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Commonwealth Financial Network® Congratulates Honoree on the NAPA "Top 50 Plan Advisors Under 40" List

WALTHAM, MA (February 18, 2016)—Commonwealth Financial Network®, the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, congratulates affiliated advisor Alexander Assaley, III, AIF®, AFS 401(k) Retirement Services, LLC, based in Bethesda, Maryland, on being named to the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) 2016 "Top 50 Plan Advisors Under 40" list. Now in its third year, the list will be published in the spring 2016 issue of NAPA Net the Magazine, will be acknowledged at the 2016 NAPA 401(k) Summit, and is currently featured online.

The NAPA "Top 50 Plan Advisors Under 40" list includes plan advisors who have built a solid practice—either alone or as part of a team—and are established leaders ready to take their defined contribution (DC) and 401(k) plans to the next level. More than 400 nominations were solicited by NAPA members, and winners were chosen based on criteria that include current and new DC assets under management, DC plans for the past 12 and 24 months, and votes from NAPA members.

Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth, said, "Congratulations to Alexander Assaley for being named to this elite list of next-generation plan advisors. Alex is an experienced and dedicated retirement plan professional—advocating for a strong retirement system for employees and demonstrating leadership in the evolution of the advice industry. We look forward to supporting the continued growth of AFS 401(k) Retirement Services and the needs of its clients."

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 more than 1,650 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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