NAPLES, Fla., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Thomas Moran, Managing Director-Investments and founding member of the Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named to Barron's annual list of America's top 100 financial advisors. Moran was ranked number 49 in the country, and number two in Florida.
The top 100 advisors ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors' practices. Moran says he is thrilled with the designation. "With over 250,000 financial advisors in the nation, I am honored to be considered among the top 100."
Moran's top 100 honor follows his previous recognition by Barron's in its "Top 1,000 Advisors in the United States," a state-by-state ranking of which Moran was selected as the number one advisor in Southwest Florida in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Moran is a 30-year veteran of the securities industry and has received local, national and industry recognition for his ability as a financial advisor. He is a Senior PIM Portfolio Manager—the firm's highest level designation for an advisor—and is well known throughout the firm as a top fee-based financial advisor. In addition to his recognitions by Barron's, he was also named among the "Top 100 Financial Advisors in America" by Registered Rep magazine in 2009.
Moran is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Colorado. A strong supporter of the Southwest Florida community, he serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the United Arts Council and on the Board of Directors of Opera Naples, Southwest Florida's only regional opera company. In addition, he is a member of the board for Youth Haven and the Scholarship Committee for the Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation.
Moran Edwards Asset Management Group, formerly known as the Moran Asset Management Group, is a money management practice. The group is responsible for managing in excess of $2 billion in client assets as of 12/31/2010 and has served the Naples Community for 30 years.
Moran Edwards Asset Management Group is located at 5801 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Suite 200 in Naples. For more information, call (239) 254-2200 or visit www.MoranEdwards.com.
SOURCE Moran Edwards Asset Management Group