Founder & CEO Cornerstone Financial Solutions, Inc., Wealth Advisor RJFS
MS-Financial Planning, CFP®, ChFC, CMFC®, CRPS®, AWMA®, AAMS®, ChFEBC℠
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Gordon has been recognized with several honors that exemplify his commitment to deliver a compelling experience to clients:
Ranked among Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors”
Gordon was once again recognized among this competitive field of top advisors in the March 12, 2018 issue of Barron’s1, a national financial newspaper published by Dow Jones. Out of thousands of nominees, the 1,200 recipients of the award are considered to be in the top 1% of the profession.
Forbes BEST-IN-STATE Wealth Advisors
The Forbes ranking of Best-in-State Wealth Advisor’s2, developed by SHOOK Research, spotlights top-performing advisors across the country. The ranking is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria mostly gained through telephone and in-person interviews, and quantitative data. To qualify for consideration advisors must have a minimum of seven years experience and be nominated, then invited to submit information.
Financial Times Top 400 Advisors
Also known as the FT 4003, the advisors on this list represent an elite group at national, independent and regional broker-dealers which represents less than 1% of all financial advisors registered with FINRA in 2017.
Gordon is lifetime South Dakota resident with his wife, Sheila, two children, and seven grandchildren. He is an avid hunter (with his Dogs Winchester and Colt) and outdoor sportsman. Read Gordon's Bio
A personal message from Gordon
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1 Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities.
2 The Forbes ranking of Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of 7 years of experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of 21,138 advisors nominated by their firms, 2,213 received the award.
3 The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking. In 2018 roughly 880 applications were received and 400 were selected to the final list (45.5%). The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant's score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S.
These rankings and recognitions may not be representative of any one client's experience, are not an endorsement, and are not indicative of future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for these awards/ratings. Raymond James is not affiliated with Barron's, Financial Times, Ignites Research, Forbes, or Shook Research, LLC.