Karen DeRose featured in Women at the Top in Financial Services, a Research Study 2015. Karen is shown in the picture below at the book signing in Maryland.
DeRose FPG's Awards & Recognition
InvestmentNews announces Karen L. DeRose as a Winner of the Inaugural Women to Watch Award 2015*
Karen L. DeRose featured in a book, Financial Service: Women at the Top: a Research Study - 2015
Awarded the Woman's Choice Award for Financial Advisors 2013 - 2018
Awarded as part of the Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) Circle of Excellence for 2011 - 2018
Awarded as one of the "13 Top Financial Advisors - Chicago, Illinois" 2015 by AdvisoryHQ
- Awarded as one of the "Top 10 Best Financial Advisors in Chicago, IL" 2016 by AdvisoryHQ
- Awarded as one of the "Top 10 Best Financial Advisors in Chicago, IL" 2017 by AdvisoryHQ
- Awarded as one of the "Top 10 Best Financial Advisors in Chicago" 2018 by AdvisoryHQ
Recognized as one of the "Top 20 Financial Advisors in Chicago" 2017 & 2018 by Expertise
- Awarded as one of the "Top 10 Best Financial Planning Firms in Chicago, IL" 2017 by AdvisoryHQ
Recognized as one of the "Top 100 Most Influential Advisors" 2018 by Investopedia
- Voted "Best Financial Planner and Best Wealth Management Firm in Chicago" 2018 in the Daily Herald's Readers' Choice Best of the Best Competition
DeRose FPG in the News
Featured in a September 4th, 2007 story for Investment News: 'Client-Centric' Planning Pays Off
Featured in a December 29th, 2010 story for NBC 5 Chicago: 5 Money-Minded Resolutions to Keep this New Year
Featured in a January 27th, 2014 New York Daily News article MoneyPros: What You Need to Know Before Taking Out a Home Equity Line of Credit
Featured in a July 13th, 2015 Investment News article discussing wealth transfer to the next generation
- Listed as Women's Choice Award Recipient in USA Today's August 14th, 2014 issue
Featured in the September 2015 Suit Magazine issue discussing how she learns about client's goals and ambitions before designing a financial plan to fund them
Featured in the September-October 2015 Plan Advisor for a feature discussing working with family members
- Listed as 20 "Women to Watch" by Investment News in the November 23rd, 2015 issue
- Listed as the Women's Choice Award Recipient in USA Today's March 28th, 2016 issue
- Featured in a May 16, 2016 interview by ProAdvisor Magazine on Investing, WISE & Multi-Gen Planning: Proactive Advisor Magazine Article
- Featured in the June 2016 Journal of Financial Planning article titled "Nurturing: One Way to Succeed at Succession"
- DeRose FPG was named one of the Top 20 Financial Advisors in Chicago by Expertise - May 2017. Expertise - Top Chicago Financial Advisors
Karen's Board Leadership
2012-13 Chairman of the prestigious Resource Group, an assembly of the top 200 planners within Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp.
Served as past Chairman of the WISE Group, Lincoln Financial Network's Women Advisory Group 2013-2016 (Click here to read more)
Spirit Air, LLC 2016 Board Member (Click here to learn more)
2018 DeRose FPG Group Outing: Cubs-Brewers Game at Wrigley Field
2017 DeRose FPG Group Outing: Mastermind Escape Room
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