The readers have spoken. For the 17th straight year, readers of Investment Advisor have chosen their Broker/Dealers of the Year in balloting that took place during the month of June at www.investmentadvisor.com. Nearly 6,000 representatives of independent broker/dealers cast ballots, judging their own broker/dealers in 14 separate areas–from the quality of home office personnel to technology support–and those broker/dealers that gained the highest composite scores were awarded the honors in four different divisions based on their number of producing reps. The winning B/Ds–two of which were Broker/Dealers of the Year in prior years, and two that are first-time winners–will be profiled in Investment Advisor’s September 2007 issue, and the leaders of the winning firms have agreed to serve on the Investment Advisor Broker/Dealer Advisory Board for the next 12 months.
The 2007 Broker/Dealers of the Year are:
Division I (for broker/dealers with up to 199 producing reps): Harbour Investments Inc. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, and led by its founder, CEO, and president, Nick Sondel, this firm can celebrate its 20th anniversary with its first-ever win as Broker/Dealer of the Year. Its reps gave the firm particularly high marks for its management and product list.