Chris Hall and his business partner, Brett Bronski are owners of Hall Financial Advisors, LLC. Chris’ career began at the age of 22 fresh out of college. Starting with zero client relationships and assets under management and beginning with door-to-door introductions in 1999, he became an advisor with Edward Jones building his office in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Brett began his career as an advisor in 2000, establishing a successful Edward Jones office in Lexington, Kentucky with the same door-to door approach. Brett moved back to the Mid-Ohio Valley in 2003 to be with his family.
In December of 2004, Chris outgrew and left his Edward Jones practice where he managed $100 million in client assets to join Wachovia Securities Financial Network. Brett joined the firm in December 2004 during this transition. Since forming Hall Financial Advisors, LLC as part of the Wachovia Securities Financial Network in December of 2004, the business has grown to just north of $550 million in client trusted assets with two offices located in Parkersburg, West Virginia and Marietta, Ohio. Wachovia Securities was purchased in the fall of 2008 by Wells Fargo Advisors.
In 2021, Hall Financial Advisors was proud to announce that they are now aligned with Raymond James Financial Services. Hall Financial shares a client-focused approach with Raymond James that means they always put you first and are committed to your entire financial picture with high-quality, personalized service.
Chris Hall, Managing Principal, and Brett Bronski, Senior Financial Advisor, are proud to lead a team of fifteen. The advisory team offers a true team approach with seven financial advisors that work collectively to manage client assets. The majority of their clients entrust the advisory team to make decisions on a discretionary basis within the guidelines and objectives of the client and within the Raymond James Financial parameters widely accepted across the industry. The seven advisors all subscribe to various sources of research and feel that the more eyes and ears the better when it comes to making fundamental investment decisions. The other nine team members are administrative and operational.
Hall Financial is proud of the relationships and they have received much publicity over the years from industry publications and research houses, none more humbling than their most recent in March 2017 by the Financial Times, with Chris Hall earning a spot on their coveted Top 400 advisors in the country.* Chris and Brett have built the business based on long term, trusted relationships with the referrals they receive from clients and other professionals that they have treated with the same door-to-door respect as they began their careers.
Chris Hall has also been proudly selected to the Barron’s Top 1200 Advisors — 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020**
*Chris Hall, 2017, The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking. 2017: roughly 790 applications received; 50.6% (400) were selected for the final list. The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant’s score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that’s roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.
**Chris Hall, Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, 2011-2020. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James.