Alex Hayes Joins The Financial Services Network

The Financial Services Network (The Network), along with LPL Financial, is pleased to announce that Alex Hayes, Founder of AJ Wealth & Legacy, LLC, has joined The Network’s advisor affiliates. Alex is the Managing Partner and LPL Financial Advisor at RD’s Financial Strategies (, a wealth management firm founded over 20 years ago by longtime Network affiliate, Robert Duitz. With over two decades in the Financial Services industry, Hayes has held consultant positions at some of the largest Asset Management firms in the country with Invesco, Oppenheimer Funds, and American Funds. 

Hayes cares for his clients like they are family, believing that “all relationships, both personal and professional, are founded on trust, integrity, communication,” he states. “I also believe in providing my clients with the best that technology and investing services has so we can offer a streamlined and sophisticated approach to that communication.” In the first quarter, they have made enhancement to software, including financial planning and risk assessment tools, as well as hiring a professional team, The Network’s Portfolio Consulting Services (PCS). The PCS team exists to provide advisors like Hayes with sophisticated and customized investing strategies, allowing Hayes’ internal team to focus on best servicing their clients. “We’re not here to sit on our laurels,” Hayes explains. “We are here to grow and help our clients succeed.”

“When you work with Alex you can expect a professional dedicated to helping clients define and pursue their objectives with candor and integrity,” stated Christopher Mercado, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Strategist of The Network. “As Bob Duitz looks to retire, I am confident he chose the best possible successor.  Alex and Bob’s personal and investing philosophies align fantastically, allowing their clients to continue receiving the high-level service experience they have been accustom.”

The Financial Services Network (The Network), is a national enterprise office that provides a variety of administrative, consulting, compliance and operational services to its partner advisors.

The consultants of The Financial Services Network are registered representatives with, and securities are offered through, LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. The Financial Services Network and LPL Financial are separate entities.

Alexander Hayes is a registered representatives with and securities and Advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC.