Awards

Matthew Somberg, AIF®

  • 2018 Named to Barron's list of America's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, #15 of thirty six Wealth Advisors in Connecticut and #2 in the Greater Hartford area and #1 for Independents1  https://www.barrons.com/directory/matthew-somberg
  • 2018 Named to Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list, #12 Wealth Advisor in Connecticut and #3 in the Greater Hartford area2
  • 2017 and 2016 Named to the Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers List3
  • 2012–2017 Five Star Professional Wealth Manager4, Connecticut Magazine
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Joshua Gottfried, CFP®, AIF®

  • 2012–2017 Five Star Professional Wealth Manager4, Connecticut Magazine
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Daniel Heffernan

2014 - 2017 Five Star Professional Wealth Manager4, Connecticut Magazine    

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Kathleen Erickson

2014 - 2017 Five Star Professional Wealth Manager4, Connecticut Magazine

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1) 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(a) into account for this state-by-state ranking, including assets under management(b); 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. This award is not indicative of the wealth manager's future performance. Your experience may vary.

(a) Investment performance is not a criterion.

(b) Managed through Commonwealth.

2) The 2018 ranking of the Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due-diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively and on a ranking algorithm that includes client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, and quantitative criteria (including assets under management and revenue generated for their firms). Overall, 21,000 advisors were considered, and 2,213 (10.5 percent of candidates) were recognized. This recognition and the due-diligence process conducted are not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. Winners are organized and ranked by state. Some states may have more advisors than others. You are encouraged to conduct your own research to determine if the advisor is right for you. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. SHOOK does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings. The full methodology that Forbes developed in partnership with SHOOK Research is available here.

3)  To compile the 2017 list, the Financial Times evaluated advisers with more than 10 years' experience on six primary areas and calculated a numeric score for each advisor. The areas of consideration were assets under management (AUM), asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials, and accessibility. Approximately 800 qualified applications were received; 400 adisers were selected. Not indicative of advisor's future performance. Your experience may vary. For the full methodology, please visit ft.com ​  To compile the 2016 list, the Financial Times evaluated nominees on six primary areas and calculated a numeric score for each advisor. The areas of consideration were assets under management (AUM), asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials, and accessibility. Approximately 985 qualified applications were received; 400 advisers were selected, representing 40.6 percent of applicants. Not indicative of advisor's future performance. Your experience may vary. For the full methodology, please visit ft.com.

4) Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 2218 Connecticut area wealth managers were considered for the award; 283 (13 percent of candidates) were named 2017 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com