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With respect to references on this Website or in other Bogart publications to “The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers,” which is provided to the best of Bogart’s knowledge: “FT” and “Financial Times” are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd. (“FT”). The Financial Times “300 Top Registered Investment Advisers” is an independent listing (“The FT 300”) produced annually. FT is not affiliated with Bogart. The FT 300 is presented as “an elite group,” not a competitive ranking of one to 300. Bogart applied for consideration, and the result was independently granted. The results are not based upon information or opinions of participating advisers’ clients. Therefore, inclusion on The FT 300 is not representative of participating RIAs’ clients’ experiences. Applicants are graded on six factors: assets under management (“AUM”); AUM growth rate; years in existence; advanced industry credentials of the firm’s advisers; online accessibility; and compliance records. By considering the “SEC compliance record,” eligibility to appear on The FT 300, FT seeks to ensure that a participating RIA has an established and significant history and record free from regulatory sanctions. The FT caps the number of companies from any one state. The cap is roughly based on the distribution of millionaires across the United States. The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIAs, regulatory disclosures, FT’s research, and/or research conducted on FT’s behalf by “Ignites Distribution Research,” a subsidiary of FT that provides business intelligence on the asset management industry. As of 2018: the FT 300 represents RIAs with an “average” practice experience of over 22 years and managing $4 billion in assets; and the FT 300 Top RIAs hail from 38 states and Washington, D.C. FT indicates that the methodology used to evaluate inclusion on The FT 300 is quantifiable and objective, and that the participating RIAs had no subjective input in the analysis. FT does not include RIAs on The FT 300 if the ratings are not statistically valid with respect to any RIA; and there are no facts that would call into question the validity of the inclusion on The FT 300 or the appropriateness of Bogart’s advertising the same. Neither the participating RIAs nor their employees pay a fee to FT in exchange for inclusion in The FT 300. However, Bogart may pay a fee to FT, an affiliate, or an unaffiliated third party in exchange for plaques or article reprints commemorating the designation. While Bogart would pay this fee after receiving the designation and not as a condition precedent to receiving it, the fact that Bogart pays any fee with respect to its receipt of the designation should be considered if such designation is a factor in a client or prospective client’s evaluation of whether to initially to engage or continue to engage Bogart for investment advisory services. Inclusion on The FT 300 is not indicative of Bogart’s future performance, or any future performance pertaining to its clients’ investments; should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that they will experience a certain level of results if Bogart is engaged, or continues to be engaged to provide investment advisory services; and should not be construed as a current or past endorsement of Bogart by any of its clients. Other information about The FT 300 list is available here: https://www.ft.com/content/a07f2b38-4d54-11e8-97e4-13afc22d86d4.

With respect to references on this Website or in other Bogart publications to the 2018 “Forbes – Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors,” which is provided to the best of Bogart’s knowledge: “Forbes” is a registered mark of Forbes LLC. Bogart is not affiliated with Forbes. Data for the Forbes “Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors” is developed by “SHOOK Research,” which contacts entities in the financial services industry (such as: banks, brokerages, custodians, insurance companies, clearing houses and others) for nominations. SHOOK Research accepts Advisors who meet pre-determined minimum thresholds and acceptable compliance records. SHOOK Research accepted nominations on behalf of advisors born in 1980 or more recently from three types of practitioners: “Type 1” Advisors who have built and lead their own teams; “Type 2” Advisors who have joined teams of specialists, and are acting in an advisor-type role (planners, analysts, relationship managers, etc.); and “Type 3 Advisors,” who are hybrids of Type 1 and Type 2 Advisors.

Each advisor considered for the award was nominated by their respective firm, then vetted and ranked by SHOOK Research. Bogart applied for consideration, and the result was independently granted. The Forbes “Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors” ranking is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria and quantitative data. The qualitative due diligence examines best practices such as client service models, investing process, business types, leveraging a team and firm resources, experience levels, and credentials. The quantitative due diligence includes evaluation of factors such as assets under management, compliance records and industry experience. For Type 1 Advisors, SHOOK Research the numbers we evaluate represent his or her team, or contribution if partners exist; for Type 2 Advisors on teams, we examine the team numbers and project how the Advisor could potentially fit on the team in the future.

Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. The results are not based upon information or opinions of participating advisors’ clients. Therefore, inclusion on the list is not representative of clients’ experiences.

In developing its applicant pools for “Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors,” SHOOK Research sets thresholds to limit nominations for consideration. As of July 2018, Forbes and SHOOK Research received 23,862 nominations (based on SHOOK Research thresholds), invited 6,988 candidates to complete the online survey, conducted 5,430 telephone interviews, and conducted 1,351 in-person interviews at the Advisor’s location. Forbes recognized a total of 1,000 wealth advisors in 2018 in which James Bogart was ranked #89.

Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive a fee or require membership in exchange for rankings. Accordingly, neither Bogart, James Bogart, nor any other participating advisors paid a fee to be eligible for the “Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors” rankings. However, Bogart may pay a fee in exchange for plaques, logo licensing, or article reprints commemorating the designation. While Bogart would pay this fee after receiving the designation and not as a condition precedent to receiving it, the fact that Bogart pays any fee with respect to its receipt of the designation should be considered if such designation is a factor in a client or prospective client’s evaluation of whether to initially to engage or continue to engage Bogart for investment advisory services. Based on its stated methodology, SHOOK Research does not name advisors if the ratings are not statistically valid; and there are no facts that would call into question the validity of the inclusion on the “Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors” rankings or the appropriateness of Bogart advertising the same. By considering the compliance record, eligibility to appear on the rankings seeks to ensure that a participating advisor has an established and significant history and record free from regulatory sanctions. Bogart is unaware of any undisclosed facts that could potentially invalidate the appropriateness of the above ranking. By virtue of disclosing the ranking, Bogart is disclosing favorable ratings (to the extent that Mr. Bogart is ranked above other advisors) and unfavorable ratings (to the extent that Mr. Bogart is ranked below other advisors. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience because of the way in which it is calculated. The ranking is absolutely not indicative of Bogart’s and its advisors’ future performance, or any future performance pertaining to its clients’ investments, nor should it be construed as a current or past endorsement by any of its clients. Additional information regarding the above ranking for 2018 is available at the following links:

List: https://www.forbes.com/top-next-gen-advisors/#435ae8416df0

Methodology: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rjshook/2018/07/25/methodology-forbes-top-1000-next-gen-wealth-advisors/?ss=next-gen-advisors#5d7f7ea6e68a

 

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