M Financial Group Welcomes Chernoff Diamond & Co., LLC to Network of Member Firms
PORTLAND, OR, MARCH 18, 2008—M Financial Group (“M Financial”) today announced that Chernoff Diamond & Co., LLC, (“Chernoff Diamond”) has become a Provisional Member Firm. Headquartered in Garden City, New York, Chernoff Diamond is a leading benefits consulting firm providing specialized advice and administrative support in the areas of group health and welfare, qualified retirement plan services, estate and sophisticated life insurance planning, executive compensation, and risk management.
Chernoff Diamond was founded in 1976. Today, approximately 100 professionals apply experienced based insight with the expertise and exacting standards necessary to deliver business-smart advice. Recognized as an innovator that makes extensive use of technology to expand services (not replace them), Chernoff Diamond professionals serve clients throughout the country.
Managing Partner Alex Chernoff said: “M Financial Group is a true leader in the financial services industry. Their core values—innovation, collaboration, advocacy—align with those that have guided our firm for decades. As a Member Firm of M Financial we have the opportunity to expand our estate planning business with access to differentiated solutions that we can tailor to our clients’ needs, while continuing to grow our benefits business. We look forward to enhancing the value we deliver to clients and building a mutually beneficial relationship with M Financial.”
Fred H. Jonske, president and chief executive officer of M Financial Group, said: “Chernoff Diamond is a dynamic organization with a rich history and an unparalleled commitment to clients. The partners have established a great culture within their firm, have the support of an excellent team of professionals, and are well positioned for continued growth. We are excited by the opportunity to support their future success.”
About M Financial Group
With more than 115 Member Firms in 36 states, M Financial Group is one of the nation’s leading financial services design and distribution companies. Since 1978, M Financial’s network of independent insurance, investment, and executive benefit firms has served the needs of ultra-affluent individuals, corporate executives, successful entrepreneurs, and Fortune 1000 companies. For more information about M Financial Group, please visit www.mfin.com.