Darnall Sikes Wealth Partners Honored as Top Wealth Management Firm by Avantax Wealth Management

Lafayette, LA — Dec. 29, 2019 — Darnall Sikes Wealth Partners LLC, headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, was recognized for its extraordinary achievements throughout the year at the 2019 National Conference that took place from Nov. 10–12 at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Darnall Sikes Wealth Partners LLC was named a Eight Diamond Eagle, which is awarded to firms based on the criterion of the firm’s production volume across all product lines. Continuing its trend since 2007, Darnall Sikes Wealth Partners LLC was the top-producing wealth management firm in Avantax’s nationwide network of more than 300 CPA wealth management firms.

“Diamond Eagle firms set themselves apart from the crowd because of their unwavering commitment to providing tax-focused investment strategies that help their clients accomplish their goals,” Avantax Wealth Management President Enrique Vasquez said. “Their dedication to providing a new standard of heightened value to the individuals, families and businesses they serve establishes an industry precedent for others to follow.”

Avantax Wealth Management is pleased to congratulate Darnall Sikes Wealth Partners LLC for reaching Eight Diamond Eagle status, deeply appreciates Darnall Sikes Wealth Partners LLC’s devotion to serving its clients through comprehensive financial planning advice and commends Darnall Sikes Wealth Partners LLC on its continued progress and accomplishments.

The theme of National Conference 2019 was “One Giant Leap,” and discussed the importance of achieving long-term success through many steps in the disciplined, consistent pursuit of a goal. Diamond Eagle firms live out this philosophy every day in their offices as they work to deliver an extraordinary client experience through exceptional service to help their client’s work toward desired outcomes.

Avantax Wealth Management curated a group of key industry-leading speakers to share their experiences and insights on significant trends that drive markets and the opportunities created by them. Speakers included Michael Kitces, co-founder of the XY Planning Network and editor of Kitces.com; Peter Zeihan, geopolitical strategist; Kindra Hall, “New York Times” bestselling author, researcher and storyteller; Bill Crager, interim CEO of Envestnet; Bill Cass, CFP®, CPWA®, director of wealth management programs at Putnam Investments; Lee Frederiksen, Ph.D., managing partner at Hinge Marketing; and Molly Fletcher, author and coach.

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The Diamond Eagle award is given to firms based on the criterion of the firm’s production volume across all product lines.

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