Robert J. Collins
Managing Director, CEO
PIM Portfolio Manager
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As leader of the Collins Investment Group, Bob Collins has maintained a reputation for integrity and insightful investment advice throughout more than three decades in the financial services industry. He has built a team that is dedicated to earning each client’s trust by providing sound, personalized advice with the highest level of professionalism.
Mr. Collins is deeply committed to acting in his clients’ best interests and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the brokerage industry and the metropolitan D.C. community.
His recognitions include:
- Forbes Top 250 Wealth Advisors in the country for 20201
- Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for 2019-2020 – Currently #7 in Maryland.1
- Barron’s Magazine Top 1000 Advisors for 2009-2013 and Top 1200 for 2014-2018 and 2020-20212
- Financial Times Top 400 Financial 2013 and 20173
- Research Magazine Advisor Hall of Fame 20034
As an independent business owner within the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, Mr. Collins combines his belief in personal excellence with the resources of a large financial institution. He is the Collins Investment Group’s Managing Director. Prior to founding his own business, Mr. Collins spent more than a decade as a Managing Director – Investments within Wells Fargo Advisors. During this time, he received their Professional Excellence Award and was named a Premier Advisor. The Premier Advisors distinction is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by business production, completion of educational components and professionalism. As a PIM Portfolio Manager, Mr. Collins is among the select financial advisors who are entrusted to manage client portfolios with discretionary authority through the Private Investment Management program.5
Mr. Collins believes in the importance of giving back to the community. He is a supporter of the US Chess Center of Washington, DC and Adoptions Together in Montgomery County, MD. He is a member of Our Lady of the Visitation Parish and a former treasurer and Board Member of The Barnesville School. Bob and his wife Beth live in Darnestown, MD.
1Forbes- Ranking algorithm based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.
2The rankings are based on data provided by thousands of advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record and client retention.
3Rankings are based on data provided by investment firms. Factors include assets under management, experience, industry certifications and compliance record. Investment performance and financial advisor production are not explicit components.
4Candidates who pass Research Magazine’s rigorous screens have served a minimum of 15 years in the industry, have acquired substantial assets under management, demonstrate superior client service and have earned recognition from their peers and the broader community for the honor they reflect on their profession.
5 The Private Investment Management [PIM] program is not designed for excessively traded or inactive accounts, and may not be suitable for all investors. Please carefully review the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network advisory disclosure document for a full description of our services. The minimum account size for this program is $50,000.