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Commonwealth Financial Network® Congratulates Debra Brede, Named to Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors

Waltham, MA (June 20, 2019)—Commonwealth Financial Network®, the nation’s largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer, congratulates Debra Brede, founder of D.K. Brede Investment Management Company, Inc., in Needham, Massachusetts, on being named one of Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors for 2019.

This marks the 14th consecutive time Brede has ranked in the annual list. According to Barron’s, a leading financial publication, the ranking(1) reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms, and the quality of the advisors’ practices.

“It’s an extraordinary accomplishment that Debra has been named with this distinction 14 years in a row,” said Wayne Bloom, Commonwealth CEO. “This significant achievement is reflective of Debra’s expertise and unwavering dedication as a client–centric, independent financial advisor. Commonwealth is proud to back D.K. Brede Investment Management Company and remains committed to providing this practice with the utmost support.”

About Commonwealth Financial Network
Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. J.D. Power ranks Commonwealth “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Five Times in a Row.” The firm supports approximately 1,950 independent financial advisors nationwide. For more information, please visit

Commonwealth received the highest score in the independent advisor segment of the J.D. Power 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of customers’ satisfaction among financial advisors. Visit

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(1)Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors bases its ratings on a proprietary analysis of the following qualitative and quantitative criteria: a minimum seven years of financial services experience, acceptable compliance record, client retention, assets under management, revenues generated, and the quality of the advisor’s practice. A portion of the ranking is based on a sampling of a financial advisor’s clients and does not represent any one client’s experience. Barron’s does not provide a count of eligible nominees for the award, citing its data as proprietary. Investment performance is not a criterion, and this recognition is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. Before working with any financial advisor, please be sure to conduct your own due diligence and research to ensure that the relationship is right for you.

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