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Commonwealth Financial Network® Ranked a Best Place to Work in San Diego

San Diego, CA (August 18, 2014)—For the sixth consecutive year, Commonwealth Financial Network® has been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. Of the 100 top workplaces for 2014, Commonwealth was honored as the third Best Place to Work among large companies, defined as those with 250–1,999 U.S. employees.

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 in turn. The 2014 Best Places to Work in San Diego list is composed of 100 companies from across the county ranking highest on the two-part survey process. The first part is the evaluation of nominated companies on their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part is an employee survey to provide measurable feedback on the employee experience.

“To say we are pleased to be ranked for a sixth straight year is an understatement,” said John Rooney, managing principal of Commonwealth’s West Coast office. “The consistent acknowledgement of our company is a testament to the caliber of our staff and their commitment to supporting our 1,487 financial advisors and their practices.”

Rooney added, “Our dynamic and talented team has a strong work ethic and a stronger values system—they care and we care. We strive to maintain a supportive and engaging environment where coming to the office is fun and purposeful and hard work is recognized and rewarded.”

To date, Commonwealth has been recognized 27 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 June 2014, J.D. Power ranked Commonwealth “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Four Times in a Row.”

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 ranks Commonwealth “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Four 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

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*Commonwealth Financial Network® received the highest numerical score in the independent advisor segment in the proprietary J.D. Power 2010 and 2012–2014 Financial Advisor Satisfaction StudiesSM. 2014 study based on 3,901 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 January–April 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit

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