Moran Named to Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors List

NAPLES, Fla., April 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the fifth consecutive year, Thomas Moran, Managing Director - Investments Senior PIM Portfolio Manager of Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors ( has been named to Barron's annual list of America's Top 100 Financial Advisors.

Barron's is a financial weekly newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921. Barron's Top 100 advisors ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors' practices. Moran says he is flattered by the recognition. "It is an absolute honor to be listed as one of the top 100 financial advisors in the nation."

Moran's Top 100 honor follows being listed in Barron's Top 1200 Advisors in the United States, a state-by-state ranking of which Moran was selected as #1 Advisor in Southwest Florida for the fifth consecutive year.

With over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Moran was also recently named one of the Top 400 Financial Advisors in the country by Financial Times for the second consecutive year and to the prestigious Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors list for the second consecutive year by Registered Rep Magazine.

As a Senior PIM Portfolio Manager and Managing Director – Investments, as well as a member of the firm's Advisory Council for fee-based money management and trust services, Tom is well-known and respected throughout Wells Fargo Advisors and often lectures before financial professionals and individual organizations throughout the nation on the economy and financial markets. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Colorado, Tom has been interviewed and quoted by Barron's and Gulfshore Business, and has authored articles on a variety of financial and economic topics for local and national industry magazines.

Tom is deeply engaged in the Naples community and a passionate supporter of numerous organizations. He serves on the board of Youth Haven, the Executive Advisory Board of the United Arts Council, the Naples Board of Advisors for the James Madison Institute, and is Chairman of the Board for Opera Naples. Tom and his wife of 25 years, Sandi, are Trustees for the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), which organizes the Naples Winter Wine Festival, an annual event benefiting local charities committed to assisting underprivileged and at risk children. Tom is a member of the Financial Advisory Committee for The Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation (CHEF), the Grant Committee for the Naples Children & Education Foundation and is the former president of The Learning Connection of Naples.

Moran Edwards Asset Management Group, formerly known as Moran Asset Management Group, is a money management practice. The group is responsible for managing in excess of $2 billion in client assets as of September 30, 2013 and has served the Naples community for 30 years. Moran Edwards Asset Management Group is located at 5801 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Suite 200 in Naples. For more information, call 239.254.2200 or visit

Source: Moran Edwards Asset Management ofWells Fargo Advisors