Friday, August 9th, 2013 - Wells Fargo
BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwired) -- Robert J. Collins, Managing Director of Collins Investment Group, has been recognized as one of the "Top 400 Financial Advisors" in the county, by Financial Times. This is the first year Financial Times has given the honor.

"I'm proud to be on the Financial Times' first-ever list of the top 400 Financial Advisors in the country," said Mr. Collins. "Each day, I show up with one goal in mind -- helping my clients succeed financially. It is quite an honor to be recognized for doing what I love to do."

Bob Collins has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He lives in Darnestown, Maryland with his wife, Beth, an active community participant, and their daughter, Siobhan. Like his wife, Mr. Collins believes in the importance of giving back to the community. He is a member of Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, a supporter of US Chess Center and a former treasurer and Board Member of The Barnesville School.

With more than 685,000 United States daily readers, Financial Times is seen as a global leader in business, finance, economic and political news and analysis. Rankings are based on data provided by investment firms. Factors include assets under management, experience, industry certifications and compliance record. Investment performance and financial advisor production are not explicit components.

About Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors
Nominees for the top 400 were submitted by their firms. To qualify for the award, advisors must: be currently registered with the SEC or FINRA; be affiliated with a broker-dealer; have at least $250 million in verified assets under management held at their firm as of 9/30/12; have at least 10 years of experience as a registered representative or investment advisor; have at least 25% of assets in mutual funds, ETF's or separately managed accounts. They also must not have a record of a broker-dealer license suspension or revocation in any jurisdiction at any time. Being named to the "Top 400 Financial Advisors" list is not an endorsement and is not indicative of past or future investment performance.

About Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
For more than a decade, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, the independent investment arm of Wells Fargo & Co, has simplified independence by partnering with successful financial advisors and fostering a mutual passion for doing what's right for clients. Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network operates nationwide with more than 1100 owners and advisors, in more than 550 practices.

Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN). Collins Investment Group is a separate entity from WFAFN.

About Wells Fargo Advisors
With $1.2 trillion in client assets as of December 31, 2012, Wells Fargo provides investment advice and guidance to clients through 15,414 full-service financial advisors and 3,248 licensed bankers. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation's largest, serves investors through locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (members SIPC). Statistics include other broker-dealers of Wells Fargo & Company.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (, and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank's customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune's 2012 rankings of America's largest corporations. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy all our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially.

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Kristian K. Price
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Collins Investment Group
6901 Rockledge Drive, #730
Bethesda, MD 20817

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