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Rick Anthony Ortega Senior Vice President, Wealth Management

Rick’s guiding mission is helping clients pursue financial success on their terms. He works closely with a select clientele, including individuals, families, business owners and institutions, and pays close attention to their long-held goals and near-term needs to craft personalized plans attuned to their distinct lives. Building meaningful relationships is his strong suit, and he prides himself on being honest and transparent with each of his clients.

Rick applies a comprehensive approach to his work and thoughtfully addresses the four cornerstones of wealth management: investments, liability and risk management, estate investment planning and acting in clients’ best interest.

An advisor since 2004, Rick joined Wells Fargo in 1996 before transitioning to Raymond James in 2020. His years of dedicated service earned him Forbes’ Best-In-State Wealth Advisors in 2019 and 2020.*

Rick resides in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife of over 20 years, Marita. When he’s not spending time with Marita and their two children, Julian and Gabriella, you can find him boxing or indulging his love of acting (he’s a member of the Screen Actors Guild).

 

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* The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of approximately 32,000 nominations, more than 4,000 advisors received the award. This ranking is not indicative of advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit https://www.forbes.com/best-in-state-wealth-advisors for more info.

Best-In-State Wealth Advisors (2019)

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria and quantitative data. Those advisors who are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and those who encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of 29,334 advisors nominated by their firms, 3,477 received the award. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of an individual client’s experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its financial advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.

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