Moran Wealth Management, an investment management practice based in Naples, Florida that serves sophisticated investors with personalized and customizable strategies, is pleased to announce that Tom Moran -- the founder, chief executive officer and senior PIM portfolio manager of Moran Wealth Management – was named to the Forbes 2020 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list as the #1 advisor in South Florida.
This year’s Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list spotlights more than 4,000 top advisors across the country who were nominated by their firms—and then researched, interviewed and assigned a ranking within their respective states and markets.
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 quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes or SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.
“I am honored to have been named a Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor again and am especially proud to have been ranked #1 in South Florida,” said Moran. “My team and I strive each day to provide the very best investment and retirement planning for our clients, and this recognition by the world’s leading business publication, I believe, is a wonderful reflection and acknowledgement of that.”
A trusted financial advisor for over 30 years, Moran has received local, national, and industry recognition in the financial services industry. In addition to most recently being named to Barron’s1 2019 Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors List (the only advisor in the State of Florida and ranked #13 in the country by Barron’s), he was named to Forbes2 magazine’s 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Top Wealth Advisor lists, and in 2019 was ranked #1 in the State of Florida. He was also named a 2018 Five Star Wealth Manager3 as seen in Gulfshore Life magazine. Barron’s1 also included him in the 2018 Top 100 Wealth Advisors in the United States and Top 1,200 Advisors in the United States, a state-by-state ranking of which Moran was selected as #1 Advisor in Florida. He was also named to 2018 Financial Times’4 list of the Top 400 Financial Advisors list; as one of Naples Illustrated 2017 Super Men5; named to the 2016 Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors6 list for the third time by WealthManagement.com 2013-2016; and in 2016 earned the Invest in Others Community Leadership Award. In 2015, he was named one of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s Southwest Florida Faces of Philanthropy and to one of Naples Daily News’ 25 Over 507 Award recipients. Moran’s experience and solid reputation as a knowledgeable professional in his field have made him a reliable source for various media outlets. He has been interviewed and quoted by Forbes, Barron’s, and Gulfshore Business, and has authored articles on a variety of financial and economic topics for local and national industry magazines.
1Barron's magazine: The Barron’s Top 1,000/1,200 Advisors, Top 100 Financial Advisors, and Top 100 Independent Advisors rankings are based on data provided by thousands of advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, length of service, quality of practice and client retention.
2Forbes America's Top Wealth Advisors: Ranking algorithm 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.
3Five Star Wealth Manager: The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process*); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner’s future performance. 685 Southwest Florida wealth managers were considered for the award; 161 (24 % of candidates) were named Five Star Wealth Managers. *To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history, the person cannot have: 1. been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a suspended or revoked license, or payment of a fine, 2. had more than three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process, 3. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, 4. Filed for bankruptcy, or 5. Been convicted of a felony.
4Financial Times Top 400 Advisors: Rankings are based on data provided by investment firms. Factors include assets under management, experience, industry certifications, online accessibility and compliance record. Investment performance and financial advisor production are not explicit components.
5Naples Illustrated Super Men: This an annual feature that profiles notable men in Southwest Florida that come from a variety of ages, professions, and backgrounds was bestowed by the issuing organization as a result of philanthropic and/or community efforts.
6WealthManagement.com Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors: The 2016 WealthManagement.com Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors list is based solely on assets under management. Only those advisors for whom 80 percent or more of assets correspond to retail clients were eligible for the list.
7Naples Daily News 25 Over 50 Award: Naples Daily News’ 25 Over 50 Award salutes the accomplished and exceptional leaders of Collier and Lee counties who continue to leave an imprint on our thriving community through their achievements, leadership abilities, philanthropic efforts, and dedication to the betterment of Southwest Florida.