Press Release

Mar 22, 2018

Five Janney Advisors Named to 2018 Financial Times 400 Top Financial Advisers

PHILADELPHIA, PA – March 22, 2018 – Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (“Janney”), a leading full-service wealth management, financial services, and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, is pleased to announce that five of the Firm’s Financial Advisors have been honored by Financial Times in its 2018 list of the “Top 400 Financial Advisers.” The advisors named from Janney include Murray Carter of Washington, DC; Stephen Goldstein and Richard Keetley of Baltimore, MD; Charles Noble of New Haven, CT; and Peter Sargent of Newtown, PA and Raleigh, NC.

The list recognizes the top financial advisors at national, independent, regional, and bank broker-dealers from across the U.S. This is the sixth annual FT 400 list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on investment management.

“The advisors on the annual FT 400 list represent the best in the nation,” said Jerry Lombard, President of the Firm’s Private Client Group. “It is a great honor to be included on this competitive list of elite advisors. I am extremely proud of Stephen, Rich, Murray, Charles, and Peter and the exceptional service that they put forth each day to help their clients achieve their financial goals.” 

Financial advisors from across the industry applied for consideration, having met a set of minimum requirements, including having at least 10 year’s experience and $300 million in assets under management. The applicants were then graded on six criteria: assets under management (AUM); AUM growth rate; experience; advanced industry credentials; online accessibility; and compliance records. The final FT 400 represents an impressive cohort of elite advisors, as the “average” advisor in this year’s FT 400 has 28 years’ experience and manages $1.4 billion in assets.

About Janney’s Top Financial Advisors:

Murray Carter, Washington, DC
Murray Carter serves as Executive Vice President/Wealth Management and is a founder of CSG Capital Partners of Janney Montgomery Scott. He has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry and has achieved the advanced designations of Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Accredited Wealth Management AdvisorSM, Accredited Investment FiduciaryTM, and Certified 401(k) Professional. Mr. Carter was included in the Financial Times “Top 401(k) Plan Advisers” list in 2017 and 2015. He and his team were also recognized by The National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) as a Top Defined Contribution (DC) Advisor Team in 2018.

As an industry leader and a member of NAPA, an affiliate organization of the American Retirement Association that was created by and for retirement plan advisors, Mr. Murray has participated in the DC Fly-In Forum and has lobbied on Capitol Hill, advocating to protect clients’ rights. He received bachelor degrees in both Business Management and Economics from NC State University.

Stephen Goldstein, Baltimore, MD 
Stephen Goldstein is Senior Vice President/Wealth Management of Scheinker Investment Partners of Janney Montgomery Scott. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) with the Accredited Investment Fiduciary™ (AIF®) designation. Mr. Goldstein specializes in financial planning for high net worth clients through a family office approach. Other areas of expertise include portfolio management for individuals and foundations, retirement income for retirees, and multi-generational wealth planning for high net worth families. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland as well as a Master’s of Finance (MSF) degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Richard Keetley, Baltimore, MD 
Rich Keetley serves as Executive Vice President/Wealth Management of Scheinker Investment Partners of Janney Montgomery Scott. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and a Certified Investment Management AnalystSM (CIMA®). This is the second year in a row that he has been named to the Financial Times list of “Top 400 Financial Advisers.” 

Mr. Keetley began his career in 1992 at Legg Mason where he was Director of Investment Management Services and focused on Financial Planning and Professional Money Management for high net worth clients of the firm. Since joining Janney, he has been named as one of two Advisors on the Firm’s Wealth Management Mutual Fund Investment Committee. Mr. Keetley is a member of The Investment Management Consultants Association and is a former Board Member with St. Ambrose Housing and Aid Center where he has served on the charities board and finance committees. He received his B.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.

Charles J. Noble, III, New Haven, CT 
Charles J. Noble, III serves as Executive Vice President/Wealth Management of Noble Wealth Advisors of Janney Montgomery Scott and Branch Manager of the Firm’s Downtown New Haven, Connecticut office. His financial career spans over 30 years. This is the fourth time that Mr. Noble has been named a “Top 400 Financial Adviser” by Financial Times, with previous recognition in the 2013, 2014, and 2017 rankings. In 2018, he was recognized for the fifth consecutive year as a Top Advisor by Barron’s, which ranked him among the top advisors in Connecticut. He was also honored as Janney’s “Financial Advisor of the Year” in 2012. 

Mr. Noble is currently a member of Janney’s Board of Managers and serves on the Board of Directors of Ecochlor, Inc. He received his B.S. in Finance from the University of New Haven and completed the SIA Course of Study at the Wharton School of Business.

Peter H. Sargent, Raleigh, NC & Newtown, PA 
Peter Sargent is an Executive Vice President/Wealth Management and the founder of Sargent Wealth Management of Janney Montgomery Scott, with offices in Newtown, PA and Raleigh, NC. Mr. Sargent has over 25 years of industry experience and holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and Certified Financial Planner® certification. This is the second year in a row that he has been named a “Top 400 Financial Adviser” by the Financial Times. Earlier this year, Mr. Sargent was also recognized for the fifth time by Barron’s as “Top Advisor” and honored by Forbes in its 2018 Best-in-State Wealth Advisors ranking. In 2006, he was also featured in On Wall Street magazine’s “Top 40 Advisors Under 40.” 

Mr. Sargent is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, a member of the University of Delaware Financial Planning and Wealth Management Advisory Board, and was a former Board Member of the Alumni Association at the University of Delaware’s Business School. He received his B.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware.

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