Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors

The national ranking is based on the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices.

CNBC Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Managers

CNBC and Meridian-IQ created a proprietary methodology for its Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms rankings. Scores for each of the following measures were weighted according to a proprietary formula to arrive at a final total rank: assets under management, having staff with professional designations such as a CFP® or CFA, working with third-party professionals such as attorneys or CPAs, average account size, client segmentation, growth of assets, years in business, number of advisory clients and providing advice on insurance solutions.  (May 2015, 2014)

The 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager Award is based on the following criteria:

Nominations by peers and firms: Wealth managers, including SEC- and state-registered investment advisory representatives and registered investment advisors, are nominated by their firm or a peer to be considered for the Five Star Wealth Manager award. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Objective selection process: Award candidates are evaluated against 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria: 1) Credentialed as an investment advisory representative (IAR) or a registered investment advisor; 2) Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years; 3) Favorable regulatory and complaint history review; 4) Fulfilled their firm review based on internal firm standards; 5) Accepting new clients; 6) One-year client retention rate; 7) Five-year client retention rate; 8) Non-institutionalized discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9) Number of client households served; 10) Educational and professional designations.

The Forbes Top 100 Wealth Managers list was developed and published by Forbes, an independent publisher unaffiliated with Buckingham Asset Management, LLC (“Buckingham”). Data for the list was compiled by RIA Database. Candidate firms for the list qualified based on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, including the amount of assets under management by the wealth manager. (June 2015)

PSN Bull and Bear Masters Ranking

The peer group of All-Cap Core Equity Managers was created using information collected through the PSN investment manager questionnaire. The returns used in determining the ranking do not reflect the deduction of investment management fees. In the event net of fee returns had been used, the rankings may have come out differently. The All-Cap Core Equity peer group includes domestic equity investment products for which managers responding to the PSN manager questionnaire selected “core” as the primary equity style and “All-Cap” or “no primary capitalization” as their primary capitalization range. REIT and convertible products are excluded. Mutual fund and commingled fund products are not included in the universe. The PSN universes were created using the information collected through the PSN investment manager questionnaire and use only gross of fee returns. Mutual fund and commingled fund products are not included in the universe. PSN Top Guns investment managers must claim that they are GIPS compliant.  Products must have an R-Squared of 0.80 or greater relative to the style benchmark for a three year period ending as of the date of the relevant award (September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2014). Moreover, products must have an upside market capture over 100 and a downside market capture less than 100 relative to the style benchmark. The top ten ratios of Upside Capture Ratio over Downside Capture Ratio become the PSN Bull & Bear Masters. Past performance is not indicative of future results. There is a possibility of loss.

Largest Financial Planning & Advisory Firm - San Antonio Business Journal. Ranked by the number of assets managed locally, In 2015, STMM was named the second largest money management firm and financial planning and advisory firm in San Antonio.

Top Financial Advisor and Top Wealth Managers - Austin Business Journal. Ranked by the number of assets managed locally. In 2015, STMM was ranked 12th Top Financial Advisor and 18th Top Wealth Manager in Austin, TX.

Top 10 Women RIAs

Wealthmanagement.com’s list was assembled by Meridian IQ. Advisors were ranked by their total assets under management. Women advisors were also required to directly own at least 25 percent of the firm; have at least some individual clients for whom they do financial planning, and no more than 50 percent institutional clients.  Additionally, none of the RIAs on the list operates a broker/dealer, a bank, or is affiliated with an investment company.  (April 2015, 2014, 2013) CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

The 2014 Financial Times Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times (June, 2014). The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and research. The selection process included applications from more than 2,000 independent RIA firms. Points were awarded on a variety of attributes that the Financial Times deemed important to affluent investors. As identified by the FT, the listing reflected each practice’s performance in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and accessibility. Neither the RIA firms nor their employees pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 300.

The 2014 Financial Times Top 100 Women Financial Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times (November 2014). The FT 100 is based on data gathered from firms, regulatory disclosures and the FT’s research. According to the FT, the listing reflected each advisor’s performance in six primary areas, including assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, years in existence, credentials and accessibility. “We sought to highlight the many [women] who have built large, successful practices. So this inaugural edition of the FT100 Women Financial Advisors provides a snapshot of the best across the US,” writes Loren Fox in the Financial Times special report of the “FT100 Women Financial Advisors.” Neither the advisors nor their firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 100.

Largest Women Owned Firms - San Antonio Business Journal. Ranked by total number of local staff. STMM ranked 21 largest women owned firms in San Antonio, TX.