DENVER, August 19, 2011 – Mark J. Smith was named the top Colorado independent financial advisor by Registered Rep. magazine. The publication ranked Smith first in Colorado and twenty-second in the U.S. on its “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” list. Smith is principal of M. J. Smith and Associates based in Denver.
Smith is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, a Personal Financial Specialist, a Certified Investment Management Analyst®, and a Certified Public Accountant. The Registered Rep. list was compiled by Meridian-IQ. Only financial advisors for whom at least 60 percent of client assets are retail were included on the list, and these advisors were ranked strictly by assets under management. M.J. Smith and Associates manages more than $578 million in client assets.
Barron’s magazine named Smith to its list of top 1,000 wealth advisors in the country for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. In 2011 he was named the top independent advisor in Colorado in the February rankings. Barron’s rankings are based on advisors’ assets under management, revenues, management practices, expertise, insight, trustworthiness and commitment to their clients.
Smith was one of five advisors named to Research Magazine’s Advisor Hall of Fame in 2009. Advisors selected passed a rigorous screening, have a minimum of 15 years in the industry, acquired substantial assets under management, demonstrate superior client service, and have earned recognition from their peers and the broader community. He has also been recognized by Registered Rep magazine, Worth magazine, and The Winner’s Circle, an independent advocacy organization.
As a top industry professional, Smith speaks to national professional audiences about investment planning and asset management, retirement, tax and business planning, and other topics.
The Registered Rep ratings are based on $150 million or more assets under management. Individual experiences may vary. Past Performance is not indicative of future results.
M. J. Smith and Associates offers fee-based asset management services with a comprehensive financial planning approach which includes income tax planning. The firm is an independent registered investment advisor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information call 303-768-0007 or visit www.mj-smith.com. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC.