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Sherri Stephens named to the 2017 Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisors

Flint, Michigan - Sherri Stephens, Financial Advisor, with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC, was recently named to the Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors list.

“It is an absolute honor to be considered among the top financial advisors in the U.S.,” Stephens said. “To be included among such an elite group is humbling.”

The list recognizes top financial advisors at national, independent, regional and bank broker-dealers from across the U.S. The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM). The FT then invited a list of just under 1,000 advisors to complete a survey used to obtain more information on the advisors practices. 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, experience, industry certifications and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant's score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

This year's “average” advisor has 27 years' experience and manages $1.7 billion in assets. Overall, the impressive cohort of elite advisors hails from 38 states and Washington, D.C.

2017 marks the fifth annual 400 list, produced independently by the Financial Times.

Stephens, who manages more than $450 million in client assets, offers her clients comprehensive wealth management services at 5206 Gateway Centre, Suite 300 Flint, MI 48507. Contact her at 810 732-7411.
* Past performance is not indicative of future results. Individual experiences may vary.

The FT 400 is one in a series of rankings of top advisors by the Financial Times, including the FT 300 (independent RIA firms) and the FT 401 (DC retirement plan advisors). The research was conducted on behalf of the Financial Times by Ignites Distribution Research, a Financial Times sister publication.

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