Home Adviser Fund Update Fidelity Honors Adviser Investments Published October 21, 2016 Adviser Investments Recognized by Fidelity Investments as 2016 Be Greater® Award Winner Accolade Acknowledges Firm’s Efforts to Become Future-Ready On October 21, Adviser Investments announced that it has received Fidelity Investments’ Be Greater Award, which recognizes registered investment advisers (RIAs) who are evolving their businesses to meet the ever-changing demands of a growing and sophisticated investor class. The award, presented by Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions, the division of Fidelity Investments that provides clearing and custody to RIAs, retirement record-keepers, broker-dealer firms, banks and insurance companies, recognized Adviser Investments as the 2016 award winner among all RIA firms considered with more than $1 billion in total assets under management. Fidelity honored Adviser Investments for its “investment in technology and talent to get future-ready, devoting time and resources to ensure their people and technology are ‘second-to-none.’ The firm has long been an industry leader in leveraging its CRM system to provide an excellent client experience and to help fuel asset growth.” “It has always been our mission to provide institutional-quality asset management services while remaining within reach of a wide range of clients,” said Adviser Investments Chairman, CEO and co-founder Daniel P. Wiener. “We’re gratified that Fidelity has acknowledged our past successes and especially our efforts to position the firm for the decades of growth that lie ahead.” Be Greater nominees were evaluated by an independent panel of industry professionals for excellence across five key business areas identified by Fidelity as its “Five Fundamentals of a Future Ready Firm”: Strategy, Talent, Technology & Operations, RiskThe probability that an investment will decline in value in the short term, along with the magnitude of that decline. Stocks are often considered riskier than bonds because they have a higher probability of losing money, and they tend to lose more than bonds when they do decline. & Regulatory and Client Focus. In addition to Adviser Investments’ win in the peer group of $1 billion or more total assets under management, Fidelity announced one winner each from the $50–$250 million and $250 million–$1 billion categories. In its announcement, Fidelity noted that “Employee development is also a primary focus [at Adviser Investments], and the company supports professional growth with continuing education and outside training, as well as a mentoring program that empowers promising young employees.” To be considered for the award, firms must be an RIA client of Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions, have been in business for at least four years, have more than two full-time employees, have at least $50 million in total assets under management and must not be under investigation by any regulatory or government agency or enforcement division. “Given our roots, we think of ourselves as a communications company in addition to being a wealth manager,” said Adviser Investments President Dan Silver, one of the firm’s co-founders. “As such, we have created a high-touch service model to keep our clients informed about the economy, markets and their individual portfolios.” Fidelity announced the award Oct. 18 at its Inside Track event in New York, NY. As part of the award, recipients chose up to three charities to split a $15,000 donation from Fidelity. The accolade is one of several that Adviser Investments has earned this year. Earlier in 2016, the firm was named to Barron’s list of the top 100 independent financial advisers nationwide and its list of the top advisory firms in Massachusetts for the fourth consecutive year. It has also been recognized on the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers list in 2014, 2015 and 2016. “Adviser Investments ranks as one of the largest independent advisers in the country,” Silver said. “But we continue to offer the same personalized service we did when we were one-tenth the size, and expect to do so for generations to come.” About Adviser Investments Adviser Investments is a full service wealth management firm, offering investment management, financial and tax planning, managed individual bond portfolios, and 401(k) advisory services. We’ve been helping individuals, trustsA legal document that functions as an instruction manual to how you want your money managed and spent in your later years as well as how your assets should be distributed after your death. Assets placed in a trust are generally safe from creditors and can be sold by the trustee in short order, avoiding the lengthy and costly probate process., institutions and foundations since 1994, and have more than 3,500 clients across the country and over $6 billion in assets under management. Our portfolios encompass actively managed funds, ETFsA type of security which allows investors to indirectly invest in an underlying basket of financial instruments (these may include stocks, bonds, commodities or other types of instruments). Shares in an ETF are publicly traded on an exchange, and the price of an ETF’s shares will fluctuate throughout the trading day (traditional mutual funds trade only once a day). For example, one popular ETF tracks the companies in the S&P 500, so buying a share of the ETF gets an investor exposure to all 500 companies in the index., socially responsible investments and tactical asset allocation strategies, with particular expertise in Fidelity and Vanguard mutual funds. We take pride in being The Adviser You Can Talk To. Our minimum account size is $350,000. To see a full list of our awards and recognitions, click here, and for more information, please visit www.adviserinvestments.com or call 800-492-6868. Disclaimer: This material is distributed for informational purposes only. The investment ideas and expressions of opinion may contain certain forward-looking statements and should not be viewed as recommendations, personal investment advice or considered an offer to buy or sell specific securities. 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