1 Top 1,000 & Top 1,200 Advisors in America are based on assets managed, revenue, and quality of practice.
2 Top 400 Advisors based on Assets under Management (AUM), asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials and online accessibility.
3 Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors based on minimum $300M AUM with no more than 75% institutional AUM, growth rate, years of experience, industry certifications, compliance record, and online accessibility.
4The Forbes ranking of Best In State, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Data is provided by the advisor and is not verified by the Securities America. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Past performance is not an indication of future results.
Requirements to qualify include: seven years as an advisor; minimum of one year at current firm, with exceptions (acquisitions, etc.); advisor must be recommended, and nominated, by their firm; completion of an online survey; over 50% of revenue/production must be with individuals; and an acceptable compliance record. Quantitative factors that are reviewed include: revenue/production, with weightings assigned for each; assets under management (and the quality of those assets) both custodied and a scrutinized look at assets held away; client-related data, such as retention; portfolio performance is not a factor as audited returns among advisors are rare and differing client objectives provide varying returns. Qualitative factors that are reviewed are telephone and in-person meetings with advisors; compliance records and U-4s; advisors providing a full client experience that includes their service model, investing process, fee structure, and breadth of services; credentials; use of team and team dynamics; community involvement; and discussions with management, peers and competing peers.