Barron’s Recognizes CEO Richard Brown & JNBA as Top Independent Advisor in Minnesota for Second Year in a Row

For the eighth year in a row, Barron’s has named JNBA Financial Advisors’ CEO Richard S. Brown to its list of the Top 100 Independent Advisors. Richard and JNBA are the top-ranked Minnesota financial advisor on the list and ranked 51st in the country.

Our independence is such an important part of who we are, what we do, and the commitment we make to our clients every day. JNBA’s fiercely independent philosophy was what allowed our firm to break away from the pack over 40 years ago and help pioneer a client-centric approach and business model. It continues to drive every aspect of our work and culture today.

JNBA’s unwavering independence has also propelled our firm to receive numerous other local and national accolades in 2022. In March, Barron’s ranked Richard and JNBA the top financial advisor in Minnesota – independent or otherwise – for the second consecutive year. And in August, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal named JNBA to its Best Places to Work list, also for the second year in a row.

The Barron’s ranking reflects the quality of the advisors’ practices and compliance records, the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, and revenues generated for the firms.

Thank you to our entire team for your passion, commitment, and amazing work, and to our clients for putting your trust in us.


*As seen in the 8/24/15, 8/29/16, 9/18/17, 9/17/18, 9/16/19, 3/16/20, 9/14/20, 9/20/21, 3/15/21, and 9/19/22 issues of Barron’s. As well as the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal 8/10/21 and 8/12/22 for Best Places to Work. Please Note: Limitations: Neither rankings and/or recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, publications, media, or other organizations, nor the achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license, membership in any professional organization, or any amount of prior experience or success, should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if JNBA is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. Rankings are generally limited to participating advisers (see link as to participation criteria/methodology, to the extent applicable). Unless expressly indicated to the contrary, JNBA did not pay a fee to be included on any such ranking. No ranking or recognition should be construed as a current or past endorsement of JNBA by any of its clients. ANY QUESTIONS: JNBA’s Chief Compliance Officer remains available to address any questions regarding rankings and/or recognitions, including the criteria used for any reflected ranking. Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

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