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Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors 2019

Our founder and CEO, Julia Carlson, has been recognized as a Top 10 advisor in Oregon in the 2019 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list published by Forbes.

Upon receiving this recognition, Julia said, “Our team is thrilled to be named to this exclusive list. Caring for clients is at the heart of what we do,, and everyone on the team takes this responsibility seriously. It’s very rewarding to be recognized by Forbes. We are committed to helping our clients pursue freedom in all aspects of their financial lives.”

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and qualitative data. This ranking lists over 3,000 top advisors across the country who were nominated by their firms – and then researched, interviewed and assigned a ranking within their respective states. The ranking was applied for by the advisor and not LPL Financial. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years’ experience, and the algorithm weights factors such as revenue trends, total assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their approach to working with clients. Assets under management information include advisory and brokerage assets serviced by Ms. Carlson through LPL Financial. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying objectives and lack of audited data. The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor’s future performance. Neither Forbes nor Shook receives a fee in exchange for rankings.

 The full list of Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors is available here.

Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors 2018

Our firm is thrilled Julia Carlson is named to the 2018 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors!

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through completion of an online survey, telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. This ranking was applied for by the advisor, and not LPL Financial.  Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weighs factors such as revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records and U4s, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Assets under management information includes advisory and brokerage assets serviced by Ms. Carlson through LPL Financial. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor’s future performance. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives a fee in exchange for rankings.

 The full list of Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors is available here.

Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors 2018

Forbes selected our founder, Julia Carlson, as one of 250 Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors.

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK research, is based on a ranking algorithm that includes completion of an online survey, telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records and U4s, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firm. This ranking was applied for by the advisor, and not LPL Financial.  Assets under management information includes advisory and brokerage assets serviced by Ms. Carlson through LPL Financial.   Investment performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and risk tolerances, and lack of advisors audited performance records. The rating may not be representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor’s future performance. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives a fee in exchange for rankings.

The full list of Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors is available here.

InvestmentNews Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award 2018

In 2018, Financial Freedom Wealth Management Group became an InvestmentNews (IN) Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award honoree in the Outstanding Practices category.                              

IN collected hundreds of nominations for the awards and selected 14 individuals and 12 firms. This award was applied for by Ms. Carlson, and not LPL Financial.  The recipients are chosen by a Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board of industry experts and must meet the following eligibility requirement for firms: must be registered investment advisory firms, independent broker-dealer affiliates, or branch offices of a wirehouse, insurance firm, or brokerage, and have fostered diversity and inclusion within their own firms, among clients (especially those who have been traditionally ignored by financial service professionals), or within the financial advice industry as a whole. Ms. Carlson is a member In's Diveristy & Inclusion Advisory Board, but did not vote on the Board's evaluation of her firm.  The award may not be representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor’s future performance.  Assets under management information includes advisory and brokerage assets serviced by Ms. Carlson through LPL Financial. The award is based on the sole opinion of IN which does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

The list of award recipients is available here.

InvestmentNews
40 Under 40

In 2014, Julia Carlson became an InvestmentNews 40 Under 40 honoree in the Trailblazer category. Julia was considered among nearly 1,200 other nominees for this national award, which recognized her as one of the top 40 emerging financial advisors in the country. This ranking was applied for by the advisor, and not LPL Financial. 

The recipients of the 40 under 40 award are chosen annually by the editors of InvestmentNews. The editors of InvestmentNews reviewed nearly 1,200 nominations from various industry sources to create a list of 40 outstanding financial advisors, or industry professionals supporting advisers, who are 39 or younger.  Honorees are judged on their accomplishments, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise. The award may not be representative of any one client’s experience and is not indicative of the financial advisor’s future performance.  The award is based on the sole opinion of InvestmentNews which does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings. 

The list of InvestmentNews recipients is available here.

Top Wealth Advisor Moms 2018

Julia Carlson has been recognized as one of 300 "Top Wealth Advisor Moms" by Working Mother magazine and SHOOK Research.

The ranking of Wealth Advisor Moms, developed by SHOOK Research, which considered wealth advisors who are mothers with at least one child under the age of 18 living at home. The ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys; service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc., and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. This ranking was applied for by the advisor and not LPL Financial. Assets under management information includes advisory and brokerage assets serviced by Ms. Carlson through LPL Financial. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and lack of advisors audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research LLC and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client's experience. Neither SHOOK Research nor Working Mother receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement for rankings.

The full list of 2018 Top Women Wealth Advisor Moms is available here.