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At Socium Advisors, we believe that loyalty and trust from our satisfied clients is the highest form of recognition we can receive. We are also deeply appreciative of the independent organizations that have acknowledged our hard work in delivering an outstanding wealth management experience to the people reserve.

An award-winning team

Forbes has recognized Scott Underwood as the #2 financial security professional in Missouri and Justin Boeving as the #2 financial security professional in Arkansas for 2023. Many thanks to our hardworking team, amazing clients, and partnership with Northwestern Mutual. This would not have been possible without you.

Barron's Advisor Top 1200 Financial Advisors 2024
Forbes Best-in-State Top Financial Security Professionals 2023

Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” list (March 2024), based upon data as of 9/30/2023. Forbes Best-in-State Top Financial Security Professionals list (July 2023), based upon data as of 12/31/2022. Research and ranking provided by SHOOK Research. Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” list (March 2023), based upon data as of 9/30/2022. Northwestern Mutual and its advisors do not pay for placement on 3rd party rating lists, but do pay marketing fees to these organizations to promote the rating(s). Rankings and recognitions are no guarantee of future investment success.

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Socium Advisors Appoints Ron Joelson to Advisory Board

SOCIUM ADVISORS APPOINTS RON JOELSON TO ADVISORY BOARD

Socium Advisors, leading financial planning firm affiliated with Northwestern Mutual, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Ron Joelson to the firm’s Advisory Board. In this role, Joelson will play a pivotal role in advising on leadership development within the organization. Read the full press release.

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SCOTT UNDERWOOD NAMED AMONG NATION’S BEST BY BARRON’S 6 YEARS IN A ROW

Northwestern Mutual is proud to celebrate Scott Underwood, Founder and CEO of Socium Advisors, for his ranking on the 2024 Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors list, his sixth year named to this accolade. This recognition is a testament to both Scott's skill and dedication as well as the entire team at Socium Advisors to providing trusted expertise to their clients. Read the full press release.

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NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL WELCOMES JEFF SCHAUMBURG TO SOCIUM ADVISORS

Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial services company, is proud to announce Jeff Schaumburg has joined St. Louis-based Socium Advisors as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. Jeff officially joined Socium on April 1, 2024, and will be responsible for financial governance, forecasting and merger and acquisition analysis. Read the full press release.

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NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL WELCOMES HEATHER STONEBARGER TO SOCIUM ADVISORS

Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial services company, is proud to announce that Heather Stonebarger has joined Saint Louis-based Socium Advisors. Heather officially became a part of Socium Advisors on January 29th and is entrusted with overseeing clients’ financial planning needs and requirements. With this dynamic team addition, Socium will further enhance its dedication, support and planning strategies for veteran communities across the nation. Read the full press release.

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WEALTH SIDE BY SIDE

For Scott Underwood, founder and CEO of Socium Advisors, 2023 marks the fifth consecutive year he is named a top 1,200 advisor by Barron’s, ranking sixth in Missouri this time around. Based on the firm’s track record of helping to preserve clients’ wealth over the long-term, he also made Forbes and SHOOK Research’s Top Financial Security Professionals Best-In-State list in both 2022 and 2023. Read the full press release.

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NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL WELCOMES P.J. MCDANIEL TO SOCIUM ADVISORS

St. Louis, MO – December 15, 2023 – Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial services company, is proud to announce P.J. McDaniel has joined St. Louis-based Socium Advisors as the firms first Chief Growth Officer. McDaniel officially joined Socium on October 1st and is responsible for business development and overseeing mergers and acquisitions. Read the full press release.

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SCOTT UNDERWOOD ACCEPTED INTO FORBES FINANCE COUNCIL

St. Louis, MO - November 29, 2023 – Scott Underwood, founder and CEO of Socium Advisors,
has been accepted into Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in
accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management, and investment firms. Read the full press release.

SCOTT UNDERWOOD RANKED 5 CONSECUTIVE YEARS ON THE BARRON’S TOP 1,200 FINANCIAL ADVISORS LIST

SCOTT UNDERWOOD RANKED 5 CONSECUTIVE YEARS ON THE BARRON’S TOP 1,200 FINANCIAL ADVISORS LIST

St. Louis, MO – March, 2023 – Northwestern Mutual celebrates Saint Louis, MO based Scott Underwood, Founder and CEO of Socium Advisors for his ranking on the 2023 Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors list, his fifth year named to this accolade. Read the full press release.

SOCIUM ADVISORS WELCOMES JUSTIN BOEVING AND ATHLETES ADVANTAGE TO OUR FIRM

SOCIUM ADVISORS WELCOMES JUSTIN BOEVING AND ATHLETES ADVANTAGE TO OUR FIRM

St. Louis, MO – January 10, 2023 – Northwestern Mutual is proud to announce Justin Boeving joined St. Louis-based Socium Advisors as its fourth partner. Boeving and the Fayetteville, AR-based Athletes Advantage Financial team officially joined Socium on January 1. Read the full press release.

NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL AND SOCIUM ADVISORS ANNOUNCING PRACTICE ACQUISITION WITH HAIG KONDAYAN, CFP®, OF MCLEAN, VA.

NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL AND SOCIUM ADVISORS ANNOUNCING PRACTICE ACQUISITION WITH HAIG KONDAYAN, CFP®, OF MCLEAN, VA.

Socium Advisors, a leading Wealth Management firm under Northwestern Mutual, announced today a formal succession planning acquisition with Haig A. Kondayan, CFP®, of Northwestern Mutual - Washington D.C. Read the full press release.

SOCIUM ADVISORS TO NAME MICHELLE MAGNER RICP®, CLU®, CHFC®, CASL® AS PARTNER

SOCIUM ADVISORS TO NAME MICHELLE MAGNER RICP®, CLU®, CHFC®, CASL® AS PARTNER

Socium Advisors, a leading wealth management firm under Northwestern Mutual, has promoted Michelle Magner, RICP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CASL®, to serve as Partner. Michelle joins Founder and CEO, Scott Underwood, and Partner, Tripp Kelly, in continuing to grow the firm and legacy, with their clients at the heart of all that they do.Read the full press release.

INTEGRATED, COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL PLANNING WITH A NATIONAL PRESENCE

INTEGRATED, COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL PLANNING WITH A NATIONAL PRESENCE

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Socium Advisors delivers coordinated, all-inclusive financial planning within a collaborative client partnership. Read the article.