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The ranking is based on data provided by individual advisors and their firms. Advisor data is confirmed via regulatory databases, cross-checks with securities firms and conversations with individual advisors.
The formula Barron's uses to rank advisors is proprietary. It has three major components: assets managed, revenue produced and quality of practice. Investment returns are not a component of the rankings because an advisor's returns are dictated largely by the risk tolerance of clients. The quality-of-practice component includes an evaluation of each advisor's regulatory record.
Source: Barron's Online
Investment News Ranking
RIA Database qualified and ranked registered investment advisers as of Sept. 30 based on the following criteria: (1) They must have a significant number of financial planning clients. (2) Greater than 50% of their business serve the retail marketplace. (3) They must not be doing business as a broker-dealer or a bank. (4) A dominant portion of their business must not be invested in proprietary products or managing proprietary products.
Source: RIA Database
100 Fastest Growing RIAs Ranking Methodology
Forbes and RIA Channel recently announced the 2016 Top 100 RIAs by 10 Years of Growth List. RIA Channel is an affiliate of RIA Database, an independently owned and operated data company that collects and profiles financial advisory firms. RIA Database maintains profiles on over one million financial advisors across all intermediary channels: registered investment advisors, investment advisor representatives, registered representatives of broker/dealers, family office advisors, bank, trust, and independent brokers. RIA Database was founded in 2005, and tracks historical investment and asset information on all registered investment advisors (RIAs). RIAs are fiduciaries, registered with states or the Securities Exchange Commission (the SEC) as a regulated entity. Many asset managers, consultants, broker/dealer firms, trading firms, hedge funds and family offices are also RIAs. The Forbes and RIA Channel Top 100 RIAs by 10 Years of Growth specifically identified wealth managers, and ranked them by asset growth over prior ten years ending September 30, 2016. If an RIA was not registered as an RIA each of the past ten years, it was not included in this ranking. Additionally, firms were excluded if they had violations: civil, criminal or regulatory. Assets were based on assets under management as reported on each firm’s Form ADV Part I. Further qualification, defined by RIA Channel, required that each RIA advised clients on comprehensive wealth management services including manager due diligence, manager selection, asset allocation, portfolio construction, portfolio management for individuals, and ongoing supervisory management of client assets. Fund companies, hedge funds, broker/dealers, registered representatives, and banks were excluded. For more information, contact RIA Database.
Source: RIA Database
FT 300 Disclosure
The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (June, 2017). The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflected each practice’s performance in six primary areas: assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and online accessibility. This award does not evaluate the quality of services provided to clients and is not indicative of the practice’s future performance. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300.
Financial Advisor Survey & Ranking
Discretionary and nondiscretionary AUM reported on Form ADV.
Source: July 2017 www.fa-mag.com
Forbes Top Wealth Managers - Methodology
The ranking, developed by our partner Shook Research, is based on in-person and telephone due-diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm for advisors who have a minimum of seven years of experience. We consider client retention, industry experience, compliance records and firm nominations as well as quantitative criteria such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. For the full list and more, see www.forbes.com/top-wealth-advisors. 1. Advisors are judged on individual contribution, but total team assets are shown; in some cases significant, non-custodied assets are not included because of verification difficulties. 2. Minimum account sizes are general, since they can vary depending on a range of circumstances.
Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors
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 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. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receive a fee in exchange for rankings.
About IMPACT Awards®
The Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.’s IMPACT Awards® program recognizes excellence in the business of independent financial advice. Nominees are evaluated and selected by a panel of prominent leaders from both the business world and the financial services industry.
For more information on the IMPACT Awards® program, visit www.impact.schwab.com/awards.
Mainstay Capital Management and its employees are independent of and are not employees or agents of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”). Schwab does not prepare, verify or endorse information distributed by Mainstay Capital Management. The Trailblazer IMPACT Award™, part of Schwab’s IMPACT Awards® program, is not a referral to, endorsement or recommendation of, or testimonial for the advisor with respect to its investment advisory or other services.