HighTower Adds Florida-based Adviser Team

HighTower, a national financial services company serving high-net-worth and institutional clients, announced that Masterson, Emma & Associates will be joining the practice.

Mark Masterson and David Emma are joining HighTower as Managing Directors and Partners. Previously, the team was with Merrill Lynch.

Masterson holds a degree in international trade from Auburn University.

Emma, in addition to his time at Merrill Lynch, has experience as a real estate developer. He was also a professional hockey player for 10 years and was a member of the U.S. Hockey Team in the 1992 Olympics.

Masterson, Emma & Associates is based in Naples, Florida.

“HighTower continues to attract a tremendous amount of seasoned talent from across the financial industry,” said Mike Papedis, HighTower’s Managing Director of Business Development. “As we expand, our focus is advising high net worth clients without the structural conflicts endemic to large integrated financial institutions, while cultivating elite advisers who offer sophisticated investment solutions.”