Important Disclosure Information

Stack Financial Management, Inc. (SFM) is an SEC-registered investment adviser located in Whitefish, Montana. A copy of SFM’s current written disclosure Brochure discussing its advisory services and fees continues to remain available upon request or on this website at

SFM may only transact business in those states in which it is registered, or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements. SFM’s website is limited to the dissemination of general information pertaining to its advisory services, together with access to additional investment-related information, publications, and links. Accordingly, the publication of SFM’s website on the Internet should not be construed by any consumer and/or prospective client as SFM’s solicitation to effect, or attempt to effect transactions in securities, or the rendering of personalized investment advice for compensation, over the Internet. Any subsequent, direct communication by SFM with a prospective client shall be conducted by a representative that is either registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration in the state where the prospective client resides. A copy of SFM’s current written disclosure Brochure discussing SFM’s business operations, services, and fees is available from SFM upon written request. SFM does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to SFM’s website or incorporated herein, and takes no responsibility therefore. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only and all users thereof should be guided accordingly.

Please remember that different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment or investment strategy (including those undertaken or recommended by SFM), will be profitable or equal any historical performance level(s).

Certain portions of SFM’s website (i.e., newsletters, articles, commentaries, etc.) may contain a discussion of, and/or provide access to, SFM (and those of other investment and non-investment professionals) positions and/or recommendations as of a specific prior date. Due to various factors, including changing market conditions, such discussion may no longer be reflective of current position(s) and/or recommendation(s). Moreover, no client or prospective client should assume that any such discussion serves as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized advice from SFM, or from any other investment professional. SFM is neither an attorney nor an accountant, and no portion of the website content should be interpreted as legal, accounting or tax advice.

Neither rankings and/or recognitions by unaffiliated rating services, publications, media, or other organizations, nor the achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license, membership in any professional organization, or any amount of prior experience or success, should be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results if SFM is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services. Rankings published by magazines, and others, generally base their selections exclusively on information prepared and/or submitted by the recognized adviser. Rankings are generally limited to participating advisers (see participation criteria/methodology below). Unless expressly indicated to the contrary, SFM did not pay a fee to be included on any such ranking. No ranking or recognition should be construed as a current or past endorsement of SFM by any of its clients.

To the extent that any client or prospective client utilizes any economic calculator or similar interactive device contained within or linked to SFM’s website, the client and/or prospective client acknowledges and understands that the information resulting from the use of any such calculator/device, is not, and should not be construed, in any manner whatsoever, as the receipt of, or a substitute for, personalized individual advice from SFM, or from any other investment professional.

Each client and prospective client agrees, as a condition precedent to his/her/its access to SFM’s website, to release and hold SFM (including its owners, officers, directors, and employees) harmless from any and all adverse consequences resulting from any of his/her/its actions and/or omissions which are independent of his/her/its receipt of personalized individual advice from SFM.

Rankings Methodology and Important Disclosures

Barron’s – On September 16, 2022, Stack Financial Management (SFM) was ranked #60 out of 100 on Barron’s 2022 list of the “Top 100 Independent Advisors” in the United States.  On March 10, 2023, SFM was ranked #1 out of 6 in the state of Montana on Barron’s 2023 “Top 1200 Financial Advisors by State” list. Barron’s rankings are based upon data provided by individual advisors and their firms. Barron’s confirms that data via regulatory databases, crosschecks with securities firms, and conversations with individual advisors. The formula Barron’s uses to rank advisors is proprietary. It has three major categories of calculations: assets under management, revenue, and quality of practice. Barron’s also measures the growth of an advisor’s practice and their client retention. In addition, they consider a wide range of qualitative factors, including the advisors’ experience, their advanced degrees and industry designations, the size, shape, and diversity of their teams, their charitable and philanthropic work, and their compliance records. Investment performance is not a component of the rankings. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

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Forbes – On April 4, 2023, SFM was ranked #135 out of 250 on Forbes 2023 list of the “America’s Top Wealth Advisors.”  On April 4, 2023, SFM was ranked #1 out of 26 in the state of Montana on Forbes 2023 “Best-In-State Wealth Advisors” list.  Data for Forbes rankings is developed by SHOOK Research (SHOOK). Each advisor considered for the award was nominated by their respective firm, then vetted and ranked by SHOOK. The rankings are based on algorithms of qualitative criteria, gained through telephone, virtual, and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Basic requirements for consideration include having a minimum of seven years experience (a minimum of one year at the current firm with exceptions based on acquisitions, etc.), being nominated and recommended by a firm, completion of an online survey, over 50% of revenue/production must be with individuals, and an acceptable compliance record. The algorithms weigh factors like revenue/production trends, assets under management, client-related data, compliance records, industry experience, community involvement, and approach to working with clients. Investment performance is not a component of the rankings. In developing its applicant pool, SHOOK sets thresholds to limit nominations for consideration. Forbes is a registered trademark of Forbes LLC.

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SFM is not affiliated with Barron’s, Forbes, or SHOOK.  SFM applied for consideration for each of the awards, and the results were independently granted.  SFM did not pay a fee to be considered for these awards.  However, SFM may pay a fee in exchange for plaques, logo licensing, a web link, or article reprints commemorating the designations.  SFM is unaware of any undisclosed facts that could potentially invalidate the appropriateness of any of the rankings.  The rankings are not representative of any one client’s experience and are absolutely not indicative of SFM’s future performance, or any future performance pertaining to its clients’ investments. Inclusion on these lists should not be considered an endorsement of SFM by any of our clients.