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HighTower Increases its Share of Advisors Featured on Financial Times' 2018 Top Retirement Advisors List

by HighTower on September 28, 2018

CHICAGO September 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Six HighTower advisors earned coveted spots on the 2018 FT 401, a list of the best retirement plan advisors in the United States curated by The Financial Times and Ignites Research.

“Managing a retirement plan requires investment sophistication, an informed approach to plan design and access to advanced technology and resources,” said Elliot Weissbluth, CEO of HighTower. “This year’s HighTower honorees are uniquely positioned to help companies meet their plan goals. We are proud to support such an exceptional community of advisors.”

The Financial Times recognized the following HighTower advisors:

  • Peter Godfrey – Fiduciary Plan Advisors at HighTower in Owings Mills, Md.
  • Michael Markovic – Fiduciary Plan Advisors at HighTower in Owings Mills, Md.
  • Courtney Sindelar – Fiduciary Plan Advisors at HighTower in Owings Mills, Md.
  • Jania Stout – Fiduciary Plan Advisors at HighTower in Owings Mills, Md.
  • PJ Banazek – The Morgia Group at HighTower in Watertown, N.Y.
  • Steve Bogner – Treasury Partners at HighTower in New York, N.Y.

The 401 elite financial advisors on the FT 401 specialize in advising employers across the United States on their defined contribution plans. The list was compiled by the Financial Times and Ignites Research, using data from Broadridge Financial Solutions. In order to qualify for the list, advisors were required to manage at least $75 million in defined contribution assets, and have at least 20% of their client assets in defined contribution plans.

In addition to the FT 401, in 2018, HighTower advisors have appeared on Forbes’ lists of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, America’s Top Women Advisors and America’s Top Next-Generation Advisors; Barron’s list of the Top 1200 Advisors by State and Top 100 Financial Advisors lists; the Financial Times’ FT 300; and On Wall Street‘s 40 Under 40 list.

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