The Financial Times Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014)

The Financial Times Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times. The FT 300 is based on data gathered from RIA firms, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. 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.

Top 15 Fee-Only RIAs – Investment News Magazine (2017)

Investment News qualified 1,778 firms headquartered in the United States based on data reported on the form ADV to the securities and exchange commission as of November 1, 2016. The following criteria was included: 1)Latest ADV filing date on or after January 1, 2016 2) AUM exceeding $100 million 3) No employees registered as a broker dealer 4) Must have provided investment advisory services to clients 5) Assets attributable to pooled investment vehicles ≤50% 6) Assets attributable to pension and profit sharing plans ≤25% 7) Assets attributable to corporations/businesses ≤25% 8) Must offer financial planning services 9) May not serve as registered representative of a broker dealer, or have a related person who is a broker dealer/municipal securities dealer, government securities broker nor insurance company/agency. The firms were sorted based on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Census Regions and then ranked. The South Region includes the following: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, please see

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