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Deer Park, IL — January 16, 2020 – Judy VanArsdale of Lakeview Wealth Management was recently ranked No. 52 in Illinois in the 2020 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list published by Forbes.  

According to Forbes, the annual list spotlights the nation’s top-performing advisors, evaluated based on a methodology developed by SHOOK Research. Advisors are also evaluated based on personal interviews, industry experience and revenue trends, among other criteria.

“This recognition is a testament to Judy’s commitment to providing personalized financial advice that helps clients reach their long-term financial goals,” said Andy Kalbaugh, LPL managing director and divisional president, National Sales and Consulting. “With increasing demand for advice from a trusted financial advisor, we applaud Judy for raising the bar in our industry and demonstrating the value of the independent model to build valued and lasting relationships with clients. On behalf of LPL, I thank her for the work she does in support of her clients.”

Judy VanArsdale has offices located in Deer Park, Downers Grove and St. Charles, IL and provides a full range of financial services, including retirement and financial planning, individual money management, individual stocks and bonds, mutual funds, annuities and more. Please visit our website at www.LakeviewWM.com for more details.

VanArsdale is an independent advisor affiliated with LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer* and a leader in the retail financial advice market, providing resources, tools and technology that support advisors in their work to enrich their clients’ financial lives. 

About LPL Financial

LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer*. We serve independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices. LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions. LPL.com

*Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2019

LPL Financial, Forbes magazine and Lakeview Wealth Management are all separate entities. The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives a fee in exchange for rankings. 

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