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Highland Resident Inducted into the

Signator Investors, Inc. ‘Hall of Fame’


Dane Smith recognized for long standing commitment

to integrity and excellence in customer service in financial services


August 21, 2014 – Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, announced the recent induction of Highland resident Dane R. Smith, CLU®, ChFC®, executive director of Financial Planning for Michigan Financial Companies into its Hall of Fame.


Since Signator’s Hall of Fame’s inception in 1956, fewer than 250 financial representatives have joined the elite group.  The main criterion for being tapped to enter the Hall of Fame is earning the company’s ACE (Achieving Client Excellence) award at least 15 times. Each year, only a select number of representatives receive the ACE award, which highlights client excellence, personal ethics and integrity, and the ability to solve clients’ financial needs. Smith received the ACE award for the 15th time in 2013.


“To be inducted into Signator’s Hall of Fame, financial representatives must have proven their commitment to providing exceptional client service throughout their careers,” explained Brian Heapps, CLU®, ChFC®, president of John Hancock Financial Network. “We look to our ‘Hall of Famers’ to be role models in our business based on a foundation of integrity and service. It’s a great pleasure to welcome Dane as one of our newest inductees.”


With a career spanning more than 29 years, Smith is well qualified to address the diverse needs of high net-worth individuals and their advisors to them realize their financial goals.  His business acumen has the depth and breadth of skills to design innovative strategies in estate planning, wealth preservation and accumulation as well as asset management platforms, retirement planning and education funding.


He graduated from Central Michigan University and holds Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designations.


In addition, he is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), received multiple nominations as a Five Star Wealth Manager by Hour Magazine, and is a Court of the Table and Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT), an international association of leading financial professionals. He also holds the National Quality Award for outstanding service to the financial services industry.


Smith currently resides in Highland, Michigan with his wife, Rita, and their three daughters, Lauren, Lindsay and Allison.  He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys coaching youth sports teams in his community.


About Signator Investors

Founded in 1968, Signator Investors, Inc., powered by John Hancock Financial Network, is an independent broker/dealer-Registered Investment Adviser based in Boston, Mass., that supports a national network of independent firms with more than 1,850 advisors and representatives across the U.S.


Signator partners with financial professionals who have proven experience and share its commitment to putting clients first. The firm’s open product platform includes a comprehensive range of investment, advisory and protection products from leading carriers.  And its first-class support, wealth of local and national resources and flexible business models help entrepreneurially minded financial professionals ensure that their clients are well taken care of. For more information, please visit


Securities and investment advisory services offered through Signator Investors, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, a registered investment adviser. 197 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116.


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