CHICAGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Pagnato, Partner and Managing Director of HighTower's Reston, VA-based Pagnato-Karp Group, participated as a discussion leader at the Barron's Top Independent Advisors Summit. Named as one of Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors in America, the summit marked Mr. Pagnato's fifth appearance as a featured Barron's speaker.
The Top Independent Advisors Summit gathered 400 elite industry performers selected by the major custodial firms to meet and network with the 100 honorees, who led three days of sessions on a variety of subjects relevant to independent advisors. Topics ranged from practice management and marketing, to asset allocation and portfolio construction, to leadership and professional development.
"It was an honor to be part of such a high-caliber event that resonates with the industry's leading advisors," said Mr. Pagnato. "The Top Independent Advisors Summit presents an invaluable opportunity to mentor fellow advisors and share pertinent ideas that help to further client education and enhance industry transparency."
Mr. Pagnato co-led a Barron's breakout session where he shared insights into marketing best practices and actionable ideas. The session featured discussion around public relations, social and digital media, client education and community involvement.
In 2013 Barron's named Paul Pagnato to its list of the "Top 100 Financial Advisors" and "Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors" in America – his second such appearance (2012 – 2013). Mr. Pagnato has also been honored multiple times (2009-2011, 2013-2014) as a Barron's "Top 1000 Financial Advisors by State" where he ranked second in Virginia in 2014. This year's Top Independent Advisors Summit took place from March 19-21 in Phoenix, AZ.
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