• Barron’s Top 30 Institutional Consultants: The teams in the ranking were evaluated on a range of criteria, including institutional investment assets overseen by the team, the revenue generated by those assets, the number of clients served by the team, and the number of team members, their regulatory records, advanced professional designations and accomplishments represented on the team.
• To be named a Barron’s Hall of Fame Advisor the advisor has to have been named by Barron’s for the last ten years consecutively in any of their rankings. In Joseph W. Montgomery’s case from 2010-2019 he was named to Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors ranking.
• Barron’s Top 100, Financial Times Top 400 and Forbes Top 100 (via Shook Research, LLC): rankings are based on data provided by the advisor or their investment firm. While investment performance is not a criterion, the following factors are considered in all three; assets under management, experience and regulatory record. Specific publication factors include, Barron’s - revenue production, quality of practice and client retention; Financial Times - industry certifications and online accessibility; and Forbes - revenue production and other factors.