Date: 03.29.17

Cetera Financial Group Congratulates Professionals Recognized in Forbes 2017 Rankings of America's Top Advisors and America's Top Women Advisors

Los Angeles, CA – Cetera Financial Group® (“Cetera”)*, a leading network of independent firms supporting the delivery of objective retail financial advice, today congratulated its affiliated independent financial advisors who have been named to the Forbes 2017 America's Top Advisors and America's Top Women Advisors lists.Both rankings are published annually by Forbes, an internationally-renowned business and financial publication, and are compiled on the basis of qualitative and quantitative data, including such factors as assets under management and industry experience, among others.

Robert Moore, CEO of Cetera Financial Group, said, “We congratulate these financial advisors on their richly-earned recognition by Forbes for building remarkable businesses based on the delivery of a truly advice-centric experience.These advisors and the thousands of other professionals supported by Cetera throughout the country have always worked tirelessly to put their clients first through a transparent and personalized experience.We're honored to support these advisors, who are transforming how advisors guide individuals and families to achieve financial well-being at every stage of life."

The Cetera-affiliated financial advisors named to the Forbes 2017 America's Top Advisors list include:

  • Ron Carson of Carson Wealth Management in Omaha, NE (affiliated with Cetera Advisor Networks)
  • Larry Carroll of Carroll Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina (affiliated with Cetera Advisor Networks)
  • Paul Ried of Paul R. Ried Financial Group, LLC in Bellevue, WA (affiliated with Cetera Advisor Networks)

Additionally, Carina Diamond, CFP™ of SS&G Wealth Management in Akron, Ohio (affiliated with Cetera Advisors) was named to the Forbes 2017 America's Top Women Advisors list.

About Cetera Financial Group

Cetera Financial Group ("Cetera") is a leading network of independent firms empowering the delivery of objective financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is the second-largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.

Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology. For more information, visit

* "Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions), Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities, Girard Securities, and Summit Brokerage Services. All firms are members FINRA/SIPC.

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