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The Financial Times Names Minnesota’s JNBA Financial Advisors to Inaugural 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers List

June 26, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Financial Times has named JNBA Financial Advisors to its 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers list. To compile the inaugural list, the Financial Times reviewed more than 2,000 independent Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firms with $300 million or more in assets under management (AUM).

The Financial Times graded independent, elite RIA practices on six broad factors and calculated a numeric score for each firm. Areas of consideration included AUM, AUM growth, years the firm has been in existence, industry certifications of staff, SEC compliance record and online accessibility.

“We’re honored to be recognized by the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organizations,” says JNBA Financial Advisors President Kim Brown. “We’re extremely proud of the independent approach to wealth management our firm has pioneered for the past 35 years. This recognition is further reinforcement of just how important it is – for both investors and the industry – to sit on the same side of the table as our clients.” The Financial Times 300 was published in the newspaper’s U.S. edition and on

In February, Barron’s named JNBA Financial Advisors’ CEO Richard S. Brown the top financial advisor in Minnesota. Also, for the fifth year in a row, the independent RIA firm has been named to Barron’s list of the 1,200 top advisors in the country.

Also in February, JNBA was named the Mentoring category winner in the 2014 Community Impact Awards presented by Minnesota Business Magazine. The firm was singled out for its efforts to provide the next generation of financial planners with real-world experience by helping to establish one of the nation’s first experiential financial planning learning labs, at the University of MinnesotaDuluth. JNBA has also twice been named one of the nation’s top 100 independent wealth advisors by Barron’s and The Winner’s Circle.* The firm’s commitment to client service has earned it a higher-than-96-percent client retention rate since 2001.


Bloomington-based JNBA Financial Advisors, Inc., is an independent fee-only wealth management firm specializing in goal-directed asset management and financial planning for 35 years. Its advisory teams champion a team approach, reviewing client portfolios every 10 business days and driving the planning process, including strategy development and implementation with estate, tax, and risk professionals as appropriate. For more information, visit

*As seen in the June 26, 2014 issue of the Financial Times, March 2014 Issue of MinnesotaBusiness and the 07/20/07, 07/11/08, 2/22/10, 2/21/11, 2/20/12, 2/18/13 and 2/24/14 issues of Barron's and the 8/27/07 and 8/18/08 issues of Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Rankings and/or recognition by 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 JNBA is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of JNBA by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. A copy of JNBA's current written disclosure statement discussing advisory services and fees is available upon request. Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

The 2014 Financial Times Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times (June, 2014). The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. As identified by the FT, the listing reflected each practice’s performance in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and accessibility. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300.

For JNBA Financial Advisors:

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Brian Bellmont, 612-255-1113

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