This is the fifth executive year each advisor has been named to the list.

PHILADELPHIA – Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, a leading full-service wealth management, capital markets, and asset management firm, is pleased to announce that six of its Financial Advisors were recognized as Top 1,200 Financial Advisors by Barron’s. This is the fifth consecutive year each advisor has been named to the list.

The Financial Advisors include Edward S. Blumenthal in Philadelphia; Mark R. Eskin in Philadelphia; Joseph P. Hassett Jr. in Providence, Rhode Island; Charles J. Noble, III in New Haven, Connecticut; Peter H. Sargent in Newtown, Pennsylvania and Raleigh, North Carolina; and Allan H. Strange in Richmond, Virginia.

Barron’s annual Top 1,200 Financial Advisors recognizes top advisors from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, with the number of ranking spots distributed in proportion to state population and wealth. The rankings are based on assets under management, revenue generated by advisors for their firms, and the quality of their practices. View this year’s list here.

About Janney’s Top Financial Advisors:

  • Edward S. Blumenthal – Ranked #27 in Pennsylvania
  • Ed Blumenthal serves as Executive Vice President/Wealth Management and is a senior partner of Stedmark Partners at Janney Montgomery Scott. Ed provides guidance on a wide range of financial matters, including sophisticated financial planning, investment management, retirement income planning, education funding and inter-generational wealth transfer. Ed has been recognized by Barron’s, Forbes and the Financial Times. He received his B.A. in Economics and Certificate of Management from the University of Rochester.

  • Mark R. Eskin – Ranked #26 in Pennsylvania
  • Mark Eskin serves as Executive Vice President/Wealth Management and is a senior partner of Stedmark Partners at Janney Montgomery Scott. Mark delivers comprehensive wealth management solutions including investment and financial planning advice to clients. He has been recognized by Barron’s, Forbes and the Financial Times. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and is a magna cum laude graduate of the Temple University School of Law.

  • Joseph P. Hassett, Jr. – Ranked #2 in Rhode Island
  • Joe Hassett serves as Executive Vice President/Investments, Financial Advisor and head of Hassett Wealth Management of Janney Montgomery Scott. With a financial career spanning over 30 years, he has helped both individual investors and companies with municipal bond investments. He works closely with his son – Matthew Hassett, Vice President/Investments – to integrate equities and options into individual client portfolios depending on their investment objective and risk tolerance. This customization and focus on each client, whether retail or institutional, helps Hassett Wealth Management tailor unique strategies for reaching client financial goals.

  • Charles J. Noble, III – Ranked #9 in Connecticut
  • Charles J. Noble, III serves as Executive Vice President/Wealth Management of Noble Wealth Advisors of Janney Montgomery Scott and Branch Manager in the New Haven, Connecticut office. His financial career spans over 30 years. 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 – Ranked #46 in Pennsylvania
  • Peter Sargent serves as Executive Vice President/Wealth Management and the founder of Sargent Wealth Management of Janney Montgomery Scott, with offices in Newtown, Pennsylvania and Raleigh, North Carolina. Peter has more than28 years of industry experience and holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner™ designations. He 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.

  • Allan H. Strange – Ranked #13 in Virginia
  • Allan has been advising clients on their investments for over 40 years. Allan and his team, the Strange Wealth Advisory Group of Janney Montgomery Scott, specialize in both comprehensive financial planning and investment advice for families as well as corporate retirement plans. A recognized leader in both the personal wealth planning and retirement plan space, Allan has been consistently recognized as a top advisor in the state of Virginia and the country by prestigious organizations such as Barron’s, the Financial Times, and Forbes magazine.

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