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After 30 great years of partnership as Brown & Tedstrom, Inc.,
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Brown and Company is a nationally recognized, private wealth management firm specializing in comprehensive financial planning and independent investment advice. Focused on the individual and their families, Mark R. Brown has been providing strategic financial guidance to help manage the wealth of successful clients, just like you, since 1983.
Personally Invested in Your Future™
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With proprietary financial tools, time-tested processes and a team of personable specialists, Brown and Company strives to make the financial planning process more understandable, dependable and collaborative.
The Retirement Balancing Act™
The Retirement Shock Absorber®
The Withdrawal Stress Test™
The Retirement TAX FILTER®
The Buyout Barometer®
"If you can't explain it simply,
you don't understand it well enough."
The 2009-2018 Barron’s Top 1,200 was awarded to Mark R. Brown. Barron’s awards are based on assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. The 2013-215 & 2017-2018 Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors were awarded to Mark R. Brown. Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors minimum criteria: Financial advisors managing at least $300 million in as sets and more than 10 years’ experience. Selected based on six criteria including: assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials and online accessibility. The 2018 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. The 2007 Worth Top 100 & 2008 Top 250 awards are based on expertise, integrity and dedication to the field of wealth management. Registered Rep Top 100 awards are based on assets under management. Colorado Biz award based on reader votes of companies they would trust to take care of their colleagues and friends.
Mark R. Brown was Recognized as 2018 Financial Times Top 400 Advisor.
The list was created in 2013 to help equip Financial Times readers with the knowledge they need to choose a ﬁnancial advisor. This knowledge has become especially important in the wake of the ﬁnancial crisis and its impact on the industry. The Financial Times solicited advisers’ practice information from the 40 largest US broker-dealers and requested data for each group’s most elite advisers.
Mark R. Brown was Recognized by Barron’s Magazine as a 2018 Top Financial Advisor.
For the 12th year in a row, Mark R. Brown of Brown and Company, Inc. in Denver, Colorado was recently named one of the Top Financial Advisors in America by Barron’s, a leading ﬁnancial magazine. The advisors included in America’s Top Advisor Rankings represent the top one percent of professionals in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Mark ranked #10 among recognized advisors in the state of Colorado.
Stock Market Volatility: A Rise in Fear or a Return to Normal Conditions?
Increased volatility in the U.S. stock market has been a recent topic of debate in the ﬁnancial media. As a typical rule of thumb, when stock markets go down, volatility goes up. From Presidential tweets to the Syrian conﬂict to rising interest rates, many different topics have served to weigh on the stock market in 2018, resulting in a subsequent rise in volatility. The question becomes: is it such a bad thing to see relatively higher volatility?
Update on Valuations: are Stocks Expensive?
From the market bottom on March 9th, 2009, the U.S. stock market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, has rallied approximately 290%. Investors have experienced a nine-year bull market in stocks—so far resulting in one of the longest lasting rallies ever experienced in U.S. markets. And while the U.S. and global economies remain strong and growing into 2018, investors and economists alike continue to wonder how long the bull market can run.