Commonwealth Financial Network® Congratulates Honorees in Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors for 2014
Waltham, MA (February 24, 2014)â€”Commonwealth Financial NetworkÂ® congratulates Thomas Bartholomew, Joseph Chornyak, Martin Kossoff, and Steven Stocker on being named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors for 2014. The magazine’s largest-ever ranking of advisors, Barron’s Top 1,200 represents the top 1 percent of advisors.
To compile its annual list, Barron’s, a leading financial publication, uses data based on the nation’s most productive advisors. Barron’s takes a number of criteria into account for this state-by-state ranking, including assets under management, revenues generated by advisors for their firms, and quality of practices which includes examination of regulatory records. The list was expanded this year to include both Registered Investment Advisors and Investment Adviser Representatives; some states may include more advisors than others, in proportion to state populations.
Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth, said, “I congratulate each of our advisors for ranking in this elite group of industry leaders. To be acknowledged on such a national stage, year-over-year, demonstrates a tried and true commitment to servicing their clients and helping them achieve financial independence.” Bloom concluded, “We take great pride in our affiliation with these four stand-out advisors and look forward to supporting the continued growth and success of their practices.”
The Commonwealth-affiliated advisors ranked among other advisors named to the list in their states include:
- Thomas Bartholomew, founder and president, Bartholomew & Company, Inc., Worcester, Massachusetts: #13 of 30
- Joseph Chornyak, managing partner, Chornyak & Associates, Ltd., Columbus, Ohio: #23 of 30
- Martin Kossoff, principal and president, Kerkering Barberio Financial Services, Inc., Sarasota, Florida: #55 of 84
- Steven Stocker, founder and managing partner, Investment Partners, Ltd., New Philadelphia, Ohio: #11 of 30
About Commonwealth Financial Network
Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealerâ€“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 1,487 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 www.commonwealth.com.