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Commonwealth Financial Network® Congratulates Honorees in InvestmentNews’ “40 Under 40” List

WALTHAM, MA (June 22, 2015)—Commonwealth Financial Network® congratulates two affiliated advisors on being named to InvestmentNews’ “40 Under 40” list for 2015. Christine Raines, CFP®, AIF®, president, Azimuth Wealth Management, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado, and Valerie Leonard, AIF®, principal and cofounder, Grinkmeyer Leonard Financial, based in Birmingham, Alabama, are both honored in the list. The list is published in the June 22 issue of InvestmentNews and featured online.

The second annual “40 Under 40” project spotlights 40 dynamic honorees, all under age 40, who were selected from a pool of approximately 1,200 nominees by a panel of reporters, editors, and other representatives of InvestmentNews. Winners were chosen based on their level of accomplishment, contribution to the financial advice industry, leadership, and promise for the future. For more information, visit

“It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Christine Raines and Valerie Leonard on being recognized by InvestmentNews and honored on this list of noteworthy industry professionals,” said Wayne Bloom, Commonwealth CEO. “Each of these women exhibits the qualities of a successful advisor, and they add tremendous value to the Commonwealth community. They are deeply focused, inspiring, innovative—and just getting started.”

Bloom concluded, “With the industry taking an increased focus on millennials and the future of investing, these are the passionate, mindful advisors who will lead the charge on how the industry evolves and supports the changing needs of investors. Commonwealth will continue to provide the forward-thinking support and industry-leading technology their practices deserve.”

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. The firm supports approximately 1,600 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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