Cleveland, Ohio - (May 2023) – Planned Financial Services President and Founder, Frank Fantozzi, CPA, MST, PFS, CDFA, AIF®, CEPA, was recently ranked No. 50 in Ohio in the Forbes 2023 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list. This marks the sixth consecutive year that he was named to the list. According to Forbes, the annual ranking spotlights the nation’s top-performing advisors, evaluated based on criteria* that includes industry experience, client retention and assets under management. View the full list here: Forbes 2023 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors.
“On behalf of LPL, I couldn’t be more honored to congratulate Frank for this distinguished industry recognition from Forbes,” said Julian Lopez, LPL executive vice president, Independent Advisor Services. “With nearly 30 years in the financial service industry, Frank has become a leader in providing a high-quality experience for clients. As a top advisor in Ohio, Frank and his team continue to be laser-focused on making meaningful impacts on the lives of their clients.”
Frank founded Cleveland-based Planned Financial Services, an independent Registered Investment Advisor firm, in 1994. He leads a team of experienced advisors and associates who seek to deliver personal, relevant and actionable advice to business owners and high-net-worth families as they pursue the Return on Life® they desire through a full suite of personalized planning, investment and wealth management services. The multidisciplined team brings broad experience in the areas of wealth accumulation and protection, investment management, business exit planning, executive compensation, estate conservation, charitable giving, retirement and employee benefits, among others.
Frank Fantozzi is a financial professional affiliated with LPL Financial, a leading** retail investment advisory firm, independent broker-dealer and registered investment advisor (RIA) custodian, providing resources, tools and technology that support advisors in their work to enrich their clients’ financial lives.
About Planned Financial Services
Planned Financial Services is an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and wealth management firm located in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to our strong presence in Northeast Ohio since 1994, we advise high net worth families and business owners in 22 states and employ 11 team members. We believe wealth well lived is more important than wealth earned. While others look at your money first, we look at your life first, through our distinct Return on Life® approach that aligns each client’s values and purpose with what matters most to them. We seek to help clients gain a greater sense of personal fulfillment in their lives by providing insightful financial analysis; proactive investment advice that is relevant and actionable; personalized financial, tax, estate, and charitable strategies; and access to our full suite of Complete Family Office (CFO)SM and Personal CFOTM services. In addition, 401(k) Prosperity®, the corporate retirement planning and institutional investment management division of Planned Financial Services, focuses on best-in-class retirement plan fiduciary and investment oversight. For additional information, please visit PlannedFinancial.com and 401kProsperity.com.
About LPL Financial
LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader in the markets we serve**, supporting more than 21,000 financial advisors, including advisors at approximately 1,100 enterprises and at approximately 500 registered investment advisor ("RIA") firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.
*The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person, virtual, and telephone due diligence meetings to measure best practices, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. SHOOK’s research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking.
**Top RIA custodian (Cerulli Associates, 2020 U.S. RIA Marketplace Report); No. 1 Independent BrokerDealer in the U.S. (Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine 1996-2022).
Throughout this communication, the terms “financial advisors” and “advisors” are used to refer to registered representatives and/or investment advisor representatives affiliated with LPL Financial LLC. We routinely disclose information that may be important to shareholders in the “Investor Relations” or “Press Releases” section of our website.
This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of this advisor’s future performance. Planned Financial Services does not pay a fee to Forbes in exchange for inclusion in the Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list.
Investment advice offered through Planned Financial Services, a Registered Investment Advisor.
Securities and Retirement Plan Consulting Program advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, member FINRA/SIPC.
Financial Planning offered through Planned Financial Services, a Registered Investment Advisor and a separate entity from LPL Financial.
Forbes, SHOOK Research and Planned Financial Services are separate, unaffiliated entities.
For additional information regarding Mr. Fantozzi, please request a copy of the Form ADV Brochure Supplement, which provides information about Mr. Fantozzi, and supplements the Planned Financial Services, LLC Brochure. Additional information about Mr. Fantozzi is available on the SEC’s website at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov. The searchable IARD/CRD number for Mr. Fantozzi is 2441945.