Mariner Wealth Advisors Makes Sixth Acquisition to Close Out Summer of Deals

September 23, 2021

Firm adds approximately $2.7 billion in assets under advisement with the acquisition of FCG Advisors

Overland Park, Kan. – September 23, 2021 – Mariner Wealth Advisors, a national wealth advisory firm headquartered in Kansas City, today announced that it has acquired New Jersey-based wealth advisory firm, FCG Advisors. The deal closed on September 10.

FCG Advisors, with approximately $2.7 billion in assets under advisement (AUA), has built a trusted reputation with its clients since its founding in 1994. Joining the Mariner Wealth Advisors team provides the already successful firm with scale that offers their advisory and institutional brokerage business incredible opportunity for growth. 

“An internal culture focused on collaboration, not competition, is what attracted us to join Mariner Wealth Advisors,” said John Combias, founder and managing director of FCG Advisors. “And for our valued, longtime clients, many of whom are multi-generational, their offerings from wealth planning to insurance solutions allow us to expand upon the services we provide.”

Mariner Wealth Advisors currently has 403 advisors across 54 offices. Since July, the firm has announced six acquisitions and added over $7 billion in AUA. FCG Advisors has assumed the Mariner Wealth Advisors name since closing, and the Chatham, NJ office remains under Combias’ leadership.

“It’s been a busy and exciting summer of growth for our team,” said Marty Bicknell, CEO and president of Mariner Wealth Advisors. “We’re thrilled to welcome the great associates at FCG Advisors to our already talented team. Having an expanded presence in New Jersey will allow us to serve our existing clients better and give us the opportunity to provide wealth advisory services to more people across the region.”

Park Sutton acted as the exclusive financial advisor to FCG in the transaction. To learn more about Mariner Wealth Advisors, visit

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