Local Wealth Adviser Named to Forbesí List of Best-in-State

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Stephen G. Sykes, managing director and senior vice president of wealth management with Raymond James & Associates, was among the Raymond James-affiliated advisers named to the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors. 

The list, which recognizes advisers from national, regional and independent firms, was released online Feb. 15.

"We're proud to see Stephen included in such a prestigious group," said Tash Elwyn, president of Raymond James & Associates. "To be recognized as one of the nation’s top wealth advisers is an outstanding achievement and a testament to Stephen's professionalism and commitment to clients."

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receives a fee in exchange for rankings. This ranking is not indicative of adviser's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its financial advisers or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

Sykes, whose office is located at 7 North St. in Pittsfield, currently manages more than $280 million in client assets and specializes in providing comprehensive financial advisory and investment management services.

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