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Ruggie Wealth Ranks Among the Nation’s Best

We’re honored to announce Tom has again been recognized for the fifth time among Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors and remains Lake, Sumter and Marion County’s only Barron’s recognized advisor.

The ranking takes into consideration quality of practice, assets under management, revenues, and philanthropic work, and recognizes advisors demonstrating exceptional performance, professionalism, client service and community involvement.

He has also been ranked among the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisors in 2016 and 2017. Each year, the Financial Times—one of the world’s leading media organizations focused on international business and economic news—publishes a listing of the “300 Top Registered Investment Advisors”. Ruggie Wealth Management is honored to be included on the list for two years in a row.

This recognition is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects performance in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and accessibility.

We thank you for your trust and ongoing support and look forward to many productive years of working together.

Ruggie Wealth Named One of Central Florida’s 2016 Best Places to Work

Best Places to WorkRuggie Wealth Management was recently named one of the Orlando Business Journal’s 2016 Best Places to Work, and was featured in the June 24, 2016 edition of the publication.

This recognition is designed to honor the area’s leading employers. The list comprises companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees, and the competition judges companies based on the results of a detailed employee survey which at least 90% of the employees had to complete for the company to be eligible.

“While we do offer some great perks and have worked hard to create an open, accepting, supportive and fun work environment, having knowledgeable, inspiring, dedicated people with great attitudes is absolutely what makes Ruggie Wealth one of the Best Places to Work,” said Founder and President Tom Ruggie, ChFC®, CFP®. “It’s rare to be able to show up each day and work with such a collaborative team, and fantastic to see our corporate culture recognized by the Central Florida business community.

 

“I know our future success depends on our continuing ability to attract and retain sharp, talented people who share our values, on investing in the tools they need to help them be successful , and on bringing tomorrow’s technology to them today to support future growth.”

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Financial Times Names Ruggie Wealth Management to 300 Top RIAs in the U.S.

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tomEach year, the Financial Times—one of the world’s leading media organizations focused on international business and economic news—publishes a listing of the “300 Top Registered Investment Advisors”. Ruggie Wealth Management is honored to be included on the 2016 list.

This recognition is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects performance in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and accessibility.

This recognition is also a direct result of the outstanding relationships our firm has had the privilege to build with our clients. We thank you for your trust and ongoing support and look forward to many productive years of working together.

To access the full, 16-page special report, including the list of FT 300 RIAs, please click here.

Thanks again,

Tom Ruggie, ChFC®, CFP®


For those interested, click here to download the national press release issued by RWM in response to receiving this honor.

Tom Ruggie, ChFC®, CFP®, and Morgan Hatfield of Ruggie Wealth Management Have Both Received the 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager Award

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“I believe we have earned this distinction because we take the time to understand our clients and their needs and take our fiduciary responsibility to put their needs above our own very seriously.”

Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Thomas H. Ruggie, ChFC®, CFP®, president, and Morgan Hatfield, retirement specialist, of Ruggie Wealth Management have been chosen as Five Star Wealth Managers for 2016.

Five Star Professional partnered with Orlando magazine to recognize a select group of Orlando-area wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients. Thomas H. Ruggie, ChFC®, CFP®, and Morgan Hatfield are featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the May issue.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for this award,” said Thomas Ruggie of Ruggie Wealth Management. “I believe we have earned this distinction because we take the time to understand our clients and their needs and take our fiduciary responsibility to put their needs above our own very seriously.”

Ruggie Wealth Management provides services to individual and corporate clients, as well as to a select group of endowments and foundations. As the flagship company of Ruggie Capital Group, Ruggie Wealth offers a broad range of services and products to help clients achieve their financial goals. Ruggie Capital Group is now developing a multifamily office to expand their continuum of services to high-net-worth clients.

“The research behind this award is extensive with each wealth manager being thoroughly vetted from numerous angles. We are proud to showcase these distinguished professionals,” says Jonathan Wesser, Research Director, Five Star Professional.

The firm has offices in Tavares, Winter Park and The Villages®, FL.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process*); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients; 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations.

Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner’s future performance. 632 Orlando wealth managers were considered for the award; 120 (19 percent of candidates) were named 2016 Five Star Wealth Managers.

*To qualify as having a favorable regulatory and complaint history, the person cannot have: 1. been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a suspended or revoked license, or payment of a fine, 2. had more than three customer complaints filed against them (settled or pending) with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process, 3. individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority, 4. filed for bankruptcy, or 5. been convicted of a felony.

For research methodology information visit http://www.fivestarprofessional.com.

Ruggie Named to Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors for Fifth Time

We’re excited that Ruggie Wealth Management Founder and CEO Tom Ruggie, ChFC®, CFP®, has been named to Barron’s 2017 list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors, the fifth time he has earned this distinction, and third in a row.

Barron’s publishes its annual Top 1200 Advisors by State compilation to recognize advisors demonstrating exceptional performance, professionalism, client service and community involvement, and the ranking recognizes both an elite group of independent financial professionals and large wirehouses.

Among the factors the ranking takes into consideration are quality of practice, assets under management, revenues, and philanthropic work.

