For Immediate Release
MARK FELDMAN OF MRA ASSOCIATES AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S
TOP INDEPENDENT ADVISORS SUMMIT
Exclusive Conference Hosts Elite Gathering of Nation’s Pre-eminent Financial Advisors and Industry Decision Makers
Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 11, 2016) — Mark Feldman, managing partner and CEO of MRA Associates attended the eighth-annual Barron’s Top Independent Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public. The invitation-only conference was held at the Fairmont Princess Hotel March 21 – 23 in Scottsdale, AZ.
Fifty of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the U.S., as ranked and published in Barron’s August 24, 2015 issue, were in attendance. This annual ranking is the basis for the Top Independent Advisors Summit and the advisors are chosen based on the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The Top 100 Independent Advisors are comprised of Registered Independent Advisors and Advisors from Independent Broker Dealers.
This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry. Attendees conducted workshops led by the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors that explored current issues from business development ideas, managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning.
“America needs wise and proven financial leadership. This conference brings together the best advisors in the country to share information and ideas toward one goal – to better serve their clients, their families and their communities,” said Ed Finn, editor and president of Barron’s. “The financial markets and investing are more complex than ever. These leading advisors will leave this conference better equipped to help their clients find investing opportunities, avoid market traps and achieve financial well-being.”
Feldman was one of approximately 400 financial advisors who were either selected by Barron’s or their affiliated firm to participate in the event. Associated participating firms included: Advisor Group, Ameriprise Financial Services, Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments, LPL Financial Services, Pershing, Raymond James, and TD Ameritrade Institutional.
For more information about Barron’s conferences, please go to http://barrons-conferences.com
About MRA Associates
MRA Associates, formally known as Miller Russell Associates, is one of the Southwest’s largest wealth management and registered investment advisory firms, headquartered in Phoenix. Independent and partner-owned, MRA Associates provides investment, wealth management, tax compliance and consulting services to individuals and families, corporate retirement plans, endowments and foundations, and sovereign nations throughout the Western United States. MRA Associates manages more than $2.3 billion of assets and employs more than 40 professional and support staff. The firm has earned the prestigious CEFEX certification, an independent assessment that recognizes that the firm adheres to the industry’s best fiduciary practices. For more information, visit mraassociates.com.
Barron’s (www.barrons.com) is America’s premier financial magazine, renowned for its market-moving stories. Published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921, it reaches an influential audience of senior corporate decision makers, institutional investors, individual investors and financial professionals. With new content available every week in print and every business day online, Barron’s provides readers with a comprehensive review of the market’s recent activity, coupled with in-depth, sophisticated reports on what’s likely to happen in the market in the days and weeks to come. As a result, Barron’s is the financial information source these powerful people rely on for market information, ideas and insights they can use to increase their professional success and enhance their personal, financial well-being.
The “Barron’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of different criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are the overall size and success of practices, the quality of service provided to clients, adherence to high standards of industry regulatory compliance, and leadership in “best practices” of wealth management. Portfolio performance is not a factor.
Attendees of the Barron’s Conference were comprised of the independent advisors listed in “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors”, (August 24, 2015) as well as financial advisors who were chosen by Barron’s or their associated firms.