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Important Disclosures: Awards and Recognitions Granted to Magnus Financial Group LLC and Its Professionals

Awards and recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, companies, and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he / she will experience a certain level of results if Magnus Financial Group LLC (“Magnus”) is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services; nor should they be construed as a current or past endorsement of Magnus or its representatives by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines and others are generally based exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized advisor. Please see below for a more detailed description of the criteria used with respect to the awards and recognitions granted to Magnus and as indicated below, its individual employees.

FA Magazine RIA Survey and Ranking (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018) criteria:

The annual RIA survey is ranking based on a firm’s assets.

FA Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors (2021, 2020, 2019) criteria:

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK® Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, gained through telephone, virtual and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years’ experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK® receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

The following advisors received this recognition: Michael S. Schwartz, CFP®, AEP® (2021, 2020, 2019) and Sharon Hayut, CFP®, CDFA® (2021).

Forbes Top Financial Security Professional (2021) criteria: 

SHOOK® accepts professionals who meet pre-determined minimum thresholds and acceptable compliance records. (FSP refers to professionals who are properly licensed to sell life insurance and annuities.  To qualify one must have been an FSP for 7 years, Minimum of 1 year at their current firm, they must be recommended and nominated by their firm, complete an online survey, and have an acceptable compliance record.  Other qualitative elements, quantitative elements can be reviewed here.  SHOOK® Research does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

The following advisor received this recognition: Michael S. Schwartz, CFP®, AEP®.

Forbes/SHOOK® Research’s Top Womens Wealth Advisors (2022, 2021) criteria:

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of: qualitative data, learned through surveys and interviews (in-person, telephone and virtual), so we can evaluate best practices, service and investing models, compliance records, etc.; as well as quantitative data, like revenue trends and assets under management. All advisors have a minimum of seven years’ experience. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

The following advisor received this recognition: Sharon Hayut, CFP®, CDFA®.

RIA Channel Top 100 Wealth Managers (2019) criteria:

RIA Channel ranked the Top 100 RIA firms of 2019 based on a proprietary set of criteria and data. The ranking is based on both size and growth in assets. RIA Database (RIADatabase.com) was used for regulatory data, organic research, and advisor surveys. We recognize these firms as leaders in their field and congratulate them on their success.

WM Thrive Awards (2019) criteria:

To qualify for the WealthManagement.com 2019 Thrive list of fastest-growing advisors, applicants had to be based in the U.S., offer financial services to individual clients, and be free of regulatory actions. Applications were accepted from individuals, teams and companies of all types and sizes—including solo advisors, ensembles, practices, family offices, RIAs and IBD reps.

The following advisor received this recognition: Michael S. Schwartz, CFP®, AEP®.

Forbes/SHOOK® Research’s Best-In-State Next-Gen Wealth Advisors (2019) criteria:

The Forbes Next-Gen Wealth Advisors rankings, developed by SHOOK® Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criterion, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of four years’ experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass the highest standards of best practices. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK® receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

The following advisor received this recognition: Sharon Hayut, CFP®, CDFA®.

Working Mother and SHOOK® Research’s Top Wealth Advisor Moms (2019) criteria:

SHOOK® Research considered wealth advisors who are mothers with at least one child living at home and under the age of 18. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK® Research LLC. Neither SHOOK® nor Working Mother receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking.

The following advisor received this recognition: Sharon Hayut, CFP®, CDFA®.

Forbes/SHOOK® Research’s Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors (2018) criteria:

The Forbes Next-Gen Wealth Advisors rankings, developed by SHOOK® Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criterion, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of four years’ experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass the highest standards of best practices. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK® receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

FT Top 400 Financial Advisers (2017) criteria: 

Based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. As identified by the FT, the listing reflected each practice’s performance in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials, and accessibility.

The following advisors received this recognition while employed as a registered representative at Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company (NMWMC): Michael S. Schwartz, CFP®, AEP®.

 

 

 

 

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Magnus Financial Group LLC (“Magnus”) did not produce and bears no responsibility for any part of this report whatsoever, including but not limited to any macroeconomic views, inaccuracies or any errors or omissions. Research and data used in the presentation have come from third-party sources that Magnus has not independently verified presentation and the opinions expressed are not by Magnus or its employees and are current only as of the time made and are subject to change without notice.

This report may include estimates, projections or other forward-looking statements, however, due to numerous factors, actual events may differ substantially from those presented. The graphs and tables making up this report have been based on unaudited, third-party data and performance information provided to us by one or more commercial databases. Except for the historical information contained in this report, certain matters are forward looking statements or projections that are dependent upon risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to factors and considerations such as general market volatility, global economic risk, geopolitical risk, currency risk and other country-specific factors, fiscal and monetary policy, the level of interest rates, security-specific risks, and historical market segment or sector performance relationships as they relate to the business and economic cycle.

Additionally, please be aware that past performance is not a guide to the future performance of any manager or strategy, and that the performance results and historical information provided displayed herein may have been adversely or favorably impacted by events and economic conditions that will not prevail in the future. Therefore, it should not be inferred that these results are indicative of the future performance of any strategy, index, fund, manager or group of managers. Index benchmarks contained in this report are provided so that performance can be compared with the performance of well-known and widely recognized indices. Index results assume the re-investment of all dividends and interest.

The information provided is not intended to be, and should not be construed as, investment, legal or tax advice nor should such information contained herein be construed as a recommendation or advice to purchase or sell any security, investment, or portfolio allocation. An investor should consult with their financial advisor to determine the appropriate investment strategies and investment vehicles. Investment decisions should be made based on the investor’s specific financial needs and objectives, goals, time horizon and risk tolerance. This presentation makes no implied or express recommendations concerning the way any client’s accounts should or would be handled, as appropriate investment decisions depend upon the client’s specific investment objectives.

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DEFINITIONS

Asset class performance was measured using the following benchmarks: U.S. Large Cap Stocks: S&P 500 TR Index; U.S. Small & Micro Cap: Russell 2000 TR Index; Intl Dev Large Cap Stocks: MSCI EAFE GR Index; Emerging & Frontier Market Stocks: MSCI Emerging Markets GR Index; U.S. Intermediate-Term Muni Bonds: Bloomberg Barclays 1-10 (1-12 Yr) Muni Bond TR Index; U.S. Intermediate-Term Bonds: Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond TR Index; U.S. High Yield Bonds: Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield TR Index; U.S. Bank Loans: S&P/LSTA U.S. Leveraged Loan Index; Intl Developed Bonds: Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate ex-U.S. Index; Emerging & Frontier Market Bonds: JPMorgan EMBI Global Diversified TR Index; U.S. REITs: MSCI U.S. REIT GR Index, Ex U.S. Real Estate Securities: S&P Global Ex-U.S. Property TR Index; Commodity Futures: Bloomberg Commodity TR Index; Midstream Energy: Alerian MLP TR Index; Gold: LBMA Gold Price, U.S. 60/40: 60% S&P 500 TR Index; 40% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond TR Index; Global 60/40: 60% MSCI ACWI GR Index; 40% Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond TR Index.