SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UBS announced today that Franco Estrada-Velasco, Managing Director of FEV Financial Group, has been named to two prestigious lists of financial advisors by Forbes – both a Top Next-Gen wealth advisor and Best-in-State wealth advisor. Estrada-Velasco was ranked No. 26 on the Next-Gen list, which is comprised of 250 rising advisors who represent the future of the wealth management industry. On the Best-in-State list, he was named the top advisor in the U.S. territories.
SHOOK Research selected the advisors from nearly 30,000 nominations using both quantitative and qualitative criteria. This vetting included in-person and telephone interviews, as well as reviewing industry experience, compliance records, revenue produced and assets under management.
Estrada-Velasco has been with UBS since 2002. He has significant experience working with ultra-high net worth families in the United States and abroad and developing financial solutions for complex situations. He holds the prestigious designations of Chartered Financial Analyst®, UBS Wealth Advisor and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Estrada-Velasco was named to UBS’ exclusive Top 35 under 35 program each year from 2012 to 2016.
“Franco has continuously demonstrated outstanding success in client service,” said Stephen Sullivan, Branch Manager of UBS' Coral Gables office. “He is highly regarded by the industry, and this recognition by Forbes is a well-deserved honor.”
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Forbes America's Top 250 Next-Generation Wealth Advisors list is comprised of 250 Financial Advisors and uses criteria based on age, quality of practice, industry experience, compliance record, revenue, interviews by SHOOK Research and the full team assets under management. Neither UBS Financial Service Inc. or its employees pay a fee in exchange for these ratings. Past performance is not an indication of future results.
Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list is comprised of approximately 2,200 financial advisors. It was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings to measure factors such as: quality of practice, industry experience, compliance record, assets under management (which vary from state to state) and revenue. Neither UBS Financial Services Inc. or its employees pay a fee in exchange for these ratings. Past performance is not an indication of future results. 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 and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience.
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