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Six HighTower Advisors Named to Barron's 2018 Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors List

by HighTower on September 17, 2018

CHICAGO — September 17, 2018/PR Newswire/  HighTower congratulates six advisors featured on Barron’s 2018 list of “Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors.”

“We are deeply proud of this year’s honorees and congratulate them on yet another well-deserved ranking on the Barron’s Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors list,” said Elliot Weissbluth, CEO of HighTower. “Their success showcases the power of the HighTower community, platform and brand in helping advisors grow their practices and provide superior service to their clients.”

Barron’s named the following HighTower advisors to this year’s list:

  • Richard Saperstein of Treasury Partners at HighTower in New York, N.Y. (number 10)
  • Jordan Waxman of HSW Advisors at HighTower in New York, N.Y. (number 58)
  • Jeffrey Grinspoon of VWG Wealth Management at HighTower in Vienna, Va. (number 63)
  • Walter “JR” Gondeck of The Lerner Group at HighTower in Deerfield, Ill. (number 89)
  • Matthew Dillig of The Dillig Bowen Group at HighTower in Chicago, Ill. (number 92)
  • David Bahnsen of The Bahnsen Group in Newport Beach, Calif. (number 100)

Barron’s ranking of the “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The scoring system assigns a top score of 100 and rates the rest by comparing them with the top-ranked advisor.

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

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# 2018 Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors Barron's David Bahnsen Elliot Weissbluth Hightower HSW Advisors Jeffrey Grinspoon Jordan Waxman Matthew Dillig Richard Saperstein The Bahnsen Group The Dillig Bowen Group The Lerner Group Treasury Partners VWG Wealth Management Walter Gondeck Jr.

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