Arete Wealth Named an IBD Elite 2020 firm

CHICAGO, Ill., July 21, 2020 – Arete Wealth has been named an ‘IBD Elite 2020’ firm by Financial Planning.

Rankings are based on firms participating in Financial Planning’s annual independent broker-dealer survey, now in its 35th year of reporting. Arete Wealth ranked in the Top 50 for overall revenue. Notably, the firm was 4th in the survey’s Top 10 list of firms with the fastest-growing payouts as well as 6th in year-over-year revenue growth.

“We are certainly pleased with our firm’s growth as recognized by Financial Planning,” stated Arete Wealth CEO Joshua Rogers. “This industry ranking demonstrates that as we grow, so does the success of our advisors. As an independent firm, the partnerships with our affiliated advisors is second only to the fiduciary responsibilities we uphold for our clients. With this news, we are thrilled to embark on this continued journey of growth with both our advisors and clients.”

This announcement accompanies Arete Wealth’s mentions on InvestmentNews’ Top Independent Broker-Dealers 2020 list, Financial Advisor magazine’s 2020 B-D Ranking list, and’s Thrive Award for Fastest-Growing Advisors in 2019.

More details on Financial Planning’s IBD Elite 2020 survey can be accessed at

About Arete Wealth

Arete Wealth is an exclusive family of financial companies including a full-service Broker-Dealer (BD), Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and Insurance firm. The firm has smartly guided advisors and high-net-worth investors through alternative investment access, investment banking, private equity programs and other traditional financial planning since 2007. Annually, the firm ranks as one of the country’s top independent Broker-Dealers across multiple industry surveys*. Headquartered in Chicago, Arete Wealth investments and services are offered through 35 offices and 140 registered advisors nationwide. Find out more at

*Based on revenue growth as noted in InvestmentNews, Financial Planning, Financial Advisor &, 2019 – 2020

Arete Wealth Advisors LLC and Arete Insurance Agency LLC are affiliates of Arete Wealth Management, LLC.

Advisory services offered through Arete Wealth Advisors, an SEC registered investment advisor.

Securities offered through Arete Wealth Management, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC.