Cheryl R. Holland named to Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors

September 24, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – September 24, 2008 – Barron’s has named Cheryl R. Holland to the Barron’s list of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the nation.  The list for Barron’s was compiled by the securities-industry consulting firm Winner’s Circle of Boca Raton, Fl. 

America’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisers, who aren’t employed by brokerage houses, were ranked based on assets under management, his or her contribution to the firm’s revenues and profits and indications of service quality. 

Investment performance is not a criterion because many advisors do not have an audited track record, but RJ Shook, the research firm’s chief says “An advisor certainly must perform well to attract and retain clients.”


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