“Competition is steep to be selected for this list, and those who make the cut represent a very high level of achievement in serving their clients’ wealth management needs,” said Ruggie of the ranking which recognizes both an elite group of independent financial professionals and large wirehouses. “I believe our clients turn to us because of our dedication to placing their interests above ours, and for the strength of our processes and collective wisdom of our team. To once again be named among Barron’s Top Advisors is an honor that reinforces we are doing what we set out to do on our clients’ behalf.”

Tom is the only Barron’s recognized advisor in Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties.

Rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services 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 Ruggie Wealth Management is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of Ruggie Wealth Management by any of its clients.  Rankings published by magazines, and others, may base their selections on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser.

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Earning Prestigious Industry Recognition

Tom Ruggie’s keen insights into investment analysis and management have earned him prestigious industry recognition as a national expert on front-burner topics.  He has been invited to appear on national programs including CNBC’s “On The Money” and “Power Lunch”, PBS’ “Nightly Business Report”, on Fox Business News, and CNN Money, and has been quoted in important financial newspapers and magazines including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Barron’s and US News and World Report.

2014 Five Star Wealth Manager

Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Thomas H. Ruggie, ChFC®, CFP®, Ruggie Wealth Management, has been chosen as a national Five Star Wealth Manager for 2014.

Five Star Professional partnered with Orlando Magazine to recognize the local wealth managers from the Orlando area who provide quality services to their clients. Tom was featured in a special section of the May issue.

The demand for independent wealth advisors who act in their clients’ best interest continues to increase. More and more people are telling us our business model, processes and exceptional service are exactly what they’re looking for, and we believe they’re what continue to earn us national attention,” said Ruggie.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award program is the largest and most widely published award program in the financial services industry. The award is based on input from peers and firm leaders along with client retention rates, industry experience and a thorough regulatory history review.

“Based on our evaluation, the wealth managers we recognize are committed to pursuing professional excellence and have a deep knowledge of their industry. They strive to provide exemplary care to the people they serve,” said Jim Olson, CEO, Five Star Professional.

2014 Best Advisors for Dental Practices

Thomas Ruggie was recently recognized by Dental Practice Management and Dental Products Report as a 2014 Best Advisor for Dental Practices. Candidates were selected to the list based upon client and peer references, strong recommendations from dentists, and knowledge and experience in the financial industry. Applicants were also required to complete a questionnaire listing credentials, educational background, noteworthy professional achievements, and specific areas of expertise.

Ruggie Named to Barron’s 2013 Top 1000 Financial Advisors

Barrons top advisorsIn 2013, for the second time, Florida-based Ruggie Wealth Management’s Tom Ruggie was named to Barron’s List of America’s Top 1000 Financial Advisors.

This list includes both independent advisory firms and large wirehouses. Tom was the only independent financial advisor chosen from the Central Florida area.

“Being independent allows our firm to customize investment strategies to individual client goals. Those strategies are then implemented by our experienced team using a disciplined process.”

Read more: Ruggie Named to Barron’s 2013 Top 1000 Financial Advisors

Medical Economics: 2013 Best Advisers for Doctors

Tom Ruggie was recently named among the 2013 Best Financial Advisers for Doctors by Medical Economics magazine. In addition, Ruggie was one of an elite group of advisers quoted in the accompanying article, answering the question, “Why do doctors need the help of financial planners?”  Criteria for inclusion as a Best Financial Adviser for Doctors included a depth of knowledge about a broad range of financial issues, a focus on physician business or the medical field, provision of services to a broad geographic range, and good standing as evidenced by the national database of FINRA.

Taking A Bite of the Big Apple

Ruggie-Showcase-NYIn 2013, Tom Ruggie was chosen to attend the NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony in NYC’s Times Square.

“We were privileged to host Tom at our NASDAQ Opening Bell ceremony in New York, where we were given the unique platform to showcase and celebrate the success of a number of our top advisors,” said John Moninger, Executive Vice President, Advisory and Brokerage Consulting Services for LPL Financial.

Read more: Taking A Bite of the Big Apple

Investment News Spotlights Tom

Tom Ruggie was recently spotlighted in an article in Investment News discussing 401 (k) retirement plans and the importance of excellent service to both plan sponsors and participants. The article by Liz Skinner was showcased in the publication’s Practice Management section, and titled “Small businesses clamor for 401(k) help: Adviser found an untapped market that was hungry for good client service.”

Orlando Business Journal 2013 Top Five

obj-logoOrlando Business Journal Names Ruggie Wealth Management Among the Top Five Financial Advisors In Its 2013 Top 100 List

Ruggie Wealth Management, with offices in Tavares and Winter Haven, joined Central Florida’s elite financial advisor firms atop the Orlando Business Journal’s Top 100 list, in a year filled with numerous recognitions for the firm and its President Tom Ruggie.

Following is an article which appeared in 2011 in the OBJ which featured Tom speaking on commodities as investment opportunities during that period of time.

Investment opportunities in today’s market include commodities, municipal bonds, high-dividend-paying companies and firms in emerging markets. Tom Ruggie, president and CEO of Tavares-based Ruggie Wealth Management likes companies involved in infrastructure like heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT ), due to the massive rebuilding expected in Japan.

Read more: Orlando Business Journal 2013 Top Five

Rankings and/or recognition by unaffiliated rating services 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 Ruggie Wealth Management is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement of Ruggie Wealth Management by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines, and others, may base their selections on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser.

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