SOURCE: Paulson Wealth Advisors

Paulson Wealth Advisors

March 02, 2011 10:30 ET

Paulson Wealth Advisors Adds Two Senior Advisors

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) - Paulson Wealth Advisors, a division of Paulson Investment Company, Inc. (Paulson), a wholly owned subsidiary of Paulson Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: PLCC), recently hired two financial advisors to join the newly created division. Industry veterans, Brent Norman and Erik Lawrence, formerly with UBS, will work with John Noble, managing director of Paulson Wealth Advisors, in the expansion of Paulson's investment advisory firm throughout the Pacific Northwest.

"We are pleased to welcome Brent and Erik to Paulson Wealth Advisors," said John Noble. "Our industry is in the midst of significant changes resulting in a renaissance of sorts among boutique full-service brokerage firms. Their business model is a perfect fit for the culture we are creating, one that stresses a focus on people, community and a commitment to client service excellence at a local level."

Paulson Wealth Advisors is the independent Investment Advisory division of Paulson Investment Company, Inc., one of the largest independent broker-dealers in the Pacific Northwest. Paulson utilizes clearing services with RBC Correspondence Services (a global leader in diversified financial services) to provide the full breadth of tools and resources for our advisors and their clients.

"These advisors were hand selected by John Noble for their expertise and knowledge in investment planning and advice. It is our mission to continue growing with those who share Paulson's core values," said Trent Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Paulson Investment Company, Inc.

Erik was born and raised in Portland, received his Bachelor's degree with high honors from Portland State University and started his career as a Financial Advisor in 2002. In addition, he has earned the distinction as a CFP (Certified Financial Planner®). Erik serves as a Director of the Board for both the Dougy Center and the Portland State University Foundation.

Brent, also a Portland area native, graduated from Portland State University. Following a career in advertising, Brent became a financial advisor in 1982 with Kidder Peabody (a predecessor firm to UBS). He is a member of the Lang Syne Society of Portland and has served as President or Board Member of several local business associations and non-profit organizations. In an effort to raise awareness of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Brent trained and has now completed 3 marathons to raise money for the cause.

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About Paulson Capital Corporation
Paulson Capital Corporation is the parent company to Paulson Investment Company, Inc. Based in Portland, Ore., Paulson Investment Company, Inc. is one of the largest independent brokerage firms headquartered in the northwest and a national leader in public offerings of small and emerging growth companies with capital needs of $5 million to $45 million. Founded by Chester "Chet" Paulson in 1970, it has managed or underwritten 164 securities offerings and has generated more than $1.2 billion for client companies. 

With 39 branch offices throughout the country, Paulson Investment Company, Inc. (member FINRA/SIPC) aims to earn and build trust with retail and select institutional investors through highly customized financial portfolio management, diversified financial products and service offerings and effective administration and execution of investment strategies that specifically address individual risk tolerance levels. In addition, Paulson Investment Company, Inc.'s brokerage clients look to the firm for compelling new investment ideas in the small and emerging growth markets. The company's website is available at  

This release may contain "forward-looking statements" based on current expectations but involving known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results of achievements may be materially different from those expressed or implied. The Company's plan and objectives are based on judgments with respect to future conditions in the securities markets as well as general assumptions regarding the economy and competitive environment in the securities industry, which can be volatile and out of our control. In particular, we make assumptions about our ability to complete corporate finance transactions and increase the volume and size of our securities trading operations, which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and often beyond the control of the Company. Therefore, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will prove to be accurate.

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