Our Accolades

Nationally Ranked Wealth Management Advocates

JNBA is making an impact on our clients, industry, and community, as reinforced by the numerous awards and accolades our firm has been fortunate to receive. There’s no doubt our biggest reward is being able to serve our clients for over 40 years. But we thought you might like to know who else is keeping their eyes on us.

  • Barron’s – Top 100 Independent Advisors – 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2008, 2007
  • Barron’s – Top 1,200 Advisors – 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
    • Ranked as Top Financial Advisor & Top Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisor in Minnesota – 2021, 2018, 2014
  • FIVE STAR Wealth Manager – 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012
  • Forbes – Best-in-State Wealth Advisors – 2021, 2020, 2019
  • Forbes – Top Wealth Advisors – 2019, 2018
  • Twin Cities Business – Notable Leaders in Finance – Richard S. Brown & Kim Brown – 2021
  • Financial Times – 300 Top Financial Advisors – 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal – Best Places to Work – 2021
  • Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota – Torch Awards for Ethics Winner – 2015-2016
  • Better Business Bureau – International Torch Awards for Ethics Finalist – 2016
  • Special Olympics of Minnesota – Outstanding Service Award – 2016
  • Twin Cities Metro BA – Finalist for Inaugural Twin Cities Indie Business Awards – 2016
  • Minnesota Business – Community Impact Award, Paragon of Leadership – Kim Brown finalist – 2017
  • Finance & Commerce – Top Women in Finance, Kim Brown – 2018, 2011, & 2009, and Cärin Viertel – 2016, Minnesotans on the Move, Richard S. Brown – 2011

*As recognized by The Metro Independent Business Alliance (MetroiBA) in their 4/15/16 enewsletter as well as by the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota for 2015 and Better Business Bureau International for 2016. As seen in the Jan. 2012/2015 issue of Twin Cities Business for Small Business Success Stories as well as Nov. 2014 issue for MN Family Business Awards. Also the 6/26/14, 6/18/15, 6/16/16, 6/28/18, & 6/27/19 issues of Financial Times. As seen on the nabcap.org website and in the 2/24/12 edition of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Influencer Award as seen in the Oct. 2013 issue of Financial Planning Magazine. As seen in the 07/20/07, 07/11/08, 2/22/10, 2/21/11, 2/20/12, 2/18/13, 2/24/14, 2/23/15, 8/24/15, 3/7/16, 8/29/16, 3/6/17, 9/18/17, 3/12/18, 9/17/18, 3/11/19, 9/16/19, 3/16/20, 9/14/2020, 3/15/21, & 9/20/21 issues of Barron‘s magazine. Barron‘s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. As seen in the May 2013 issue of REP. Magazine. As recognized on2/11/21, 1/16/20, 9/10/19, 2/20/19, & 9/10/18 on Forbes website. As recognized by the Minnesota Chapters of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas. As recognized by QMI Research and Crescendo Business Services (FIVE STAR) as seen in January 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, & 2012 issues of Twin Cities Business. As seen in the April/May issue of Twin Cities Business – Notable Leaders in Finance. As seen in the 11/09, 2/8/11, 11/11/11, 8/9/16, & 11/15/18 issues of Finance & Commerce magazine. As seen in the 8/10/21, 7/4/14, 5/25/12 & 12/3/10 issues of Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. As recognized by Minnesota Business magazine February 2017 for Community Impact Award. As seen in the 11/09, 2/8/11, 11/11/11, 8/9/16, & 11/15/18 issues of Finance & Commerce magazine. As recognized by Special Olympics Minnesota in 2016. 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.

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