The Charles Schwab Corporation announced this Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of USAA’s Investment Management Company, adding around $80 billion to Schwab’s $3.8 trillion in total client assets.
Under the acquisition, the underlying brokerage and managed portfolio accounts have been transferred to the financial services company. Furthermore, Schwab has entered into a long-term referral agreement with USAA, which makes the former the exclusive provider of wealth management and investment brokerage services for USAA members.
400 former USAA employees transition to Charles Schwab
In order to support the more than one million accounts that have been transferred to Charles Schwab, almost 400 former USAA employees have joined the financial firm. Their aim will be to ensure transitioning members feel confident with the move.
Commenting on the acquisition, Walt Bettinger, President and CEO of Schwab, said in the statement: “We are incredibly honored that USAA entrusted Schwab with the vital task of building the financial futures of its members. We understand that with this transaction comes a great responsibility to USAA members and their talented employees, and we are committed to making the integration as seamless and efficient as possible.”
“We are so proud to serve the men and women who have served our country and their families, and we’ll commit ourselves to working each day to continue delivering the highest level of service to them. As an employer of choice of veterans, Schwab has long supported the military community and we look forward to strengthening that relationship.”
For the USAA members whose accounts were transferred to Schwab, the company has provided them access to a new hub on Schwab.com. According to the company, this hub will guide them through the features and services with their Schwab account.
“USAA and Schwab share an unwavering commitment to the financial security of our members and clients. Schwab approaches every decision ‘through clients’ eyes’ and offers a wide selection of investment products and services for some of the lowest costs in the industry,” added Wayne Peacock, president and CEO of USAA, in the statement.
“Our members now will receive expanded solutions from Schwab, who shares our client-centric approach and is committed to serving and employing military members.”
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