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Commonwealth Financial Network® Congratulates Honorees in Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors for 2017

Waltham, MA (March 8, 2017)—Commonwealth Financial Network® congratulates Thomas Bartholomew, Joseph Chornyak, Sr., and Steven Stocker on being named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors for 2017. The Barron’s Top 1,200 is the magazine’s largest, most comprehensive annual ranking of advisors that the publication runs.

The Commonwealth-affiliated advisors ranked among other advisors named to the list in their states include:

“I extend my most sincere congratulations to Tom, Joe, and Steve, for once again ranking among Barron’s Top Financial Advisors in the nation,” said Wayne Bloom, Commonwealth CEO. “These advisors run their independent practices with their clients’ needs first and foremost—providing personalized, high-caliber customer service that has earned the respect of their peers and the trust of their loyal clientele. We are pleased to see these advisors recognized for their work and remain dedicated to delivering the industry-leading support their thriving businesses need.”

To compile its annual list*, Barron’s, a leading financial publication, uses data provided by some of 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; quality of practices, which includes examination of regulatory records; and philanthropic work. Overall, 3,000 advisors were considered, and 1,200 (40 percent of candidates) were recognized. The list includes both Registered Investment Advisers and Investment Adviser Representatives; some states may include more advisors than others, in proportion to state populations.

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 1,710 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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*This award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance. Your experience may vary. Investment performance is not a criterion.


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