News and Accolades
Cornerstone Founder & CEO, and Raymond James Wealth Advisor, Gordon Wollman, has been recognized with several honors that exemplify his commitment to deliver a compelling experience to you, and the forward- thinking we believe makes our team truly outstanding.
Gordon had the following to say about these honors:
“No one achieves such a humbling honor alone. I couldn’t be more proud of our amazing, dedicated team who believes wholeheartedly in Cornerstone’s vision and mission of making a difference in our client’s lives.”
News and Notes
Team members earn CMFC® Designation (April 2020)
Daniel Reinders, Wealth Advisor has recently completed the coursework and passed the exam of the Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC®) designation.
Andrew Ulvestad, Wealth Associate, has recently completed the coursework and passed the exam of the Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (CMFC®) designation.
Sioux Falls Office Move on track for early September
Work continues on the new building at 7408 S. Bitterrot Pl, Sioux Falls that will house the Sioux Falls office beginning in early September, 2020.
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The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking. In 2019, roughly 960 applications were received and 400 were selected to the final list (41.7%). The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant's score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S.
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