CLEVELAND, OHIO – (APRIL 2022) – Planned Financial Services (PFS) President and Founder, Frank Fantozzi, CPA, MST, PFS, CDFA, AIF®, CEPA, was recently ranked No. 69 in Ohio in Forbes’ 2022 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list. This marks the fifth consecutive year that he was named to the list. According to Forbes, the annual ranking spotlights the nation’s top-performing advisors, evaluated based on criteria* that includes industry experience, client retention and assets under management.
“On behalf of LPL Financial, I’m thrilled to congratulate Frank Fantozzi for this distinguished industry recognition from Forbes,” said Angela Xavier, LPL Financials’ executive vice president, Independent Advisor Services. “As a top advisor in Ohio, Frank continues to harness the value of the independent model to provide a differentiated client experience and most importantly, help make a meaningful impact on the lives of PFS’s clients.”
Fantozzi is a financial advisor affiliated with LPL Financial, a leading** retail investment advisory firm, independent broker-dealer and registered investment advisor (RIA) custodian, providing resources, tools and technology that support independent advisors in their profession to enrich their clients’ financial lives. He and his team at Planned Financial Services strive to help simplify the complex needs of business owners and high-net-worth families to help them achieve what matters most to them. For more than 27 years, the firm’s experienced team members have helped families and business owners work toward pursuing their individual Return on Life® in the key areas of wealth accumulation and protection, investment management, business exit planning, executive compensation, estate conservation, charitable giving, retirement and employee benefits, among others.
About Planned Financial Services
Planned Financial Services is an Ohio-based, independent financial planning and wealth management firm located in Cleveland, Ohio that focuses on high-net-worth business owners. The firm has had a strong presence in Northeast Ohio since 1994, advises clients in multiple states, and employs eight team members. Additionally, the firm provides individuals, families, and businesses access to a full suite of financial, advisory, investment, Complete Family Office (CFO)SM and Personal CFOTM services to help improve their Return on Life® through proactive financial and investment advice that is relevant, objective and actionable. This approach combines insightful analysis with personalized financial strategies and investment advice. For additional information about PFS, please visit PlannedFinancial.com. In addition, 401(k) Prosperity®, the corporate retirement planning and institutional investment management division of Planned Financial Services, focuses on best-in-class retirement plan fiduciary and investment oversight. To learn more, please visit 401kProsperity.com.
About LPL Financial
LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader in the markets we serve,** supporting nearly 20,000 financial advisors, and approximately 800 institution-based investment programs and 500 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.
**Top RIA custodian (Cerulli Associates, 2020 U.S. RIA Marketplace Report); No. 1 Independent Broker-Dealer in the U.S (Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine 1996-2021); No. 1 provider of third-party brokerage services to banks and credit unions (2020-2021 Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting Annual TPM Report); Fortune 500 Company as of June 2021. LPL and its affiliated companies provide financial services only from the United States.
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*The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives a fee in exchange for rankings. View the full list.
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