The reps have spoken. More than 6,000 independent broker/dealer representatives who read Investment Advisor magazine, the leading monthly magazine for independent investment advisors and financial planners with a total circulation of 77,000, have expressed that independence by casting their ballots in the magazine’s 15th annual Broker/Dealers of the Year poll. Each year since 1991, Investment Advisor, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, has asked its B/D rep readers to rate their B/Ds in an anonymous balloting process via paper ballots and online at www.investmentadvisor.com. Those broker/dealers that are rated highest by their reps in areas such as compliance, training, marketing and technology support, and overall performance are named Broker/Dealers of the Year.
The 15th annual Broker/Dealers of the Year are:
Division I (broker/dealers with fewer than 200 reps): Geneos Wealth Management, a Denver-based B/D, is a repeat winner of this prestigious award. There’s more than one reason for Geneos President Russ Diachok and his home office staff to be pleased: its representatives gave the broker/dealer particularly high scores in back office support, management, and communications with the home office.
Division II (200 to 499 reps): Brecek & Young Advisors, Inc., based in Folsom, California, and led by President and CEO Roland Brecek, is now a four-time honoree that returns to the winner’s circle after a three-year absence. At a time when competition and regulation dominate the financial services landscape, its reps gave B&Y credit for its compliance and due diligence efforts, and for its product list.