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< back February 21, by FourThought Private Wealth


SARASOTA COUNTY, FL– Scott Pinkerton, Managing Partner of FourThought Private Wealth (a subsidiary of FourThought Financial, LLC)  in Sarasota County, has been named to Forbes’s 2020 list of “Best in State Wealth Advisors.” He was ranked #17 out of 115 in the north Florida region, which encompasses markets including Tampa/St. Pete, Orlando, Jacksonville and the Florida panhandle. He is the only nominated wealth advisor who made the list who practices in Venice, FL.

According to Forbes it received approximately 32,000 nominations, which were based on high thresholds and qualifications. It selected 4,000 advisors from throughout the U.S. The ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.

R.J. Shook, president and founder of SHOOK Research noted, “Here’s what our research has found: the very best advisors are laser focused on having a positive impact on their clients’ lives. They want to add meaning, help them live better lives.”

Pinkerton stated, “We are honored by this ranking and believe, as R.J. Shook said, that it is the result of our team’s constant focus on removing stress from our clients’ lives. Every one of us at FourThought knows that clients’ needs and best interests come first. If we always put the client first, we will continue to be successful.”

Pinkerton holds professional designations including Certified Financial Planner™, Certified Investment Management Analyst® and Certified Private Wealth Advisor®. He is also listed by Barron’s as one of its Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in the U.S. more times in the past 11 years than any other financial advisor who applied on Florida’s west coast, from Tampa to Fort Myers.*

*The rankings are based on data provided by thousands of advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn’t an explicit component.