Chris Cooke and Brian Cooke Receive Prestigious National Honors

Indianapolis, Indiana. March 19, 2014 — Chris Cooke, Managing Director-Investments and Brian Cooke, Managing Director-Investments of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, were ranked among Barron’s Top 1200 Advisors in the nation for 2014 (February 24 issue).

Chris and Brian were also both ranked in the Top 10 in the state of Indiana, by Barron’s magazine. This is the 5th consecutive year that Chris and Brian Cooke have been recognized by Barron’s. In addition to the Barron’s award, Chris and Brian Cooke were also named to the 2014 Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors List and featured in the March 2014 issue. The Top 400 award recognizes the elite financial advisors at national, independent and regional broker-dealers.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized alongside other top financial advisors,” said both Chris and Brian Cooke. “This is a great honor for the entire Cooke Financial Group, and we feel very fortunate to be recognized by both Barron’s and the Financial Times. Our focus is now and always has been, to put the needs of our clients first and to work hard to help our clients succeed financially.”

The Financial Times asked the largest U.S. broker-dealers for list of advisors with basic qualifications of 10+ years of experience and $200 million or more in assets under management; the brokerages had no subjective input. Rankings are based on data provided by investment firms. Factors include assets under management, experience, industry certifications and compliance record. Investment performance and financial advisor production are not explicit components.

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Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors:
The rankings are based on data provided by thousands of advisors and financial services firms. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn’t an explicit component.