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March 18, 2021

Barron’s Ranks JNBA Financial Advisors CEO Richard S. Brown Minnesota’s Top Financial Advisor

Kim Brown, President

It’s a hat trick! We’re thrilled to announce that for the third time in eight years, Barron’s ranked JNBA Financial Advisors CEO Richard S. Brown the top financial advisor in Minnesota. Richard and JNBA previously took the top spot on Barron’s Minnesota list in 2014 and 2018, with this year marking the 12th consecutive year appearing on the publication’s America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors.

We could not be more proud that Barron’s recognized Richard for his vision and leadership in building JNBA and our team into what it is today, positively impacting our community and guiding our team’s work with our clients, especially now. The firm’s unwavering independence and approach as a passionate advocate for our clients have never been more important.

According to Barron’s, the rankings are based on assets under management, revenues generated by advisors for their firms, and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The rankings can be found in the March 15 issue of Barron’s, on, and in a special section in The Wall Street Journal on March 18.

It’s been a big month for recognition: Earlier in March, Richard and JNBA were named to the Forbes Best-in-State Top Wealth Advisors – High Net Worth list, ranked as one of Minnesota’s top two financial advisors and appearing on the list as the state’s top fee-only investment advisor.

As Richard always says, this is a win for all of our team members, who have worked extremely hard and demonstrated their commitment again and again to help our clients navigate the uncertainties of the past year. Thank you to everyone at JNBA. And thank you to our amazing clients. We’re grateful for the continued trust you put in our team.

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