Strategies for Wealth Wins Top National Award

New York, N.Y., March 10, 2015 --- Strategies for Wealth, a leading financial advisory and planning firm, has won the President’s Award from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) for 2015.  Strategies for Wealth, which was founded in 1934 and has offices throughout New York in Manhattan,  Rye Brook and Jericho, was selected from over 70 agencies nationwide for this highly coveted honor.   

“The award recognizes the commitment our financial advisors have to deepening their extensive knowledge of business and estate planning, retirement and pension plans, life insurance, and investments to design financial plans that help our clients meet their goals,” said Josh Becker, Co-General Agent.  “Our team approach has enabled us to provide families and businesses with the expertise to create financial security for current and future generations.”

The President’s Award, the highest honor that a Guardian General Agency can achieve, is given in recognition of an agency’s excellence in developing financial representatives. In order to earn the President’s Award, an agency must maintain a consistently high level of activity and growth. Year after year, Strategies for Wealth has excelled in recruiting and developing financial advisors, and is the only agency in the Guardian network to have earned the award 17 times.

Under the leadership of Co-General Agents Jerry Harnik, Josh Becker, and Jeff Neeck, Strategies for Wealth serves more than 38,600 clients. In addition to helping its clients become more financially secure, Strategies for Wealth, supports several nonprofit organizations, including the NYU Cancer Institute, Interdisciplinary Melanoma Research Group, and has raised more than one million dollars for the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital.

About Strategies for Wealth

Founded in 1934, Strategies for Wealth is a full-service financial firm. With more than 150 financial professionals, the firm offers a wide range of financial services, including wealth creation and protection services. It also provides business and estate planning, risk management analysis, executive compensation programs, employee benefits, corporate retirement solutions, and business succession policies. In addition, it provides supplemental retirement benefits and selective incentive plans. With offices in Manhattan, Rye Brook, and Jericho, N.Y., Strategies for Wealth is a general agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®.  For more information about Strategies for Wealth, please visit:

Strategies for Wealth offers securities products and investment advisory services through appropriately licensed representatives of Park Avenue Securities LLC, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Guardian and a member of FINRA and SIPC.

About Guardian

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian) is one of the country’s largest mutual life insurers, with $6.8 billion in capital and $1.3 billion in operating income in 2014.  Founded in 1860, the company has paid dividends to policyholders every year since 1868.  Its offerings range from life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, and investments for individuals to workplace benefits, such as dental, vision, and 401(k) plans. The company has approximately 6,000 employees and a network of over 3,000 financial representatives in more than 70 agencies nationwide.