Commonwealth Financial Network® Congratulates Honorees in Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors for 2018

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Commonwealth Financial Network® congratulates three affiliated advisors on being named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors for 2018. The Barron’s Top 1,200 is the magazine’s largest, most comprehensive annual ranking of advisors that the publication runs.

The Commonwealth-affiliated advisors ranked among other advisors named to the list in their states include:

  • Thomas Bartholomew, founder and president, Bartholomew & Company, Inc., Worcester, Massachusetts: #11 of 30
  • Joseph Chornyak Sr., managing partner, Chornyak & Associates, Ltd., Columbus, Ohio: #17 of 30
  • Matthew Somberg, co-founder and principal, Gottfried & Somberg Wealth Management LLC, Glastonbury, Connecticut: #15 of 36

“I extend my sincere congratulations to Tom, Joe, and Matt for ranking among Barron’s top financial advisors in the nation,” said Wayne Bloom, Commonwealth CEO. “This recognition further displays the commitment these client-centric independent advisors have to helping investors plan and save for the future. We are pleased to see these advisors recognized and are honored they chose Commonwealth to provide the industry-leading service and support their thriving businesses need.”

To compile its annual list,* Barron’s, a leading financial publication, uses data provided by some of the nation’s most productive advisors. Barron’s takes a number of criteria into account for this state-by-state ranking, including assets under management; revenues generated by advisors for their firms; quality of practices, which includes examination of regulatory records; and philanthropic work. Overall, 3,000 advisors were considered, and 1,200 (40 percent of candidates) were recognized. The list includes both Registered Investment Advisers and Investment Adviser Representatives; some states may include more advisors than others, in proportion to state populations.

About Commonwealth Financial Network

Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. The firm supports 1,778 independent financial advisors nationwide. For more information, please visit

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Business Wire: 17:38 GMT Tuesday 13th March 2018

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