Gregory S. Smith and Eric Wightman Named to Barron’s 2016 Top 1200 Financial Advisors

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Ranking marks eighth consecutive year on Barron’s list of Top Advisors for The Wise Investor Group at Robert W. Baird & Co.

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Two financial advisors from The Wise Investor Group have been named to the 2016 list of Barron's Top 1200 Financial Advisors.

It is truly an honor to have The Wise Investor Group represented among the top financial advisors in the state of Virginia.

The Wise Investor Group at Robert W. Baird & Co., a team of experienced financial professionals offering financial planning, portfolio management, investment analysis and account services, today announced that Managing Directors Gregory S. Smith, CFP®, ChFC®, CPWA® and Eric Wightman were named to the 2016 list of Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors.

This is the eighth consecutive year that a financial advisor from The Wise Investor Group has appeared on the list. This is the second successive year that Smith and Wightman have been named to the list together.

Smith, a founding member of the financial planning department at The Wise Investor Group, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and Chartered Financial Consultant®, focusing on retirement, college and estate planning for his clients. In addition to his current role as managing director and senior financial planner, Smith serves as a Financial Planning Mentor to those new to the industry through the Financial Planning Association.

Wightman is a founding member of The Wise Investor Group. In addition to his role as managing director and portfolio manager, Wightman leads the team’s Investment Decision Committee and is responsible for setting the group’s investment strategy and ensuring that appropriate portfolio and risk management strategies are applied to all portfolio decisions.

Smith and Wightman are both regular hosts on The Wise Investor Show, a show that updates listeners on current market trends and other financial advising topics, airing live every Sunday on WMAL 105.9 FM and AM 630 in Washington, D.C.

“It is truly an honor to have The Wise Investor Group represented among the top financial advisors in the state of Virginia,” said Wightman.

“This recognition from Barron’s reflects the sincere commitment we have to helping our clients take a common sense approach to their financial planning, asset allocation and investment strategy,” said Smith.

Barron’s 2016 Top 1200 Financial Advisors ranks the best financial advisors across the United States and organizes by state, including the District of Columbia. The rankings are constructed on information sourced by over 4,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. The ranking takes into consideration the assets under management, revenue produced by the firm, regulatory record, quality of the practice and philanthropic work.

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About The Wise Investor Group
The Wise Investor Group (http://www.thewiseinvestorgroup.com) at Robert W. Baird & Co. is a full-service investment firm located in Reston, Virginia focusing on financial planning, portfolio management, investment analysis, insurance and annuity services as well as overall account services. Formed in the 1990s, the firm follows a disciplined, research-based approach to value-oriented investing.

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