Liberty, MO – Dean K. “Rocky” Buford, a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed, has been named a recipient of the firm’s Crest Award, a top honor for its financial advisors.

Crest Awards were presented this year to less than 130 of Waddell & Reed’s financial advisors, out of its national network of nearly 1,800. Presented annually, the Crest Awards are bestowed to the firm’s most productive financial advisors based on an analysis of investment, insurance and financial planning sales generated by the advisor. This was the 10th time that Buford has earned the honor.

Buford, 59, has been a professional in the financial services industry for 29 years, and counsels clients throughout the greater Kansas City area on their long-term investment goals. He joined Waddell & Reed in 1984. Buford earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Missouri.

Founded in 1937, Waddell & Reed today has grown to more than 160 registered offices nationwide. The company offers a wide array of investment products and services, as well as a variety of insurance products through arrangements with outside insurance companies. For more information about Waddell & Reed, or about financial services in general, contact Dean K. “Rocky” Buford at (816) 792-5072.

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