Alex Assaley Honored in 2018 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers List

FT 2018

Bethesda, MD (September 27, 2018)— AFS 401(k) Retirement Services, a Retirement Plan specialist in Bethesda, MD, today announces that its Managing Principal, Alex Assaley, AIF®, has been named to the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers list for 2018. The fourth annual list, produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, was recently published in a special section of the newspaper’s U.S. edition, as well as on

The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times. The list is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and Financial Times research. It reflects each advisor’s status in seven primary areas: defined contribution (DC) plan assets under management, DC plan business growth rate, specialization in DC business, years of experience, advanced industry credentials, compliance record, and DC plan participation rate.*

“Congratulations to Alex Assaley on being honored on this list,” said Wayne Bloom, CEO of Commonwealth Financial Network®, Assaley Registered Investment Adviser‒broker/dealer. “To be selected and recognized by the Financial Times speaks to Alex's unwavering commitment to his clients’ and retirement plan participants’ goals, and his desire to continually improve and move the industry forward. We remain committed to providing dedicated one-on-one consulting to support the business objectives and continued growth of AFS 401(k) Retirement Services.”


About AFS 401(k) Retirement Services, LLC 

AFS 401(k) has been providing individuals and organizations with financial guidance since 2006. Located at 7700 Old Georgetown rd the firm prides itself on crafting unique strategies for each client. For more information, please visit


About Commonwealth Financial Network

Founded in 1979, Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation’s largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. J.D. Power ranks Commonwealth “Highest in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Five Times in a Row.” The firm supports approximately 1,800 independent financial advisors nationwide. For more information, please visit

Commonwealth received the highest score in the independent advisor segment of the J.D. Power 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018 Financial Advisor Satisfaction Studies of customers’ satisfaction among financial advisors. Visit

*670 qualified applicants were nominated, of which 401 were recognized (60 percent of candidates). This honor is not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Your experience may vary. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the Financial Times 401. For the full methodology, visit