Neuberger Berman Places Eight Wealth Advisors on Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” List

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New York, March 7, 2017 — Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, announced that eight of the firm’s wealth advisors were named among Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors”. The annual state-by-state list includes three of the firm’s wealth advisors ranked among the top ten in their state: Rick Szelc of Texas, Brian Hahn of Illinois, and Seth Finkel of New York.

Mr. Szelc, a Dallas-based managing director at Neuberger Berman, who heads a wealth advisory team with $1.7 billion in client assets, was ranked #1 in the state of Texas for the second year in a row. Having joined Neuberger Berman in 2000, Mr. Szelc works closely with high-net-worth clients to create bespoke investment solutions. A member of the Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisors” in America, Mr. Szelc applies his investment banking background and global perspective to help guide his clients through shifting investment landscapes. A graduate of Lawrence Technological University, he holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Hahn jumped three spots to #5 from #8 in Illinois on the Barron’s list. Mr. Hahn and his team, with $1.6 billion in client assets, specialize in the design and implementation of comprehensive investment solutions for private clients, integrating a detailed understanding of each client’s overall tax, estate, and wealth planning needs. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University and a Master’s in International Business from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he attended as a Rotary International Scholar. Mr. Hahn has been named by Barron’s as one of the “Top 100 Financial Advisors” in America.

The New York-based Mr. Finkel, a managing director at Neuberger Berman, ranked #10 by Barron’s in the state for the second year in a row. He heads a wealth advisory team with $2.5 billion in client assets. Mr. Finkel has been with Neuberger Berman since 1990 and focuses on high-net-worth individuals, closely held businesses, fiduciaries, and not-for-profit organizations. He holds a  Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University, a JD from Fordham University School of Law, and an LLM in Tax from the New York University School of Law. He also appears on the Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisors” in America.

Also on this year’s Barron’s Top 1,200 list were the following Neuberger Berman advisors: Tripp Taylor in California; and Peter Arbes, Virginia Guy, Holly Newman Kroft, and William Peterson in New York. 2017 is the third consecutive year being named to this list for all of these advisors.

“We are honored that many of our advisors are ranked among the top again this year. Our consistent inclusion in this list demonstrates our extreme focus on client service,” said Kenneth Rende, Head of Wealth Management at Neuberger Berman. “We’re proud to have advisors across four states represented in the top ranks, and thrilled that we are able to serve a diverse group of clients across the country.” Barron’s used a number of factors to determine the state-by-state rankings including: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work.

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