RIA Asset Gatherer Buys Bel Air Investment Advisors from Fiera Capital Corporation

Posted on 01/07/2021

Chicago-based Hightower Advisors, LLC has acquired Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC from Fiera Capital Corporation. Bel Air, with US$ 8 billion in assets under management, is based in Los Angeles and provides customized wealth management services and investment solutions exclusively to ultra-high net worth individuals, families, trusts and foundations with US$ 20 million or more in investable assets. Bel Air has 43 employees.

Founded in 1997, Bel Air was acquired by Montreal-based Fiera Capital, a public company in 2013. Bel Air Chairman Todd Morgan began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Los Angeles.

Thomas H. Lee Partners is the private equity owner of Hightower Advisors


In the transaction, RBC Capital Markets and Stifel GMP served as financial advisors to Fiera Capital while also assisting Bel Air management in structuring the Hightower partnership.

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