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The Diamond Podcast for Financial Advisors 

  • Angie Ostendarp & Jordan Raniszeski, Senior Managing Partners 

Forbes’ Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors

  • Jordan Raniszeski was named to the list in both 2018 and 2019
  • Mary Sherrill Ware was named to the list in 2019

Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams

  • #10 in North Carolina in 2023

Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisor**

  • Mary Sherrill Ware in 2022

Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisor Best-In-State

  • Mary Sherrill Ware in 2023

Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor**

  • Mary Sherrill Ware was named in both 2021 and 2022

Forbes Top Next Generation Advisor

  • Mary Sherrill was named to the list in 2019 and 2020

Five Star Wealth Managers

  • Angela Ostendarp: 2012-2017, 2019, 2022
  • Jordan Raniszeski: 2012-2017, 2019-2022
  • Mary Sherrill: 2012-2017, 2019-2022

Working Mother’s Top Wealth Advisor Moms

  • Mary Sherrill Ware was named to this list in 2019 and 2020 by SHOOK Research and Working Mother magazine

5 Star Wealth Manager: Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors.  Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of  2012-2017,2019-2022 Five Star Wealth Managers.

Forbes Top Next Generation Advisor: The Forbes ranking of Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors born in or after 1980.  Advisors are interviewed by telephone and in person to evaluate service models, investing process, experience levels and integrity. Additional factors considered include compliance record, client retention, revenues produced for their firms and assets managed.   Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receives a fee in exchange for rankings.

Barron’s Top 1200 State by State Advisors: Barron's Top 1200 State by State advisor award 2014 & 2015 is based on assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work.

Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors:  The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends,  assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receives a fee in exchange for rankings.

Forbes Best in State Wealth Advisor: The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives a fee in exchange for rankings.

Working Mother- Top Wealth Advisor Moms: Working Mother’s Top Wealth Advisor Moms ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.

The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Management Team ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives a fee in exchange for rankings.