BETHESDA, MD. MARCH 7, 2017 — Robert J. Collins, Managing Director of Collins Investment Group, LLC, in Bethesda, MD was ranked among Barron’s Top Financial Advisors for 2017, as announced in the weekly magazine’s March 4th issue.

Collins is ranked 20th in the state of Maryland.

“I’m incredibly honored to be recognized alongside the industry’s leading advisors,” said Collins. “I look forward to helping my clients succeed financially by building even stronger client relationships in the year ahead.”

Winner’s Circle, a Barron’s research organization, produced the rankings based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. Among the factors considered for the rankings are assets under management, business production, regulatory record, quality of practice, and philanthropic work. Institutional assets are given less weight in the scoring. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment –picking abilities.

Collins has over 30 years of experience in the brokerage industry. He is a strong supporter of Adoptions Together, and a member of Our Lady of the Visitation Parish. He has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Scranton.

About Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

For 15 years, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, the independent brokerage arm of Wells Fargo & Co, has simplified independence by partnering with successful financial advisors and fostering a mutual passion for doing what’s right for clients. Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network has grown to operate nationwide with 1,404 owners and advisors in 660 practices administering over $95.3 billion in client assets. Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC Member SIPC, separate registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

Collins Investment Group is a separate entity from Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.

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