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September 23, 2020

Living our “why” as JNBA and Richard S. Brown are named to Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors

Kim Brown, President

This time of uncertainty and volatility has compelled us, like so many other companies, to really look at who we are and why we do what we do. As we’ve been taking a deeper dive into how effectively we’ve been living our “why,” as Simon Sinek likes to say, it’s crystal clear that it’s our independence that drives our firm and its people. For more than 40 years independence has served as our North Star for all aspects of what we do, from our fiduciary responsibility as a Registered Investment Advisor to our fee-only model.

That’s why I’m so proud to announce that, for the sixth consecutive year, JNBA Financial Advisors’ CEO Richard S. Brown has been named to Barron’s list of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors. Richard and JNBA are the only Minnesota financial advisor on the list and ranked 51st in the country.

While Richard and JNBA have been named to this prestigious list previously, this year’s recognition means more than ever before. Being recognized by the wealth management industry as one of the top independent firms in the country reinforces the value we provide to our clients, especially in today’s unprecedented climate where acting in our clients’ best interest is paramount. It propels us forward with one voice, giving us a critical and shared value that all of us at JNBA share.

Thank you to our clients and partners for the faith you put in us every day by allowing us to be your trusted and, above all, independent advocate.

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