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Lauren Black Named to Inaugural Forbes List of America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors

Lauren Black, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Phillips Financial and financial advisor with Raymond James Financial Services, was recently named to the inaugural Forbes list of “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors.” The list, which recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms, was released online July 25, 2017.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized as one of the top next-generation wealth advisors,” Black said. “I’m excited to be in the company of such an elite group.”The Forbes ranking of “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors,” developed by Shook Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of advisors with a minimum of four years of experience and weighing factors like telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor Shook receives a fee in exchange for rankings.*

Data provided by SHOOK TM Research, LLC Data as of 3/31/17. SHOOK Research considered advisors born in 1980 or later with a minimum 4 years relevant experience. Advisors have built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Out of 2,356 advisors considered, 500 made the final list in 2017. For more information see www.SHOOKresearch.com. 1 Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances. 2 Advisors are judged on individual contribution but total team assets are shown, which can include one or more additional advisors. 3 Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances.

About Raymond James Financial Services Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting more than 4,000 independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 7,200 financial advisors serving in excess of 3 million client accounts in more than 2,900 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $658 billion.

Securities are offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, at 104 West Lampkin Street Starkville, MS 39759. * Past performance is not indicative of future results. Individual experiences may vary.