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New York/Boston — July 10, 2017 — Marc Freedman, President and CEO of Freedman Financial was named on the INVESTOPEDIA 100 list of influential financial advisors. Investopedia, the premier online source of trusted financial information and services, announced the inaugural INVESTOPEDIA 100, a ranking of influential financial advisors based on social, digital and event clout. Powered by a team of PhD data scientists and financial experts, Investopedia analyzed financial advisors based on their presence on social media platforms, traditional media outlets and blogs as well as their marketing efforts to rank 100 financial advisors.
“It’s become increasingly clear that financial advisors need to step up their game in order to keep pace with the popularity of robo-advising and passive investing. A brick and mortar location with little online presence will no longer cut it,” comments David Siegel, CEO of Investopedia. “The INVESTOPEDIA 100 represents the financial advisors who understand where the industry is headed and how to create a strong online presence and showcase their expertise to a much broader audience.”
“I am grateful and honored to be recognized as one of Investopedia’s Top 100 Financial Advisors. The criteria for this recognition is especially rewarding as it speaks to the tradition that is Freedman Financial, a tradition that has stood for almost fifty years,” Marc Freedman points out. “We take great pride in our personal, transparent and approachable nature both online and off line. It’s about giving Financial Advice in a Language You Can Understand.”
The full list can be found on investopedia.com/top-100-financial-advisors.
About Freedman Financial
Freedman Financial is a second generation financial advisory and investment management organization serving families whose roots hail from Massachusetts’ North Shore. For fifty years Freedman Financial has been a mainstay and community leader whose presence has been felt in living rooms to boardrooms. Visit FreedmanFinancial.com to learn more.
Investopedia is the world’s leading online source of financial content, with more than 27 million unique visitors and 78 million pageviews each month. Powered by a team of data scientists and financial experts, Investopedia offers timely, trusted and actionable financial information for every investor, from early investors to financial advisors to high net worth individuals. Investopedia is wholly owned by IAC (NASDAQ: IAC) and operated by IAC Publishing, a collection of some of the web’s largest and most trusted digital media brands. For the latest in financial news and information, visit http://www.investopedia.com.
The INVESTOPEDIA 100 was created by analyzing the presence and impact of financial advisors across social media channels, TV and radio, conferences, and their own blogs and websites. To conduct this analysis, we looked at their frequency of posts and appearances, number of followers, reader engagement, and citations of their work by other advisors, consumers and the financial media. Investopedia’s editorial team reviewed the results, researched each advisor under consideration, and made the final determination.
About LPL Financial
LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA), is a leader in the retail financial advice market and served $488 billion in advisory and brokerage assets as of June 30, 2016. LPL is one of the fastest growing RIA custodians and is the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2017). The Company provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and over 700 banks and credit unions, enabling them to help their clients turn life’s aspirations into financial realities. Advisors associated with LPL also serviced an estimated 45,000 retirement plans with an estimated $124 billion in retirement plan assets, as of June 30, 2016. LPL also supports approximately 4,200 financial advisors licensed and affiliated with insurance companies with customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 3,200 employees with primary offices in Boston, Fort Mill, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.
Investment advice offered through Freedman Financial, a registered investment advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC.
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