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LVW ADVISORS, (“LVW”) is an SEC-registered investment adviser that maintains a principal office in the state of New York. Registration as an investment adviser does not imply a certain level of skill or training. LVW and its representatives are in compliance with the current registration and notice filing requirements imposed upon SEC registered investment advisers by those states in which LVW maintains clients. LVW may only transact business in those states in which it is notice filed, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from notice filing requirements. Information posted on this site is for informational purposes only. Although we may provide data, information, and content relating to financial planning, tax planning, estate planning, and other wealth management topics, you should not construe any such information as tax, legal, or investment advice. All illustrations are for informational purposes only, and any performance returns referenced are based on past performance and in no way represent a guarantee of future results. You are responsible for evaluating the information provided to you and any risk and reward associated with the material before making any decision based on data, information, and content on the Site. You acknowledge and agree that our firm is not acting in any fiduciary capacity, nor is any fiduciary relationship created, as a result of your use of, or access to, the Site. Investing carries the risk of loss, including the loss of principal.

LVW’s website is limited to the dissemination of general information regarding its investment advisory services to United States residents residing in states where providing such information is not prohibited by applicable law. Accordingly, the publication of LVW’s website on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client LVW’s solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, over the Internet. Furthermore, the information resulting from the use of tools or other information on this Internet site should not be construed, in any manner whatsoever, as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized individual advice from LVW. Any subsequent, direct communication by LVW with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is either registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration in the state where the prospective client resides. LVW does not make any representations as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to LVW’s website or incorporated herein, and takes no responsibility therefore. All such information is provided for convenience purposes only and all users thereof should be guided accordingly. We grant you a limited, non-transferable right to view, store, bookmark, download and print pages of the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes, provided that if you copy any materials from the Site, you must not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from such copies.  The Site and all of its contents (including, but not limited to, text, graphics, audio clips, logos, buttons, images, downloads, data compilations, software, icons, html codes and xml codes), as well as all copyright, trademark and other rights therein, are owned by our Firm or its third-party information providers and are protected by United States and international intellectual property laws.

Important award and accolade disclosure(s):

Awards and recognition by unaffiliated rating services, companies, and/or publications should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if the Firm is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services; nor should they be construed as a current or past endorsement of the Firm or its representatives by any of its clients. Rankings published by magazines and others are generally based exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized advisor. Investment performance generally is not a criteria for an award. Awards are not indicative of the Firm’s future performance. Neither the Firm nor the recognized adviser paid a fee for the awards listed below.

Award criteria:

Rochester Business Hall of Fame 2019 Class of honorees

The Rochester Business Hall of Fame is presented by Junior Achievement of Rochester New York Area Inc., the Rochester Business Journal and Rochester Museum & Science Center.  The Hall of Fame Committee, advised by an independent group of past inductees, selects each year’s honorees.  Members of the Hall of Fame are selected on the basis of their business contributions to the Rochester New York area.

Barron’s: Rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn’t an explicit component.

Forbes Top Woman Wealth Advisors 2019 and 2018

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes or SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor 2019

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. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends,  assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying  client objectives and lack  of audited data. Neither Forbes or SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

Barron’s Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors 2018

The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms, and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The scoring system assigns a top score of 100 and rates the rest by comparing them with the top-ranked advisor. A ranking of “N” indicates the advisor was not ranked in the specified year. HNW=high net worth; UHNW=ultrahigh net worth.

Barron’s 2018 Top Woman Financial Advisors 2018 

The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The scoring system assigns a top score of 100 and rates the rest by comparing them with the top-ranked advisor. A ranking of “N” indicates the advisor was not ranked in the specified year.

Forbes Top Wealth Advisors 2019

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top 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. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying  client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes or SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.

SEC Registration:
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Form ADV Filings

LVW Disclosure Brochure 2019