BEDMINSTER, NJ--(Marketwired - August 22, 2016) - The Investment Center, Inc., an independent broker-dealer, has been named Broker-Dealer of year for a seventh time by Investment Advisor Magazine.

President and CEO, Ralph DeVito stated:

"We are all extremely proud to receive this prestigious award for the seventh time and believe it is a testament to the strength of our primary focus -- the success of our advisors."

Since 1996 Investment Advisor magazine has been asking financial advisors to rate their broker-dealer in 15 different categories. The broker-dealers that receive the highest average rating from their advisors are named Broker-Dealer of the Year in one of four divisions, based on the number of producing representatives. With wins in 2014 and 2015, 2016 is the third consecutive year The Investment Center, Inc. has won Division II -- broker-dealers with 200–499 producing advisors. The other winning years were 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011.

Mr. DeVito continued:

"We would like to thank all our advisors for their vote and continued support. They are the reason we are continuously enhancing technology, introducing new product solutions, and always striving to provide exceptional levels of service. 2016 has seen the launch of many new programs such as a customized marketing and coaching program, and a women advisors group. Other exciting programs are planned for 2017."

Earlier this month the leaders in all four winning divisions attended an open panel discussion in Chicago, IL. The discussion focused on a series of industry specific topics impacting the broker-dealer landscape such as the DOL fiduciary rule. The discussions will be featured in the upcoming September 2016 issue of Investment Advisor magazine.

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About The Investment Center, Inc.
Established in 1986, The Investment Center, Inc. is an independent broker-dealer with over $6.2 billion in assets under management. (Member FINRA/SIPC) based in Bedminster, NJ serving approximately 250 financial advisors. For more information about The Investment Center, visit

About Investment Advisor Magazine Broker-Dealer of the Year Award

For more information on the award go to the Broker-Dealer of the Year home page

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Nicola Sutton
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