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Important award and accolade disclosure(s):
Awards and recognition by unaffiliated rating services, companies, and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if the Firm is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services; nor should they be construed as a current or past endorsement of the Firm or its representatives by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines and others are generally based exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized advisor. Investment performance generally is not a criteria for an award. Awards are not indicative of the Firm’s future performance. Neither the Firm nor the recognized adviser paid a fee for the awards listed below.

Award criteria:

Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors (2022, 2021)

This report ranks the top advisors in each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, with the number of spots determined by each state’s population and wealth. The rankings are based on data provided by around 6,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice, and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn’t an explicit component. Advisors who wish to be ranked fill out a 102-question survey about their practice. Barron’s verifies that data with the advisors’ firms and with regulatory databases and then applies their rankings formula to the data to generate a ranking. The formula features three major categories of calculations: (1) Assets (2) Revenue (3) Quality of practice.

No payment was made to Barron’s to be considered for or to receive the ranking. 

Barron’s Advisor Hall of Fame (2019)
Barron’s Hall of Fame is an award honoring a group of advisors who exemplify long-term success and commitment to their clients. Each member of the Hall of Fame has appeared in Barron’s annual Top 100 Advisor rankings for 10+ years, and their long-looking commitment to excellence is a hopeful example for the industry to follow.

No payment was made to Barron’s to be considered for or to receive this award. 

Barron’s Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors (2018)
This ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms, and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The scoring system assigns a top score of 100 and rates the rest by comparing them with the top-ranked advisor. A ranking of “N” indicates the advisor was not ranked in the specified year. HNW=high net worth; UHNW=ultrahigh net worth. Advisors who wish to be ranked fill out a 102-question survey about their practice. Barron’s verifies that data with the advisors’ firms and with regulatory databases and then applies their rankings formula to the data to generate a ranking. The formula features three major categories of calculations: (1) Assets (2) Revenue (3) Quality of practice.

No payment was made to Barron’s to be considered for or to receive this ranking. 

Barron’s Top Women Financial Advisors (2022, 2021, 2020, 2018)
This ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The scoring system assigns a top score of 100 and rates the rest by comparing them with the top-ranked advisor. A ranking of “N” indicates the advisor was not ranked in the specified year. Advisors who wish to be ranked complete a comprehensive application about their practice. Advisors who wish to be ranked complete a comprehensive application about their practice. Barron’s verifies that data and applies a formula to generate a ranking based on assets, revenue, and quality of practice.

No payment was made to Barron’s to be considered for or to receive this ranking.

In 2022, LVW Advisors paid Dow Jones & Company $2,500 for the Barron’s Marketing Program Digital Package, which includes an upgraded online advisor profile, official digital ranking icon, and one year subscription to Barron’s Advisor Digital. In 2021, LVW Advisors paid Dow Jones & Company $2,500 for the Barron’s directory “special report promotion,” which includes features such as directory membership, expanded online profile with advisor photo and contact information, social media links and search engine optimization. This package was also purchased for $2,500 in 2020, when it was called Barron’s “directory membership digital package.”

Citywire’s RIA Future 50 (2019)
To qualify, firms must be registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission as an RIA with between $250 million and $2 billion in assets under management at the end of 2018. Using a proprietary scoring system, Citywire evaluates firms based on their degree of independent ownership; AUM growth; percentage of fee-based business; approaches to sustainability, including sustainability programs and diversity initiatives; processes in place for attracting and maintaining talent; succession planning; staff credentials; investment offerings and capabilities; client education and charitable work; and firm service offerings.

No payment was made to Citywire to be considered for or to receive this award.

Financial Advisor Magazine RIA Ranking (2022, 2020)
To be eligible for this ranking, firms must be registered investment advisors that file their own ADV with the SEC and provide financial planning and related services to individual clients. Firms that complete an online survey are ranked based on year-end assets under management. The ranking also includes each firm’s percentage growth in assets, average assets per client relationship, percentage growth in assets per client, and percentage change in number of clients.

No payment was made to Financial Advisor Magazine to be considered for or to receive this award.

In 2022, LVW Advisors paid Showmark Media, LLC $181.50 for a Premium Plaque displaying the LVW Advisors Financial Advisor Magazine RIA Ranking recognition.

Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018)
The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of: qualitative data, such as telephone and in-person interviews, a review of best practices, service and investing models, and compliance records; as well as quantitative data, like revenue trends and assets under management. All advisors have a minimum of seven years’ experience. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data.

No payment was made to Forbes or SHOOK to be considered for or to receive this ranking.

LVW Advisors paid Forbes and SHOOK $8,100 in 2022 and $8,100 in 2021 for the Partner Package, which provides access to premium listing features including advisor headshot, marketing & promotional materials, highlighted contact information, advisor website and email signature access, and search engine optimization, for all published Forbes rankings. These premium features are supplied for all Forbes rankings awarded throughout the year, including the Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors and Forbes Top Wealth Advisors rankings described below.

LVW Advisors additionally paid $664.32 to SHOOK Research in 2022 to receive a plaque reprint of the Forbes Top Women award.

Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019)
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. New York City is excluded from the calculation and has separate ranking lists to honor their Wealth Advisors.

No payment was made to Forbes or SHOOK to be considered for or to receive this ranking.

The Partner Package fee detailed in the above Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors section provides access to the premium listing features for this Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors ranking.

LVW Advisors additionally paid $664.32 to SHOOK Research in 2022 to receive a plaque reprint of the Forbes Best-in-State award. 

Forbes Top Wealth Advisors (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018)
The Forbes ranking of America’s Top 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 weighs 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 criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data.

No payment was made to Forbes or SHOOK to be considered for or to receive this ranking.

The Partner Package fee detailed in the above Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors section provides access to the premium listing features for this Forbes Top Wealth Advisors ranking.  

RIA Intel’s CEO of the Year (2022)

The CEO of the Year award is one of the inaugural RIA Intel Awards, which the publication has defined as a celebration of financial advisors, wealth management firms, and industry leaders that are impacting the investment community, their clients, and their employees in significant and innovative ways. Individuals throughout the finance industry are nominated in various categories and winners are chosen by the RIA Intel editorial team with help from the RIA Institute’s advisory board, a 24-member group of professionals from registered investment advisory firms. 

No payment was made to RIA Intel to be considered for or to receive this award. 

Rochester Business Journal Circle of Excellence (2020)
The Rochester Business Journal Women of Excellence awards recognize high-achieving women for their professional experience, community involvement, leadership and sustained commitment to mentoring. Winners were selected by a panel of judges comprised of previous Circle of Excellence and Women of Excellence honorees. The Circle of Excellence recognizes women of longstanding, notable success in the community who are leading the way for other women. These honorees were selected by Rochester Business Journal editors.

No payment was made to Rochester Business Journal to be considered for or to receive this award.  

Rochester Business Hall of Fame (2019)
The Rochester Business Hall of Fame is presented by Junior Achievement of Rochester New York Area Inc., the Rochester Business Journal and Rochester Museum & Science Center. The Hall of Fame Committee, advised by an independent group of past inductees, selects each year’s honorees. Members of the Hall of Fame are selected on the basis of their business contributions to the Rochester New York area.

No payment was made to be considered for or to receive this award.

Rochester Business Journal’s Power 100 (2022, 2021)
This is a list of 100 leaders in the Rochester community hand-selected by the Rochester Business Journal for their accomplishments and accolades. It is presented in alphabetical order since the selected leaders are not ranked. LVW Advisors submitted responses to a questionnaire to be used in the profile for this list.

No payment was made to Rochester Business Journal to be considered for or to receive this award. 

Rochester Business Journal’s Power 30 Banking & Finance (2021)

The list includes individuals who have spent the past 20 months helping members of the Rochester community navigate increasingly uncertain financial circumstances. The people on this list were identified as having helped Rochester’s banking and finance industry reimagine itself to serve customers virtually, keep businesses open and keep families in their homes. They have kept their clients apprised of new rules and regulations, financing options, investment opportunities and more. They have pushed innovation forward to deal with the challenges of COVID-19 and have led the way through a period of tremendous uncertainty. The list is presented in alphabetical order as recipients are not ranked.

No payment was made to Rochester Business Journal to be considered for or to receive this award.

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