Press Release

Mar 10, 2016

Six Janney Financial Advisors Named Among the Best in the Country by Barron’s


PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 10, 2016 – Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (“Janney”) today announced that six of the firm’s Financial Advisors have been named to Barron’s 2016 list of “Top 1,200 Advisors.” The advisors named from Janney are: Robert H. Bishop, Pittsburgh, PA, Ed Blumenthal of Philadelphia, PA, Mark Eskin of Philadelphia, PA, Charles J. Noble, III of New Haven, CT, Gerald Scheinker of Baltimore, MD, and Allan Strange of Richmond, VA.

“The Barron’s recognition of Bob, Ed, Mark, Charles, Jerry, and Allan reflects the calliber of top-performing advisors we invite to join our firm. This elite group of financial advisors embodies our high standards and committment to clients that makes Janney a sought-after destination for advisors,” said Jerry Lombard, president of the firm’s Private Client Group. “We thank them for their continued commitment to their clients and to our Firm, and could not be more proud to have them as a part of the Janney team.”

The Barron’s list, organized by state, is based on quantitative and qualitative data provided by more than 4,000 of the nation’s most accomplished advisors. Barron’s analysis uses a complex formula that contains 22 points of ranking, all with various weightings. The calculation considers factors such as assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work.

Robert H. Bishop, Pittsburgh, PA - Ranked #44 in Pennsylvania
Robert H. Bishop serves as Executive Vice President/Investments, founder, and senior member of the Bishop Wealth Management Group at Janney Montgomery Scott. Bob has been a Financial Advisor with Janney Montgomery Scott, formerly Parker/Hunter, since 1983 and was part of the team that created Janney Capital Management (formerly Parker/Hunter Asset Management) in 1993. He was named a “Top 400 Financial Advisor” by Financial Times in 2013 and currently sits on Janney’s Financial Advisor Advisory Board. He has a graduate degree in Management from the University of Pittsburgh and has attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School’s Securities Industry Association (SIA) Institute. An active member of the community, Bob has served on a variety of boards including a public school board, Habitat for Humanity, the Coalition for Christian Outreach and the Janney Board of Managers.

Edward S. Blumenthal, Philadelphia, PA - Ranked #20 in Pennsylvania
Ed Blumenthal serves as Executive Vice President/Wealth Management and a senior partner of Stedmark Partners at Janney Montgomery Scott. An Accredited Wealth Management Advisorsm, Blumenthal was previously named a Barron’s “Top Advisor” in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He was also was named a “Top 400 Financial Advisor” by Financial Times in 2013 and 2014. Blumenthal is a board member and serves on the Executive Committee of the Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware Regional Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League. He has also served on the board of Congregation Beth Tikvah-B’nai Jeshurun and was the chair of the Adult Education Committee. He is an active member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter’s Planning Team for the MS City to Shore Bike Tour. Blumenthal received his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Rochester.

Mark R. Eskin, Philadelphia, PA - Ranked #19 in Pennsylvania
Mark Eskin serves as Executive Vice President/Wealth Management and is a senior partner of Stedmark Partners at Janney Montgomery Scott. An Accredited Wealth Management Advisorsm, Eskin was previously named a Barron’s “Top Advisor” in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and a “Top 400 Financial Advisor” by Financial Times in 2013. Mark co-chairs the Business Council of Abington Memorial Hospital, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life. He also serves on the Estate Planners Advisory Committee of Federation Endowments Corporation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is a past President of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council (2012–2013). He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a magna cum laude graduate of the Temple University School of Law.

Charles J. Noble, III, New Haven, CT - Ranked #15 in Connecticut
Charles J. Noble, III has been managing client relationships for over 30 years and serves as both Branch Manager and Executive Vice President/Wealth Management of Noble Wealth Advisors of Janney Montgomery Scott in the firm’s Downtown New Haven, Connecticut office. He currently is a member of Janney’s Board of Managers, serves on the Board of Directors of Ecochlor, Inc and on the Board of Managers of Kathie’s Kitchen “SuperSeedz” LLC. He was previously named a Barron’s “Top Advisor” in 2014 and 2015, as a “Top 400 Financial Advisor” by Financial Times in 2013 and 2014, and has been previously named Janney’s Financial Advisor of the Year. Noble, a strong supporter of local non-profits, received his BS in Finance from the University of New Haven and completed the SIA Course of Study at the Wharton School of Business.

Gerald Scheinker, Baltimore, MD - Ranked #11 in Maryland
Jerry Scheinker, whose expertise lies in equity research and fixed income allocations, serves as Executive Vice President/Wealth Management and senior partner of Scheinker Investment Partners at Janney Montgomery Scott. Throughout his career, spanning over 50 years, he has been awarded with honors from various financial services firms and was named a Barron’s “Top Advisor” in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and a “Top 400 Financial Advisor” by Financial Times in 2013. A member of Janney’s premier CEO Roundtable, Scheinker is a graduate of Mount Vernon School of Law and the Institute of Investment Banking at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Allan H. Strange, Richmond, VA - Ranked #20 in Virginia
Allan Strange, Executive Vice President/Wealth Management, has been advising clients on their investments for more than 34 years and was recently named Janney’s Financial Advisor of the Year. An Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, he has been named a Barron’s “Top Advisor” in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 and both a “Top 400 Financial Advisor” and “Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisor” by Financial Times in 2015. He is the founder and first president of the Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers and past board member of Richmond Forum and the Virginia State Golf Association. An avid golfer, Allan played professionally for 3 years after graduating from East Tennessee State University.

About Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
Janney provides advice to individual, corporate and institutional clients. Our expertise includes guidance about asset management, corporate and public finance, equity and fixed income investing, equity research, institutional equity and fixed income sales and trading, investment strategy, financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raising, portfolio management, retirement and income planning, and wealth management. Janney is an independently-operated subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). Additional company information is available at www.janney.com.

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