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Decades of Achievement

Since 1992, the Cooke Financial Group has been widely recognized by industry publications as one of the nation’s leading financial advisory teams. This is a testament to the ongoing success enjoyed by our second- and third-generation families whose wealth continues to be managed by the Cooke Financial Group.

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Notes Regarding The Above Recognitions

#1 Family Team in America as ranked by The Winners Circle and Research Magazine in 2008. Each advisor on this year’s Research Magazine list was filtered down from a national list from securities firms, bank, independent firms and more. The Winner’s Circle team vetted each advisor through a host of quantitative and qualitative criteria including assets managed, revenues, experience levels, acceptable compliance records, discussions with management and more. Because client portfolios vary and are typically unedited, portfolio performance is not a criterion; instead, the Winner’s Circle focuses on customer satisfaction and client retention.

Barron’s Top 1200 Advisors (2013.) Rankings based on assets under management, revenue generated for advisors firms, quality of practices, and other factors.

Barron’s Top 1000 Advisors (2009-2012.) The rankings are based on data provided by 4,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance is not an explicit component.

The number of advisors shown for each state is based on the total population of the state, so larger states have larger listings. Generally, the rankings reflect assets under management, revenues, quality of the advisors’ practices and other factors. Total assets are all assets overseen by the advisor’s team, including some that are held at other institutions. Assets managed for institutions are given less weight in the scoring. Portfolio performance is not a criterion because most advisors do not have audited track records. Criteria based on more than 3000 filtered nominations from more than 100 investment, insurance, banking and other related independent financial service firms.

Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors (2004-2009) criteria generally based on more than 7,000 filtered nominations from more than 80 investment, insurance, banking and other related firms, which were narrowed down by quantitative and qualitative criteria as well as by examining regulatory records and talking with peers, supervisors, clients and the advisors themselves. Portfolio performance is not a criterion because most advisors do not have audited track records.

Financial Times Top 400 Advisors Rankings are based on data provided by investment firms. Factors include assets under management, experience, industry certification, and compliance record. Investment performance and financial advisor production are not explicit components.

Five Star Wealth Manager Award (2010-2012.) Survey conducted by Five Star Professional, an independent third-party research firm, who received nominations among all wealth managers in the area from peers or firms and evaluated the nominees based on 10 objective criteria including client retention rates, client assets administered, firm review and favorable regulatory and complaint history.

The award is bestowed on Wealth Managers who scored highest in overall satisfaction based on surveys conducted by Crescendo, a third-party research firm who evaluated feedback from clients, peers, and industry professionals. Scoring based on criteria, including customer service, integrity, knowledge/experience, recommendations, and overall satisfaction. Selected are the top scoring candidates representing less than 7% of their market. The rating is not representative of any one client’s experience as the rating reflects an average, or a sample, of all client experiences, and is not guarantee as to a client’s future investment success or an advisors selection or performance in the future.

Indianapolis Business Journal – 40 Under 40 criteria based on 40 local business and professional leaders who have achieved success before the age of 40. These people have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication in pursuing their careers, and are likely to continue to achieve in the future.

On Wall Street – Top Advisors Under 40 Criteria based on age requirements of 39 years of age and under. Executives at wire houses and full-service regional firms were asked to identify their top three brokers based on assets under management for the first nine months of this year. With a few exceptions, these are the largest asset gatherers under 40 at their firms. In the case of a team member, the assets we report for the person is in the same proportion as the individual’s production within the team. Candidates also had to offer comprehensive financial planning and wealth management services, generate at least 50% of their revenues from fee-based accounts, and have no compliance problems in the past five years.

Prudential Securities’ Financial Advisor of the Year based on quantitative and qualitative criteria including professional credentials, wealth management focus, tenure in the industry, productivity, assets under management, compliance records, and client satisfaction reports.

Registered Rep Outstanding Advisor Award criteria based on: 1) Superior performance in money management, client service, business building and philanthropic activities; and 2) Acknowledged peer recognition and respect.

Registered Rep America’s Top 50 Financial Advisors. Rankings based on a combination of objective and subjective factors, including production, assets under management and tenure at current firm. Indy’s Best and Brightest criteria based on age requirements, residential requirements, professional accomplishments, and leadership qualities in workplace or community. Selection committee chooses 100 total nominees in 10 categories as finalists; committee then selects 10 winners.

Wachovia Securities’ Wachovia Way Award was established to recognize Premier Advisors of distinction within the firm whose attitude, commitment, and values best represent the firm’s unique culture. The award celebrates the accomplishments of Premier Advisors who have achieved extraordinary success in both their professional and personal lives.

Wells Fargo Advisors – Lifetime Premier Advisor Designation. The award was established to recognize a select group of Premier Advisors for their lifetime achievements, both personal and professional, and met past production levels required by the firm, and who epitomize and reflect Wells Fargo Advisors values.

Winner’s Circle/Research Magazine criteria generally based on more than 7,000 filtered nominations from more than 80 investment, insurance, banking and other related firms, which were narrowed down by quantitative and qualitative criteria as well as by examining regulatory records and talking with peers, supervisors, clients and the advisors themselves. Portfolio performance is not a criterion because most advisors do not have audited track records.

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