March 30, 2017 – RBC Wealth Management, one of the nation’s largest full-service wealth management firms, announces that 21 financial advisors were named to the 2017 edition of the Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisors. The list recognizes top financial advisers at national, independent, regional and bank broker-dealers from across the U.S.

This is the fifth annual FT 400 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on asset management.

The complete list of RBC Wealth Management FT 400 Financial Advisors:

Patricia Baum, Annapolis, MD

Christopher Glassman, Baltimore, MD

Kevin Blonkvist, Midland, TX

Andy Jacobitz, Omaha, NE

Jim Covell, New York

Dick Kelley, Omaha, NE

Frank Dingle, Baltimore, MD

John Larsen, Mequon, WI

Pat Elliott, Bainbridge Island, WA

Bob McCarthy, Raleigh, NC

Ann Marie Etergino, Chevy Chase, MD

Beth Rosenwald, Baltimore, MD

Richard Fitzburgh, New York

Donald Schwarz, Beverly Hills, CA

Allan Flader, Phoenix, AZ

H. James Smith III, Baltimore, MD

George Gero, New York

David Sogge, Greenwood Village, CO

Warren Gisser, Parsippany, NJ

Ed Stike, Charleston, WV


DJ Stanek, Jr., Hartford, CT

Financial advisors from across the broker-dealer channel applied for consideration, having met a set of minimum requirements. The applicants were then graded on six criteria: assets under management (AUM); AUM growth rate; experience; advanced industry credentials; online accessibility; and compliance records. There are no fees or other considerations required of advisers who apply for the FT 400.

The final FT 400 represents an impressive cohort of elite advisers, as the “average” advisor in this year’s FT 400 has 27 years’ experience and manages $1.7 billion in assets. The FT 400 advisers hail from 38 states and Washington, D.C.

About RBC Wealth Management – U.S.

In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Founded in 1909, RBC Capital Markets, LLC. is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other major securities exchanges. RBC Wealth Management has $289 billion in total client assets with approximately 1,800 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 40 states.

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Jonell Lundquist, RBC Wealth Management