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Commonwealth Financial Network® Ranked the #1 Best Place to Work in San Diego

San Diego, CA (August 12, 2013)—Commonwealth Financial Network® has been ranked the number one Best Place to Work in San Diego for 2013 by the San Diego Business Journal. Of the 100 list makers, Commonwealth was honored with the top spot among large companies. This marks the fifth consecutive year Commonwealth has been recognized within the Best Places to Work list.

The annual survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in the San Diego area, benefiting the county’s economy, workforce, and businesses. The 2013 Best Places to Work in San Diegolist is made up of 100 companies from across the county that were ranked based on a two-part survey process. First, nominated companies were evaluated on their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. Second, employees were surveyed to provide measurable feedback on the employee experience.

“Commonwealth’s San Diego team comprises remarkable people who positively impact our work environment and make it the ‘best place’ it is,” said John Rooney, managing principal of Commonwealth’s West Coast office. “As a privately held company, we are able to thoughtfully bring on people whom we believe possess both the professional and personal attributes that will allow them to thrive within our dynamic workplace. I can say with confidence that each team member is fully committed to our advisors’ needs and positively impacts our large—yet small—organization.”

To date, Commonwealth has been recognized 23 times as a Best Place to Work by top regional publications, including the Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, San Diego Business Journal, and Computerworld. In April 2013, J.D. Power and Associates ranked Commonwealth “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Three Times in a Row.”

Rooney concluded, “Being indispensable—and providing consistent service to our advisors—comes that much easier when you have the sense of purpose we have. I attribute this number one ranking to our dedicated team and wholeheartedly thank them for their contributions to Commonwealth.”

About Commonwealth Financial Network
Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. J.D. Power and Associates ranks Commonwealth “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Three Times in a Row.” The firm supports more than 1,450 independent advisors nationwide in serving their clients as registered representatives, investment adviser representatives, and registered investment advisers, as well as through hybrid service models. For more information, please visit

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Commonwealth Financial Network® received the highest numerical score in the independent advisor segment in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010, 2012, and 2013 Financial Advisor Satisfaction StudiesSM. 2013 study based on 2,547 total responses and measures overall financial advisor satisfaction among advisors registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investment firms. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of financial advisors surveyed in October 2012–February 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit

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