Commonwealth Financial Network® Congratulates Honorees in Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors for 2015

WALTHAM, Mass.--()--Commonwealth Financial Network® congratulates Thomas Bartholomew, Joseph Chornyak, and Steven Stocker on being named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors for 2015. The magazine’s largest ranking of advisors, Barron’s Top 1,200 represents the top 1 percent of advisors.

“Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Four Times in a Row.”

To compile its annual list, Barron’s, a leading financial publication, uses data based on the nation’s most productive advisors. Barron’s takes a number of criteria into account for this state-by-state ranking, including assets under management, revenues generated by advisors for their firms, and quality of practices, which includes examination of regulatory records. The list was expanded this year to include both Registered Investment Advisers and Investment Adviser Representatives; some states may include more advisors than others, in proportion to state populations.

“Congratulations to each one of our commendable advisors who ranks in this choice group of distinguished industry leaders,” said Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth. “To be publicly acknowledged year over year demonstrates their individual commitment to providing their clients with first-class, high-touch service and helping them reach their financial goals. With great honor, we support your practice.”

The Commonwealth-affiliated advisors ranked among other advisors named to the list in their states include:

  • Thomas Bartholomew, founder and president, Bartholomew & Company, Inc., Worcester, Massachusetts: #14 of 30
  • Joseph Chornyak, Sr., managing partner, Chornyak & Associates, Ltd., Columbus, Ohio: #20 of 30
  • Steven Stocker, founder and managing partner, Investment Partners, Ltd., New Philadelphia, Ohio: #11 of 30

About Commonwealth Financial Network

Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. J.D. Power ranks Commonwealth “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Four Times in a Row.” The firm supports approximately 1,600 independent advisors nationwide in serving their clients as registered representatives, investment adviser representatives, and registered investment advisers, as well as through hybrid service models. For more information, please visit

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