Buffalo, NY, as well as its New York City headquarters.

The Financial Times named Snowden Lane to its elite FT 300 list for six straight years, recognizing it as one of the top independent RIA firms in the U.S. The firm was also included in the Barron’s 2021 and 2020 Top 100 RIA Firms ranking, and many of the firm’s advisors have been recognized as FT 401 Top Retirement advisors, and a number by Forbes/Shook as Forbes Best-In-State Wealth advisors.

About Snowden Lane Partners

Snowden Lane is a nationally branded, open-architecture, hybrid registered investment advisor and broker-dealer that provides wealth advisory services to high net-worth individuals, families, and institutional clients.

Snowden Lane is led by an experienced team of industry executives, including Lyle LaMothe, Chairman of the Board of Managers, Rob Mooney, Managing Partner & CEO, and Greg Franks, Managing Partner, President & COO, who are dedicated to building a client-focused, nationally branded, boutique wealth advisory partnership.

Snowden Lane is headquartered in New York City and operates an SEC registered investment adviser and a broker-dealer. Snowden Lane provides a multi-custodian, multi-currency platform, with aggregated performance reporting and leading analytical tools for clients and advisors. It further provides full operational, finance, compliance, human resources, and financial advisor transition support to its financial advisors.

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